[Q&A] How do I know I'm in ketosis without testing?


There are a few signs and symptoms that may indicate you are in ketosis, although they are not definitive and may vary from person to person.

Some common signs of ketosis include:

  • Increased thirst: When your body is in ketosis, it may produce more urine, which can lead to increased thirst.
  • Dry mouth: This is another common side effect of increased urine production during ketosis.
  • Increased concentration and focus: Some people report feeling more focused and alert while in ketosis.
  • Decreased appetite: Many people find that their appetite decreases while in ketosis.
  • Bad breath: Some people in ketosis may have a fruity or acetone-like odor on their breath. This is due to the presence of acetone, a byproduct of fat breakdown, in the breath.

It's worth noting that these signs and symptoms are not definitive indicators of ketosis, and the only way to know for sure if you are in ketosis is to measure the level of ketones in your blood, urine, or breath.

This can be done using home test kits that are available at most pharmacies.