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How To Get A Free Blood Ketone Meter When Ketostix Fail

When I initially started a ketogenic diet, I would use the urine test strips to monitor for ketones, which would tell me if I was in ketosis or not. I wish someone had told me about this free Blood Ketone Meter! However, I later found that my readings started to show nothing even though I had been eating a high fat, low carb diet. I wondered… what on earth was wrong? Why do Ketostix Stop Working? After doing some research, I found that once my body started to become accustom to a high fat diet and began to utilise the ketones for energy, the free ketones in my urine either did not exist or where not as strong. Ketostix work mainly off the concentration of ketones in your urine. This makes the long-term use of Ketostix useless, as they will eventually start to read blank. Ketostix start at a yellow colour (which means you are not in Ketosis) all the way up to a dark purple (which means you’re in fairly heavy ketosis). Click on the Image Below to get Ketostix in Australia The solution? Blood Ketone Meter! My girlfriend Adele loves to source out bargains at different chemists. As I came along to a few of these bargain hunting trips, I began to notice that I could use a device that Continue reading >>

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    I find that testing at night my sticks are much darker. I also read in ATkins to test later in the day. Often in the AM the sticks are the lightest for me.
    However, I dont understand how my sticks are turning, butI dont seem to be losing very fast. It might be just water retention.. I hope!

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    Gigi, thanks for the valuable info on Ketosis.
    Everyone should consider several things before giving up drinking the water. First, test first thing in the morning before eating or drinking anything. Second, give up all artificial sweetners or things with them it it. If you are still not in ketosis after a few days, then look at what carbs you have been consuming. Maybe you are one of those people who are very carb sensitive. Try a couple of day with meat, eggs and green veggies.
    As the article says make sure your sticks are fresh.
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  3. GIGIX068

