I have been following a ketogenic for 8 months (on and off, i'd go for a month and then fall off for a week or two).
In the beginning, i was losing at least 2lbs per week and my keto sticks were turning a dark purple.
Now, i'm losing less than a pound a week, and my keto sticks are negative to trace for ketones.
My diet is the same, if not more restrictive of carbs and i've increased the amount of cardio.
Why can't i get back into ketosis? Does your body become immune to ketosis after a while?
07-02-2009, 07:29 AM #1
HELP : I can't get back into Ketosis
07-02-2009, 08:22 AM #2
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Weight loss on any diet will be fastest in the beginning. How close are you to target?
Any shade of pink means you are in ketosis. In fact, long term keto-ers don't register on the ketostix at all. Their bodies stop wasting the ketones by pissing them away and use them for energy instead.
What are you eating, what are your stats, what is your workout routine?65% fat, 30% protein, 5% carbs = keto.
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07-02-2009, 08:39 AM #3
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07-02-2009, 10:06 AM #5
this is true.. I sure as hell didn't have more than 30 g of carbs yesterday AND I worked out, but I drank a crap load of water (which btw youre totally right less smell for sure)
and the stick this morning was very faint, I was a bit pissy (no pun intended haha) so Im gonna stop using them so often.
07-02-2009, 10:17 AM #6
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I use ketostix once in a while, but they only show trace amounts of ketones. If carbs are kept under 30g, you're most likely in ketosis. There have been reports of diet sodas and glutamine throwing people out of ketosis, but that's a trial and error issue.
Look for the side effects of being in ketosis instead. That may help. I get the dry mouth and slight headaches. I don't get the dry mouth as often anymore but i still get the headaches. I'm only on my second week. lol
I feel like i've been doing this diet for months. I think it's because i've learned so much about it..
Pain is the weakness leaving your body.
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