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sarahatl 11-12-2013 04:25 PM

Howlong to get to ketosis?
 
How many carbs do you eat per day to get to ketosis? How long does it generally take or does it count on the individual?

clackley 11-12-2013 04:48 PM

Dr. Atkins recommended 20 g total carbs per day and average time to acheive ketosis - about 3 days.

pulchritudinous_j 11-12-2013 09:03 PM

I started testing positive with ketostrips after the fourth day. However, I'm pretty sure it depends on the individual and their metabolism and/or hepatic glycogen stores. (Also, the strips are notoriously unreliable....didn't know then!!) Perhaps some of the LC bets will be able to give a better opinion?

pulchritudinous_j 11-12-2013 09:03 PM

*LC vets, rather.

Moonlights 11-13-2013 04:35 AM

Ideally less than 20g carbs and 3-5 days but our bodies are all different - that covers most bases though.

Michelle765 11-14-2013 10:09 AM

Two to three days here
 
On 20g of carbs (not net) it takes me a couple of days, maybe 3. If I do a fat fast, it's normally 2, sometimes a hair less. I freeze and pee a LOT when I'm in ketosis so it's pretty easy for me to tell.


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