Bad Breath!

One of the negative things about ketosis is that it makes your breath stink. It's hard to describe the smell but you will know it when you have it. The smell comes from ketones being exhaled as you breathe.   It can be especially bad in the morning after your body has been fasting all night.

Your partner might complain a bit, but it's a good sign. It means you are burning fat.

You can use sugar-free gum to try to help mask the smell. Beware of the sugar in any mints or candies you might use.  Yes it may be only 2 grams of sugar a mint, but after the whole pack is gone.....

Last Modified: Tue, 01 May 2007 08:33:57 GMT