5 days in, and my ketones are staying high


(branden price) #1

Hey guys. I just started my keto journey 5 days ago. Im using the fit men cook app for my meals. I go to the gym 5 days a week. less than 20 net carbs/day. I did not test for keytones for the first 2 days, but for the last 2 days they have been varying between 8.0 and 16(according to the chart on the bottle). I feel great. I few mild headaches here and there, but I was a very heavy soda drinker, and i quit cold turkey. any ideas on why my levels are so high?

Thanks


(Chris - carnivoremuscle.com) #2

Blood test or urine?


(branden price) #3

urine


(Full Metal Keto) #4

Because while producing ketones your body isn’t efficient with using them. So high levels spilling out with urine. Ease up on heavy exercise for a while if weight loss is your goal. And keep up salt consumption to 2-3 teaspoons a day to combat the headaches and keto flu symptoms. You’re doing fine.

:cowboy_hat_face:


#5

…and throw out the pee strips. :slight_smile:

(They cause more confusion than they’re worth)


#6

Strips are only good for confirming ketosis. Atm ur just pissing the ketones off as ur body doesnt know how to use them properly yet.


(branden price) #7

Thanks for all the info guys. I’m not really doing heavy lifting, just trying to go 5 days a week. The headaches are not bad, just small annoyances. So far I think everything is going great


(Chris - carnivoremuscle.com) #8

Up your salt intake, the headache is likely electrolytes flushing out.