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Old 11-12-2013, 04:25 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:48 PM   #2
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Dr. Atkins recommended 20 g total carbs per day and average time to acheive ketosis - about 3 days.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:03 PM   #3
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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?
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:03 PM   #4
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*LC vets, rather.
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:35 AM   #5
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Ideally less than 20g carbs and 3-5 days but our bodies are all different - that covers most bases though.
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:09 AM   #6
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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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