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The Best Way To Monitor Ketone Levels

Awareness and appreciation of the “low-carb high-fat” ketogenic diet has been steadily growing over the last few years. Along with that, you hear the words ketosis and ketones used more commonly. That’s excellent, but many people don’t really know what it all actually means. ..What are ketones? And what does your body do with them? What are the proper levels of ketones you should have to be in ketosis? With so many people talking about the diet/lifestyle, it’s understandable that there is more misinformation as a result. So, let’s clear it all up in this post. First we’ll review the details of ketones – what they are, how they’re formed, etc. – and then we’ll talk about how to monitor them. Let’s dive in! Contents: First Off, What Exactly Are Ketones? Ketones, or ketone bodies, are byproducts created by the body in the process of breaking down (metabolizing) fat for energy, when carbohydrate levels in the body are low. It works like this… The body prefers to use glucose (from carbs) as its source of fuel. But when there isn’t a sufficient level of glucose, and glycogen levels are depleted, blood sugar and insulin levels are reduced, as the body looks for Continue reading >>

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  1. nads786

    how accurate are keto strips?

    i bought some from walgreens the other day and i tested positive last nite, and then today i wasnt positive, i was wondering how accurate are keto strips? if you are in the "purple" does that gurantee you are in ketosis?

  2. Eileen

    Any colour change at all and you are in ketosis. In fact, pink is better than purple, which usually means you are dehydrated.
    When you start, they are very accurate, but as your body adjusts to keto, it stops wasting ketones by pissing them away, and uses them to fuel your workouts. So you'll be less likely to get any sort of dark results, and may not show any traces at all on the strips.
    Get used to how you feel in ketosis, so that you can tell without them. You'll probably not get any value out of more than one drum of ketostix.

  3. Sciamach

    don't you usually have a weird taste in your mouth when you're in keto?

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