How do i know when I am keto adapted ?

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12 Jun, 2016 01:56 AM

According to my keto diastix (as well as my headaches, leg cramps and occasional feelings of nausea)
I have been in Ketosis for the last 4 days...
I know that this may last 3 weeks...or a few months.
So my question is, how will i know when i am keto adapted ?
What are the signs?
Is there an "acid test" so to speak ?

Thanks to anyone that volunteers an answer.

sebastian :)

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ken on 12 Jun, 2016 12:47 PM

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    I am curious, are you following Dr. Rosedale's Diet as outlined on pages 156 -159.

    headaches, occasional feelings of nausea can come from a withdrawal to the addiction to non-fiber carbs or caffeine.

    leg cramps could be from a deficiency in magnesium and or potassium if there is much water loss, especially thru urination.

    as far as an acid test: when you start burning fat instead of sugar/glucose for energy there is usually a surge. This usually happens around the 3rd or 4th week.

    Great Info on Ketosis

    Ken/   Rosedale Support Team

  2. 2 Posted by sebastian16 on 12 Jun, 2016 01:15 PM

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    I am eating a high fat, low carb and low protein diet...
    (about 150 to 200 grams of protein per day). Which is consistent
    with Ron's overall dietary recommendations.
    However, i am not following any instructions from the book.

    I find that the headache vanishes if i drink 1/2 a litter of water
    "fortified" with salt and magnesium citrate.
    I am now drinking this last thing at night and again
    first thing in the morning.
    If you watch the presentations by Dr Pinney.. he basically says
    that we need to replenish our electrolytes. And my experience
    is that drinking 1gram salt, with 1/2 gram mag citrate in 1/2 liter of water
    works to eliminate the headache, the nausea and muscle cramps.

    What do you mean by "surge" Ken ?
    Can you please be specific ? :-)

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Ken on 12 Jun, 2016 01:49 PM

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    What I mean by a surge is: an increase in energy

    Are you actually saying that you eat from 150g to 200g of protein on a daily basis and you are calling that low protein and that it is consistent with Dr. Rosedale's overall dietary recommendations?

    • How did you come up with the protein assessment?

    Ken/   Rosedale Support Team

  4. 4 Posted by sebastian16 on 12 Jun, 2016 02:08 PM

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    150 to 200 grams of meat or fish or eggs.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Ken on 12 Jun, 2016 05:40 PM

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    Sebastian, is that grams in weight or protein, would you specify?

    • 25 eggs on low end equals around 150g protein - would you eat 25 eggs in a day?

    • meat, fish about the size of a deck of cards equals around 15g - 18g protein (about 2.5 ounces) - roughly 6+g per ounce

    Dr. Rosedale's Diet is "moderate protein" around 40g - 70g (as a general rule of thumb) daily depending on body frame size and daily activity level.

    Ken/   Rosedale Support Team

  6. 6 Posted by sebastian16 on 12 Jun, 2016 10:35 PM

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    Ken, please read these words:

            150 to 200 grams of meat or fish or eggs.

    It's really not ambiguous.

    Please.. calm down.
    What are you upset about ?

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Ken on 12 Jun, 2016 10:56 PM

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    Sebastian, not upset but I am concerned that you are giving many viewers the impression that Dr. Rosedale advocates a 150g - 200g daily protein intake which he does not.

    Ken/   Rosedale Support Team

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