What is Ketosis and can I use Ketostix while on your product?
Being in ketosis means that your body’s primary source of energy is fat (in the form of ketones). When you consume adequate protein, there is no need for the body to break down its muscle tissue. Ketosis also tends to accelerate fat loss. Once the liver converts fat to ketones it cannot be converted back to fat and so it is excreted. Ketones suppress the appetite and make you less hungry. Testing for Ketones will tell the status “fat burning”. Being in ketosis by following a low carbohydrate diet is NOT dangerous. The human body was designed to use ketones very efficiently as fuel in the absence of glucose.
Any color change, on the urine test strips, indicates fat burning. Testing in the darkest purple range all the time is usually a sign of dehydration. You need to drink more water to dilute the urine and keep the kidneys flushed. The strips only indicate what is happening in the urine. Ketosis happens in the blood and body tissues. If you’re showing even a small amount of color change, then you are in ketosis, and fat-burning is taking place. Do not worry about the color of your strip. Some low carbers NEVER show above trace or negative, yet they burn fat and lose weight just fine. If you’re losing weight, your clothes are getting looser, you’re feeling well and not hungry all the time, then you are successfully in ketosis. Don’t get hung up on the strips they are just a guide and nothing more.