I stared this diet on Jan 1st, managed to get into Ketosis at about day 4 and doing well, but when I measured my ketones lat night using a ketostick it showed up the darkest shade (16mmol) I feel ok, just really thirtsty, I’m not diabetic, so just wondering if I should worry that the level is so high?
How high is the risk of developing Ketoacidosis if you’re not diabetic?
Thanks for any advice
Ketosticks are not very useful for this
Ketone levels in the urine depend on how hydrated you are. Drink more water and they should go down.
Throw the sticks away and if you’re thirsty drink more water, maybe with a little salt added if you can stomach it.
Great, thanks so much for the responses!
That makes me feel better
You need to increase your fluid intake.
eg…Water, salad greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, coffee, ice cubes, etc.