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Ketostix And Food Pics

Ketostix And Food Pics

I had a brutal night last night. I woke up at 2 am for no reason and then at 3am my daughter was vomiting. I think I fell back asleep around 5:30 am only to be woken up at 6:30. So I’m really in need of some sleep, tonight can’t come soon enough. Anyhow I have to tell you that I’ve heard about Ketostix for years and I finally bought some so I can try and see where I’m at when it comes to fat burning. I’m experimenting!!! I bought these at Costco, for $7.00 who knew!!! 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, 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”. 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. 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 Continue reading >>

Checking Your Ketone Levels

Checking Your Ketone Levels

Ketosis is part of the process that takes place when your body’s metabolism converts fat into energy. When this is taking place, it is the time that you lose the most fat. The name ketosis relates to the fats that are stored and then release as energy, which is known as ketones. When people eat less carbohydrates, their bodies turn to fat into energy and more ketones are generated. Check your urine on the testing strip to see how your ketone levels are excreting out of your body. The strips will change pink or purple, depending upon how many ketones are in your urine. Noted biochemistry professor Dr. Richard Feinman from SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, New York provided a very succinct explanation for how these Ketostix are supposed to work: “There is a continuum of ketosis. In fact, one of the features of ketone bodies is that, unlike other fuels, glucose and fatty acids, they can be present in plasma over a wide range of concentrations. What is true is that Ketostix measure ketonuria (ketones in the urine) which may or may not give you an accurate view of plasma ketone bodies. If ketone bodies are used as fast as they are made, you may never see ketosis.” Watch this video for more information. Continue reading >>

Decided To Buy Ketone Testing Strips Today And I Used One Already

Decided To Buy Ketone Testing Strips Today And I Used One Already

Tweet When we hear someone talking about peeing on a strip and watching it change color, the first thing that comes to most people’s minds is a home pregnancy test. That is of course, unless the person is a diabetic and they’re talking about ketone test strips. During our once a month trip to Costco today, when I stopped by the pharmacy for sugar tabs and lancets, my wife reminded me that I should see if I can buy ketone testing strips. I knew that they were available over the counter, because my mom bought a box for me back when I was first diagnosed in 2004. I can’t remember for sure if I ever tested for ketones or not before the strips expired. I should have picked up another box to have on hand, but since my blood sugar went low much more than it went dangerously high, I figured it wasn’t necessary (even though I still should have bought a box just in case). However, now that I have started using an insulin pump, I’ve come to learn that ketone test strips are even more important to have with my arsenal of diabetic supplies. “I think I see them on the shelf,” my wife said as she pointed to a box labeled Ketostix that had a Bayer logo on the side. When we got to the front of the line we asked the pharmacy technician if they were in fact what we were looking for. She pulled down 3 different boxes. The first two boxes of Ketostix contained the basic ketone test strips, only one box was bigger than the other. The strips in the third box tested blood glucose levels in addition to testing for ketones. I’m not exactly sure how that works, but since I already have blood glucose testing supplies, I opted for the smaller box of basic ketone testing strips. I chose the smaller box because I was hoping that I would hardly ever need to use them, especially not on Continue reading >>

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