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    I noticed an increase in perspiration for sure since eating this way. I am one of those small, always cold I have worked in kitchens for many years, even old buildings with poor ventilation, and the cook line could get to 120 degrees on a busy night, I rarely broke a sweat. I LOVE the heat. These last few years, I have been out of the kitchen completely, (even a few years back as a dining room manager I would hop in to help out regularly). I eat much more meat/eggs than I did then, and not always organic/grassfed. I too, have wondered about "toxin" release. I don't have a "stink" about me, but my normally dry pits have really amped up the action! I use a crystal or go "au natural" If I am not at work and wont offend anyone, but it is odd. One pit sweats more heavily than the other. Weird? Or just because I am not subjected to the high heat/action anymore?

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    One thing that has really worked for me, is using vinegar. If I think I'm going to be out where body odour might be a problem, I give the most problematic areas a wipe down with white vinegar. Within a few seconds it dries and the vinegar smell goes away, and I stay fresher longer. I also use crystal deodorant and find it better than anything else, especially the lightly scented ones (I prefer pomegranate).

    I also use white vinegar in my laundry. It keeps things smelling fresh, and my clothes come out softer and brighter. A good solid sploosh per load does the job, I'd say maybe 1/4 cup or so, I just toss it in where bleach would normally go.

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    Since the OP is eating almost all protein and fat (seeing no veg or fruits) he is probably in ketosis 24/7. Ketosis causes bad breath and body odor. Drinking more water to help flush the ketones will help. Some recommend brushing your skin also, although that's more for toxin release. You might want to add some nice greens to your diet for the cleansing effect?

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    I have noticed too that I seem to smell a bit now. I never did in the past but now if I shower in the morning and use deodorant under my arms and go to my workout. By the end of it after an hour I can smell myself.
    My wife has not complained so maybe it is not too bad.

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    pheromones ?!?!

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    While I said I don't use any soap, shampoo, or deodorant anymore I do smell a different body odor from myself. Sometimes even after showering. But even if I smell it my wife says I smell great. I think it's like hearing your own voice on tape. You don't think it is you even though it is. I smell different now but by nose it isn't used to it.

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    I am happy to report that after 6 months of bad BO I am back to normal smelling now!! I stopped grains 6 months ago and can only think that it was detox. WOW 6 months worth. I was not in ketosis nor eating "a lot" more meat than normal so I really believe it was detox. So I guess I wonder why I didn't have it all the while I was eating grains(all my life) I guess your body just goes into survival mode similar to the phenomenon of bad reactions after re starting a food. But once allowed to function normally it goes about its business and detoxes the crap. Just one more reason for me not to EVER eat grains again

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    Maybe this?

    What Is Ammonia?

    The chemical make-up of ammonia is NH3. This means that there is one Nitrogen atom bound to three Hydrogen atoms. Ammonia can be a weak acid or a weak base, depending on what type of chemical it is suspended in. Ammonia has a strong, pungent odor that is easily recognizable in cleaning products, cat urine, and, for some people, sweat!

    The key to ammonia in urine and sweat is the nitrogen. The only macronutrient in your body that contains nitrogen is amino acids, the building blocks of protein. In fact, many bodybuilders are always seeking a "positive nitrogen balance" meaning that less nitrogen leaves their body than enters their body. Since nitrogen is in every amino acid, and amino acids are the building blocks of muscle, someone in positive nitrogen balance is more than likely gaining muscle mass.

    Your body uses amino acids for energy every day. There is no way to avoid this. Your body constantly goes into catabolic (tissue breakdown) and anabolic (tissue building) phases. When you accumulate mass (lean or fat), your anabolic phases exceed your catabolic phases, but you still experience both phases. When your body uses an amino acid for energy, it must convert the amino acid to a useable form of energy.

