How to tell You are in Ketosis and how Deal With Ketosis Symptoms…

Dealing with Ketosis symptoms

The best way to tell if you're in ketosis is by using the ketosis strips.  You can purchase them here.

Early stage symptoms include the following:

Tiredness or fatigue


Feeling thirsty all the time

Dry mouth

Ketosis breath, which smells vaguely fruity and not terribly pleasant.  Try some Epic Gum or Ice Chips Candy.

Metallic taste in the mouth, particularly on the back of the tongue near the molars



Nausea or stomach ache

Sleep problems

Cold hands and feet

Frequent urination

As your body adapts to ketones, your symptoms may change or abate altogether. If you are using ketosis strips, your urine may still show ketones present, although probably in far lower concentrations. This is nothing to worry about. The amount of ketones in your urine does not correlate to the rate of weight loss.

As your body adapts to ketones, you may notice the following:

A “buzzed” feeling

Increased energy

Normalized urination frequency

Better sleep


Clear thinking

Sometimes low-carb dieters never seem to reach ketosis, or at least never have the urine test strips indicate excess ketones. This could be because exercising has used up the excess ketones or the urine is diluted from drinking a lot of water. This doesn’t mean these people aren’t burning fat, just that they aren’t registering as technically being in ketosis.

Dealing with Ketosis Symptoms

Ketosis is a common part of low-carb dieting, but it isn’t always a pleasant one. If you find yourself having trouble getting through this period, there are some things you can try that might ease symptoms:

Snack regularly. Having a protein-rich snack like turkey or beef jerky may ease the headache and other symptoms.

Take vitamins and minerals. Especially with the lack of fruits and vegetables on a low-carb diet, it’s vital to take a good vitamin and mineral supplement to keep your body in a healthy balance.

Try a protein shake. Protein shakes and/or amino acid supplements such as Skinny Drops Extreme can also be helpful for reducing symptoms of ketosis and easing this transition. 

Drink plenty of water, which will freshen breath and keep you hydrated.


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