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Old 03-29-2012, 11:19 AM   #1
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Please clarify Alcohol and Ketosis

Can I have Alcohol if its low in carbs and will i eventually go into Ketosis? I am on week 1 day 4 and have stuck to eat, but I am going to the beach this weekend (beer) Also, I keep testing my urine but no change I have been drinnking lots of water cause I am so thirsty!
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:45 PM   #2
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I would try to not drink on week one, but that being said... its my understanding that your body will burn alcohol before it burns fat so it can stall you a bit. I dont drink beer or wine but enjoysome form of alcohol with a diet drink and dont have a problem with it in moderation.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:26 PM   #3
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The recommendation is to avoid alcohol for at least the first 30 days. I think it's very important to be strict with yourself at first so that your body and mind get adjusted. It is possible to drink low-carb drinks and lose, but the alcohol can lower your inihibitions and make you more likely to eat off-plan. Week 1 is the time to be most strict -- not a good time for a drink!

As far as ketosis -- many people show ketones by day 4, but it's not unusual to not. And some people never do and lose just fine. It's reassuring to see, but if you're on-plan then you'll probably be in ketosis regardless of what the ketostix say. There are other signs of ketosis you can watch for (decreased appetite, sweat odor, urine odor).
Inches lost:
Bust -8.75
Waist -11.75
Abdomen -15.5
Hips -10
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