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Back in Ketosis - quickly this time

Friday, November 09, 2012

It took only 24 hours this time, a sign that I had not overdone it too badly with the fruit carbs.
I can always tell that I'm back in ketosis by the fact that my weight suddenly drops, this time from 132.8 down to 131.2 this morning. As usual I had somewhat of a hard time to keep snacking down yesterday and ended up having a little bit more of the dark chocolate than planned. Eating lots of macadamia nuts, probably about half a cup, helped keep things under control.
My goal is now to stay in ketosis until at least Christmas and see my muscle mass improve and body fat go down. My next doctor's appointment is on Dec. 11 so I have 32 days left to make improvements. As always I will focus on what I do from day to day rather than the results to keep me motivated. Life is less hectic for the rest of the fall and winter and that should help a lot to fit more exercise into my schedule.
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  • v RUSSELL_40
    My doctor visit is 1 week prior to yours. I am in ketosis almost all the time, and it takes me about 24 hours, since I do not eat any fruit, and limit cheese to 2-4 ozs a week. Fructose, and Lactose are sugars. It has never taken me 2-3 days to reach ketosis, or have I ever suffered from carb flu.

    Its always a war between diversity in your diet, and the benefits of lowering carbs even more. I know several people who don't eat any carbs at all, and feel great. I enjoy my vegetables too much though, and since I lose quickly, don't feel the need to go so low.
    1383 days ago
  • v GOPINTOS
    Thanks for sharing!

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    1384 days ago
  • v ADZY86
    I'm also working on staying in ketosis til Christmas. We can do it! When I first set the goal, my thoughts were 'stay in ketosis til Christmas eve, and then on Christmas day you can eat whatever you want, and go back to low carbing on Boxing Day'. But the longer time passes, the more I'm looking up low(er) carb alternatives I can make on Christmas day. Oven roast vegetables, low carb cheesecake, there's loads I can do to prevent Christmas gain. Hmmm maybe I can stay in ketosis until New Year?! emoticon
    1384 days ago
  • v JSTETSER
    I am going to look up ketosis, and learn something this morning. Thanks for the post.
    1384 days ago
  • v -LINDA_S
    Good job! Don't know if I've ever really been in ketosis, but I'd like to see what would happen.
    1385 days ago
  • v KALIOPPE
    Hey, we're sharing a goal! I too am trying to stay in ketosis until December. Here's to a good visit with your doctor and to getting more exercise in the next few weeks. emoticon
    1385 days ago
  • v ERIN1957
    Good for you!
    Keep up the dedication to your health.
    Great job!
    1385 days ago
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