seems like my last account and first post was deleted immediately automatic, because I used a VPN service or due to my secure mail address. I hope this account and post will stay :-). And I hope that the other post about the same issue I did, won’t be released also after some time, so it would be a double post. But the account was deleted immediately so I think not. First please excuse if my English is not the best.
I am in ketosis since 6 weeks +/-. First time in life. I bought a ketoscan mini, it was used and sold with guarantee, only about 40 tests of 300 done. I guess it should be OK - but you never know. Most reviews seem to be good, but some say it shows numbers that are far off.
I took measurements the whole day again and again from morning until the night and it was always between 75 and 89ppm. Of course a “warning” from the device… way too high.
I was a bit scared it could be signs of diabetes type 1. So I bought a blood sugar test device today and blood sugar is 84mg/dl.
I don’t know how to translate the ppm to the other measuring unit. But anyway you know the tendency.
I searched a bit in the forum here, and lots of people say “forget tests”. Some say “do blood tests”, others are OK with their breathing tests.
Due to those devices are calibrated after 300x using it, and the company has a good reputation, I guess normally the measurement should be correct.
Do you think something is wrong? Or just forget the numbers even if they are that high?
Man, 190cm, very skinny, “fast burner” / ectomorph (if you believe in bodytypes)
I didn’t do it for weight loss, but because of health issues, autoimmune disease and because I can’t take lots of food.
I lost so much (of my last weight that can be lost) in the last weeks, that I was really shocked realizing looking into the mirror. Seems like the last “fat”, mostly the organs / within the body, is leaving my body.
I did my research a bit in the internet, and some say for that bodytypes, perhaps it is better not to do keto. Or if you do keto, go up to 50gr carbs a day or even 75gr.
The question is if you would be in ketosis still. That’s why I bought the “Ketoscan” to monitor it.
I feel weak. In the beginning it was no wonder. First time keto in life: Keto Flu… but after 6 weeks I am still very weak. I feel a bit better than in the beginning but energy is missing a lot.
But I have lots of good results since then also. A lot is changing within.
Now of course I wonder, what to do. More fat? I have to do more workout and build muscles. So I would need lots of protein. To me it is hard to eat a lot. I never had a eating issue (eating too much), rather the opposite. So due to keto (3 weeks was carnivore) I have even less hunger. I have to force myself to eat more. Sometimes my gut feels sick, and my bowel also rebells. That’s why I tried keto in the first place, because some food I just can’t take.
Since I added some extra fat it warm drinks during the day it is a bit better.
The most important question, of course is, if the measurement results are a warning signal.
And if someone has some input on gaining weight, or has a similar bodytype/fast burning, if you would suggest to up the carbs a bit, perhaps about 50gr.
If you have experience with this, does it destroy your ketosis?
I was thinking about doing a “cheat day” once a week and see how the body reacts. So you keep your body “flexible” to work with food and you don’t loose too much weight when weight and muscles are needed. Sometimes even fat is needed, you know those feelings when you feel cold because you just have no “body armor”.
But if a cheat day means, that you feel “keto flu” 1-2-3 days a week… it wouldn’t make sense.