    I was under the understanding that the ketostix will not measure accurately when we drink a lot of water. Your urine is too diluted to get a good result. I test in the morning.
    Here is a copy and paste with a lot more information than you asked for--but it might be helpful. After I read it I understood that because of the volume of water I drink that it is not registering but I am still in ketosis.
    What are ketones?
    Ketones are a normal and efficient source of fuel and energy for the human body. They are produced by the liver from fatty acids, which result from the breakdown of body fat in response to the absence of glucose/sugar. In a ketogenic diet, such as Atkins ... or diets used for treating epilepsy in children, the tiny amounts of glucose required for some select functions can be met by consuming a minimum amount of carbs - or can be manufactured in the liver from PROTEIN. When your body is producing ketones, and using them for fuel, this is called "ketosis".
    How will ketosis help me to lose weight?
    Most reducing diets restrict calorie intake, so you lose weight but some of that is fat and some of it is lean muscle tissue as well. Less muscle means slowed metabolism, which makes losing weight more difficult and gaining it back all too easy. Ketosis will help you to lose FAT.
    Being in ketosis means that your body's primary source of energy is fat (in the form of ketones). When you consume adequate protein as well, there's no need for the body to break down its muscle tissue. Ketosis also tends to accelerate fat loss --- once the liver converts fat to ketones, it can't be converted back to fat, and so is excreted.
    But, isn't ketosis dangerous?
    Being in ketosis by following a low carbohydrate diet is NOT dangerous. The human body was designed to use ketones very efficiently as fuel in the absence of glucose. However, the word ketosis is often confused with a similar word, ketoacidosis.
    Ketoacidosis is a dangerous condition for diabetics, and the main element is ACID not ketones. The blood pH becomes dangerously acidic because of an extremely high blood SUGAR level (the diabetic has no insulin, or doesn't respond to insulin .... so blood sugar rises ... ketones are produced by the body to provide the fuel necessary for life, since the cells can't use the sugar). It's the high blood sugar, and the acid condition that is so dangerous. Ketones just happen to be a part of the picture, and are a RESULT of the condition, not the CAUSE. Diabetics can safely follow a ketogenic diet to lose fat weight ... but they must be closely monitored by their health care provider, and blood sugars need to be kept low, and stable.
    How do the ketone test strips work, and where can I get them?
    Ketone urine-testing strips, also called Ketostix or just ketone sticks ... are small plastic strips that have a little absorptive pad on the end. This contains a special chemical that will change colour in the presence of ketones in the urine. The strips may change varying shades of pink to purple, or may not change colour at all. The container will have a scale on the label, with blocks of colour for you to compare the strip after a certain time lapse, usually 15 seconds. Most folks simply hold a strip in the flow of urine. Other folks argue that the force of the flow can "wash" some of the chemical away, and advise that a sample of urine be obtained in a cup or other container, then the strip dipped into it.
    The chemical reagent is very sensitive to moisture, including what's in the air. It's important to keep the lid of the container tightly closed at all times, except for when you're getting a strip to take a reading. Make sure your fingers are dry before you go digging in! They also have an expiry date, so make note of this when you purchase the strips ... that's for the UNopened package. Once opened, they have a shelf-life of about 6 months -- you may wish to write the date you opened on the label for future reference.
    Ketone test strips can be purchased at any pharmacy, and are usually kept with the diabetic supplies. In some stores they're kept behind the counter, so if you don't see them on the shelf, just ask the pharmacist; you don't need a prescription to buy them.
    I'm following Induction strictly; why won't my strips turn purple?
    Ketones will spill into the urine ONLY when there is more in the blood than is being used as fuel by the body at that particular moment.
    You may have exercised or worked a few hours previously, so your muscles would have used up the ketones as fuel, thus there will be no excess. You may have had a lot of liquids to drink, so the urine is more diluted. Perhaps the strips are not fresh, or the lid was not on tight and some moisture from the atmosphere got in.
    Some low carbers NEVER show above trace or negative even ... yet they burn fat and lose weight just fine. If you're losing weight, and your clothes are getting looser, you're feeling well and not hungry all the time .. then you are successfully in ketosis. Don't get hung up on the strips; they're just a guide, nothing more.
    Will I lose weight faster if the strips show dark purple all the time?
    No. Testing in the darkest purple range all the time is usually a sign of dehydration -- the urine is too concentrated. You need to drink more water to dilute it, and keep the kidneys flushed.
    The liver will make ketones from body fat, the fat you EAT, and from alcohol --- the ketone strips have no way of distinguishing the source of the ketones. So, if you test every day after dinner, and dinner usually contains a lot of fat, then you may very well test for large amounts of ketones all the time. However this does not indicate that any BODY fat was burned.
    The strips only indicate what's happening in the urine. Ketosis happens in the blood and body tissues. If you're showing even a small amount, then you are in ketosis, and fat-burning is taking place. Don't get hung up on the ketone sticks.
    Does caffeine affect ketosis?
    This is questionable. There ARE a few studies that suggest caffeine may cause blood sugar to rise, with consequent effect on insulin ... The studies involve consuming 50 gm glucose orally, followed by a dose of caffeine. This is quite different from a low carber, who is consuming only 20 gm carbs, in the form of high-fiber vegetables, spread throughout the day.
    Many low carbers continue to enjoy caffeine-containing beverages with no serious impact on their weight-loss efforts. However, there are some sensitive individuals ... and persons who are extremely insulin resistant may need to restrict or even eliminate all caffeine. If you have been losing successfully then find your weight loss stalled for a month or two, and you are following your program to the letter, you might consider stopping all caffeine for a while, to see if that will get things started again.
    Will drinking alcohol affect ketosis?
    No and yes. The liver can make ketones out of alcohol, so technically, when you drink you'll continue to produce ketones and so will remain in ketosis. The problem is ... alcohol converts more easily to ketones than fatty acids, so your liver will use the alchol first, in preference to fat. Thus, when you drink, basically your FAT burning is put on hold until all the alcohol is out of your system.
    This rapid breakdown of alcohol into ketones and acetaldehyde (the intoxicating by-product) ... tends to put low carbers at risk for quicker intoxication ... especially if no other food is consumed to slow absorption.
    Atkinscenter Official Website ... FAQ page, (select Ketosis)
    Ketosis ... from the Low Carb Diet and Exercise List
    Ketosis and Lipolysis ... from Low Carb Retreat
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Subscribe for videos on becoming superhuman: https://goo.gl/TSDCuv To know whether or not youve entered ketosis you can measure your blood ketone levels. But how to know if you are in ketosis without strips? Nutritional ketosis begins if our blood ketone levels are over 0.5mMol. To indicate that, you can use either urine strips like Ketostix. There are also breath takers. The most optimal range for ketosis is between 0.5 and 3 mMol. But there are a few problems with measuring ketones. 1. Having elevated levels of ketones doesnt mean youre in ketosis. 2. These urine strips are expensive and taking several measurements a day is very costly. Thats why theres another way how to know youre in ketosis without strips. FREE Simple Keto: http://www.siimland.com/get-simple-keto/ What to Eat on the Ketogenic Diet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inBhx... Ultimate Keto Meal Plan: http://www.siimland.com/ultimate-keto... Subscribe for videos on becoming superhuman: https://goo.gl/TSDCuv Join my Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bodym... Stay Empowered Siim Disclaimer I do not own any of the video clips used in this video. The legal rights belong to the legal copyright holders of s

