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When does Ketosis kick in?

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  • When does Ketosis kick in?

    Im only 3 weeks into going Paleo though I have been gluten free for 20 years plus.
    However, I was wondering how long it takes before ketones show in my urine.
    I have the tester sticks and test first thing in the morning but it has never shown anything.

    I do think it might have shown a bit when I was admitted to hospital a short while ago because they put me on a glucose drip. (They never told me it was ketones in my urine but they never tell you anything do they?)

    Am I expecting too much too soon?
    I'm not a complete idiot! There's parts missing!!

  • #2
    Keytones will only make it to urine or breath if they are not being used by the body for energy. It's possible to be in ketosis without those signs.


    • #3
      Oh wow! I didnt realise that! Thanks!
      I'm not a complete idiot! There's parts missing!!


      • #4
        And I have found in the hospital you have to question their every action.
        Learning the intricacies of healthy eating and nourishing my body the right way.
        I am not bald, that is a Vitamin D collector. Time to Grok and Roll!
        Eased into a primal diet starting at Christmas 2011. Goal weight - 205 started: 240 pounds waist 40, now 227 pounds and waist 38 Summer 2012 - weight =215 and waist is actually still 39"
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