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Old 03-25-2011, 06:39 AM   #1
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I'm doing an Atkin's induction. Generally how does it take to get into Ketosis? Yes I am using the Ketosis strips. I am on day 2 and still nothing.
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It can take a few days or even a week.
Where are your macros at?
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:44 AM   #3
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It can take a few days or even a week.
Where are your macros at?
Just an educated guess but I would say about 40/40/20. fats/proteins/carbs
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You might need to go below 20% initially.

I had success with eating only protein, fat and green veggies for a week.
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:16 AM   #5
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Too many carbs for ketosis, if that's your aim.

Real ketogenic diets are 4:1 ratio fat to protein; almost zero carb.

If you really want to trigger ketosis quickly, three approaches, all of which can be used at the same time:

1) Fasting
2) More fat, less protein, much less carb.
3) Move that 20% carbohydrate to PWO
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I screwed up. I am only consuming 20 grams of carbs. Forget that 40/40/20 number.
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