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Ketosis – Are You “looking For Purple”?

Two questions I’m asked a great deal are about ketosis. “What colour am I aiming at on the “Ketostix (TM)” testing strips? Where do I get them?” My answers are always this: “Benign Dietary Ketosis” as a concept was championed by Dr Robert Atkins when he published the first version of his plan in 1972. He mentions that you should measure your excreted ketones via urinalysis and be looking for a purple result. Where to get Ketone Urinalysis sticks Either, via Amazon (pretty much the easiest option) or at the Pharmacy counter of any dispensing Chemist. They are a “P” grade medicine, so you have to ask for them. However, being in ketosis is like being pregnant. You either are, or you aren’t. The colour is irrelevant, any shade of Pink/Purple will do. In fact, purple may well be a sign that you are pushing too hard. You may be eating too few vegetable based carbs. Purple means that you are dumping a great deal of excess ketones into urine, rather than burning them. If you are “purple” but find that you are not dropping fat, your body may well be fighting against your mind’s want to drop your excess fat. Your body wants to preserve its homoeostasis and keep you Continue reading >>

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  1. Patrizia_B

    Good morning,
    I am on day 5 of my induction phase today and think I am doing well with the food.
    I used a ketostix last evening and it showed a colour between the two first pink ones. This morning it was a bit lighter, but still pink-ish.
    Now: does that mean I am in Ketosis or not? Does the colour need to be dark purple to suggest i lose more than when it is pink?
    I cruised around the forum, but could not find any answer.
    Thank you for helping,

  2. Kisal

    You're either in ketosis, or you're not. (It's sort of like being pregnant. :lol: ) The color of the stix makes no difference. Here's some information that explains it further:
    http://www.lowcarb.ca/tips/tips011.html

  3. lisabinil

    My Ketostix have registered negative all week but I have lost 2.2 lbs. I usually only show light pink and the only time I ever show purple is after I have a few drinks.

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Is it true or isn't it true that the color of the strips doesn't matter? I realize the blood test way is the most accurate but holy crap, they are way out of my budget. Should I consider myself in trouble if the sticks read "trace"? If I don't feel tired then isn't that evidence that I am making sufficient ketones, i.e. my glycogen stores are empty and I'm using ketones for energy? My friend says that if it's purple, that means your body is burning more fat. I repeat what I heard (I need to personally research this) that it doesn't matter what color it is as long as it's registering at least trace. How do get a good understanding of the fundamentals of ketosis? P.S. I am losing 2 lbs weekly and have lots of energy, yet am rarely purple. Continue reading >>

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  1. Patrizia_B

    Good morning,
    I am on day 5 of my induction phase today and think I am doing well with the food.
    I used a ketostix last evening and it showed a colour between the two first pink ones. This morning it was a bit lighter, but still pink-ish.
    Now: does that mean I am in Ketosis or not? Does the colour need to be dark purple to suggest i lose more than when it is pink?
    I cruised around the forum, but could not find any answer.
    Thank you for helping,

  2. Kisal

    You're either in ketosis, or you're not. (It's sort of like being pregnant. :lol: ) The color of the stix makes no difference. Here's some information that explains it further:
    http://www.lowcarb.ca/tips/tips011.html

  3. lisabinil

    My Ketostix have registered negative all week but I have lost 2.2 lbs. I usually only show light pink and the only time I ever show purple is after I have a few drinks.

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Using Ketosis & Ketone Stix To Increase Food Selections In Hcg Diet

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  1. ANIMALISTIKZ

    Colors of KetoStix

    Hey guys ive been eating a keto diet for about a week and a couple days since my last carb up. I finally got ketostix and i used it today and i only got small amounts(1.5 mmol/l) should i be aiming ideally for something? Or is anything thats not negative efficient? I drink lots of water by the way, so im sure that has a factor on how high my concentration of ketones is. Thanks

  2. jrock1784

    Originally Posted by TheLINN
    Hey guys ive been eating a keto diet for about a week and a couple days since my last carb up. I finally got ketostix and i used it today and i only got small amounts(1.5 mmol/l) should i be aiming ideally for something? Or is anything thats not negative efficient? I drink lots of water by the way, so im sure that has a factor on how high my concentration of ketones is. Thanks

    Any trace coloring on the sticks is fine...if you are in ketosis you are in ketosis....the darker shades just mean you either arent very hydrated or your body is not burning all your ketones for fuel and has alot excess....you dont even really have to test positive on those things to be in ketosis b/c technically you could be using all your ketones for energy
    I wouldnt rely on them very much after you get used to how your body feels in ketosis

  3. ANIMALISTIKZ

    Originally Posted by jrock1784
    Any trace coloring on the sticks is fine...if you are in ketosis you are in ketosis....the darker shades just mean you either arent very hydrated or your body is not burning all your ketones for fuel and has alot excess....you dont even really have to test positive on those things to be in ketosis b/c technically you could be using all your ketones for energy
    I wouldnt rely on them very much after you get used to how your body feels in ketosis


    Yeah, i cant really tell im in ketosis physically by symptoms, i never have energy, i dont have anemia or anything not sure, i think a sleeping disorder, i definitely have metallic taste and drink alot of water though.

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