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Has your body made the switch?
Let’s focus on the first signs of ketosis.
To find success in weight loss and fat loss during a ketogenic diet, you must maintain a ketosis state. But how do you know when your body has made the switch?
If you’ve experienced some of these common symptoms of a keto diet, your body may be trying to make the switch from carbs to ketones – allowing you to enter into a ketogenic state.
Due to an increased level of ketones (namely acetone) in the body, your breath may take on an unpleasant, somewhat fruity smell.
Rapid Weight Loss
During the first 1-2 weeks, your body will utilize reserve carbohydrates and water, which can lead to rapid short-term weight loss.
After 2-3 weeks on a ketogenic diet, many users will report a loss of appetite. The reason is unknown, but it may be due to increased lean proteins and high intakes of fibrous vegetables
Higher Mental Clarity
Ketones are a very potent source of fuel for the brain. Many ketogenic dieters claim greater attention and mental clarity during states of ketosis.
Sometimes known as the keto-flu, during the first 2-3 weeks of a ketogenic diet you may feel sluggish, lethargic, and unmotivated.
Until your body can properly metabolize and utilize ketones as fuel, it can be slow and sluggish. Take note of this in the first 2-3 weeks of a low-carb diet.