Letosis strips

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  1. Essex11

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    Hi everyone!
    I am new to this blog and 10 days into CD. I want to get some Ketosis strips but don't know where to buy them from? Do they sell them in pharmacies?

    Xxx Ana
     
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    Sorry no Letosis!! Ketosis!!
     
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    Surfhunny Laugh in the face of food

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    Yep sell them in places like boots, called ketostix, if the pharmacist gives you a hard time about wanting them for "faddy diets" (last lot I bought were begrudgingly sold to be by snotty pharmacist) tell them you're diabetic and want to check your ketone levels. That'll shut em up.
     
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    Thank you!! I am Portuguese so I'll use the ' I can't understand!' will arrive with a bit of paper and will write it on it. Lol!!! Want to see them giving me a hard time in Portuguese! Lol!!!
    Thank you again!!
     
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    Ha ha brilliant, the first time I bought them I went with it written on a bit of paper and said my Gran had asked for them, I'm so naughty! But it'd not really up to the pharmacist to decide whether they 'want' to sell me them or not, it's not a drug for god sake.
     
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    Sure we could get it online! I'll have a look around to see if they sell them online. A bit easier, online no questions asked, they just want your money really. Will have a look.
    When you use them what colour should it show?
    Xx
     
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    Good idea!! Any shade of pink-purple means you're in ketosis, the darker the shade the more dehydrated you are. Best time to do it is first wee of the day when the ketones will be most concentrated.
     
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    I'll have a go, never tried before, been on the SS for 10 days and lost 7 pounds but need to see if I am in ketosis, I guess I'm curious about it. I find it difficult to drink loads of water so that will give me the confirmation that I need to drink more if the colour is dark.
    Thank you for the advice and will let you know if I find it online.

    Xx Ana
     
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    Thanks that would be great, I've run out!
     
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    You can buy them on eBay ...
     
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    You can also get ones now which are for dieters not diabetics. My mum got them for me in Boots.
     
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    I wouldn't get too stressed about them. Some people never have positive readings on them. Mines always purple no matter how much I drink. I drink at least 3.5 litres a day there's no way I'm dehydrated
     
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    Thanks!! Just got some on eBay. I know I'll probably be doing it everyday! I can get a bit paranoid about not loosing weight but I guess I'll get used to relax once I loose the 1st stone.
    I have done it as told for 10 days now but the weight coming off slowly. I have 2.5 stoned to go so maybe it slows down as you getting closer to target. I miss a nice slice of bread though :-(
     
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    I am a bread monster.... Or shall I say was... I got the Paul McKenna hypnosis book and CD which really helped me immensely!!!!! He's also got a fab iPhone app!
     
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    Bad day today :-(
    Spent the last 10 days following the ss+ and have had nothing but a porridge a day, a soup, a bar and salad with grilled chicken and lots of water but so far in 10 days only 7 pounds list :-(. What am I doing wrong? I can not eat less then this or I'll be sick.
    Hoping this week ahead will be better.
    Anyone on the same food and loosing the same amount of weight?
     
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    Hello! I am on SS and have much more weigh than you to lose. I lost 7.5lbs in my first week - which I was disappointed with. I am now on week 3 and have lost a total of 18lbs. Keep at it. I think CD makes me feel greedy and I expect HUGE losses, when actually losing half a stone in a week (or 10 days) is a brilliant result that could take a couple of months on any other diet!

    Keep at it and you will see great results quickly. Just dont expect it to happen overnight literally!!
     
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    Thanks!! You are right!! It's the pressure I get from the CD advisor that expects it to be always lots of weight gone in a week. You are right, this is great and I have never lost weight this fast before so it works!
    Thanks! I needed someone to remind me I am actually doing ok.
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    Not good to be under pressure from CDC! Some of them a just interested in your weekly £££!!!!
     
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    You are quite right but we can not buy it from anywhere else, shame as don't feel I need an advisor. Oh well I'm sure there are people who rather have it this way. Tried the ketosis sticks and it showed purple so I guess I'm in ketosis. Less stressed today.
    Thank you for comments, makes it easier to know you are not doing it alone.
    Xx
    Ana
     
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