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Created August 22, 2011 at 4:56 PM

So I have been trying to get myself into ketosis once again, I have been having a hard time this time around and finally gave up. Then today our apples have ripened on our tree outside so I choose to eat one, all the sudden right when I ate the apple I could taste the keto-breath. I thought I was just imagining things and went about my day. Then later my daughter wanted me to take a bite of her apple so I did and sure enough the taste came back strong as ever. So I went and checked with a keto-strip and it had turned darker than I have ever seen it turn before, Mega dark!

Now I thought that fruit/sugar would knock you out of ketosis.

If this is true how did it knock me into it?

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on August 22, 2011
at 08:45 PM

I might have been, but didn't realize it. Maybe the apple just awakened my senses? I do not have Ketodiastix, just Ketostix (Bayer's brand) so I can't test for sugar.

8b982d4beccca9fcb85affe8d4bd4ff2

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on August 22, 2011
at 08:39 PM

I might have been, but didn't realize it. Maybe the apple just awakened my senses? I do not have Ketodiastix, just Ketostix (Bayer's brand) so I can't test for sugar. – Uggla 0 secs ago

8b982d4beccca9fcb85affe8d4bd4ff2

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on August 22, 2011
at 08:38 PM

I might have been, but didn't realize it. Maybe the apple just awakened my senses? I do not have Ketodiastix, just Ketostix (Bayer's brand) So I can't test for sugar.

8b982d4beccca9fcb85affe8d4bd4ff2

(1585)

on August 22, 2011
at 08:38 PM

I might have been, But didn't realize it. Maybe the apple just awakened my senses? I do not have Ketodiastix, just Ketostix (Bayer's brand) So I can't test for sugar.

8b982d4beccca9fcb85affe8d4bd4ff2

(1585)

on August 22, 2011
at 08:32 PM

Yes, I wondered about this as well. If it was the acid in the apple wouldnt everyone's sticks change too easy after eating foods with acidity. That doesn't seem right. I also have been in ketosis so many times that I do know what it feels like. I know I am in it now.

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on August 22, 2011
at 08:09 PM

That *is* odd. Are you sure you weren't in ketosis before the apple? Have you checked for sugar in your urine with Ketodiastix?

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on August 22, 2011
at 08:07 PM

Acidity? Ketostix are not pH measuring, they specifically measure acetoacetic acid, one of the ketone bodies. As a sanity check, I just poured vinegar on one. Nothing

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

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on August 22, 2011
at 08:07 PM

Acidity? Ketostix are not pH measuring, they specifically measure acetoacetic acid, one of the ketone bodies.As a sanity check, I just poured vinegar on one. Nothing.

8b982d4beccca9fcb85affe8d4bd4ff2

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on August 22, 2011
at 07:15 PM

Very low carb mainly. So yes this makes much sense.

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on August 22, 2011
at 06:06 PM

Well, like I said, you might just have an influx of acid in your system. It doesn't necessarily mean that you're in ketosis. Keto-strips aren't the best indicator, neither is taste.

8b982d4beccca9fcb85affe8d4bd4ff2

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on August 22, 2011
at 05:42 PM

Yes I know but it is a bit strange because I have had around 2 liters of water today.

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on August 22, 2011
at 05:37 PM

Don't forget that "mega dark" is an indication that you are dehydrated.

8b982d4beccca9fcb85affe8d4bd4ff2

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on August 22, 2011
at 05:26 PM

But I can still taste it hours later and I am still showing a dark strip. Its been around 6 hours now

8b982d4beccca9fcb85affe8d4bd4ff2

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on August 22, 2011
at 05:25 PM

but I can still taste it hours later and I am still showing a dark strip. Its been around 6 hours now.

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on August 22, 2011
at 07:04 PM

It's really a question of how many carbs you have been eating. An medium apple is like 21 g so you could eat that and still be in ketosis. I eat around 70-80 g a day and remain enough in ketosis to keep my appetite suppressed. I'm not sure how purple I stay though since my ketostix still haven't arrived in the mail yet.

8b982d4beccca9fcb85affe8d4bd4ff2

(1585)

on August 22, 2011
at 07:15 PM

Very low carb mainly. So yes this makes much sense.

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on August 22, 2011
at 06:34 PM

For some, too many carbs can knock you out of ketosis, but its all relative to how many calories and carbs (and what kinds) you are consuming.

When I'm very deep in ketosis I get an almost caffiene high feeling and don't even bother using the stix. I used them mostly in the beginning to try and figure out how my body was reacting to different % of carbs, etc.

If you are are drinking water consistently throughout the day you should not get a deep reading. Maybe give it some more time and test first thing and periodically just to get a good read on things.

Everyones body reacts differently too!

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on August 22, 2011
at 05:19 PM

I don't know that it did. Keto-strips measure acidity in the bloodstream, not just ketones. If you ate an apple, you might have just tasted some malic acid, or another acid in the apple, and raised the acidity level in your bloodstream. Just a hypothesis, though :-)

8b982d4beccca9fcb85affe8d4bd4ff2

(1585)

on August 22, 2011
at 05:26 PM

But I can still taste it hours later and I am still showing a dark strip. Its been around 6 hours now

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

(18696)

on August 22, 2011
at 08:07 PM

Acidity? Ketostix are not pH measuring, they specifically measure acetoacetic acid, one of the ketone bodies.As a sanity check, I just poured vinegar on one. Nothing.

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

(3761)

on August 22, 2011
at 06:06 PM

Well, like I said, you might just have an influx of acid in your system. It doesn't necessarily mean that you're in ketosis. Keto-strips aren't the best indicator, neither is taste.

8b982d4beccca9fcb85affe8d4bd4ff2

(1585)

on August 22, 2011
at 05:25 PM

but I can still taste it hours later and I am still showing a dark strip. Its been around 6 hours now.

8b982d4beccca9fcb85affe8d4bd4ff2

(1585)

on August 22, 2011
at 08:32 PM

Yes, I wondered about this as well. If it was the acid in the apple wouldnt everyone's sticks change too easy after eating foods with acidity. That doesn't seem right. I also have been in ketosis so many times that I do know what it feels like. I know I am in it now.

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

(18696)

on August 22, 2011
at 08:07 PM

Acidity? Ketostix are not pH measuring, they specifically measure acetoacetic acid, one of the ketone bodies. As a sanity check, I just poured vinegar on one. Nothing

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