I probably shouldn't have tested for ketones, but I have...

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  1. HelenaHandbasket

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    ... and the result was +++. Isn't that bad? I thought I was only supposed to be in mild ketosis?

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    if it's that high, you're not drinking enough water, I would personally add at least another litre to what you're already drinking.
     
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    Thanks. I have had a particularly busy day and am behind on my water. I'll test again once I'm properly rehydrated. I usually manage at least 4 litres a day.

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    Helena:
    If your next K test comes out negative then don't worry, you haven't knocked yourself out, its cos you have diluted the ketones down i.e drunk enough water to flush them out!:D
     
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    Thanks, Spooky. That wouldn't have occurred to me.

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    Thanks for asking this question! I have the same problem and I was starting to be a bit panicky :eek:

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    So ur not meant to be the purplest colour only slightly pink?? xx
     
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    No we are not meant to be very purple, we should only be light pink. But when we don't drink enough water, we have more ketones, and it is not good (or so I understood :eek:)

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    oh!!! Thanks - i was very very dark purple - i'll check tomorrow and see if i am pink, maybe i need more water. Thanks guys xxxx
     
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    I will have to up my water too :(

    I drink 3 litres, but being tall (and big of course :rolleyes:) I think I need more. Anyway, water is good for you :D.

    Good luck with the water Paws1981 :D

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    Take a little advice on the water, ladies...
    Gradually increase by 1/4 to half a litre a day. Don;t suddenly flood your body with water, get accustomed to it first.
     
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    Thanks for the advice spooky :)

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    Thanks xxx
     
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