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mirtilla 01-25-2013 12:09 PM

keto breath
 
HI FROM italy!! Reading all your wonderful stories, I'm trying to learn more possible about Atkins ( even buying the '72 book, if I can) but....I have a great fear (don't judge me "silly".... ) : I have a terrible fear of "keto breath" ...and its possible "social" consequences...please help me not to fear it, with your experiences and solutions..

thanks and sorry for my english....

mirtilla

Britt1975 01-25-2013 12:39 PM

I use a few drops of peppermint or spearmint essential oil in my water bottle - since I drink water all day, it helps to keep the ketobreath at bay.

lterry913 01-25-2013 01:09 PM

Carry sugar free gum and or breath strips...and carry a bottle of water or a sugar free beverage...I find the breath is worse if you get a dry mouth.

paganrn 01-25-2013 06:27 PM

I keep mint water handy. Basically steep some dried mint in water, strain, chill, sip as needed. Sorry, I don't measure it

picklepete 01-25-2013 06:36 PM

I think most people find it to be temporary. As the body settles on its new fuel mixture, there are fewer "waste" ketones to remove.

mirtilla 01-26-2013 01:03 AM

thanks for all tips, it's interesting that it could be temporary;my worst nightmare, about that, it's to be like one of my coworkers, who, unluckily, has often a bad "sweaty" smell....and all of us try to avoid him.......

lterry913 01-26-2013 08:51 AM

It will be temporary....at least that is my experience also...but dry mouth can make you feel as if it is there all the time.

Rhubarb 01-26-2013 01:27 PM

Thera-breath mouthwash. I don't know if you can get it in Italy, but it's available online. It really helped me with this.

coffeelover 01-26-2013 03:07 PM

I thought I wasn't going to get it this time. But today is Day 10 and I have Keto-breath big time. Bummers because I find sugarless gum stalls me. Part of the problem is that I don't know that I have it and therefore don't know when I need a breath strip. Every hour, on the hour? lol


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