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errrr ketosis day one???

#1
hiya, i started Cd today SS,
i had a banand shake this morning at about 9.30am, i had a choc mint at 5pm and have had 1.25 litres of water so far,
well ive got some ketostix as my daughter is diabetic so i thought id test and its on the first pink, what does this mean? surley i cant be in ketotis already??
pics lol.....( try and imagine that i didnt actually pee on the stick!!! :giggle:)
 
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#2
It means you are in mild ketosis. My CDC said we should be aiming for the dusky pink colour (2 shades darker than yours) but no darker as that's a sign of dehydration! Good news!!

xxx
 
#3
Hi,

Although I didn`t have any keto sticks until day 4, I think I went into ketosis very early as I only had very very mild hunger which really suprised me and disappeared when I had a shake.
 
#4
Hi if you had hardly any carbs the day before it is possible. It takes me normally 2 days this time round 1. Dont let the stripe go much darker i would suggest i more shade. Ive accidentally let myself go dark and i get cramps in my legs but soon goes once had water.
 
#6
the darker it is the deeper in ketosis you are. If you are following SS and drinking enough water it should be a dusky pink colour - any darker and you need to drink more as it shows you're dehydrated. As long as it's pink that's the main thing xx
 
#8
i was always told that the first two shades were the best and any darker then you are dehydrated. i think as long as its pink then you're in ketosis. i usually stay in the lightest shade and ive never had any problems. in fact im a fast loser.
 
#9
thats good then as it went light pink today, so not as dark as yesterday and i was starting to worry lol
 
#11
mmm, i think everyone may be different. its just what ive always been told by my CDC's. im not sure of the science behind it so i cant really comment. but as long as you feel ok and are drinking enough water you should be just fine. x