If you are in ketosis, you are
in "fat burn mode". There really is no "more or less". I don't know what you do to make the color darker, I just know mine has been... just as it has been in the lighter shades. As long as you are following the plan correctly and you are in ketosis, you ARE burning fat. At what rate, I don't really know, it depends on your resistance level. That is determined at the end of the 2 week Induction period.
A couple of things I think are important is...
Make sure you are not using "low fat" products (because they actually work against you
on this plan). Make sure you are eating your vegetables, drinking your water and when having protein... make sure you have it with a "fat".
I looked at your diet calendar and it looks like you are doing great. The only thing I would tell you to consider
doing is... not having the Atkins Bars.
I'm not sure why they recommend using those, especially
in the Induction phase of Atkins, when they are well known to cause stalls. But, that's just my opinion. I'm not a dcotor or a dietician so... who am I to say?
The only reason I do
say that is because, I've read over and over again (here and elsewhere) people complain about not being able to lose as much as they think
be losing and they are having the Atkins products as a "staple" in their diet. Sometimes 3 or more a day.
I don't think that's what they are intended for. I just think stuff like that is meant for the times when you just have to have something
or you have no other choice in the matter. It's better than eating something COMPLETELY "off plan". Again though, that's just my personal opinion on the matter.
If they aren't causing you to stall or hindering your weight loss... I would have them if I wanted them.
I guess what I'm trying to say is... I'm just not sure how one would "know" if they were causing a problem or not if they've never done Indcution without them. Hope that made sense!
Anyway, back to the color on the test strips...
If I were you, I seriously wouldn't stress over the color on the strips. Anything trace and above is