How Do You Know If You Are In Ketosis?
There are 3 ways to directly measure ketosis: Urine test strips, like Ketostix - these stop working for most people after a couple of weeks because they only catch very high numbers, which are more important for a Type 1 Diabetic in danger of ketoacidosis. It’s also prone to error - dehydration will cause a false positive. In the first couple weeks on a ketogenic diet, your body is spilling out alot of extra ketones, but once your body is burning them efficiently, they don’t spill out anymore. They’re inexpensive, and can be ok to get you started, but I found them to be more discouraging in the long run. Blood test strips - this is accurate, but very expensive at the moment. The cheapest I’ve heard of is still over $1 per strip. Breath ketones - the only one I know of available for sale is the Ketonix Reusable Breath Ketone Analyzer in the US, or Home in the rest of the world. I have this one and like it alot. It cost about $200, but I’ve been able to adjust my diet and correlate how clear headed I feel to the number on the meter. Once you’ve measured a while, you generally can tell when you’re in because you’re thinking more clearly, and often have more energy over Continue reading >>