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Ketones have gone

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 31, 2013 at 7:09 PM

My ketones have disappeared I tested this morning and I am back in neg from bright purple what have I done wrong ..food in take breakfast 2 eggs ( hate eating breakfast) lunch omelette with bacon spinach mushrooms coconut oil dinner steak salad or coleslaw with califlower mash with avocado supper small bowl of nuts and a banana and 1 kiwi fruit ..I have been losing weight up until 2 days ago now gaining

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

I use the Precision Xtra it was about $25. You can get it anywhere. Measures both glucose and blood ketones. The test strips can get expensive. Best I have found is $2 per strip. But really you only need to test occasionally and ensure you are over .75 mmol/L

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on August 01, 2013
at 06:56 AM

Thanks all will hunt one down :)

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on August 01, 2013
at 02:05 AM

CD is right. I was trying to avoid the specifics of ketoadaptation.

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on July 31, 2013
at 08:03 PM

also the fruit wouldn't have "kicked you out of ketosis" but the kidneys will naturally down-regulate the volume of ketones they excrete into urine with the introduction of fructose. -- Just as they up-regulate with the introduction of MCTs.

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on July 31, 2013
at 08:03 PM

Cd where would you get a ketone device and what would it be called ? I am in New Zealand

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on July 31, 2013
at 07:50 PM

not exactly true. The Ketostrips measure excess acetoacetate that is found in urine. At some point, after months of consistent low carb and glycogen deficiency, the body starts to convert acetoacetate to beta-hydroxybutyrate. The blood units directly measure beta-hydroxybutyrate ketones. So there could be fewer acetoacetate ketones in the urine because (1) you recently consumed fructose or (2) your body is processing the acetoacetate into beta-hydroxybutyrate -- either way, the only way to know for sure is to get a blood ketone device

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on July 31, 2013
at 07:44 PM

also, ketone strips are crap -- get a blood unit if you really want to know where you are.

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on July 31, 2013
at 07:44 PM

Just under 2 weeks on low carb will retest tonight thank you :)

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on July 31, 2013
at 07:43 PM

how quickly after the fruit did you take the test?

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D396b126240f584bc358e6e4fd84e9e3

on July 31, 2013
at 07:39 PM

How long have you been eating low carb? If it's been several weeks, you may have achieved ketoadaptation. If so, ketones may not register on ketone strips anymore. This is not a bad thing. It means your body is fully adapted to burning fat for energy and it's using ketones more effectively.

If you haven't been in ketosis for long, try testing again later in the day. I've personally noticed that ketones register the highest in the evening and only a trace amount in the morning.

Lastly, the fruit you ate may have kicked you out of ketosis.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on July 31, 2013
at 08:03 PM

also the fruit wouldn't have "kicked you out of ketosis" but the kidneys will naturally down-regulate the volume of ketones they excrete into urine with the introduction of fructose. -- Just as they up-regulate with the introduction of MCTs.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

I use the Precision Xtra it was about $25. You can get it anywhere. Measures both glucose and blood ketones. The test strips can get expensive. Best I have found is $2 per strip. But really you only need to test occasionally and ensure you are over .75 mmol/L

4b471fd85a8e8b97e11a6ba1a7c5bccf

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on July 31, 2013
at 07:44 PM

Just under 2 weeks on low carb will retest tonight thank you :)

D396b126240f584bc358e6e4fd84e9e3

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on August 01, 2013
at 02:05 AM

CD is right. I was trying to avoid the specifics of ketoadaptation.

4b471fd85a8e8b97e11a6ba1a7c5bccf

(5)

on August 01, 2013
at 06:56 AM

Thanks all will hunt one down :)

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on July 31, 2013
at 07:50 PM

not exactly true. The Ketostrips measure excess acetoacetate that is found in urine. At some point, after months of consistent low carb and glycogen deficiency, the body starts to convert acetoacetate to beta-hydroxybutyrate. The blood units directly measure beta-hydroxybutyrate ketones. So there could be fewer acetoacetate ketones in the urine because (1) you recently consumed fructose or (2) your body is processing the acetoacetate into beta-hydroxybutyrate -- either way, the only way to know for sure is to get a blood ketone device

4b471fd85a8e8b97e11a6ba1a7c5bccf

(5)

on July 31, 2013
at 08:03 PM

Cd where would you get a ketone device and what would it be called ? I am in New Zealand

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