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03-05-2004, 02:42 PM
I have the Atkins book, but I don't feel like going through it to find this info? Aren't you supposed to be into ketosis, or at least have your glycogen store burned up after three days? I really should read that book, but I just don't want to! I only read the induction and owl stuff.

03-05-2004, 05:49 PM
Check out the Atkins web site if you can't go through the book right now. It has the same information and then some.

I myself have never been able to get completely into Ketosis...I don't even check anymore....maybe I should. No matter how I was doing it never really got very dark but since I was doing fine I didn't care.

03-05-2004, 08:43 PM

I do think that the books says that three days is what it takes for the average person to reach ketosis.

Do you have the ketostrips? I use them every once in a while. I can usually tell that I am in ketosis by the way I feel and also my breath would knock over a trucker.

When I check for ketosis I do it first thing in the morning. Sometimes if I chose to do it in the evening I'll get a really light reading because the ketones have not built up in my urine due to the amount of water I have consumed. But you have to remember that not everyone ever achieves ketosis. Don't stress yourself about it. From past experience I know that I will test neg. for ketosis if I've had a good bit of diet sodas for the day. But in all actuality I am really in ketosis because I'm familiar with the feeling that it gives me. One of the benefits of ketosis is the reduction in appetite. Now if I can only learn portion control I'll have this puppy whipped!! LOL!!

My best advice...follow the plan...drink the water...test for ketosis if you want to until you know what it feels like to be in ketosis...a.k.a....tiger breath..appetite is less....and then don't buy anymore of the strips unless you really want to use them :)

Keep up the good work...your doing just fine. Remember it's one step at a time! ;)

Wanted to add that around the TOM I'm always out of ketosis...I haven't figured out why. I guess that yet another wonderful feature of being a woman.


03-07-2004, 12:42 AM
I e-mailed the Atkins people and asked them if TOM affected weight loss on Atkins, and they said yes. They said that the hormomes play a big part, but the slow down is only temp. My appetite is way down, I don't get the shakes anymore, I'm not bloated, and I have energy. Not to mention, my cheekbones are making a comeback!
I can't wait for the day when my stomach stops getting in the way!

03-07-2004, 03:41 PM
Didn't they mention in the book not to start Atkins until after TOM because of the fact that it messed up the weight loss and wouldn't show the true results?

03-07-2004, 03:46 PM
No, they didn't mention it, but I waited until after it was over from past experiences. Women have to put up with so much!

03-07-2004, 03:51 PM
Isn't that the truth!!! That just isn't fair. Why do the men get all the fun and easy way of life? ;)

03-07-2004, 10:21 PM
Most of my ex-boyfriends didn't have a fun and easy life with me! Pray for the poor guys! :lol: