Ketosis and those Ketostix


Guess whos back...
S: 21st12lb C: 20st12lb G: 10st5lb BMI: 53.4 Loss: 1st0lb(4.58%)
I never really worried about this and tbh never really checked ketosis, until i randonly bought a pack of these about 3 weeks before Christmas, i checked about 2-3 times a week in the lead-up to Chrimbo and the reading was always about 0.05 on the top scale numbers (no idea what that means tho! lol)

Now as posted elsewhere i took a break from SS over Festive Season for 2weeks, but wierdly i tried out readings with stix over my "eating" period and even today 2 days back into SS and over all that time the readings have still been the same? :confused:

So to recap, when i was SS for 2-3mths i had a 0.05 (pale pink) reading , and yet wehn i was badly tucking into plates of bangers+mash and american junk food (inc loads carbs!) the reading was still 0.05 (pale pink) ?

So does this mean:
  • A-I have odd pee that means the readings never change?
  • B-These little stix just dont work at all?
  • C-I have never been in ketosis, yet still lost 60lbs in 3mths?
  • D-I am a space alien?
  • E-Possibly just blind!

Seriously though, why has my result shown as same when eating and SSing? cant be right surely... Always knew i was "odd", also knew i should never have bought any stix!
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Finally...Life begins
G: 10st0lb
LOL Love the post! I too have had times when I have eaten yet stayed in ketosis (according to the stix) and yet another time I have had two bars in one day, and its knocked me out!

As long as you are loosing weight I wouldnt worry!

My CDC told me it didnt take too long to be knocked out of ketosis but it always took me over night to show on the stix

Interested to know others opinions!


Guess whos back...
S: 21st12lb C: 20st12lb G: 10st5lb BMI: 53.4 Loss: 1st0lb(4.58%)
I am not worried it was purely i needed to kill a cat you see (think about it)
Really dont think i could possibly been in Ketosis eating junk for 2weeks, so i think therefore i am odd!


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I don't trust those damn stix. I was losing at ~5lbs a week and I was randomly in ketosis. For about 70% of the time I was losing my weight, I was not in ketosis at all according to the stix, but losing weight ......

I must be odd too, but the opposite odd to you.

I suppose the natural balance of the world has to be maintained in all things ......

Steve :)