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    Ketosis/ horrible taste in mouth

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    So I am a week into my fruit-free whole30. Not intentionally VLC but fruit messes with my blood sugar and gives me cravings so I took it out for now. As when I started paleo last year, I have the most disgusting taste in my mouth. I imagine my breath must stink as well, dh is the type to not notice, but still.

    I read that once the body adjusts to fat burning it stops overspilling ketones and the taste goes away. Is that right? Because it's disgusting! I don't like to speak when I'm at work as I am in close proximity in a care job and I don't want to kill anyone LOL.

    It is bloomin good to know I am burning fat anyway. After being dependant on 3 hourly meals and snacks with wholegrain carbs and protein, I am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel!
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    "Assmouth," as Robb Wolf calls it, is the *only* downside of this whole thing for me.
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    I've noticed that if I up my H2O intake it usually helps push the ketones & toxins out and diminishes that foul breath.
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    Ditto for upping the water. If nothing else, it takes the taste away for a while.
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    From me that taste go away after 2 or 3 weeks doing daily IF. So I guess is an initial stage of body adaptation

    Anyway what I did to overcome it, was drinking water and chewing cloves or cinnamon sticks.
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    I hope so Diedelser!

    I drink 5 pints of water a day so I don't think I can up that lol.

    I just swilled with mouthwash but it came right back. Gah!
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    Drink lots of water, tea; some brush with baking soda. I am more in ketosis than not, but don't get the bad breath which I attribute to drinking a couple liters of tea, mostly green, a day. Of course, some people may be more apt to experince this side effect. Chewing on parsley is supposed to sweeten the breath, and it is primal.
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    Thanks. Parsley and cinnamon sticks sound worth a try. I think I'll clean my teeth before work as well, just to be on the safe side!

    I got dh to smell my breath and he said it smelt slightly different from usual but not bad at all. He has a rubbish sense of smell so I won't trust that, but at least it means he doesn't think I stink!
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    It goes away after 2-3 weeks. In the mean time, brush your teeth often, drink lots of water, eat dark chocolate or fruits to cut the bad taste, and try not to talk too closely to anyone.

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    Yes, I remember this part. It did last for about 2 weeks, progressively getting better with each and every day. To combat this I had plenty of olive oil and coconut oil which seem to freshen things up without changing my brushing habits. I can also assure you dark chocolate (100% cacao) helps tremendously as well!

    After switching to Primal, my breath is fresher than ever thanks to not ingesting sugar and starchy foods.

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