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8/23/13 10:14 A

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15 would be too high on the brand that I use. Which brand do you use? Is there a reference chart?
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8/23/13 3:14 A

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It's my third day on induction for Atkins and I tested for Ketones. It came out pink witch was labeled 15. Is that good?

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7/4/13 11:15 P

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hey ketosis is ketosis, and it sounds like you are there so I wouldn't worry.

I dug out some old sticks that I had from the last time I was on Atkins, actually the expiry date says 2005 and when I used them, they turned purple so I am claiming it. Cant find the sticks here so will just use what I have.



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6/25/13 7:05 P

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That's what I thought, but wanted to make sure. Tks!

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6/25/13 6:34 P

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W o u b b i e, pronounced like the security blanket in Mr. Mom. For my first online video game character I wanted a name that would make me feel safe, so "Woubbie" it was. She's now my alter ego!

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6/25/13 5:39 P

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Ohhhhh, now, THAT makes sense, Woubbie! That is probably the reason why my sticks hardly ever got purple.

BTW, I want to make sure I'm looking at and spelling your name right..been meaning to ask you... is it Woubbie or Woubble???

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6/25/13 2:27 P

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I didn't realize how mercurial those tests are! I thought they were very accurate. I was doing well- and hydrating a lot and got a negative result and was devastated.

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6/25/13 1:59 A

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Ketostix (urine test strips) work some of the time. Accurate measurement will only come from a blood ketone meter. Unfortunately the test strips from those are very expensive.
I would just stay under 20-50 grams of carbs/day for about a week. If you are not hungry very much and have plenty of energy after 1 week you are probably in ketosis.
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6/24/13 4:19 P

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One thing that affects the concentration is your hydration. If you're really well-hydrated they'll show as light. The ONLY time mine were ever purple was when I hadn't had anything to drink for many hours.

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6/24/13 2:58 P

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Yes, I like to use them to see if I'm in Ketosis. However, it seems that you can be in ketosis and the sticks don't really show it. When I was on Induction, my sticks weren't showing hardly anything, yet...I was losing weight and still am. Not sure exactly why the sticks are showing that I'm in ketosis.

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6/24/13 11:57 A

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Is anyone else testing with Ketostik and using ketosis as a tool or measurement?

I'm on Day #7 of Induction and went from "Trace" to "Small" on the stick test emoticon

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