100 thoughts on “7 Ways to Know if You’re Fat-Adapted (No Meter Required)

  1. I use my stomach as the clear indication. The flatter it gets the more i know im on the right track.

  2. I’ve been doing Keto for almost two weeks. The amount of energy I have going into week two has been amazing. I’m a nursing home nurse and on my feet all day which normally exhausts me. I also have RA which I’ve had for 12 years. I feel so tremendous it’s unreal. ??

  3. I feel still foggy, and I get pressure above my temples and heart palpitations like crazy, as well as nausea. I supplement well, I eat even a more restrictive diet because of gout. What’s going on?

  4. Dr. Thanks!!!
    If I test ketones in Lab(urine,blood???), what is the range for fat adapted person ? Pl give numbers. ?

  5. Is it normal to feel bloated sometimes? Like one day I’ll feel bloated and the next day I feel better. Energy comes and goes off and on. But I feel lighter.

  6. good video ive been doing omad for 54 days and im on keto also i lost 22 kgs in those days, but yesterday i eant to trst my blood sugar level it was 58 i got scared because thats way low then 70 i actually cut the carbs and sugar, cos mother ibsisted had some ice cream which brings it up to 100 now is that normal side effect im feeling is simply dizziness when i lay down and i stand fast, not so serious can handle it my omad is 20 min feeding period so i fast 23hrs 40 min but another thing happened baught this breath meter online cheap one just to test max level always checked it with my friends and family all 0.00 but meter ibstruction says 0.02 to 0.04, well im. always between 0.03 and 0.04 even after eating and even after i had this ice cream is that normal i felt guilty having this ice cream 🙂 now i check my blood sugar its 90 next day and ketone meter every 10 min small device always 0.03 or 0.04 which is high thanks for reading this sincerly Andre khoury

  7. According to your video I just got fat adapted and it feels good not being hungry all the time, having great energy, an mental clarity.

  8. My signal seems to be increased thirst. By the end of the workday my water bottle is empty, whereas I often barely touched it before.

  9. I am on day 11….I have been using the urine sticks to check and I’m just now seeing traces of ketones. I was discouraged. I wondered if I was not following correctly. After watching this, I am so reassured that it is working. I am experiencing all the signs you said. The biggest shock to me is not craving carbs or being hungry. I am very overweight and everything else I have tried has left me feeling like I was starving a couple of hours after eating. Now I am not hungry much at all! Thank God I came across this video this morning!

  10. Hi doc. I've been living keto for about 48 days now I'm very happy with my results. I had the keto flue very bad. But I'm better now. But I'm doing the 16 8 IF. And most mornings when I wake up I feel a bit bloated. Any info why that might be. Tia….

  11. I'm glad you explained that at the beginning, because it cleared up something I was very confused about. So it's not just like a switch.

  12. You help my wife and I so much with keto. We watch your vids all the time.
    Thank you, and btw, is that short from Star Trek? Lol

  13. Thank you sir…I've been considering a ketone meter but supplies are costly this info today has helped me understand I'm fat adapted…of course the 6" decrease in my waist in 90 days helps me understand this way of life LCHF is awesome and my cholesterol is spot on with only eating nutritional ketosis…no meds…all 7 signs have experienced all and clarity and contentment to not snack is incredible. God bless u Sir. ?✌???

  14. Dr. Berry:

    I understand the ketogenic metabolic process, and I have had satisfied success myself; 298.5lbs. down to 254lbs my goal is 220 and then I’ll reassess my need.

    Now, I’m asking my question with regard to my mother. She is 75 years old, has been diagnosed with COPD/empazeema due to 55 years+ of smoking (fortunately she quit), she is on 3 liters of O2 24/7 and uses a trilogy machine when sleeping or napping. She is homebound and sedentary. She is on a host of medications including a water pill prednisone. Her diet consists of high carbs/simple sugars and an equal amount of fat and protein. My biggest concerns for her are weight gain and the swelling in her legs (which are wrapped daily). Yet, I am cautiously curious if you would recommend Keto for a woman in her stage of life and condition. As I seek to encourage good stewardship and choices for health, what guidance might you offer?

