Question re Ketosis/Ketosix

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  1. Ajax

    Ajax Finally...Life begins

    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Diet:
    Cambridge
    I have a bit of a habit of checking my state of ketosis using ketostix, and for the past week, its always in dark purple, matching the last colour on my pot. Now some days I may not drink loads but I will always get my 2 litres drunk, average is 4 litres

    Is this dangerous? Normal? Should it not just show a trace in Ketosis?:confused:
     
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  3. Russiandoll

    Russiandoll Carpe diem

    Start Weight:
    17st4lb
    Current Weight:
    16st11lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st7lb(2.89%)
    Diet:
    Cambridge Weight Plan - Step 1
    Do you check first thing in the morning? If so, this is when your wee is most concentrated and so is likely to show as dark red. If it's happening later in the day then you need to try and get some more fluids down you (although I accept it's difficult - I have trouble drinking loads too).

    The reading on my ketostix are usually rose pink to dark but that's first thing so I don't get too bent out of shape about it. Try not to get too obsessive about the shades on the ketostix: they're only an indication as to your state of ketosis. I check mine perhaps once every couple of weeks although I don't really have to - once you're in ketosis, unless you have a blow out on carbs, then that's where you'll stay.
     
  4. Ajax

    Ajax Finally...Life begins

    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Diet:
    Cambridge
    Thats a relief! Thanks Debbie, and yes I always test first thing! Silly me! Will try testing later!

    Glad it doesnt mean too much, and I know I haven't cheated, but I always seem to want reassurance. I think all my guilty thoughts are going to make me gain weight! I have so many of them I wouldnt be suprised! LOL

    Need some new rules: Gotta stop testing and gotta stop weighing myself!!
     
  5. canireallydothis!!

    canireallydothis!! Gold Member

    Diet:
    Cambridge!
    Hi Ange, Ive never done ketostix but I know what you mean about weighing!!!!
    Wish I'd never bought the d*mn scales, feel like chuckin em out!!!!!
    Hmmm, question is can I abstain till sunday when official weigh in is!
    Probably not!
     
  6. boofaloo

    boofaloo Gold Member

    Start Weight:
    17st3.0lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Diet:
    Exante and exercise
    I'm a bit of a ketostix addict. i think I just like watching them change colour -How sad!!! :D
     
  7. zareena

    zareena Silver Member

    Start Weight:
    9st12lb
    Current Weight:
    9st3lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st6lb
    Lost(%):
    0st9lb(6.52%)
    Diet:
    Exante
    Don't worry about the shade of the ketostix! If you're drinking that amount of water, you're drinking over the minimum.. the most important thing is that you're in ketosis. Mine is always really dark purple too but these days I drink about 5 litres of water.. so don't bother really!
     
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