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Old 03-22-2013, 08:24 PM   #1
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Ketone sticks are a great tool.....

Since I gave up the scale, I've been measuring myself and making sure I stay in ketosis. I think ketone sticks are such a great tool. I may even say I'm a little obsessed with them!! It's a good feeling knowing I'm fat burning! Since I've been low carbing the last 4 1/2 weeks, I have gone down a little over 5 inches. Anyone else using ketone sticks????

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Old 03-22-2013, 08:50 PM   #2
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I use them as one tool, but they're a blunt tool, to put it mildly. They're not wholly accurate, but in conjunction with other tools, I find them helpful sometimes.

BTW, years ago, when I first joined LCF, someone recommended cutting them in half. I've been doing that ever since, and it's a great little money saver.
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:00 PM   #3
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BTW, years ago, when I first joined LCF, someone recommended cutting them in half. I've been doing that ever since, and it's a great little money saver.
Really? How do you manage that without contaminating the test area? I've always been afraid to try anything much with them because they tell you not to touch the testing area and to close the container as quickly as possible. So I'm always in some kind of silly race to get the container closed or something
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:16 PM   #4
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Oh, blah!

I use a sharp pair of scissors, cut from the test area to the top, because if I go the other way, they tend to go off track. I'm not touching the test area, the scissors are a tiny bit, but no big.
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Blah is right! I kind of wonder if they're trying to scare tactic people into thinking their strips are no good or something I always imagined if I touched them they'd start turning crazy colors before I was ready or something and I wouldn't be able to get a reading off them. I almost think if I had night vision I would have been testing in the dark since they blame lighting on messing up the strips too

That's good to know though! I'll have to give it a shot Thanks for the tip! I've been going through them like crazy lately!
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:34 AM   #6
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I think keto-sticks are a tool, but not always the most reliable. Sometimes they show you are not in ketosis when you really are.

Awesome idea, for cutting the sticks in half. Never thought of that.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:01 AM   #7
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Where do you buy ketone sticks? I don't want to order online if at all possible. Are they readily available on shelves in stores?
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:07 AM   #8
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Yes, any drugstore will have them. But make sure you do a bit of comparison shopping: my Walgreens and CVS are right across the street from each other, and, last time I bought some, one sold them for $5 cheaper than the other, and both were cheaper than amazon. That's not always the case, so I always check before I buy.

Look in the diabetes supply area.

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