Keto Diet Facts & Tips

Does keto make your pee smell?

It can, during the keto adaptation period.

If you are on a keto diet, the smell usually comes from the ketones that aren’t being burned. This often happens if you’re still adapting to keto. Keto adaptation can take several weeks. Over time, you will burn those ketones and they won’t cause an odor.

If you are not on a ketogenic diet and you’re not doing intermittent fasting, but you’re getting a stinky urine odor, it could be a urinary tract infection, liver damage, eating the wrong foods, or not having enough vegetables.

Here’s what you can do for a strong urine odor:

  • Liver support – consume plenty of healthy vegetables (like beet tops and dandelion greens)

  • Fluids – drink plenty of water throughout the day

  • Adjust proteins – lower your protein (3 to 6 oz is plenty)

  • Chlorophyll – wheatgrass juice powder is a great source of it

Last updated: Dec 18, 2023 15:44 PM