I just bought Ketostix strips to test my ketosis.
The test indicated more than 80 mg/dl of ketones in my urine, a result described as "severe" ketonuria.
I've been on the paleo diet/LCHF for 3 weeks, and I'm doing IF - the ketosis test was done after 15 hours without any food intake.
I do feel somewhat hungry, a bit light-headed, but not sick or physically weak.
In terms of carbs, I eat a small amout of potatoes and sweet potatoes, and one or two fruit pieces per day max.
I've progressively reduced the amount of carbs I'm absobing, while increasing the fat, because I'm stalled in my weight reduction (lost 2 kgs during first week, then nothing more).
Am I pushing things too far and depriving my body of needed macronutriments ? Does my body need more time to adapt itself to running mostly on ketones ? How can I efficiently kick-start my weight loss ?
asked byMigo (184)
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on August 09, 2013
at 11:37 PM
When in moderate to severe ketosis it is typically because of two different reasons. Water and exercise. This just indicates that you are not using ketones so most get filtered out from your urine. You need to drink more water, and it also would not hurt to get some daily exercise even if it is just walking around your neighborhood. This should lower the amount of ketones in your urine.