Ketosis: When will my appetite start to decrease?

Commented on December 03, 2013
Created December 03, 2013 at 12:49 AM

Hi, I have been in deep ketosis for about 5 days now, but I still get really hungry Does anyone know how long it will take for appetite suppression to kick in? By the way, I usually fast for 20-22 hours and have a 2-4 hour eating window. I found that I am actually eating more calories in ketosis than I did before I got into ketosis. Thanks!



on December 03, 2013
at 02:25 AM

is there any particular reason you are trying a ketogenic diet...or just experimenting

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on December 03, 2013
at 02:22 AM

Never did it for me. I was insatiable during keotsis. Only thing that helped is that most of the things I was hungry for, fruit, rice, sushi, etc. I couldn't eat.


on December 03, 2013
at 01:42 AM

Thanks for the reply! I actually have been IFing for about 5 months already, and I moved gradually into fat adaption, and now I (think?) I'm in ketosis. I read about how many people don't get very hungry once they enter ketosis, and I was wondering when it would kick in for me. I test with urine strips and I know they can be unreliable, but I can work out fasted in the morning and I don't get dizzy and I feel very mentally clear.



on December 03, 2013
at 01:32 AM

When fasting for that long it's no surprise that you are hungry. Sounds to me that you are trying to do too much too fast. Try getting into ketosis first (you think you are in ketosis, but how do you know? The urine test strips are unreliable, BTW) and then FOLLOW YOUR APPETITE. In other words, if you are hungry, EAT. Eventually you may find that your body naturally stretches out the intervals between meals. Trying to force the issue clearly isn't working. And if you are female (?), trying to fast that long may be counter-productive.

Clearly this is not working--your body is telling you that. One of the most important things you can do is learn to pay attention to and trust your body's signals. Eat when you are hungry. The fasting should be a natural by-product of ketosis.

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