Ketosis Strips

Ketosis is basically the very metabolic state that liver breaks down fats in order to produce ketones at any given time. In this case, ketones are the fuel source in regard to ketonic diet. In case you’re new to this kind of diet, you need to understand that ketosis does not only help in metabolism but also physical performance. Additionally, ketones will enhance mental output that helps you to shed extra fats. The main thing is to know how to measure results and this is where ketosis sticks come in handy. It is equally important to note and understand the three main forms of ketones in order to know their specific roles and how eventually they affect the end results. In fact, comprehending the finer details of these compounds is highly recommended so that you can measure them at specific time or in specific circumstances. These compounds include acetoacetate, acetone, and beta-hydroxybutryate, of which play different roles in metabolism of the ketones that have been ingested. The important thing is that the compounds can be measured individually, by using specific techniques that have known to work. Take note that the best way to measure is when they have spilled into different Continue reading >>

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  1. Jiggy Puff

    A couple of years ago I lost 90 lbs. on Atkins. During that time I periodically tested my urine for ketones. Since I was on a very low carb ketogenic WOE you would think I would see my fat loss revealed on the strips. But never did I ever see anything other than just "trace" on the strips, which is barely any. But yet I kept buying the strips. Why? During that time I thought maybe something would show,but no.
    Fast forward to present day. life happened, regained my weight, and restart 2 months ago. I am doing great lost 22 lbs and regret ever leaving this WOE. But with that said, what do I do but go to the store and buy Ketone test strips:? :/ Why? you ask lol. I really don't know, I guess i thought by some miracle of events I would see some different results. Guess what I have been seeing? Yep you guessed it...."trace".
    Now why am I telling you this? It is because it is to show you that not all of us that lose weight and do great on this WOE will show it on our test strips. The ketones that are not showing up on my urine strips are probably being used by my body. Not to mention if you are someone who drinks lots of water, the urine can be diluted and therefore not show much on the strips. Another theory is some of us urinate more times than others; which for those, the ketones don't have time to build up in consistency to show on the strips.
    So don't be discouraged if you don't see anything on your strips you can tell by how well you are doing, by how well you look and feel and the weight loss you obtain by living and eating the best WOE in the world.
    And for those of you who get to enjoy the "colorful" results of moderate results on your strips; it is a pretty why to observe your progress, that is about it. So "stripping or not" lol good luck and happy success my friends.

