So my husband and i have been eating keto for the past 5 days. I started registering on the urine strips and my cheapo breathalyzer. My husband, who has been eating essentially the same as me… if not lower than 20 net carbs… Is still blowing negative and no color change in the strips. His job is more active than mine and he is probably at a larger deficit than mine… but five days in and still no change. It’s obviously frustrating to him to see me (who we figured was more carb sensitive) is seeing testing results. We aren’t really interested in blood testing (he’s not a fan of needle pokes) and its expensive.
Why is he still negative on both? I can't imagine his glycogen stores are greater than mine.... but i am not super versed in that category. Only what I've read and studied. My understanding is that after about 3 days.. he should have run out of his stores and start having some spilling of excess ketones like i am having. Any help would be appreciated as I'm very much excited he's on this path with me and i don't want him to feel like it's not worth it. I know i can take measurements, weight checks, how he's feeling etc... but i don't understand why I'm flying keto.. but he's still appearing grounded test wise