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catbrandcatbrand Member Posts: 232 Member Member Posts: 232 Member
Wow, as the title says I got hold of some ketostix today and I knew before I used one it would be positive, loving the extra energy I've got and the reduced appetite, I feel so much better than when I was on a low cal diet.

I'm just cooking up my first batch of bone broth using a chicken carcass, not sure what I'll do with it... drink it as it is make it into a soup for lunch, looking forward to trying it though.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

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  • nvmomketonvmomketo Member Posts: 12,020 Member Member Posts: 12,020 Member
    It's sort of fun in a weird way to get those ketostix to change colour, isn't it? ;) Glad it is working well for you.
  • GaleHawkinsGaleHawkins Member Posts: 8,150 Member Member Posts: 8,150 Member
    Best of success.
  • KarlaYPKarlaYP Member Posts: 4,442 Member Member Posts: 4,442 Member
    It's a wonderful thing!! Good for you!
  • lisawinning4losinglisawinning4losing Member Posts: 732 Member Member Posts: 732 Member
    That's awesome!
  • suesuarezsuesuarez Member, Premium Posts: 69 Member Member, Premium Posts: 69 Member
  • emilybeaveremilybeaver Member Posts: 365 Member Member Posts: 365 Member
    Are these very expensive? I would like to get some and test it out just to see if I'm moving in the right direction after sliding backwards a bit....
  • sammyliftsandeatssammyliftsandeats Member Posts: 2,421 Member Member Posts: 2,421 Member
    @emilybeaver The Ketostix I got were from the Walmart pharmacy and cost me $8 for a pack of 60 sticks.
  • catbrandcatbrand Member Posts: 232 Member Member Posts: 232 Member
    I paid £5.50 in sainsburys for mine, but you can get them on amazon too. I think they're a great little tool, having proof that I am in ketosis is enough to make me stay on track when I'm missing carbs!
  • nvmomketonvmomketo Member Posts: 12,020 Member Member Posts: 12,020 Member
    They aren't always totally accurate though. I ate meat, eggs, and coconut oil for the last 4 days, and I still only get trace ketones. :D
    edited April 2016
  • GaleHawkinsGaleHawkins Member Posts: 8,150 Member Member Posts: 8,150 Member
    ebay.com/itm/Advance-Police-Digital-Breath-Alcohol-Tester-Breathalyzer-Analyzer-Detector-usa-/272121315206?hash=item3f5bb1bf86:g:w-8AAOSwFqJWqh5K

    Must be another thread were I just posted my way to monitor if I am in ketosis or not and at what relative level. The cheap ones do not filter out false readings when acetone. Last night I was at 0.029 and like 0.075 tonight. A 0.050 is what I shoot for but different meters will read different but the same meter results are repeatable.

    These are ballpark only but cut out the pissing part. :)

    Someone took the guts used in these and sell it as some kind of blow glow stick.
    edited April 2016
  • GaleHawkinsGaleHawkins Member Posts: 8,150 Member Member Posts: 8,150 Member
    nvmomketo wrote: »
    They aren't always totally accurate though. I ate meat, eggs, and coconut oil for the last 4 days, and I still only get trace ketones. :D

    Well you know meat and eggs can lower ketone levels because half of protein can become glucose and knock you out of ketosis if high enough. :)
    edited April 2016
  • nvmomketonvmomketo Member Posts: 12,020 Member Member Posts: 12,020 Member
    nvmomketo wrote: »
    They aren't always totally accurate though. I ate meat, eggs, and coconut oil for the last 4 days, and I still only get trace ketones. :D

    Well you know meat and eggs can lower ketone levels because half of protein can become glucose and knock you out of ketosis if high enough. :)

    Nah. I'm always trace unless I stop eating for a couple of days. I'm just weird that way. ;) Plus my protein isn't up by much - maybe 80g. I don't enjoy meat enough to be a really good carnivore yet. LOL
  • GaleHawkinsGaleHawkins Member Posts: 8,150 Member Member Posts: 8,150 Member
    nvmomketo wrote: »
    nvmomketo wrote: »
    They aren't always totally accurate though. I ate meat, eggs, and coconut oil for the last 4 days, and I still only get trace ketones. :D

    Well you know meat and eggs can lower ketone levels because half of protein can become glucose and knock you out of ketosis if high enough. :)

    Nah. I'm always trace unless I stop eating for a couple of days. I'm just weird that way. ;) Plus my protein isn't up by much - maybe 80g. I don't enjoy meat enough to be a really good carnivore yet. LOL

    For some reason but no that I know I eat much less meat on the WOE than ever in my life. I had tuna and cashews for lunch however.
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