This ketogenic diet is very popular and is known to be the best way for losing weight and improving the overall health of an individual. When a person follows it correctly, this high-fat, low carb diet can increase the ketone levels in the blood.
On this diet person’s body undergoes many adaptions biologically which can also include some increased level of fat breakdown and insulin reduction. When this thing happens individuals lever starts to produce ketones in high amount in order to deliver adequate energy to their brain.
But sometimes it is very hard to know if the person is “in ketosis”.
etosis urine smell is the most common symptom from which one can easily detect that they are “in ketosis” Your urine will be darker and have a much stronger smell. The darker and stronger the smell, the further you are into ketosis. It is similar to the smell your urine normally is, just stronger and more foul.
You may have heard someone refer to “full ketosis.” This is when you have been eating very low carb (under 20 grams or so) for 3-4 days. You feel more energetic than before. Below are more of the symptoms you will experience while in the state of “full ketosis.”
Some other symptoms to know if you are “in ketosis” or not
- Bad breath: people mainly report the problem of bad breath when they hit full ketosis. This is actually a very normal side effect. Many individuals on ketogenic or similar diets have said their breath turns to have a fruity smell.
- Weight loss: along with basic low carb regime, are very useful for weight loss. Weight loss can happen fast in the first week. Many believe that it’s a fat loss, but basically they are stored carbohydrates and water present in the body used up.
- Suppression in appetite: many people have said that they have noticed their hunger decreased while being under ketogenic diet. The reason behind this is still unknown. Ketones may affect individuals brain which will automatically reduce appetite
- Can feel short time fatigue: fatigue and weakness is a well-recognized side effect which one can see while being under the ketogenic diet.
One thing to worry about is “keto flu.” When you are just starting the diet you can feel some side effects that are not good. These include a headache and fatigue. You can learn more about keto flu and what you can do to treat it here.
If you are unsure of whether or not you are in ketosis, these ketone strips will help you figure that out.
Once you are in ketosis and get familiar with being in and out of ketosis, you will be able to tell yourself whether you are or not.