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F***k the artifical sugars! help me with ketosis?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created October 17, 2012 at 7:10 AM

Hi my best paleo friends how are you all?

I've decided .. i wanna start my ketosis process.. paleolitical man had the sugars only by the fruits... and today we're full of sugars! I see how much sugars damage me cause my ibs , without grains and sugar , my gut is not happy , but much more happy!!

I just need some advices

_ Any of you who's already in ketosis ?

_ How do you feel when you're in ketosis ? weak or more strong ?

_ 4 weeks without artifical sugars are enough to enter into ketosis?

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on October 17, 2012
at 11:06 PM

That's fantastic!

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on October 17, 2012
at 08:56 PM

I thought that was one of the warnings from Gary Taubes, that artificial sweeteners, although non-glycemic did cause an insulin response.

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on October 17, 2012
at 06:11 PM

Splenda packets have corn ingredients which do raise insulin. While not paleo you can get liquid sucralose which is truly calorie/carb free.

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on October 17, 2012
at 02:28 PM

not sure- it kicks me out of ketosis if i drink a diet soda and i have been having "higher carb (abt 35g) days" if you look online it effects a lot of others too, but i have no research to provide you. there is a little research about the citric acid being the culprit instead of the artificial sweetner- but perhaps even though the artificial sweetener is causing an insulin response despite being "calorie free?" chemicals are an advanced topic for me! :)

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on October 17, 2012
at 01:30 PM

I've been in ketosis for four weeks or so. The first couple of weeks I did suffer from low carb flu. Once that passed, I gotta say, I feel fantastic.

I don't get as hungry as I used to. My food portions have naturally shrank in size. I drink bulletproof coffee in the morning, eat a big-ass-salad for lunch and a serving or two of fats/proteins with some fresh veggies for dinner. My carbs are below 50g. I pass on sugars and all processed foods.

I've noticed its much easier to skip meals. Often I get busy with something and don't even notice I've missed a meal. My three workouts per week feel good...

So far I'm down over 10 pounds even though that is not my ultimate goal.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on October 17, 2012
at 11:06 PM

That's fantastic!

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on October 17, 2012
at 08:45 PM

other than feeling as preoccupied with food, I don't feel different in ketosis.

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on October 17, 2012
at 12:42 PM

How would artificial sweeteners prevent ketosis? I thought they don't raise insulin?

D4d0165711da841beafe7292b710a532

(189)

on October 17, 2012
at 02:28 PM

not sure- it kicks me out of ketosis if i drink a diet soda and i have been having "higher carb (abt 35g) days" if you look online it effects a lot of others too, but i have no research to provide you. there is a little research about the citric acid being the culprit instead of the artificial sweetner- but perhaps even though the artificial sweetener is causing an insulin response despite being "calorie free?" chemicals are an advanced topic for me! :)

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on October 17, 2012
at 08:56 PM

I thought that was one of the warnings from Gary Taubes, that artificial sweeteners, although non-glycemic did cause an insulin response.

7c379a865738d2b373a362dc0f1d9459

(357)

on October 17, 2012
at 06:11 PM

Splenda packets have corn ingredients which do raise insulin. While not paleo you can get liquid sucralose which is truly calorie/carb free.

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on October 17, 2012
at 07:46 AM

Here's a way to get into ketosis without going ultra low carb...Try 3 or more tbsp of coconut oil, liquid coconut oil or MCT oil per day.

If you decide to try it start slow (1-2 tbsp per day with food) and work your way up. It can cause nausea at first. Once your body gets used to it, take 1 tbsp prior to each meal and use it to replace other cooking oils, use it in salad dressings, smoothies, etc). Side benefit...it's a pretty decent appetite suppressant.

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D4d0165711da841beafe7292b710a532

on October 17, 2012
at 07:17 AM

how you feel in ketosis depends on you... for me its alright- i have less cravings, feel almost euphoric, but can't handle it more than 5 days before i start feeling simply wrong. some people stay in ketosis for a long time, others, like myself, dip into it every now and then, but prefer not to stay in it.

artificial sweeteners will make it harder for your body to enter ketosis, but won't do a thing if your overall carbs are too high. i can't enter ketosis unless my carbs are less than 40g a day, but others can enter ketosis under 60- it isn't the same for everyone. drop the carbs and eat lots of meat and fat. also coconut oil is good for helping raise your ketone levels helping prompt your body to enter ketosis.

you can use an app like www.myfitnesspal.com to track your carbs if ketosis is your sole goal.

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