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    Please give me a rundown of Ketosis schedule/milestones....

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    The idea is I will then be burning fat for fuel, correct?

    Let's say I manage to eliminate all carbs for some period of time.

    1) About how many days will it to reach ketosis?
    2) How many days will I feel sick, weak, tired, etc until the full crossover takes place?

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    1. It depends
    2. It depends

    You will never eliminate "all glucose". Even meat and eggs have trace amounts. But, for the sake of argument lets say you go carnivore. Range of getting into ketosis is about 3-12 days. How good or bad you feel is in part if you consume enough fat, sodium, and water during the switch and how fat adapted you were prior to it. Good luck

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    all the best and keep us posted on how you are doing !
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    The faster you eliminate carbs, the more likely you are to experience ill-feeling. I changed one meal at a time over a period of time until I was much lower carb. No ill effects at all. No quick rush to ketosis though. What's the hurry?
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    It really does depend. I'm an all out kind of person. I didn't get carb flu at all (which was very surprising)... but I have no idea how long it took me to get into ketosis. I simply concentrated on choosing good quality foods and let the rest take it's course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckhammer View Post
    1. It depends
    2. It depends


    You will never eliminate "all glucose". Even meat and eggs have trace amounts. But, for the sake of argument lets say you go carnivore. Range of getting into ketosis is about 3-12 days. How good or bad you feel is in part if you consume enough fat, sodium, and water during the switch and how fat adapted you were prior to it. Good luck
    Also depends on how large a part of your pre-ketosis diet is carb/sugar heavy. For me, I only ate a few "healthy whole grains" like brown rice and oatmeal because I thought I should. So, I never had carb flu at all. Someone who lives on pasta and sweets might have a much more difficult transition.

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    Before Primal, I ate a VERY junk-heavy diet. It took me about 3 days to get into ketosis. I switched to low-carb primal fairly cold, and never had carb flu. But I kept my fluid and salt intake high.

    I did have the battle of all battles with my cravings the first few weeks, though. I just stuffed myself with meat whenever my body demanded doritos, and white-knuckled through it.

    So basically, N=1, and good luck!

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    3 days? How did you know you were in Ketosis??

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    You can get test strips from the drug store. There is also a blood meter but I doubt it is widely available. Or necessary.
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    It feels great once u get past the several days of adjustment. I feel so like awesome right now! . Calm, Focused, haven't eaten and it is getting closer to noon here....I really feel like I can fly. lol

    For me, It took about 4 days to start feeling great. I had major brain fogs issues but really did not experience any other symptoms of adjustment. I was almost going to give up but on the 5 day, I just woke up not need my morning coffee to wake me up. I was UP! I think it was Paleobird who said it is like Legal Speed. Anyway I am on Day 8 I believe and it really feels good now.

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