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Ketosis & Ketone Test Strips

Discuss this article! By Doreen EVERYTHING YOU'VE EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT KETOSIS ... 1. What are ketones? 2. How will ketosis help me to lose weight? 3. But, isn't ketosis dangerous? 4. How do the ketone test strips work, and where do I get them? 5. I'm following Induction strictly; why won't my strips turn purple? 6. Will I lose weight faster if the strips show dark purple all the time? 7. Does caffeine affect ketosis? 8. Will drinking alcohol affect 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 m Continue reading >>

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  1. puppydfh

    A purple ketostix

    If i am in the purple with ketostix does that mean I am in ketosis and or burning fat?
    If I test and then it shows purple but then a few hours later I go and I test again and it is negative then what does that mean
    that I am not in ketosis? Are you only in ketosis when the ketostix change color?

  2. Mary

    You might want to check your older threads. I think we've answered this a few times on threads you've started. It may help, anyway, in your search for answers regarding this topic. I even remember a thread (I think it was you?) that had pictures of the stix and the color they were, and members were advising you as to their colors. Hope this helps.

  3. puppydfh

    I just want a simple yes or no because last time it turned into this huge thread about this and blood ketones and all it did was leave me with doubt and more questions.
    esQUOTE=Mary0110;271929]You might want to check your older threads. I think we've answered this a few times on threads you've started. It may help, anyway, in your search for answers regarding this topic. I even remember a thread (I think it was you?) that had pictures of the stix and the color they were, and members were advising you as to their colors. Hope this helps. [/QUOTE]

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