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Old 01-01-2012, 10:29 AM   #1
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Am I in Ketosis?

:] Hello all!

I've been on ketosis for about 3 days (this being the 4th), and can't quite tell if I'm in Ketosis or not, even after a ton of Googling. I guess I'll start by listing my symptoms..
  • No appetite
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Fruity taste in mouth
  • Headache
  • Dizziness the first 2 days
  • Slight nausea this morning (4th day)

My confusion is that I'm not thirsty at all, I maybe don't eat enough fats, and I do have a bit of artificial sweetener in my diet.

On my first two days I have a craving for sweets, so I ate some sugar-free+aspartame free Jello which worked wonders, and I've been having very small amounts of sugar-free (less than 2% aspartame) Cranberry juice, which has 1 carb per 8 ounces. The most carbs I've had in a day since starting is 5, but I read that sweets could keep you out of Ketosis during induction. Do you think this is the case for me?

Also, I've definitely been eating more fats than carbs, but I'm worried that I don't get enough fats. I'll say that my average fat intake is 1 egg, 1 piece of bacon, and 1 Salmon patty. Is this enough...or do I need to be gulping down all the fat I can get?

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Old 01-01-2012, 12:49 PM   #2
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I use ketone strips, usually find I'm not hungry. I have found that water is very important to weight loss, even if your not feeling thirsty.
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:16 PM   #3
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Hmm, I have been eating a bowl of sugar-free Jello (~2 cups of water) a day along with some pickles. I also drink about 1 cup of sugar-free Cranberry juice a day... You think that's kind of enough? I never could drink 8 glasses of water a day. Also, can I be eating too less fat to go into Ketosis...even if it's more than my carbs?

Ketostix are on the way. Hoping for positive results.
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:55 PM   #4
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I don't do Atkins so I don't know the guidelines for induction, but I do know something about ketosis. I think it does sound like you're in ketosis, but I use ketone strips to check too. The amount of fat won't impact going into ketosis; whether you're eating high-fat or low-fat, it's the the low carbs that make it happen.

Finally, I would say that you do need to drink more water.
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Old 01-01-2012, 02:27 PM   #5
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Thanks for that. Guess I'll start forcing myself to drink near 8 cups a day.
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Just start drinking SOME water Soon you'll grow to love it!

I think you sound like you are in ketosis too.
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Old 01-01-2012, 02:57 PM   #7
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Most of what you are feeling is just how I feel in Ketosis, which is a state I love to stay in. I never had a turn off point for eating , never felt full, somehow over the years I lost that. In Ketosis I am seldom hungery then when I do get that way and eat and I get full very quickly. Drink lots of water even if you don't want to, the more you drink the more you will want to. Sugar free jello and popsciles and tea are a good way to get water if you can't drink it plain.
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Old 01-01-2012, 03:42 PM   #8
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:] Thanks for all the info. Took the test and I'm in between moderate and large state of Ketosis, closer to large. Guess it's just a waiting game now...though I gotta make that flourless chocolate cake soon.
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Ketosis Maybe ???

I have been on the Atkins diet for @ 7 weeks now and in the induction phase however, I suppose I should not call it the Atkins plan now because I do not follow the acceptable food list or the plans outline. I simple watch the carb intake each day and I strive to stay below 20 carbs but actually I think I am only getting at most, 10 carbs each day. At last weigh in which was on the 16th of this month (Feb), I had lost a total of 29 lbs. I was very pleased with that amount and also for the weeks leading up to my weigh in on the 16th, I had been taking in no more than 25 carbs each day and I was very close to the 25 carbs each day and lost the 29 lbs, now I have tweaked down to around 10 carbs and hopefully it will give me even better results.

My only concern is, am I losing too fast?

I feel very well, plenty of energy or at least enough to get through my sedimentary day, I intake around a half gallon of water each day so I am staying hydrated, I am taking a very good multi mineral multi vitamin each each day, also I use psyllium husk fiber pills each day for, yes of course, fiber, it really helps to... you know.

I eat a combination of eggs cooked however I want them, bacon or sausage or steak, some cheese, I use splenda in my tea and kool aid drinks. I usually eat 3 to 4 times a day with small to moderate serving sizes. If I need to use oil to cook the eggs I make sure it is virgin olive oil. I eat a little tomato occasionally.

Maybe this will help someone who is trying to loose some weight. I hope so, it is working very well for me so far and I feel fine, sleep fairly well most times but I never was a big sleeper anyway.

Ok take care and good luck to you folks and God bless you all.
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