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10-06-2011, 02:23 PM
Hello, I have been on the Adkins diet for about 5 days now, and I think I am entering Ketosis, although I haven't bought any ketostix to check. I have lost about 5 lbs in those 5 days, is this normal or healthy on Adkins?
10-10-2011, 12:09 AM
I think that you should trust your feelings and any diet and average stats could be harmful for one, but useful for another person. So if you feel yourself ok you have nothing to worry about.
10-11-2011, 06:01 PM
Completely normal for Atkins ketosis kicks in around the 3rd or 4th day, and it makes sense to loose a lot of that weight before it starts if your use to eating a lot of junk food. When I'm on the Atkins I don't eat nearly as much as I normally would because I'm not allowed to eat the things that I normally would.Also the Atkins books and ads do claim you can loose up to 15 pounds the first 14 days (which I have done many many times)
10-11-2011, 08:59 PM
Well first I want to say Yaaaay! Congrats! Five pounds is awsome! It's not unusual when you consider that each gram of carbohydrate carries 9 grams of water in it so when you elimate carbs you are not only becoming thermogenic or losing fat but you are also losing water.