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#1 ljubovnik

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Posted 17 April 2021 - 02:55 AM

sorry for the stupid question, I've never felt like this before and wanted to ask.
i have been fasting for 60 hours, around 50 hours in i felt a little feverish and got a headache but after sleeping it went away. i'm feeling weak but mentally sharp and i don't want to eat at all. no interest in any of the foods i have at home which i usually like. i just don't feel like i need it. stomach feels empty but isn't hurting. thank you!
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#2 allgonebyeseeya

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Posted 17 April 2021 - 03:05 AM

This does sound like early stages of ketosis. Not to get all TMI, but some other symptoms of ketosis that I often have:

 - headaches, nausea, fatigue (all these mean you need water and electrolytes!)

 - peeing a lot

 - pee smelling different (my keto pee smells weird and kind of like stale armpit. This is normal, believe it or not)

 - bursts of energy or sudden euphoria

 - diarrhea (might also smell a little funkier than normal)

 

You might have wicked cravings for sugar around the 72 hour mark. Sometimes I do, and I've read that others do too. 

Irritability, brain fog, and poor sleep are also common side effects of ketosis. If you've been sleeping okay so far, don't be surprised if you find yourself struggling. Some people have trouble falling asleep, some have trouble staying asleep. 


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#3 BrittleTomato

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Posted 17 April 2021 - 03:13 AM


I think if your breath smells nutty/fruity then you could be in ketosis. The last time I was in ketosis I got a really nasty headache I couldn't get out if bed. Keep hydrated and good luck!

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#4 dr3am

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Posted 20 April 2021 - 01:16 PM

This does sound like early stages of ketosis. Not to get all TMI, but some other symptoms of ketosis that I often have:

 - headaches, nausea, fatigue (all these mean you need water and electrolytes!)

 - peeing a lot

 - pee smelling different (my keto pee smells weird and kind of like stale armpit. This is normal, believe it or not)

 - bursts of energy or sudden euphoria

 - diarrhea (might also smell a little funkier than normal)

 

You might have wicked cravings for sugar around the 72 hour mark. Sometimes I do, and I've read that others do too. 

Irritability, brain fog, and poor sleep are also common side effects of ketosis. If you've been sleeping okay so far, don't be surprised if you find yourself struggling. Some people have trouble falling asleep, some have trouble staying asleep. 

 

"Pee smelling different...armpitty"...I noticed that as well...wondered if it was hormones or something. Mine smells a bit acrid and metallic to me, so I probably need to up my water intake.
 


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#5 Ikkoru

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Posted 21 April 2021 - 05:50 PM

I think most people have entered ketosis by the 48h mark. If you're peeing an insane amount I usually find that to be a good indicator. Make sure you're drinking and getting some salts and electrolytes as well to replace everything you're losing.


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Posted 27 April 2021 - 10:53 AM

Sounds like you are, but the best way to be sure is to get some test strips. I got a pack off of Amazon really cheap for 125 test strips, you pee on them and it tells you how much/little you’re in ketosis. I go through like 4 a day lol

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 09:27 PM

i wanna say yes



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Posted 25 May 2021 - 05:56 AM

You can buy keto test strips online for very cheap to see if and how deep in ketosis you are. 

Just go to amazon and search for "keto test strip", but most local pharmacists have them too  :) 

For the most accurate results use them in the morning before you eat anything 


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