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  • Holy Crap, I think I'm in ketosis.

    I was just talking to le boyfriend about how I don't really feel any hungry for lunch anymore and it is a struggle to eat even half the raw veggies and protein I bring, and how amazing I feel all day, and this and that.

    And suddenly it hit me. I think I've actually done it. I think I'm actually burning fat.

    I feel like the sky opened up with a column of light around me and kittens and angels are romping about at my feet. This is glorious.

    Just thought I would say so. :3
    yay!

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    Awesome! Have you peed on a ketostick for kicks?
    Crohn's, doing SCD

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    • #3
      Originally posted by qqemokitty View Post

      And suddenly it hit me. I think I've actually done it. I think I'm actually burning fat.

      I feel like the sky opened up with a column of light around me and kittens and angels are romping about at my feet. This is glorious.

      Just thought I would say so. :3
      That's exactly how I feel --- like I have a halo of light around me and everyone must know that I am in KETOSIS! woot woot.

      How many calories are you taking in? I'm struggling to eat 1000 - 1100 per day and I'm not getting in enough protein. Interested in your thoughts on this. Thanks/louisa
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      Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
      Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)

      Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.

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      • #4
        Welcome to Ketoland! Isn't it fun?

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        • #5
          It's funny how two weeks ago I couldn't get enough to eat. But today I had a small breakfast around 10AM. I went running for an entire hour at lunch, if you can call my shuffle "running". I went looking for a snack around 3 but found nothing good enough to eat. No big deal. By 5pm I was pretty hungry and had a snack at home. It's practically nothing what I've eaten today compared to the last couple weeks and I feel fine. And I swear even my smaller pants are starting to fall off, even fresh out of the drier. This is awesome. Plus it's raining in September! How cool is that?
          Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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          • #6
            OMG yes when I woke up and saw the rain out my window I practically lept from the bed with my excitement. =P I am sooo over hot hot hot summer here in So Cali. Ketoland is amazing!

            I had no idea I could pee on a stick to test this. Wow.

            Lousia I am currently doing a whole30, and I am not tracking my calories at all. I will give you a run down of what I ate thus far today.

            B: 2 eggs scrambled with loose pork sausage, spinach, and mushrooms. Seasoned with s, p, cayenne, paprika
            L: 2 leaves romaine, 6 baby carrots, 2 cherry tomatoes, and half a lara bar (lara bar 1/2 is ~ 45 calories and ~ 9 grams sugar)
            D: This week I cooked ahead a bunch of beef and chicken "taco meats" which i eat wrapped in yet more romaine lettuce and diced roma tomatoes.

            Sometimes I eat almonds at my lunch break (about 8 raw almonds) and a hard boiled egg but this time I could not even eat all my veggies. o.o I also haven't been eating fruit (aside from the tomatoes, I suppose) because the plums I bought aren't ripe. >;[

            The half Lara bar was a nice treat, I eat them only in moderation. Have to be careful with them as they are surprisingly sweet and addictive.
            yay!

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            • #7
              The other day I had a four egg omelet with fresh chilly peppers and went throughout my entire day full of energy and didn't have to eat until around 1130 the next day. about 23 hours or so after I had my omelet. I just didn't NEED to eat at all for that period of time.

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              • #8
                That's awesome Kyle!

                I am trying a new experiment with myself today. I was really hungry this morning, which I never used to be... prior to trying primal/paleo/whole9 i was a chronic breakfast skipper. I've been trying to be better about it, and now I eat breakfast every day!

                So anyway this morning I upped my eggs from 2 to 3 and used more spinach and mushrooms and ended up with a much larger overall scramble. I am going to chow down with this and see how my day goes - I decided not to bother packing a lunch at all. Saved me a little time!

                If i do end up feeling unbearable hunger pangs later in the day, I have plenty of almonds and water and can have a lara bar half if absolutely necessary but I think I will do just fine. I am excited!
                yay!

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                • #9
                  I'm a little confused.

                  Does this mean that not having a big appetite = being in ketosis?

                  Lately I've had a very low appetite, often not needing or wanting breakfast or lunch and simultaneously feeling energized. Even when I do get hungry, I don't really feel like it's an emergency, and can easily postpone eating as long as necessary. But I'm eating high carb+sugar, relatively low fat.

                  Does this mean I'm in ketosis, too?

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                  • #10
                    Simplified, ketosis means that you are burning fat instead of carbohydrates for energy. My body has now started using the fat I eat and the fat I've stored for energy instead of carbs (which I am no longer making available in large quantities.)

