Love the podcast and was late coming to the facebook party so did not want to miss out on joining the forum. So the latest episode talked about 3 ways to detect ketones.
- Urine sticks
- Ketone strips
I was reading on /r/keto the other day and there was mentioned of a 4th way. I wonder if the oldies or anyone else have heard of this.
Basically test your blood using a glucose strip instead of a ketone strip after a night of fasting. And test it again in 2 hours without eating. If your reading decreases, it means that there is no insulin produced, because there is no excess glucose left in the body? so that means that we are in a state of ketosis and producing ketones. (a whole round about way of getting assurance?) However if your reading increases, it could be that proteins in your body is being used for energy or you are not in keto, either way just eat keto and KCKO
Does this make sense to anyone else? The reason I ask is the blood glucose strips are so much cheaper than the ketone strips. At the moment I am only testing ketone every week.