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regarding ketosis, the sticks are not the most accurate thing going. ketosis is when the body is in a state of fat burning and as a result of the breakdown releases ketones into the body. These are excreted in urine. The more fluids you are drinking, the more dilute your urine and the less likely you are to see any colour change on the sticks. The most accurate urine of the day to test is the first one of the day before you start guzzling drinks down. ketosis usually kicks in around days 3-7 of very low carbohydrate diets and personally I would not bother with the sticks and rely on other means to know if you are in ketosis.
1. You stop feeling hungry
2. You feel quite energised
3. bad taste in mouth, bad breath smell
4. You feel the cold
I did a vlcd a number of years ago and we had to test our urine at each weigh in. One lady broke down in tears and said I am never in ketosis, so whats happening. The counsellor asked her how much weight she had lost; 8 stones replied the lady in 6 months..... moral of story is sticks are NOT accurate.
I hope that helps

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