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Old 07-03-2013, 04:37 AM   #1
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Ketosis and appetite

Who doesn't get the appetite suppression everyone talks about??
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:57 AM   #2
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I have never gotten the appetite suppression that many report.

However, being in ketosis takes the 'edge' off my appetite and makes it possible to manage my weight. I can always eat, but I'm not 'driven' to eat as I am if my carbs are too high.

I am so carb sensitive that my appetite is insatiable if I'm not eating very low carb.
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:34 AM   #3
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I don't get much, if any, appetite suppression from this WOE.
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:03 AM   #4
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Who doesn't get the appetite suppression everyone talks about??
Are you certain that you are in ketosis? Some people need to moderate protein and keep carbs very low (25 or less).
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:18 AM   #5
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I have never gotten the appetite suppression that many report.

However, being in ketosis takes the 'edge' off my appetite and makes it possible to manage my weight. I can always eat, but I'm not 'driven' to eat as I am if my carbs are too high.

I am so carb sensitive that my appetite is insatiable if I'm not eating very low carb.
I'm exactly the same way -- ketosis only takes the edge off the hunger. I can always eat...
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:35 AM   #6
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If I'm in 'mild' ketosis (pink on the strips), I can get appetite cropping up throughout the day. But when I'm deep purple - like I am now - I have zero appetite. 7:00 this morning I had 2 eggs fried in coconut oil, coffee with a shot each of heavy cream and coconut milk, and 1 tiny piece of 77% dark chocolate (barely 1 g of carb). It is now 12:30 pm; I just push mowed the back yard - a decent sized yard - and I am not even slightly hungry. I probably should MAKE myself eat but I don't want to.
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:14 PM   #7
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DonJo, I have the same problem, but everyone says to only eat when hungry; not to force yourself to eat ever. I believe there's a section in the book about that point as well.
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:19 PM   #8
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My appetite is definitely decreasing, much to my surprise.
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:21 PM   #9
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I don't get it, but then again I am rarely in ketosis. It does take the edge off, but I don't mind feeling hungry for the most part. It's just a feeling to be used to.
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:24 PM   #10
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DonJo, I have the same problem, but everyone says to only eat when hungry; not to force yourself to eat ever. I believe there's a section in the book about that point as well.
You're absolutely correct, there is. But 45 min. after my post I started to feel hungry - not 'appetite,' but actual hunger, so I ate.

Problem is, right after lunch I stupidly got around to noticing the "real" mayo we've been using is primarily soybean oil. It's now in the trash where it belongs and I plan to make my own. I wonder if the mayo could have been helping my last 10 pounds resist coming off, even while in ketosis. Ah well...it's history now. Forward, onward, upward, etc.
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I just heard a podcast today that mentioned that poor quality oils (i.e. seed oils) can be an issue with weight loss.
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:59 PM   #13
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Ketosis has curved my appetite to a certain extent...
I think my cravings are more psychological than physiological
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:06 PM   #14
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I don't necessarily get a lower appetite - I just get rid of the need to eat at unnecessary times. I don't feel like I am craving and obsessing over food all day
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You're absolutely correct, there is. But 45 min. after my post I started to feel hungry - not 'appetite,' but actual hunger, so I ate.

Problem is, right after lunch I stupidly got around to noticing the "real" mayo we've been using is primarily soybean oil. It's now in the trash where it belongs and I plan to make my own. I wonder if the mayo could have been helping my last 10 pounds resist coming off, even while in ketosis. Ah well...it's history now. Forward, onward, upward, etc.
I just learned that about my mayo too! I'm going to making a batch on my own so I actually know what's in it, too.
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Are you certain that you are in ketosis? Some people need to moderate protein and keep carbs very low (25 or less).
I do think I am eating too much protein. I also went out and bought urine sticks for ketosis and nope didn't turn pink. I know this isn't the only tool but seeing I am not getting any results and I am hungry with cravings I have to decrease the protein cause I know I have no hidden carbs!!
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I have never gotten the appetite suppression that many report.

However, being in ketosis takes the 'edge' off my appetite and makes it possible to manage my weight. I can always eat, but I'm not 'driven' to eat as I am if my carbs are too high.

I am so carb sensitive that my appetite is insatiable if I'm not eating very low carb.
Leo I am finding that am am really carb sensitive. R u still doing Judd to keep calories down too?? Judd worked for a while but lead me to binge
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I think my cravings are more psychological than physiological
I don't know which mine is but if let myself have much more than one slice of low carb bread, there's suddenly part of my brain says "Ah, the heck with it, let's go get a Boston cream."
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:04 PM   #19
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I only get that ketosis appitite supress when im eating VERY VERY LOW CARB and VERY VERY HIGH FAT.. like atleast 80% fat..
even atkins induction doesn't supress my appitite
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I used to: but not anymore, apparently. .

