9 Signs You Are In Ketosis (How To Tell If You're In Ketosis)


Want to know how to tell if you are in ketosis when doing a very low carb diet or a ketogenic diet?
This video will show you the signs that you’re in ketosis without having to test your blood or urine. You will learn all of the ways your body tells you that you are in ketosis when on the keto diet.

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The content in this video is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of a primary physician. Please regularly consult with your physician in matters relating to your health, particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or immediate medical attention. Due to the variance of individuals’ lifestyles and bodies, the methods elaborated on in this video are not guaranteed to produce your desired result; therefore, the author does not assume any liability to any party for any loss, damage, or disruption caused by the choice to implement any of the following health strategies.





  1. Hi Dr Maggs, I'm a 54 year old Indian male, 5ft 11 inches, but 94 kg in weight. I used to be athletic in school & college, but became lazy over the last 15 years or so. I'm watching a number of health-related videos to find some assurance that turning to 2 meals a day will not negatively impact my health. I am managing my diabetes with insulin. Thanks for producing these videos.

  2. The very first time I did low carb the "flu" was a almost a week long. I would feel fine and then I would crash randomly and even walking was exhausting. However, once that was over I can remember feeling great. Also I do recall the headaches and rapid heart beat and mild chest pains. This of course worried me but some materials I read at the time was that it was basically one's addiction to sugar/glycogen. I liked to give my body a personality and would use that as fuel, "that bastard is fighting back!" That too was short lived however.

    On a sidebar, thinking back to before low carbohydrate, it angers me how one would get "low blood sugar" or that feeling when I had plenty of fat on me and I had eaten only a few hours before. It's like your body is lying to you and refuses to use that pantry of stored energy, jealously clinging onto its fat stores. It never made sense to me.

    How did mankind function when food was scarce? It certainly wouldn't be an evolutionary benefit to collapse on the floor whenever you miss a meal. Once I discovered low carb I realized it's because we were never meant to eat that many carbohydrates.

    I recall a funny column whose writer is lost to me. It was something like: "Carbs are actually quite rare in nature and those that did exist, like fruit, were much more fibrous and only available at certain times of the year. Don't believe me, go out in the forest and find some rye bread, pasta or a chocolate bar."

    Thanks for the video. These keep me going!

  3. I've been keto for 3 1/2 years now. I've allowed cheat days from time to time, just to go through some of the symptoms of getting back into ketosis all over again. Alcohol is the worst. It takes far too long to get back into ketosis.

    Keto flu is a loss of electrolytes. Glycogen is stored in the body connected to water. So as its burned, water is flushed out and it takes electrolytes with it. To mitigate keto flu, take in more electrolytes (green juices, green smoothies, powders, whatever.)

    The head ache can usually be taken care of with black or bulletproof coffee.

    Nausea can be helped with ACV water (use a straw! Protect your teeth!)

    Fatigue can be helped with MCT oil, as it delivers ketones quickly to a sleepy CNS.

    The insomnia isn't really insomnia. When in ketosis, the body doesn't require as much sleep. Don't be afraid to wake up and go about your day after just 6 hours. It'll be ok, I promise.

    I hope that helps. 😊

  4. I came here looking for keto advice as my keto strip showed dark purple. not much to add as the doc has it sussed on here. i no longer vrave my cake biscuits and choclate and from ther sources there is ceratin alcohol i can have such as proescco and whisky sadly no beer

  5. Just my 2 cents
    For any new person don’t give up the keto flu part sometimes makes people quit and depending on what you are eating and your body (everyone is different) it can be short like a day or 2 and some people take awhile longer I’ve heard weeks but this is where the what are you eating comes in to play
    The way I get thru it fast is to cut the most carbs out I can till past the flu part
    But the main thing is don’t give up just educate yourself on what to eat
    You can do this and you will feel amazing
    Lose weight
    And be healthier

    Lots of health studies going on right now… 😃 be blessed

  6. Thanks for the information.
    I did have some of the symptoms, the decrease of energy at an exercise was the most noticeable, I didn't realize why I do not have the power to workout, I just pushed the limit until I couldn't keep going, it was a street workout.
    Two days after I did the same workout with 10 kg weight on me, a full workout plus I added push ups.
    So, basically just keep going, that's the tip from me guys, enjoy your keto!!:)

  7. Liked your video. Just started Keto about 8 days ago. I lost 4 pounds, but got in the scale today and I gained 2. Hmmm. I'm doing fine, I'm not turned off, though I've felt annoyed listening to that couple. I sometimes feel like I'm being lied to. For example, I heard it said, with great enthusiasm, "on Keto you can eat till you are full." Then I turn around and they are saying," watch your portion control." The tone sounds like you are being shamed for eating too much when they told you to. Not good. They like coffee, then they don't. Then one is giving up chicken. It's endless. It's going too far. If anyone dares to challenged them someone will jump in and attack the person who just made a comment. So I've started avoiding listening to people I need info and motivation from. Lastly, sadly, there is nothing that will ever get me to sign up for a Facebook account. People can do what they want, but I'm not going near Facebook.


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