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Old 06-29-2012, 12:14 PM   #1
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How long does it take to get into ketosis?

Hi all-
I'm on day 4 and still not in ketosis, according to the test strips. How long did it take you to get into ketosis? I'm having on average 15 carbs/day and twice I've had an Atkins snack bar. I drink about a gallon of water every day, and have one diet soda at night.
Any suggestions?
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:45 PM   #2
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Hi all-
I'm on day 4 and still not in ketosis, according to the test strips. How long did it take you to get into ketosis? I'm having on average 15 carbs/day and twice I've had an Atkins snack bar. I drink about a gallon of water every day, and have one diet soda at night.
Any suggestions?
It really depends on activity. When you're first starting, you won't be in ketosis until you deplete your body's glycogen. Some of it is kept in your liver, the majority is in your muscles.

If you're not doing too much physically, it can take up to about a week.
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:35 PM   #3
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there is more information on this than there used to be. it turns out some people need longer than others. some take up to a couple of weeks to really get into ketosis. just be patient.
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:49 PM   #4
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Hello Untogether. I am on day 5 of induction and I finally purchased the ketone strips today and if am definitely in ketosis!!!!!!! Dark Dark purple result. I am so excited.
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:50 PM   #5
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Ok did not mean to say if...... I am definitely in ketosis!!!!!!!
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  1. If you're having trouble getting into ketosis, EAT MORE FAT. This is key. The more fat you eat, the easier a time you'll have getting into ketosis.
  2. Try skipping the Atkins bar. These stall many people and/or cause them to drop out of ketosis. Others can handle them fine. Skipping it for a day or two and testing will help you determine if you're one of those folks, and thus should save them for emergencies. (It all has to do with how YOUR body process the sugar-alcohols they use to sweeten them. Some folks can't handle them at all, while others do great.)
  3. IF YOU ARE ABLE, try some exercise to help deplete your body's glycogen stores.
  4. Be patient. There's a reason Induction is 2 weeks, not 2 days. Some folks will hit ketosis within 48 hours. Others take a week or more. It depends on what's going on in YOUR body.
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:39 AM   #7
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Random question. Where do you get ketone strips from??? DO you have to get them across the counter??
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It really depends on activity. When you're first starting, you won't be in ketosis until you deplete your body's glycogen. Some of it is kept in your liver, the majority is in your muscles.

If you're not doing too much physically, it can take up to about a week.


Super helpful. THanks!!!!
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:45 AM   #9
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I found my ketone strips at Wal mart where they have the diabetes test strips.
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:23 AM   #10
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I found my ketone strips at Wal mart where they have the diabetes test strips.
My walmart stopped carrying them. So check out your local pharmacy type places (CVS, walgreens, whatever). If they're not with the diabetic stuff just ask, they might have them behind the counter.
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I find that, around here at least, the Grocery-store pharmacies do not have them, but the "genuine" drug stores all do, in the diabetic supplies. Check by the glucose meters, and if you can't find them, ask.

When I first did Atkins in 2003, "Low-carb" was all the rage, and the sticks cost around $30. Now, when the "fad" aspect is gone and only serious folks are doing this, I can buy a brand-name package for $7, or a generic double-package for $7. (One package is 50 strips.) If you're a REAL cheapskate, you can cut them in half, lengthwise, and get even more strips for your $7.
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Can you tell by urine color or only by using the strips?
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:20 AM   #13
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Can you tell by urine color or only by using the strips?
Urine color is usually more dependent on hydration. Generally the more yellow, the less hydration.

I try to drink a gallon of water per day. So for me the only time mine is really yellow is first thing in the morning. After that it's generally clear.
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:20 AM   #14
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I still use them but not as often as I did when I started.
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:25 AM   #15
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Thanks!! I'll try exercising some this week and see if it helps; and I'll cut out the snack bars..
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if you drink a lot of water, the ketones in your pee might just be very diluted.
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Old 09-28-2014, 09:18 AM   #17
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Random question. Where do you get ketone strips from??? DO you have to get them across the counter??

The cheapest Ketone Strips I have found have been at Walmart. About $6.50 for 50. I cut mine in half so that they last longer. http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/im...smile_2011.GIF


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Old 08-29-2015, 01:51 PM   #18
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How long does it take to get out?

Once I finally made it to ketosis, I've been a nice medium purple. But today I was back to trace, so I'm trying to figure out if it was something I ate yesterday or something I ate today.
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Old 08-29-2015, 05:51 PM   #19
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As long as there is any change in purple you are in ketosis.. Even when you drink a lot of water it can change the color of the strip. As long as you have trace and you are eating the way you need too, I wouldn't worry about it..
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