Friday, January 5, 2018

How To Know If You are In Ketosis

By following a strict ketogenic diet, your body will enter a what is called "ketosis", not to be confused with "ketoacidosis", which is dangerous.
Ketosis occurs when the body has low insulin levels and in a state of burning high levels of fat.

There are three ways to measure ketone levels: Urine, Breath and Blood

Urine testing:

Urine testing is the least accurate way to test for ketones. It is fairly accurate in the beginning, but after a couple of weeks of ketosis, one will usually find that the urine strips no longer register ketone levels.
To use ketone test strips, collect your first morning urine and quickly dip the strip into the urine. A reading will show up after only 15 seconds, which you can measure against a ketone key on the side of the bottle, which will show you how many millimolar of ketones you have in your urine and whether or not you are in ketosis.

Breath testing:

This is the most cost-effective way of ketone testing. You can use this Ketonix breathalyzer thousands of times to test ketone levels. It is accurate and very easy to use.

There is another less expensive breath ketone meter that I use:

Blood testing:

This is the most accurate, but most expensive, way of testing for ketone levels.

Precision Xtra measures your blood ketone levels, which is the most accurate way to test for ketones and determine your level of nutritional ketosis.

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