                    This is very simplified and possibly slightly wrong, but that is how I understand it. =P

                    Now, the effects you may feel from this, which I am experiencing:

                    Steady energy through out the day
                    No sugar cravings, blood sugar spikes/dips
                    Less need to fuel your body via food because it is using fat stores for fuel (aka less hunger)

                    I'm not sure what is going on with you - if the diet you are on is working to make you feel happy and healthy and meet whatever goals you have, that is great. Can you achieve ketosis on a high sugar/carb WOE? I am not sure on that, my layman's science tells me no, but I could, as always, be wrong. =P
                    yay!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by BestBetter View Post
                      Does this mean I'm in ketosis, too?
                      No. It's really not that easy to get into -- except perhaps for babies.

                      All else being as expected -- carbohydrate intake below <50g, energy level having fallen and then having climbed again, and so on -- it would likely be a sign. In your case it's not going to be.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by BestBetter View Post
                        I'm a little confused.

                        Does this mean that not having a big appetite = being in ketosis?

                        Lately I've had a very low appetite, often not needing or wanting breakfast or lunch and simultaneously feeling energized. Even when I do get hungry, I don't really feel like it's an emergency, and can easily postpone eating as long as necessary. But I'm eating high carb+sugar, relatively low fat.

                        Does this mean I'm in ketosis, too?
                        Not ketosis, but metabolically flexible and healthy. I can also fast comfortably and have good energy despite eating more carbs, meaning that I can run on fat despite not eating a ketogenic diet. Fat adaptation and long-term ketosis are not necessarily the same thing.
                        “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Owly View Post
                          Not ketosis, but metabolically flexible and healthy. I can also fast comfortably and have good energy despite eating more carbs, meaning that I can run on fat despite not eating a ketogenic diet. Fat adaptation and long-term ketosis are not necessarily the same thing.
                          Thanks for that Owly.

                          I am sure there are many posts ad nauseum on this forum about ketosis and fat-adaptation. Hehe.

                          I'd love to (long term) become someone who can enjoy more fruits and things like honey and so forth without my body reverting to sugar burning. Currently I limit my intake of fruit pretty severely because I want to make sure I am not just giving my body a different way to continue burning carbs over fat (previously I ate a lot of bread and sugar, never read labels etc).
                          yay!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by qqemokitty View Post
                            I am sure there are many posts ad nauseum on this forum about ketosis and fat-adaptation. Hehe.
                            There are some. Thanks for your interest in the community here. I hope we were able to help you with your question.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by qqemokitty View Post
                              That's awesome Kyle!

                              I am trying a new experiment with myself today. I was really hungry this morning, which I never used to be... prior to trying primal/paleo/whole9 i was a chronic breakfast skipper. I've been trying to be better about it, and now I eat breakfast every day!

                              So anyway this morning I upped my eggs from 2 to 3 and used more spinach and mushrooms and ended up with a much larger overall scramble. I am going to chow down with this and see how my day goes - I decided not to bother packing a lunch at all. Saved me a little time!

                              If i do end up feeling unbearable hunger pangs later in the day, I have plenty of almonds and water and can have a lara bar half if absolutely necessary but I think I will do just fine. I am excited!
                              I actually found out that after about 2-3 months of going primal Breakfast was the only meal I couldn't skip. Thankfully a quick 10-15 and I'd have a very good bacon & eggs breakfast to fill my stomach through my long days at school.

                              Although, I realized that being in school I need to eat more than when I'm on break. Probably because I was sitting in class at using my brain all the time.

                              Recetly, I started using fresh chilly peppers and fresh basil in my eggs. My mom bought e a plant because I wanted them... Rather nice of her. I use them in basically all of my cooking. Yesterday I made a rather filling mixture of 80% -15% beef, five eggs, chilly peppers and ground pepper. I only ate about half of it, which is rather surprising for me and my eating habits when it comes to having meat for breakfast. Usually though, I end up making a four egg omelet. I recently come to the decision to mix up my eating habits a little bit because I think I've been IFing for a little bit to long.

                              But good Luck with your Ketosis, just try to switch it up a little bit. For me, I only ate egg omelets for awhile so I think that is why I was able to last so long with only eating a 4 egg omelet. Keep the body guessing!

                              Also, I think I'm probably going to take eggs out of my diet for 2 weeks to a month, depending what kind of eggs I can find in Japan.

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