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Ammonia Smell Day After Pulse Fast


#1

Sorry but wasnt sure where to post...

Yesterday i did the pulse-fast except i did it with only MAG-10 and because i woke up late i think i did anywhere from 5-7 pulses

i wanted to do two sessions today so i woke up early and went about it as follows

-60 coffee
-30 1 scoop whey + 1.5 apple(s)
-15 started sipping 2 scoops WOF
-0 Finished WOF
Para Workout 3 scoops MAG10
+15 1 scoop whey

when i got home, i took off my shirt and could smell the ammonia...

Thibs or anyone else, if you have any advice i'd really appreciate it

Thanks


#2

This often happens when you go into a ketogenic state. A fast + leucine is the fastest way to get into ketosis.


#3

so do you think im using muscle tissue and/or the MAG-10 as fuel instead of carbs/fats?

is there anything i can/should do to make things "better" (for lack of a better word)?

thanks for all your help


#4

No, it just means that your body is producing ketones and using them for energy... which is actually muscle-sparing.


#5

i see. thanks for the help...again


#6

You sure you mean ammonia and not acetone?


#7

thats what i first thought, but i always get confused talking about ketosis...


#8

Yeah, because if you really smell ammonia I think it can be a kidney problem.. Not that I'm certain or anything, but I recently read a doctor's answer to a pasiant on this topic.. -> So, if you think you smell like ammonia, maybe you should contact your doctor, just to be sure..


#9

Yeah, because if you really smell ammonia I think it can be a kidney problem.. Not that I'm certain or anything, but I recently read a doctor's answer to a pasiant on this topic.. -> So, if you think you smell like ammonia, maybe you should contact your doctor, just to be sure..


#10

thanks ill look into it but im "hoping" its just that my protein intake is too high although last night i i had about 1/3 of a jar of natty PB just for the sake of upping my fats and im doing another pulse today.

i woke up sweating (pretty common for me) but i smelled my beater and i could clearly smell a 'chemical'. my sense of smell sucks so im still not sure if its ammonia or acetone...