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Gabriele 31

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Posted: 29 Dec 2006, 20:49
Hi I have been on induction now for 2weeks and have lost 2 kilo's / 4 pounds I have been using the sticks and show no ketosis at all. I was wondering if I have lost weight due to going to the gym?:
Dot

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Posted: 30 Dec 2006, 16:39
I have never used the ketone test strips but am going to go and get some. I did some surfing on your question and got the below from lowcarb.ca. The answer may be that there was no purple on the strips b/c you did the testing after gym and would have burned up the ketones while working out. Dot Smile

I'm following Induction strictly; why won't my strips turn purple?

Ketones will spill into the urine ONLY when there is more in the blood than is being used as fuel by the body at that particular moment.

You may have exercised or worked a few hours previously, so your muscles would have used up the ketones as fuel, thus there will be no excess. You may have had a lot of liquids to drink, so the urine is more diluted. Perhaps the strips are not fresh, or the lid was not on tight and some moisture from the atmosphere got in.

Some low carbers NEVER show above trace or negative even ... yet they burn fat and lose weight just fine. If you're losing weight, and your clothes are getting looser, you're feeling well and not hungry all the time .. then you are successfully in ketosis. Don't get hung up on the strips; they're just a guide, nothing more.

amyek21

Joined: Jan 07
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Posted: 31 Jan 2007, 13:04
I have done the strips before, and they turn pink for me with no problem, then the next week they do nothing...but remember, your body does NOT have to be in ketosis to lose weight. Many people doing atkins NEVER go into ketosis and lose 50-100 pounds. If your body is excreting ketones, they can also be diluted depending on how much water you drink or like the post says exercising. My tip is to always test first thing in the morning.... it will show the best result. Hope this helps! Good Luck!
busyone

Joined: Feb 07
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Posted: 13 Feb 2007, 11:10
Question Hi there! I have too used the ketone strips. One day I will be really dark and other days will be very light. I just use them as a guide but it does depend on how concentrate your urine is. I just know that if I feel lighter and my clothes are losening that I am in deed losing weight. Just don't base the whole diet thing on the ketone strips. Use them as a guide.
ra_tay13

Joined: Apr 07
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Posted: 29 Apr 2007, 08:56
My strips only have showed a trace for majority of the time. I use them first thing in the morning before I drink or eat anything. I have lost 39 pound since Jan 3rd so I know even if the aren't turning a dark color I'm still ok. Just use them as a guidance. Your scale and clothes will let you know the true thing.
twizzle

Joined: Apr 07
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Posted: 01 May 2007, 01:51
The sticks might be out of date Confused
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phugg

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Posted: 02 May 2007, 17:15
I had posted in my journal that i had purchased some strips and there is a good conversation that followed. Check it out: Ketosis Strips Journal entry
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WolffMama

Joined: May 07
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Posted: 03 May 2007, 20:39
I have been on Atkins since Nov.06 and have lost 44lbs I checked to see if i was in ketosis for about the first 2 weeks but haven't checked since. Even outdated ones still work
rodsgurl

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Posted: 29 Aug 2007, 23:42
have never used the sticks but i know when im in ketosis because of my breathVery Happy
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jessybob

Joined: Oct 07
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Posted: 18 Oct 2007, 14:53
I’m not an expert with the ketone strips, but have you tried using the strips first thing in the morning? This could help you get a more accurate result because your urine would be more concentrated and you don't have to worry about having burned up your ketones with exercise just prior to use.
danastone

Joined: Oct 07
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Posted: 18 Oct 2007, 15:42
Where can you find the strips? I have never used them before
sararay

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Posted: 18 Oct 2007, 15:49
Some pharmacies carry them under the brands Ketostix or Liposticks.

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jessybob

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Posted: 18 Oct 2007, 15:49
I ordered some from www.drugstore.com
Reina...

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Posted: 18 Oct 2007, 23:41
I've never tried these before...has anyone had any luck with them? I've read a little bit about them and have to admit I'm curious...
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loveliest

Joined: Oct 07
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Posted: 19 Oct 2007, 09:34
I like using them because they show that I'm following the Atkins plan. I know some posters say that the ketosis strips don't work for them, but they do for me, and they are just a tool to help me - I get feedback, and that makes me happy.
rodsgurl

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Posted: 19 Oct 2007, 19:17
well any way good luc to you all i am heading towards ketosis.Idea Embarassed Wink Cool
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Not2Late

Joined: Oct 07
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Posted: 20 Oct 2007, 07:14
I used to use the ketone sticks. I found that I never got the really deep color. According to the book, some people can be in ketosis and it doesn't necessarily indicate it on the sticks. Decided to save my money, they cost over $20 a bottle.Neutral
wds

Joined: Sep 07
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Posted: 22 Oct 2007, 20:28
I got my ketostrips from Walgreens in the diabetic supply section. I like to use them as a motivator. My strips turn a nice medium purple. I test every few days just for reassurance. I'm sticking to the plan, but its nice to see something visual.
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CalorieKille...

Joined: Aug 07
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Posted: 22 Oct 2007, 23:11
You can also buy them at costco and I think it's a better deal. Just ask for them at the pharmacy.
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Not2Late

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Posted: 23 Oct 2007, 12:06
I was reading the other posts and yes, you can tell by your breath!Laughing But also, your urine has a strong odor at times, too!Embarassed



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