  2. black57

    It is better to see nothing on the test strips. By seeing nothing on the test strips, your body is telling you that it is indeed using the ketones for energy which is what you want...you don't want to see ketones on the test strips at all. Ketones do not get stored as fat, they're used to maintain bone, muscle and other tissues including heart and brain.When your body uses ketones for energy your body has become ketone adapted and healthier than ever before.

  3. CMCM


    Originally Posted by black57
    It is better to see nothing on the test strips. By seeing nothing on the test strips, your body is telling you that it is indeed using the ketones for energy which is what you want...you don't want to see ketones on the test strips at all. Ketones do not get stored as fat, they're used to maintain bone, muscle and other tissues including heart and brain.When your body uses ketones for energy your body has become ketone adapted and healthier than ever before.
    Good good points. I've rarely if ever seen much on ketostix. Perhaps way back when I first did Atkins, but since I'm always eating pretty much along Atkins low carb lines anyway, whenever I tighten up my eating and go very low carb, the ketostix will show virtually no change.

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Not to be confused with Ketoacidosis. Ketosis is a metabolic state in which some of the body's energy supply comes from ketone bodies in the blood, in contrast to a state of glycolysis in which blood glucose provides energy. Ketosis is a result of metabolizing fat to provide energy. Ketosis is a nutritional process characterised by serum concentrations of ketone bodies over 0.5 mM, with low and stable levels of insulin and blood glucose.[1][2] It is almost always generalized with hyperketonemia, that is, an elevated level of ketone bodies in the blood throughout the body. Ketone bodies are formed by ketogenesis when liver glycogen stores are depleted (or from metabolising medium-chain triglycerides[3]). The main ketone bodies used for energy are acetoacetate and β-hydroxybutyrate,[4] and the levels of ketone bodies are regulated mainly by insulin and glucagon.[5] Most cells in the body can use both glucose and ketone bodies for fuel, and during ketosis, free fatty acids and glucose synthesis (gluconeogenesis) fuel the remainder. Longer-term ketosis may result from fasting or staying on a low-carbohydrate diet (ketogenic diet), and deliberately induced ketosis serves as a medical i Continue reading >>

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    Is moderate Ketosis too much?

    Hey gang,
    For dieting reasons I've recently started an Atkins styled approach. It's modified in that I sorta blend Phase 1 and 2(which adds nuts and more dairy) with a little bit of 'potatoes' (from Phase 3). No grains at all no fruit juices at all. I stay under 30g of carbs a day without fail. In the first 5 days I'm down 6.5 lbs -- after having been on an extended plateau for 6 months caused by taking too much basal insulin AND by still allowing myself some grains in the form of Sugar Free treats from different companies.
    So this modified Atkins is working. Cool!. BUT I picked up Ketosis sticks the other day to verify whether or not I'm in full Ketosis (not to be confused with Ketoacidosis which is VERY bad for diabetics). I had heard on several forums that it's good to get yourself so the read out is between 'trace' to 'low' and that means you're where Atkins wants you for fat burning. But I was surprised to not that I'm in the MODERATE zone for sure -- with the color coding and at the 15 second mark after passing thru urine stream. Even on a very 'liberal' Atkins program that is not following it to a tee... I've achieved and agressive ketosis. That explains the nearly 1 pound of weight loss a day so far..
    My question is -- is 'moderate' on the read too TOO MUCH ketosis. Should I add back some carbs to slow that down? Am I endangering myself at all for the dreaded 'ketoacidosis' by being at this level of ketosis?
    Thanks for your input!

  2. jwags

    I think you are confusing ketoacidosis which is caused by very high bgs and dehydration, usually in Type 1's but can happen in Type 2's ( rarely). Usually bgs are quite high . When you are on a ketogenic diet you start to use fat for fuel ( energy). That is why you lose weight. Bein on a ketogenic diet does not lead to ketoacidosis. Go to Jenny's Low Carb Blog, she discusses all aspects of very low carb diet and what to expect

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    When I was Atkins I never was concerned with it, felt the best in my life if only I have the determination again, you never know I might wake up and say this is the day.

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