    Best regards,

    Rev. Johnson

  15. I spent a month and a half preparing to do a water-only fast by successfully fat-adapting. The signs I experienced: my large, high-calorie, high fat, 0-15 carb meals became unappetizing during the final 3 or so weeks of adapting process. During which, I started wasting more and more food I cooked because I gradually couldn't eat as much of it as before due to feeling full after a couple bites! Then, about a week until my goal was met, I started forgetting to eat. My mental sharpness was unreal and I frequently, unintentionally went 24+ hours without needing to eat. Bouncing off the wall energy levels.

    Well, RIGHT ON the day I was supposed to fast, I got a stomach illness that caused diarrhea. But, because I was in a fasted state for up to 5 days, my intestines received no stimulation and retained all the diarrhea fluids for those 5 days, making it hard to breathe. (Yes, even 5 days without eating, while having a genuine flu and stomach cramps, my energy was radioactive!) The diarrhea retention forced me to break the fast so I could breathe and I ate cereal of all things, and I don't know why I was craving it. I have since been unable to stop eating carbs and sugar.

    2 months later, right now, I have to fat-adapt all over again. I'm experiencing keto flu, the works, which I did not experience when I started my first successful fat adaptation! It's more painful this 2nd time around to stop eating carbs and sugar. I spent weeks trying to break it, finally succeeding yesterday. Tangentially related, I guess if anyone wants to know, you can definitely lose your fat adaptation. Maybe I'll achieve it faster this time around, because I'm having a hard time downing my large, fat-only meals already.

  16. 3:18 This is literally the primary reason I started keto as a student. My weight is fine, my health is great and I'm not too concerned about my sugar consumption. But I'm constantly hungry and my energy levels are all over the place. I hypothesised that if I became adapted to ketosis, not only would my energy levels stabilise, but they would be high enough that I could tackle a whole day studying at the university without being distracted by cravings every 15 minutes. In all, yes it did work, but I found ketosis hard to maintain.

  17. I'm 7 days in, and the most important thing I noticed, is that I no longer have these sugar crashes if I don't eat for a couple of hours, I used to fear being hungry, because my blood sugar would drop so fast, and the brain fog and cold sweats would come.
    And my favourite thing: my hands aren't shaking anymore, even when I'm hungry, that never happened before.

  18. The food industry doesn't want people to be keto. Too much profit in sugary starchy garbage food! Entire isles in the store with that super profit shit cereal! Entire isles of the super profit bags of chips! Entire isle of super profit bread and crackers. All of it poison to the human body!

  19. I've done the keto diet before but only lasted a great few weeks, I remember having all of these signs. But this time around, it's been 2 weeks but I'm not peeing a a lot like before :S does that mean I'm definitely​ not keto adapted. Not sure what I've been doing differently

  20. I have a question. When or how do I stop(sorry for the bluntness) loose stools. Seems I feel awfully most of the day because of the loose stools. I don’t have a gallbladder so I’m thinking this ha a lot to do with it.

  21. You know I like yours shows and I listen to what you got to say. I'm 64 years old and what killing me is every time you say stupid American anything really chaps my hide you need to tone that down a little bit thanks

  22. Sorry, Ken, you're wrong. The reason you release so much water in the initial stages of ketosis has nothing to do with inflammation and everything to do with your body tapping its glycogen stores. For every gram of glycogen burned, your body releases 2-3 grams of water. Once the glycogen is used up, the water loss stops and you become fat adapted. Please stop spreading this ridiculous myth that people are losing water because of reduced inflammation. That's quackery at its finest.

  23. I get all these signs when I take my vitamins regularly weather I reduce carbs or not. I guess I have to buy strips as I wouldn't be able to tell if im fat adapted if im taking my vitamins.

  24. Anyone know if keto helps with chronic pain? I love Dr Berry’s videos but he doesn’t reply to question here or on IG ?

  25. In 2 months of carnivore my blood pressure went from 160/90-120/65. I changed nothing other than removing carbs and upping meat intake. I didn't eat less calories if anyting i ate more and didn't gain weight like i would have before. I went of carnivore after 4 months due to family pressure and my BP is back up and i gained 12kgs because i got depressed again.

  26. I just started my keto journey, today is my 4th day. I have 25kg to lose. Good thing is I hate sweet food and stop drinking sweet beverages (except for coffee) since few years ago. My carbs problem mainly comes from rice and bread and my love to fruits. I have no idea eating fruits make me not losing weight due to its natural sugar content. It is easier to skip eating at workplace or when going out. At home is the problem as I keep on snacking junk food especially at night and on weekend. Wish me the best.

