• Upgrades have been completed! Including conversations, 😁😎🏀⚾⚽ Emojis and more.. Read more



Confused.com

Gemsie26

Full Member
S: 15st10lb C: 14st8lb G: 9st9lb BMI: 32.9 Loss: 1st2lb(7.27%)
#1
Well yesterday I had a keytone of +1 and then +2. This morning I had trace. This afternoon I have -. What's going on? This is what I have eaten since starting Atkins on Monday - is it suitable for induction or am I missing something?! I am sure I have not had loads of carbs (except my a piece of my son's b-day cake) - but I have already 'fessed to that!

Monday:

2 eggs, scrambled with spinach (75g)
50g grapes
1 stick celery
Steak with spinach and mushrooms (75g and 50)
2 lts water

Tuesday:

125g smoked salmon
3 pieces chicken, handful salad
Chocolate cake (OOPS!)
2 lts water

Wednesday:

2 Pork loins, 2 eggs, scrambled, spinach (75g)
Steak, spinach (75g)
2.5 lts water

Thursday:

2 eggs, scrambled, smoked salmon (60g) and 1 chicken breast.
Plain tuna (100g)
 
Get Rid of this ad and join in on the conversation for free today! Tap here!

ThinLizzy

Wants to be a yummy mummy
S: 16st4lb C: 16st4lb G: 12st0lb Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#2
Hi,
I am only new to this, but I can only assume maybe it was the cake? doesnt look to be anything else there that would have brought you out of keto??
I am eating loads more than you! Are you not starving all the time!!?
 

Gemsie26

Full Member
S: 15st10lb C: 14st8lb G: 9st9lb BMI: 32.9 Loss: 1st2lb(7.27%)
#3
Hi ThinLizzy.. Don't think it'd be the cake because that was Tuesday and I tested positive yesterday - so I was in ketosis after the cake... So confused, just don't know where I went wrong :(
And no, I am not hungry all the time - sometimes I feel peckish but I think that is more out of bordeom than anything else. :)

I want ketosis back!!
 

Mets

Gold Member
C: 11st3.5lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 27
#4
I should think the cake has knocked you out of ketosis. It'll take a few days to get back into to it. Most people only take 2-3 days but some take longer. I wouldn't worry too much - just get back on plan and drink loads of water
 

Jim

Big Boy
S: 25st0lb C: 13st1lb G: 13st1lb BMI: 24.1 Loss: 11st13lb(47.71%)
#5
Grapes?

Food Item:Grapes, red or green, raw
Food Quantity: 10 grapes
Carbs: 9g
Dietary Fiber: 0.5g
Net Carbs: 8.5g
 

LVLLM

Gold Member
C: 11st3lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 25.3
#6
omg i never even noticed the grapes!
 

Zosaphine

Fed up of being fat!
S: 16st7lb C: 16st0lb G: 12st7lb BMI: 36.2 Loss: 0st7lb(3.03%)
#7
Hi Gemsie

I'd ditch the grapes & chocolate cake (Although sounds yummy) :p..

I think as it take a few days to hit ketosis, it may take a day or 2 to show the grapes/cake effects.. test again tomorrow & i hope you'll be there again..

Stick with it :)
 

Gemsie26

Full Member
S: 15st10lb C: 14st8lb G: 9st9lb BMI: 32.9 Loss: 1st2lb(7.27%)
#8
I didn't realise grapes had so many carbs! They're defo out my fridge in a minute. Hopefully tomorrow I'll hit ketosis again. :)
 

MissyMustDoIt

Silver Member
S: 146.1kg C: 141.1kg G: 69.9kg BMI: 47.3 Loss: 5kg(3.42%)
#9
im also going to point out that on most of the days listed you have not eaten 3 meals per day, you HAVE to eat when your hungry and at least 3 times a day otherwise your body is going to think your hungry and store its fat!

defo grapes and cake and upping your water wouldnt hurt either,

its a learning curve hun, it gets easier, ditch the ketostix and wait for the weight to fall off xx
 
Last edited:

Marysu

Silver Member
S: 14st5.5lb C: 14st3lb G: 11st1lb BMI: 33.1 Loss: 0st2.5lb(1.24%)
#10
If you test all through the day you're obviously going to get differant levels of ketones due to them being diluted with all the water we're supposed to drink. Just test in the morning and see what it shows up.
 

ThinLizzy

Wants to be a yummy mummy
S: 16st4lb C: 16st4lb G: 12st0lb Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#11
I tested this morning and got what was clearly a pink then I tested tonight and was back to beige :(
I was using the old out of date sticks tho....hopefully my new ones will arrived tomorrow....also the wee was VERY diluted as I had drunk LOADS of water not long before.x
 

Jim

Big Boy
S: 25st0lb C: 13st1lb G: 13st1lb BMI: 24.1 Loss: 11st13lb(47.71%)
#12
I think you all fret too much over the sticks to be honest girls.
 

ditzeeblonde

Call me Linzi...
S: 21st5.5lb C: 11st4lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 25.5 Loss: 10st1.5lb(47.25%)
#13
I think you all fret too much over the sticks to be honest girls.
Amen to that Jim!!

Ketostix are not designed for testing for ketosis, they are for diabetics to check for ketoacidosis so they will never be accurate for people using them to check for ketosis!!

How hydrated you are will have a big impact on the readings on the sticks.. first thing in the morning they will show darker as you'll be dehydrated & as you drink more they will get paler... you can even show beige when yr still in ketosis if your body is hydrated enough!

Ketosis is like prenancy... you either are or aren't!! There is no trace!

If you have smelly breath, can taste metal, glow in the dark pee, sticking to yr 20g carbs (read the stickies so you have the right foods) & are losing weight and/or inches then its working...

well done yr [STRIKE]pregnant[/STRIKE] I mean in ketosis!! :D
 
Last edited:

Jonsgirl80

Silver Member
S: 13st12.5lb C: 11st7lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 30.9 Loss: 2st5.5lb(17.22%)
#14
Lol. So I gather you dont think much of the sticks then Ditzee :D

I've never really thought of using them because I know if I didnt get the result I wanted I'd probably get disheartened and give up.

I prefer to judge by what the scales and my clothes tell me.

If I'm losing weight and inches I know it's working if I'm not then it's not.

I can understand why some people want the extra reassurance though :D
 

MissyMustDoIt

Silver Member
S: 146.1kg C: 141.1kg G: 69.9kg BMI: 47.3 Loss: 5kg(3.42%)
#15
i havent bought ketostix either....

i HAVE however dropped a size!!!! WOOP
 

ditzeeblonde

Call me Linzi...
S: 21st5.5lb C: 11st4lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 25.5 Loss: 10st1.5lb(47.25%)
#16
S: 12st10lb C: 10st6lb G: 9st6lb BMI: 25.9 Loss: 2st4lb(17.98%)
#17
my sticks are always darker in the morning and get lighter as the day goes on. wont be buying them again though as i know what im doing now. well i think i know what im doing :D
we all got drunk and had a rock band party last night. the ketostix came in to discussion. had everyone peeing on them and comparing them all. was so funny.
 

neilsbird09

Silver Member
S: 11st2lb C: 9st7lb G: 8st9lb BMI: 22.1 Loss: 1st9lb(14.74%)
#19
Only you FAF......:8855:
 


Similar threads



Top