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Old 02-14-2012, 12:50 PM   #1
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Ketostix

Hi All,

I just bought some Ketostix because I'm so curious if I'm in deep ketosis or not. I thought they may help me stay motivated. When is the best time to use them?

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Old 02-14-2012, 06:49 PM   #2
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No one has any advice for me?
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I don;t know that it really matters...Maybe in the mornings ?
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First thing in the morning. Your urine will be most concentrated then.
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The advice I see most often given here is that "ketosis is ketosis". If you are registering darker, it's simply because you are deyhdrated and the ketones are more concentrated. First thing in the morning is probably the best bet.
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:13 PM   #6
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Keep in mind that alcohol will change their color too. So, morning is probably best.
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:29 AM   #7
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Yep, don't sweat the color at all. I've lost 76 pounds and I've almost never had more than a 'trace' reading on a ketostick!
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I always liked the end of the day, I could see if I were still in ketosis. Most anytime is good, but if you are wanting to see a deeper color, morning is probably best. Any color on the stix is good.
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Here's my favorite tip that someone gave me - cut them in haf - length wise and you'll have twice as many.

I think at first you test multiple times throughout the day and then you'll figure out when the right time to test for you is.
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Here's my favorite tip that someone gave me - cut them in haf - length wise and you'll have twice as many.

I think at first you test multiple times throughout the day and then you'll figure out when the right time to test for you is.
Make sure its lengthwise. If you do it the other way, your fingers will get wet and half of them won't work.

Ketosis is ketosis. Trace is as good as dark.
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Hahaha Kim!!!

Mornings will usually show up the darkest (concentrated). I have tested throughout the day. Keep in mind that you will have variations due to hydration. Like they said, ketosis is ketosis. I use them to see if I am out of it or not when using new food, etc.
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Yep, don't sweat the color at all. I've lost 76 pounds and I've almost never had more than a 'trace' reading on a ketostick!
Yep. Me too. And I usually test in the mornings.
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I also think some brands are more 'sensitive' than others.
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I also think some brands are more 'sensitive' than others.
Agree, have even had a bad batch before and thought I was out of ketosis til I opened a new one!
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Thanks for all the great answers!
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