  27. Can one become "fat adapted" if they have "insulin resistance" and/or "Fatty Liver" ? Or does Fatty Liver make it more difficult ( or impossible ? ) to become Fat Adapted ?

  28. I'm 5th week on keto and IF OMAD. I have all the signs you've mentioned. I was wondering, why is the pee strip still dark purple? Is it something wrong?

  29. Consider, instead of 23andMe, the NutriGenetic Research Institute DNA test and the organic acid test … that's where I start my functional health clients (complemented by corrective/nutritional chiropractic whenever possible, and microbiome balance/gut integrity) The NGRI genetic test analyzes functional genes in the detox pathways alongside OAT results and signs, symptoms and makes recommendations for supplementation. This test and this software are far superior to 23andMe and the myriad companies running reports based on measly 23andMe data that suggest diets and exercise programs based on genetics (many of whom will not reveal the specific genes with which they come their conclusions.) NGRI's solution is a fully transparent deep dive into your bio-individual biochemistry. Clients have access to the software and can choose to work with me as a coach as they make changes to diet, lifestyle, add supplementation.

  30. Well so far- i did screw up both days I went to my friend's house- I'm just noticing a bit more energy, a bit of cramping on occasion, I'm not as hungry as i used to be (I actually only ate twice today, once was about 8 raspberries and a spoonful of peanut butter, then later a bowl of chicken and vegetable soup), but once I eat I have the strange feeling of feeling full and somehow still vaguely wanting something I can't figure out. But I always have to pee a lot, that's actually normal for me, and my blood pressure wasn't high, so I'm not sure I have much to notice. But the edema thing makes sense- is that why my shoes are looser?

  31. I have to say of all of the Quito websites and subscriptions that I have on YouTube doctor you have been the most helpful in just getting the basics down for Quito. I have just started the keto diet and worry a lot as to what to expect next and how to refine they diet that I'm on so thank you very much for your short videos I really appreciate your hard work on the video is to give us things that may be on our mind to cover. I'll keep watching waiting for another bright idea.

  32. Just a few days after starting keto+IF I went from having to have 10+ coffees per 10 workdays not to fall asleep on meetings to 2 coffees per 10 workdays and they weren't as needed. Still a bit sleepy, but that's my poor sleep discipline. It was a sharp drop after the previous state lasted for years, no other change done

  33. I'm 6 weeks in and still I have a diuresis… can someone help me? I'm not sure if its apart of the fat adaptation or if keto has revealed a exsisting bladder problem. And maybe what i can do.. i take electrolytes for awhile now

  34. For the love of God, SOMEBODY help me!! I've been following Drs. Berry and Boz for a few weeks and have been on keto for about 10 days, in ketosis since day four. Am I totally misunderstanding EVERYTHING y'all are saying? I thought I could eat (within reason) as much fat as possible? I'm IF'ing about 18 hours a day, eating two meals. Can't budge the scale but do feel better. (I'm 57, 172 pounds, 5'7" and 14 years post-menopausal in relatively good health…God is faithful). But now, Maria Emmerich told me I have to LIMIT/restrict my fat intake, as well as carbs to 20 (which I'm doing for the carbs) and have goal protein intake. I went from confident and motivated to discouraged and confused in one heartbeat. PLEASE SHED SOME LIGHT!!! Love y'all! xo

  35. I’ll admit that I was terrified of having to go on Keto (my liver specialist enthusiastically suggested it) because of what was told by doctors 30+ years ago; that you need low-fat everything and that too much fat and meat-eating will clog your arteries. I’ve only been Keto for a short while and already notice insane improvements!

    I’m a type 2 diabetic and my blood sugars have been insanely high no matter what I did. On average, they would be around 230 in the morning and almost 500 two hours after eating. Also found out I’m insulin-resistant and have a non-alcoholic fatty liver. First Endocrynologist said I needed to eat 60g of carbs PER MEAL! I felt insanely worse and sought out another Endocrynologist who got me on the right track. Not only do I have more energy with Keto, but my blood sugars are within normal range! What’s crazy is that it happened almost immediately. Insane.

    Thank you for all the hard work and the information you share with your videos, Dr. Berry! ?

  36. Great video man. keto had made me think more clear with laser focus. also loads of energy. had a slight skin condition that has cleared up.

  37. Dr. Berry can you do a video on intermittent fasting over 50? I have been seeing conflicting videos on different timing etc. Would like to hear your take on this.

