Keto Breath

Summer is Coming!

The bright yellow bloom of the Forsythia signals the eventuality of Spring. To say nothing, we experienced a mild winter; not too much snow and ice. I am thankful. By the same token, warm weather is coming. In like manner, last year’s bathing suits must fit this year.

Now is a Great time to start losing some weight.

As a matter of fact, my wife and I decided to hit the gym more frequently and follow the Keto Diet

The Keto Diet:

Basically, one must eat foods of “low to no carbohydrates” and those high in fat. It will be almost a living hell for me. I love my wine, bread, pasta and french fries. Oh well, the sacrifices for a thinner existence……

In the Ketogenic Diet, your body burns up existing fat stores for energy. Once you’ve depleted your glucose stores from your last no carb meal, ketosis takes over. Your body eats your belly fat for energy, and as a result, you get skinny. 

In effect, stored bodily fats get converted into ketones, which are natural chemical by-products from from the fat burn metabolic process. These harmless “ketone bodies” include beta hydroxybutyrate, acetoacetate, and acetone. In brief, ketone bodies get released via urination and exhaled away thru respiration. Your significant others will interpret that as Bad Breath…. On the other hand, stinky breath is an indicator that you’ve entered ketosis and that you are on your way to fitting into those skinny jeans.

Since acetone is an ingredient in nail polishes, your breath smelling like nail polish remover will indicate a state of ketosis.

For the most part, the stinky breath usually lasts for a couple of days. The important thing to remember is that it occurs in the initial onset of the diet and slowly diminishes with time.

I plan to minimize my anticipated Keto Breath in the following ways:

1-I will drink more water.

Similarly along with exhalation, your body flushes acetone and ketones from your system through urination. As a result, staying hydrated dilutes and helps flush away ketones.

2. As always, I will practice good oral hygiene.

For example, I plan on brushing my tongue and teeth at least three times a day. Moreover, doing this will minimize the overall bad breath scene.

3. I will mask the odor with mints and gum.

Indeed, I’ve got these fabulous licorice sugar free mints that I plan on using during the course of the day.

4. I’m not a martyr. I will occasionally pump up my carb intake with Scotch and Champagne.

Scotch has no carbs. Slightly increasing your carbohydrate intake can also eliminate keto breath. Champagne has very little carbs. By all means, I purchased a 1/2 case of bubbly in preparation. Note: I do want to remain in a state of ketosis. I only will increase my daily amount of carbohydrates by a small amount.

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