    It does this by stripping the nitrogen atom off of the molecule. The skeleton molecule that is left behind is then further converted into glucose and used as fuel. In order to get rid of the excess nitrogen, your body typically processes the nitrogen in your kidneys and forms urea, CO(NH2)2 - basically, a carbon dioxide molecule bound to nitrogen and hydrogen. Urea is then excreted in the urine. If your kidneys cannot handle the load of nitrogen, then the nitrogen will be excreted as ammonia in your sweat.

    One other factor to consider is water intake. The methods used for getting rid of excess ammonia, such as urine and sweat, all require water as a transport mechanism. If you are not getting adequate fluid, then the solution (ammonia + water) will not be diluted. Therefore, water plays a definite role. If you are not drinking enough fluids to have at least one or two clear urinations every day, you should drink more.

    Based on this explanation, it is clear that your sweat will smell like ammonia only if an excessive amount of amino acids are being used for energy, or you are not receiving adequate water. This helps us find a solution to the problem.

    Doesn't That Mean My Protein Intake Is Inadequate?

    Many people mistakenly believe that ammonia sweat means that their protein intake is not high enough. The body will only utilize protein for energy when it does not have a sufficient supply of fats and carbohydrates. Muscles can use glucose and fat for energy, but your brain requires glucose. Since there is no direct metabolic pathway from fat to glucose, your body will use amino acids instead. If your protein intake is high, there is a chance that the amino acids that supply energy will come from ingested food and not your hard-earned muscle tissue - but why take that chance?

    Let's look at an oil lamp. If you fill that lamp with Citronella oil, it will have a distinct odor when you light it. To eliminate that odor, do you add more Citronella? No! That's just fanning the flames. You'd use a different type of oil instead. The same goes for the ammonia smell - this is just the smell of amino acids being "burned" in your body. You don't solve that by adding more amino acids. Instead, you need to supply the fuel that your body prefers - the fuel that can be easily broken down to glucose in order to supply energy to your muscles and your brain - carbohydrates!

    The key to avoiding that ammonia smell is to ingest sufficient carbohydrates. If you eat an ample amount of carbohydrate with every meal, then you should have plenty to fuel your exercise activity. Even people who work out on an empty stomach should have some glucose in their bloodstream upon rising - unless they subscribe to the myth that cutting out carbohydrates before bed helps you lose fat. If you find that the ammonia smell persists (even when you consume carbohydrate with every meal), try having a low glycemic carbohydrate before you workout.

    A little oatmeal, a small apple, or even a piece of sprouted grain bread can provide the fuel that your body needs. Remember, your body requires fuel to burn fat! So don't think that providing some carbs before cardio is going to eliminate the fat burning process. In fact, most of my clients who consume a light meal before working out report that their energy levels go through the roof, and they have an incredible workout. If adding 80 calories in the form of a slice of sprouted grain bread kicks your energy levels into high gear and helps you burn 100 more calories during exercise (while sparing your muscles from being used as fuel), there is no reason to worry about dropping fat!

    Learning Your Body

    Your body can only process a certain amount of food at each meal. Therefore, it may not be possible to avoid that ammonia smell during prolonged activities. The smell is common, for example, amongst marathon runners, who are engaging in continuous cardiovascular exercise for hours at a time. In that situation, it is advisable to consume "sports drinks" or other sources of energy during the activity to fuel your body (and especially your brain) and prevent your amino acids from being burned for energy.

    The next time you smell ammonia, don't worry. It doesn't mean that your muscle tissue being broken down, and it doesn't mean that you're doomed to stink for the rest of eternity. Consume a nutritious meal immediately after exercising - a balance of lean protein and whole, unprocessed carbohydrates - and then increase your carbohydrate intake throughout the day, or add a small "snack" prior to your next workout. An apple a day can help keep the ammonia smell away!

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    You could try shaving you armpits pal, if that's where you're bogging from. Apparently sorts out the BO problems easily.

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    baking soda mixed with a little coconut oil and rubbed into skin. Works quite well.

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