  38. I started the keto diet with the common negativity of my family and friends , however ,. In two weeks I went from 320 lbs to 301 and after three more weeks I am currently at 280

  39. You just answered a question before I asked it. I was going to ask if I needed to buy the Ketosis monitor and strips. THANK YOUUUUU!

  40. Would never have believed all this until trying it for myself. Years of battling sugar & carb cravings, especially in the evening – jam on toast, biscuits, cereal bars, cakes I'd made at 10pm! and never feeling full – all these urges gone after a couple of days keto. Sometimes they come back but are resistable, maybe just a habit trying to reassert itself. Plus the steady energy through the day, including when fasting is a reality
    No bread means no bloating and intestinal discomfort pretty much gone. Couldn't go back to the roller coaster of carbs. Plus Dr Berry's no credit card needed approach has simplified shopping – just don't buy any processed food whatsoever. Weight loss has been a definite 3kg over 3 weeks maybe more.
    Side comment – I would never let one of those AI assistants in my house – they now or very soon will record everything you say. It all adds more data to the personality profile they have on you already. Look into where AI is going with the big tech firms.

  41. How do you find a set of scales that will weigh you correctly? I’m a different weight every time I step on them. I was 460 the 5 minutes later I was 378 then 30 minutes later I was 340. That’s crazy

  42. Just started exactly 3 weeks ago, all 7 signs are now present. I am feeling so accomplished. Thank you so much for this video! Now I don't have to buy a keto mojo

  43. Have you tried CHAFFLES YET? 1 egg, 1/2 cup grated cheese…waffle iron…boom…Chaffle! Great as bread, waffle, taco shell, or with berries and whipped cream…

  44. Lately I’ve been having dreams of eating sugary cookies and eating cereal and pizza. I’m two weeks into keto. I think it’s my body’s last attempt to get me to start eating carbs and sugar again. but it ain’t ? gonna ?happen ?

  45. I was a regular customer at dunkin doughnuts. Not anymore, lost 30 lbs, I was in high school 40 years ago. Now I’m at my high school weight. Keto works. My wife thinks I’m going to keel over. Never felt better.

  46. I’ve been on keto for three months and have never been in ketosis. Have tried different blood meters still no ketosis. Carbs are never over 20 g, my protein has run from 70 g all the way up to 160 g. Still no ketosis. I weigh 240 have lost 30 pounds. Still no ketosis.

  47. I’m on week four of Carnivore and ALL these things you talk about are happening to me! It is SO MOTIVATING! I’ve NEVER…. and I mean NEVER (I’m 57) been able to feel NO CRAVINGS an hour or two after a meal. Now, two meals a day are totally sufficient. I’m flipping out! Thanks for all your helpful videos.

  48. Please help me! I’m a past vegan trying to go carnivore. The other day I almost fainted to unconsciousness. I had to run to get sugar. Why did this happen if I’m using diatary fat and ketones ?

  49. 100% true. Every single goddam point. God I love being in keto. Going off it and feeling shit has made me appreciate being in Ketosis so I am now keto and nothing will deter me

  50. Thanks Dr.Barry i have eaten more fats & haven't kept tract of macros ,i will start back I'm afraid i have gained wt.I need to lose 8lbs…..

  51. I started doing keto way of eating last month and at the earlier stage, I’ve been eating large servings of fatty foods. But this week, I can’t seem to down anything. I can’t decide what I want to eat and end up just extending fast until I figure out what I want. Then, when I am able to prepare food, I end up just eating half of it. Not sure if it’s still healthy? My next plan is to start working out and possibly that will increase my appetite a bit more. Hoping for inputs.

  52. Thank you for the awesome info Dr.Berry! Any idea how to tell you guy bacteria is balanced? We always hear about keeping gut biome and keeping it healthy and part of that is having probiotics what bot. How done know when we have a healthy gut?

  53. I’ve been in ketosis (3.0-6) for 3 months. I’m still waiting to balance adrenals i ingest a lot of salt and fat with good amount of protein and water and I feel like I’m dying. I don’t eat nuts, high oxalate, milk (only raw heavy cream and butter), or any keto junk foods. How long until my hormones recover. I want to stop drinking coffee but I have to have it some days because I have sleep issues and waking up early is exhausting.

  54. Dr. Berry, it's a pleasure listening to you! As a Southerner now up in the midwest, it's nice to hear the accent and humor of another Southerner!!
    I like that you're a straight shooter and no
    God Bless?

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