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Old 04-15-2010, 09:00 PM   #1
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Just wondering... who of you use the sticks to check for ketosis? and how often do you check?

When I check, which is every few days, I'll do it on first pee of the day... thinking that my urine will least diluted at that time...

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Just wondering... who of you use the sticks to check for ketosis? and how often do you check?

When I check, which is every few days, I'll do it on first pee of the day... thinking that my urine will least diluted at that time...

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Like you, I generally check every few days, always first thing in the morning. When I travel and have less control over preparing the food I eat, I tend to check daily. I'm pretty consistently right in the middle range, occasionally slightly darker or lighter for a day or two... but I haven't been out of ketosis since I started.
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Just wondering... who of you use the sticks to check for ketosis? and how often do you check?

When I check, which is every few days, I'll do it on first pee of the day... thinking that my urine will least diluted at that time...

-Teresa
I got the ketosticks and was using them first thing in the morning as well, and then with one of my meetings with my coach--I so wanted to have a few bites of good old Idaho mash potatoes for dinner and she threw a stick at me and said that if I checked right after I ate if I ate too many it would show up. I have been wondering if that was true or just part of her nasty personality.
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I got the ketosticks and was using them first thing in the morning as well, and then with one of my meetings with my coach--I so wanted to have a few bites of good old Idaho mash potatoes for dinner and she threw a stick at me and said that if I checked right after I ate if I ate too many it would show up. I have been wondering if that was true or just part of her nasty personality.
hey BeYourBestInIdaho - where in Idaho are you from? I grew up in Boise... and my little sis is on IP in Boise now - hope she doesn't have your same coach....

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hey BeYourBestInIdaho - where in Idaho are you from? I grew up in Boise... and my little sis is on IP in Boise now - hope she doesn't have your same coach....

Have a great day!

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I am in the Magic Valley, Southern Idaho. Between my last post and this post I was trying to get a weight ticker added so I am interested to see if it works!!!
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I got the ketosticks and was using them first thing in the morning as well, and then with one of my meetings with my coach--I so wanted to have a few bites of good old Idaho mash potatoes for dinner and she threw a stick at me and said that if I checked right after I ate if I ate too many it would show up. I have been wondering if that was true or just part of her nasty personality.
I'd say nasty personality.. it could not show up immediately like that... your body has to process it LOL

I swear some people hahaha

I just started checking mine... I'm on the low end... but at least now it's showing!
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I check every few days. I find I am always trace to moderate. I have used a glucometer (like diabetics use) to check my glycemic response to things like rutabaga, green beans and tomato. It works faster than ketones and I can see a specific response to one food if that is all I eat then test 30 min, 1 hr, and 2 hrs after I eat. I have been amazed how sensitive I am to certain foods.
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