How to get rid of ketosis smell?
You don't want to add carbs back in. I'm confused. Why do you want to add carbs in?
I'm a long-term lowcarber and, at least before surgery, was mostly in some level of ketosis whenever I tested... but nonetheless was stalled for a lot of the past 3 years or so. So you can be in ketosis without the scale showing loss.
Drinking more water helps ****il your urine is as light as possible) and so does adding a small amount of carbs - just enough until the testers show you're only in light ketosis. Usually the smell comes when your ketosis level is deeper (and the sticks show the darker levels). Brushing your tongue is helpful, too.
HW 410 / SW 345 / CW 310 / GW 175 height 5'10
Gina - Becky just reached goal so I assume that`s why she is asking about carbs. Good for you Becky on avoiding them until now.....smart girl - wish I had waited!
As for the ketosis smell my daughter mentions from time to time that I have an odour and I too catch a whiff sometimes of what I consider a metallic kind of smell though the other day I could have sworn a small baby had thrown up on me! Oh the joys of this journey.
Hope the water works for you Becky!
Ask your friend if the smell goes away after you drastically up your water intake. There is great debate on the ketosis topic, whether or not it's a good condition for your body to be in and what not. But the acetone breath smell appears when you need more fluids, that much is generally agreed upon. You also will smell that acetone breath on a child with a fever.
Where is this debate taking place? On the OH boards?? Could you provide a link please. I too am diabetic.