Nice link! The book listed there is probably the best LC resource I've come across. I encourage everyone toward it.
The article mentions a blood monitor for ketones. I have one also, although not of the brand recommended there; mine is a Nova Max Plus, and I got it free on their website. I think they're still offering it. The warning about the cost of the strips is right, too. It's ridiculously expensive, although I think the strips for mine are a tiny bit (negligible) cheaper than the ones in this article. My meter also will test for blood glucose, which, although I'm not diabetic, still isn't a bad thing for people to know ... and since it's part of the options for the meter, I may as well use it.
Urine strips have never been the "gold standard." I don't know what my blood ketone meter is testing for, in regard to the types listed in this article, but I can check. I'm a bit disgusted that I can barely get my values up above 0.3 ~ but I've let my carbs creep into LC instead of keto, so that probably has something to do with it. That, and the fact that I've been at it a long time now, and my metabolism is probably showing the effects.
Do check into the free meter though - and get that book! =D
...the problem with people these days is
they've forgotten we're really just animals ...
We did not create the web of life; we are but a strand in it.
We don't have souls. We ARE souls. We have bodies.
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