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What colour should a ketone stick be?

Discussion in 'Cambridge Weight Plan' started by louiser, 4 January 2009 Social URL.

  1. louiser

    louiser Trying very hard!

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    Hiya, hope your all having a good weekend.

    I'm on day 6 and I didnt have any sticks until today,

    I havent felt hungry at all and I have felt as if I have more energy.
    I havent really or anything though.

    When I tested I was only at the first pink colour, I think I thought that if you were properly in ketosis you would be a darker pink than that.
    I have stuck to the diet 100% and thought that I would be in ketosis by now!

    Thank you,
    Louise x
     
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    Hi, as far as i know the sticks should be light pink to medium pink in colour. When i did lighter life last year you had to show your stick to the councellour and when mine were dark she told me i wasnt drinking enough water (which was true). Having the really dark colour is not a good thing apparently.

    Hope this helps and it's sounds like your doing fine.

    kaye
    x
     
  4. CAROLYN

    CAROLYN CWP CONSULTANT

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    Hi Louise !
    ANY shade of pink means that you ARE in ketosis !
    Well done, hun !

    CAROLYN x
     
  5. debz32

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    hey Louise - well done on getting to day 6 :D

    ketostix should be a pinky colour - if it's dark pink, it can mean that you're dehydrated BUT I have clients who are drinking 4litres plus per day and theirs is dark pink - they're just excreting lots of ketones :)

    try not to get too panicked bout the colour - if you're following the plan correctly, you cannot fail to lose weight.

    Debz xx
     
  6. littlemissspendthrift

    littlemissspendthrift impossible is nothing

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    phew thanks for this.. i have been drinking 4-5 litres a day and my sticks have been really dark...!!! i just couldnt face drinking more water!!
     
  7. misscheeky

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    welcome to the pink sticks club!!!!
     
  8. louiser

    louiser Trying very hard!

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    Thank you for your replies, I tested again later on (i'm like that for some reason!) and it was two colours down, only thing I can think of if I hadnt had much water since.

    Good to know everythings normal lol! I just worried that I wasnt properly in ketosis, I am looking forward to bars in week 3 so I worried that I was carb sensitive and would have trouble staying in so might not be able to have them!

    Thanks again xx
     
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