Feeling Ketosisy?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created January 09, 2013 at 7:53 PM

Do you find that ketosis is associated with feeling a certain way, in the body, or in the mind? Or in the emotions?

If and when you shift over to ketosis, or from ketosis, do you feel a shift? If so, what characterizes this shift?

Note that I am only asking for your personal experience. This isn't about what is the rule or what it should feel like. Everybody is different.

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on January 09, 2013
at 08:09 PM

Mind: Calm, I can do math better. I feel smarter in ketosis, but I also feel more happy and in-tune with Mother Nature.

Body: I only need 5 hours of sleep max and I feel "naturally energetic." Cut the caffeine out COMPLETELY and go into ketosis and you'll know what natural energy feels like.

Sex drive: I can't stop!


on January 09, 2013
at 11:12 PM

I've been in ketosis for almost 3/4 of the past 30 days (confirmed with blood ketones) and can't really tell a difference.

The one thing I've noticed is that after a hard workout, I no longer get hit with a hypoglycemic headache and feel the urge to take a long nap. I guess this is one of the benefits of running off of ketones as the primary source of fuel.

No real change in mental clarity, sleep quality, etc..

I found that my energy level and happiness correlates more with the quality and length of my sleep rather than how ketotic I am.

Also I was expecting a greater drop in appetite... but haven't noticed anything different... I still need to fiddle with my macros I guess.

I've been keeping a log on my website if you're interested.

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