Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-16-2012, 07:54 AM   #1  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
ktseed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 4

Unhappy Ketosis

GM everyone:

I'm getting a little discouraged this morning with this diet. I know it's only been about 5 days but I haven't gone into ketosis just yet. I was told after 2-3 days, it would happen but nothing yet. Does it take longer? how does this work? Help!!!
ktseed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 08:32 AM   #2  
04/23/12~Kara
 
Kaypix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 638

S/C/G: 194.8/171.2/135

Height: 5'7"

Default

How do you know you're not in Ketosis? The sticks aren't always right, every body's body is different, and don't stress, it'll happen.

Take a look at the scale in 2 days, you're only on day 5, it's like weighing daily, looking for ketosis constantly can drive you batty.
Kaypix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 09:11 AM   #3  
IP Reboot Mar 31/2013
 
mini anna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 29

S/C/G: 187/158/130

Height: 5'7

Default

i agree with kaypix it is like weighing in daily
at first i used to weigh myself daily and it would drive me nuts up down up down everytime it's different
longer periods such as a week are a better indication
so dont get caught up on the daily 'results' or ketosis indicators.. its the long term youre after
mini anna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 09:27 AM   #4  
Started IP 5/16/2016
 
marlenesuer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 132

S/C/G: 220/220/165

Height: 5'6

Default

You've only been on the program "about 5 days".

Why not wait a full week until your weigh in to see how things go? Better yet, don't judge your progress until 3 weeks.

If you’ve been doing this about 5 days and are already anxious, this is not a good thing. There are bound to be challenges ahead during the long haul. SUGGESTIONS = Be patient. Stop weighing yourself daily.

Good luck!

(and when you say, "how does this work" - are you doing this on your own or with a coach?)

Last edited by marlenesuer; 08-16-2012 at 09:30 AM.
marlenesuer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 10:38 AM   #5  
Senior Member
 
iwiggy58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Iowa
Posts: 127

S/C/G: re-start date 4/1/13

Height: 5'5"

Default

I am not sure how you can tell if you'r in ketosis! Is it worth getting the stix to check every once in awhile? My coach is worthless, so she would be no help if I asked her!
iwiggy58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 11:23 AM   #6  
Junior Member
 
niks42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Medicine Hat, Alberta
Posts: 21

S/C/G: 205/145/145

Height: 5'6.5

Smile Help

Quote:
Originally Posted by ktseed View Post
GM everyone:

I'm getting a little discouraged this morning with this diet. I know it's only been about 5 days but I haven't gone into ketosis just yet. I was told after 2-3 days, it would happen but nothing yet. Does it take longer? how does this work? Help!!!
How do you know you aren't in Ketosis? What are you basing that on? I would venture to say that if you have been following the program strictly for 5 days, you are most likely in ketosis. The ketostix can be helpful, but you can't get hung up on them. I know I am in ketosis and every now and then when I check, my stick very barely turns the palest shade of pink - but I am in and I know it. Don't get discouraged. Just follow and trust the program.
niks42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 11:27 AM   #7  
Back to the old me :)
 
aliceinseattle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Bothell, WA
Posts: 135

S/C/G: 138.4/see ticker/125

Height: 5'6 1/2

Default

On my 5th day last week (week 1), I was feeling the EXACT SAME thing you are. When I had my first weigh in, I had a loss of a measly 1.4 lbs! I feel like I might have the same (or less) this week 2, so I fully understand how discouraged you feel. My husband on the other hand has lost a total of almost 10 lbs, exactly the weight I wanted to lose.

My coach advised me not to weigh myself everyday, too, but sometimes you really just want some kind of small encouragement to keep going and so you can't just let go of that scale. But we have to plod on, and trust in the program a little longer. Just know that you're not alone!
aliceinseattle is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How Long Does It Take To Get Into Ketosis? needtolose4me2 Carb Counters 30 11-15-2013 06:37 PM
How long did it take for you to begin Ketosis? erincrista Low Carb Frequently Asked Questions 16 04-06-2010 10:36 PM
Induction carb count & ketosis AnnaHope Low Carb Frequently Asked Questions 23 12-30-2008 11:21 AM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:44 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.