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Does exactly what it says on the box - Ketostix for detecting ketone bodies in the urine, perfect for those on a low carbohydrate diet. I won't bore you with the details, but low-carb diets force the body into using fat stores, and when this happens fat is converted into fatty acids and ketone bodies - so if there are ketone bodies in your urine, you're losing weight.
There are 50 strips in the tub with a screw tight lid, and all the information and "ketone scale" is on the tub, so if you lose the box and leaflet it's no big deal. The results are colour determined so it's fairly accurate, tested them with both myself (on a low-carb diet) and my boyfriend (not on low-carb diet) and the results were easily distiguishable.
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Initial post: 13 May 2013, 23:39:06 BST
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jun 2013, 10:57:08 BST
Not if you are on a high protein diet. That is why bodybuilders drink protein shakes, to restore their muscles.
Posted on 25 Oct 2013, 09:52:28 BST
Last edited by the author on 25 Oct 2013, 10:04:30 BST
@Anthony & anybody else interested,
Our bodies get all the carbohydrates they need from fresh,raw vegetables. It is the refined ,processed carbs that need to be eliminated.
Also with refined carbs you are more likely to consume additives,refined sugars and all manner of chemicals "to make it taste nice".
The state of true ketosis is when the body switches from glucose to fat as a primary fuel source,the brain depends on a small amount of glucose for healthy function but the brain is predominatly made of fats. Now that I have given up bread I can actually smell the sugar in a baguette!!
Large amounts of protein are not required either for the typical person unless it is for body building which is a seperate subject.
Dr Mercola recommends that our diet should be made up of approx 80% raw vegetables and healthy fats...no sugars other than the small amount obtained from fruit. Slighty tart fruits are the best,raspberries for example.
Avoid anything man made like the plague...ie....low fat spreads,sweeteners and refined carbs and sugars.
Healthy fats to consume are organic extra virgin coconut oil,organic avocado oil and organic butter/ghee from grass fed animals for cooking as they have a very high heat threshhold and won't break down into harmful substances. For cold oil use only then you can consume organic extra virgin olive,hemp and flax seed oils. These cannot be used for cooking as they will break down and become harmful under moderate to high heat.
So to recap for anybody who is interested,we can get all the natural sugars and carbs we require for healthly living from RAW organic vegetables.
We need a small amount of quality,natural protein for our daily needs and that is all. Protein can be obtained once again from organic veg such as peas and greens plus carrots for example.
If you are a meat eater then your protein should come from organic grass fed animals and wild caught Alaskan salmon for example.
There is more calcium in an organic carrott than a glass of "milk"....milk actually depletes calcium from the body as once it is pasteurised it has become highly acidic and virtually devoid of the nutrients people think they are consuming. The body has to neutralise this acidity and does so in the simplest way it knows how....it draws calcium from our bones and teeth to return the body to alkalinity...and where calcium goes,healthy phospherous and potassium always follow. Plus milk raises insulin levels which in turn lead to chronic inflammation = chronic diseases such as diabetes,heart disease and cancer.
The basis of any healthy diet,and I mean "diet" in the sense of daily food consumed not the weight loss fad nonsense should be about 80% organic vegetables whether we are vegetarian or not. This is a fact of life. Our culture is filled with the breads/carbs falsehood that they are a part of a healthy diet,they are not...many people will not want to hear that but it is the case. We are primarily designed for ingesting fat,raw foodstuffs and protein.
Most people find that bread is the hardest foodstuff to give up/eliminate as it "goes with everything" and some foods just won't seem the same without it. It all depends on how far you want to go and for what reason. All wheat products turn to glucose in the digestive tract and that is a fact,it can even raise blood sugar levels in some people higher than if eating white sugar off a spoon.....it will then go on to cause inflammation,irritability and possibly a "leaky gut" which you do not want at all as this will lead on to a myriad of other serious conditions.
Dr Mercola also recommends that fruit juices should be avoided altogether as you are getting basically sugary water,a high concentration of fructose which can be deadly in the long term....eat instead small quantities of fruit where you are getting the balance of the fibre as well as nature intended.
Cancer patients should avoid all fruit completely as well as all grains and refined foods. Cancer must be starved to death and the fermenting of sugars/glucose is its fuel source! It must be cut off immediately.
Hope that helps.
In reply to an earlier post on 23 Oct 2014, 09:37:27 BST
Ms. M. E. Halse says:
What a load of tosh Anthony! You should do your research before posting inaccurate statements like this.
Posted on 26 Apr 2016, 14:21:00 BST
Richard 'Richie' Richard says:
"so if there are ketone bodies in your urine, you're losing weight"
I don't understand why you wrote that. You can be in ketosis but eating enough calories per day to maintain or even gain weight. There is absolutely no link between ketosis and weight-loss, as such.
In reply to an earlier post on 11 May 2016, 21:35:29 BST
Amazon Customer says:
Both of you are kinda of wrong. Protein shouldn't vary regardless of your goals. It should stay at 1g per lb of lean body mass. Weight gain or loss is determined solely by calorie deficit or excess. So if you have a high protein diet with a calorie deficit, you will still lose weight.
You can also still be putting on weight with a calorie excess even when you're in ketosis. All being in keto does is change the source of fuel your body uses. Weight loss/gain is down to total calorie intake.
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