Do you follow a low carb lifestyle? If so, you have probably at some point asked yourself this question or wondered if you were actually in ketosis. But first, What is Ketosis. Simply put, ketotos is a state where our bodies use fat as fuel rather than glucose.
So how do I know when I’m in Ketosis? With this post today I want to share with you all the signs I use to see if I’m in ketosis or not. Now keep in mind you may have other symptoms as we are all different. Some of us lots of symptoms while others have few. So it may be hard to tell. Hopefully the list below will help you out.
But first, If you are new to a low carb or Ketosis Diet then you may want to start with this post: What is a Ketosis Diet? Where you can learn more about the state of ketosis.
Am I In Ketosis? 4 Signs You Are In Ketosis
Keto Breath: I can always tell when I’m in Ketosis by my breath. I am very self conscious of it at times. Keto breath happens because of the elevated ketones leaving the body. Keto breath is a sort of sweet yet strong smell. If you have keto breath you will know it. The thing that sucks about keto breath is it is difficult to get rid of the odor by simply brushing your teeth. But I have found that peppermint essential oils seem to help or Wow Drops breath freshener work as well. Also, Keto breath gets better the longer you are in ketosis. In most cases, it is temporary.
Intermittent Fasting Is Super Easy: I can always tell when I am in Ketosis because I constantly forget to eat. My cravings for carbs goes away and my hunger is greatly reduced. I can often completely skip several meals and not be hungry. I can incorporate intermittent fasting without really even trying. Most days, I only have one meal a day.
More Energy: I can always tell when I’m in Ketosis because of the incredible energy I have. I don’t feel sleepy in the afternoon like I did when I was using glucose for fuel. It really is an amazing feeling to just want to keep moving. I never feel the need to take a nap.
Ketone Test Strips: If I’m not 100% sure I’m in Ketosis, I use Ketone test strips. They will tell without a doubt if I am in ketosis or not. Its easy, I just pee on a strip and compare it to the chart on the bottle. Everyone asks me which ones I recommend and I always tell them that really to me they are all about the same. You can just go to Amazon and choose one that has a good rating. They have a huge selection. I just read through the reviews and make sure there aren’t any negative comments.
So what about you? Have you even gotten into ketosis? How can you tell if you are in Ketosis? I’d love to here from you.