I considered that my wife might be in slight ketosis or just get a 0.1 for some reason. Unfortunately, there’s no way for me to tell without scheduling a real test at a blood draw facility. What I want is my meter to say “0.0” or something like that, so I know when I no longer am producing ketones. I assume that would happen?
I’ve never tried this. At one time, when I went on vacation, I would eat a lot more off plan (now, I limit it to only a few meals spread out over a week or so). But I never tested ketones during that time, or after. I waited days to a week after getting back to test, figuring that I wouldn’t have ketones.
@robintemplin Getting a new wife is one of the worst things that can happen. We have a 15 year old and 12 year old. It would crush them. My wife’s brother got a divorce when his youngest was in her early 20s, and the youngest is STILL going through therapy, and it’s been about 10 years.
Divorce is absolutely devastating to families. Mentally, financially, you name it.
Do I wish the whole family ate much better? Yes. But I have to slowly apply pressure to move the family in one direction.
And if you have kids, you know that the entire atmosphere is against them. My youngest went to a birthday party/sleepover where they had ice cream and pizza for dinner and multiple donuts for breakfast. And that’s not unusual. When we have sleepovers, it’s guaranteed that someone is a vegetarian. We’re talking young girls who are and have been vegetarian for years.
They go to school and snacks are scheduled and they get them. They have a test and the teachers bring in candy after the test. They have teachers who have a bowl of candy out, free for the taking.
And don’t get me started on school lunches, which are complete crap. Anyone want “cheesy bread sticks” with “non-fat, high sugar chocolate milk”? You can’t get full fat milk in school.
@dfossey It’s a yes/no test. If there was a “maybe” or “sometimes”, I wouldn’t have gotten a zero. If I can find the book, I’ll see if I can copy a question to show what the author was looking for. She is an Unwin, and her husband is now quite famous in the low carb community (as is she). She found out that she was addicted to food, and wrote the book with that in mind.
Well, I got my new Keto Mojo and this reminds me why testing has so many pitfalls. I fasted 36 hours, had a long body weight workout at about 32 hours, then had a meal with some carbs (rice noodles) to test whether this helps in any way (it’s unclear to me, right now). I did not get the Keto Mojo until I got home.
I tested and got 0.1 mmol/l ketones and a blood sugar of 113 after dinner. I did have some salsa, but don’t have any idea what my blood sugar was beforehand.
This morning, I got 130 for blood sugar and 0.2 mmol/l ketones. I thought that was a high blood sugar, so I retested in a different finger, and got 107. A difference of 23 points. Ugh. Man, I miss my CGM. Even if it was too high or too low relative to my “real” blood sugar, at least it was consistent.
This used to happen with ketones too, when I tested two meters from the same manufacturer. Or two tests from different manufacturers. I’d get different results. Now that I only have one meter, I can’t do that test, and I’ll have to believe whatever it says for ketones.
And my ketones are typically so low that it’s hard to see what’s happening. My morning ketones have been 0.1 or 0.2 for – years? – so figuring out when or if I get kicked out of ketosis (where “ketosis” = any blood ketones; if it’s 0.5, I’m almost never in ketosis, only at night and if I fast >24 hours or multiple days) is going to be an issue.