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    I think I've fkd up!

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    Guys,

    So on Easter Sunday I decided to have some chocolate and ice cream. As part of my 20%. Hmmm, anyway, it's now (Tuesday) two days later, and I've put on 1.1 kgs and I'm no longer in ketosis. I've been eating only protein for two days now and my Ketostix are not changing colour.

    What can I do?

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    Calm down. Give it some time. You need to be patient. Not too sure how long you've been primal and also I've heard ketostix aren't always accurate.
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    You don't have to be in ketosis to lose weight.

    If you stay low carb, you should drop back in, if such things matter to you.

    The "weight gain" was most likely all water, which will disappear as you stay low carb.
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    Hehe thanks! Been primal since 10th April so only 16 days.

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    Thanks kennelmom - hopefully things will even out over the next few days.

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    You are not in ketosis as your body is making carbohydrates from the excess protein via gluconeogenesis.

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    Thanks chronyx but what do you mean by that? I used to be in ketosis before I ate the chocolate. My ketostix always changed colour.

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    Being in ketosis is not necessarily a good goal. As Doug McGuff outlined in his talk at T21C, it's not even a good indicator of whether you're burning predominantly fat. IMO using ketostix is a fad - and not very primal. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregjames View Post
    Guys,

    So on Easter Sunday I decided to have some chocolate and ice cream. As part of my 20%. Hmmm, anyway, it's now (Tuesday) two days later, and I've put on 1.1 kgs and I'm no longer in ketosis. I've been eating only protein for two days now and my Ketostix are not changing colour.

    What can I do?
    Welcome to the life of a woman with PMS! (just kidding)

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    You have permanently destroyed your bodies ability to enter ketosis. You only ever get one chance to enter kesosis and if you screw it up, it's over. It kind of works like the immune system... as soon as you ruin your first shot at it the body develops a very specific set of hormones that it produces in order to tell the body "NO!"

    The only way to get back into ketosis is to do what is commonly known as the "Dune" test. Next time your ketostix comes back negative, take just a bit of your pee and put it on the tip of your finger. Taste it and if it somewhat sweet tasting it means your body is still producing carbohydrates. If it tastes salty, it means your body is starting to filter all the chocolate ice cream out.

    Once your pee tastes salty immediately start gorging on bacon or other low carb foods, and if you are lucky you can convince your body to stop producing that hormone.

    Good luck, let me know if you have any questions.

    edit: I am not a doctor

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