I don't crave food, but if I let myself eat all that I want I won't lose.
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I am not sure what people expect Ketosis to do. Hunger is not abnormal. Even being really hungry at times is not abnormal. Never ever being hungry is NOT normal and to expect that from a healthy way of eating as you would from an appetite suppressant drug is unrealistic. Taking the edge of hunger so you CAN make better food choices and become satisfied from less food is more realistic for most people. Just as there are people out there that can eat unlimited foods and never gain an ounce , you will hear a few people that can't eat a bite when in Ketosis but I still think that "anoretic" state is temporary. Eventually, your body adjusts as does your appetite and you will eventually find an eating and hunger rhythm .
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I don't know which mine is but if let myself have much more than one slice of low carb bread, there's suddenly part of my brain says "Ah, the heck with it, let's go get a Boston cream."
Haha I hear ya!
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:06 PM   #23
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I am not sure what people expect Ketosis to do. Hunger is not abnormal. Even being really hungry at times is not abnormal. Never ever being hungry is NOT normal and to expect that from a healthy way of eating as you would from an appetite suppressant drug is unrealistic. Taking the edge of hunger so you CAN make better food choices and become satisfied from less food is more realistic for most people. Just as there are people out there that can eat unlimited foods and never gain an ounce , you will hear a few people that can't eat a bite when in Ketosis but I still think that "anoretic" state is temporary. Eventually, your body adjusts as does your appetite and you will eventually find an eating and hunger rhythm .
I couldn't agree more, but I would emphasize the "making better food choices" part, because a lot of it is up to us. It won't happen involuntarily or without a lot of deliberate, focused and mindful work to change our response to environmental cues, and to overhaul our cultural/personal/mental/emotional eating habits and behaviors.
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:14 AM   #24
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If I'm in 'mild' ketosis (pink on the strips), I can get appetite cropping up throughout the day. But when I'm deep purple - like I am now - I have zero appetite. 7:00 this morning I had 2 eggs fried in coconut oil, coffee with a shot each of heavy cream and coconut milk, and 1 tiny piece of 77% dark chocolate (barely 1 g of carb). It is now 12:30 pm; I just push mowed the back yard - a decent sized yard - and I am not even slightly hungry. I probably should MAKE myself eat but I don't want to.
I saw your later post that you were ready for food later, also.

When we have weight to lose, our fuel comes from food and from stored body fat, so my guess is that your body was actively burning body fat to fuel itself during your exercise of push mowing. So in a sense, you were being fed while you were doing the work/moving/exercise.

Isn't that great?
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:16 AM   #25
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I couldn't agree more, but I would emphasize the "making better food choices" part, because a lot of it is up to us. It won't happen involuntarily or without a lot of deliberate, focused and mindful work to change our response to environmental cues, and to overhaul our cultural/personal/mental/emotional eating habits and behaviors.

Peanutte nailed it.
It's a whole change in lifestyle.
I truly do not believe that we can just lose weight and keep it off without other aspects of our life changing as well.
It's a total makeover and we become better people for it.
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I am not sure what people expect Ketosis to do. Hunger is not abnormal. Even being really hungry at times is not abnormal. Never ever being hungry is NOT normal and to expect that from a healthy way of eating as you would from an appetite suppressant drug is unrealistic. Taking the edge of hunger so you CAN make better food choices and become satisfied from less food is more realistic for most people. Just as there are people out there that can eat unlimited foods and never gain an ounce , you will hear a few people that can't eat a bite when in Ketosis but I still think that "anoretic" state is temporary. Eventually, your body adjusts as does your appetite and you will eventually find an eating and hunger rhythm .
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I couldn't agree more, but I would emphasize the "making better food choices" part, because a lot of it is up to us. It won't happen involuntarily or without a lot of deliberate, focused and mindful work to change our response to environmental cues, and to overhaul our cultural/personal/mental/emotional eating habits and behaviors.
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Peanutte nailed it.
It's a whole change in lifestyle.
I truly do not believe that we can just lose weight and keep it off without other aspects of our life changing as well.
It's a total makeover and we become better people for it.
Excellent posts.

And, we are being mindful of our foods and we're moving to a style of eating which makes it easier to become satisfied with appropriate portions if we give ourselves the chance to realize it.

On a carby eating plan, I might dive into that roll basket 2 or 3 times, or take a big slab of cake. Suddenly I'd find myself vastly over-full, even though it seemed like I had taken my 'normal' (but greedy lol) amount of bread or cake. With good meats, nice veggies, and enough fat to satisfy, the visual of the portions on my plate is more in line with my actual needs. I eat it, and then I sit back to see if I am just full enough.

So what I'm saying is that for me, it isn't magic, but I am now able to practice eating to fullness and not beyond, and it's much easier to do than it was when I was on carby foods.
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I was listening a podcast about Ketosis last night and they were interviewing Mark Sisson, the "guru" of the paleo lifestyle. Very interesting and informative..
IT can be downloaded to an iphone through the iphone podcast app
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What's the gist of it? I don't have an i-phone or have plans to get one.
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What's the gist of it? I don't have an i-phone or have plans to get one.
Well Bella the things that caught my ear were:
1.- Ketosis is the wrong term. It is better to use to term Keto-Adapted. Keto-adaptation as Emel pointed out to me before and this dude was discussing, can take weeks and even months for some people depending on the way you were burning sugars before.
2.- People are too obsessed about testing for Ketosis. He said that it is better not too have many ketones in your blood...Why? Because that means that the body are using them for fuel.
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thanks guy, I like the sound of "keto adapted" . . . still figuring it out.
I don't think I am there yet, but hope I am getting closer.
I don't test for ketones, but point 2 makes a sort of sense. I am still trying to wrap my head around the science of all of this.
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