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Is it possible to resume ketosis progress even when I eat carbs today?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 14, 2012 at 9:54 AM

I'm trying to achieve ketosis, I'm carbs-free for two days. If I eat carbohydrate today(only this day, I want to lift weights for 30 minutes), is my ketosis objective will be back to zero? Meaning, do I need to count from day 1 again today for my ketosis objective if I eat carbs now?

I'm worried, because I read from many articles, ketosis can be attained only if you are carbs-free for three consecutive days. And one bite of carbohydrate will stop ketosis progression, hence need to start counting from day 1 again

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

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on April 15, 2012
at 11:46 AM

I googled it and this is what I found: In vitro test; reagent strips (nitroprusside)...Determination of urine ketones. I wonder if theres something out there under a different name that you could describe, because don't diabetics also use these?

5e23928366a92aa160370b01a70c27a0

on April 15, 2012
at 01:30 AM

I can't find ketostix here in our country, I tried asking the local drugstores and Watsons here, they don't have. I also tried to find another brand, Biostix, unfortunately none also. Btw, is there a generic name for keto strips?

37f026ae463501697b0b465af49e4e06

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on April 14, 2012
at 07:40 PM

I agree that keto stix can be helpful. It's nice to at least confirm ketosis once in a while, rather than assuming one is in ketosis. I also found that I could eat way more carbs than I initially thought and maintain ketosis (around 60g was my upper limit).

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on April 14, 2012
at 12:22 PM

Why do you want to eat carbs to lift weights? Unless your doing something extremely glycogen demanding I don't really see the need. If you were going to eat them easy them right after so they go straight to the muscles. I just lift while in ketosis.

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345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

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on April 14, 2012
at 01:06 PM

I can slip into and out of ketosis daily just by monitoring my carb intake, perhaps you can test with the keto stix and try to determine what make you go in and out??? For me, under 50g carbs day does it.

When I was purposely trying to be in ketosis for fat loss, the keto stix helped work it out.....its not an exact science but a tool to help.

37f026ae463501697b0b465af49e4e06

(125)

on April 14, 2012
at 07:40 PM

I agree that keto stix can be helpful. It's nice to at least confirm ketosis once in a while, rather than assuming one is in ketosis. I also found that I could eat way more carbs than I initially thought and maintain ketosis (around 60g was my upper limit).

5e23928366a92aa160370b01a70c27a0

on April 15, 2012
at 01:30 AM

I can't find ketostix here in our country, I tried asking the local drugstores and Watsons here, they don't have. I also tried to find another brand, Biostix, unfortunately none also. Btw, is there a generic name for keto strips?

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

(8767)

on April 15, 2012
at 11:46 AM

I googled it and this is what I found: In vitro test; reagent strips (nitroprusside)...Determination of urine ketones. I wonder if theres something out there under a different name that you could describe, because don't diabetics also use these?

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3ed59e397350782dbe1450e4e38d959c

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on April 14, 2012
at 01:22 PM

The body goes into ketosis when there are no carbs left to burn. If you eat some carbs right before a workout, they will soon be spent and you'll go right back into ketosis (unless you eat a huge plate of pasta or similar...). The point of the carb intake should be to fuel the workout, so only eat 10-50 grams (depending on how hard the workout is) and your ketosis should be largely unaffected after the workout.

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