Hello my fat adapted family! Here’s MY guide to ketosis.
Today’s topic is testing ketones at home.
I just want to clarify that these are MY opinions (and research!) as someone who has been in ketosis for quite a few years now. You may not agree with my guides and that’s okay. This may not be the guide for you. At the end of the day, it’s your keto journey/diet/lifestyle, I’m just putting my 2 cents in here to try and help some people with the information I promote.
Levels of ketosis:
0.5-1.5 mmol/L (Nutritional aka you’re in keto)
1.5-3.0 mmol/L (Optimal aka Deep keto)
3.0-6.0 mmol/L (Therapeutic keto)
6.0-14 mmol/L (Starvation keto)
IF YOUR KETONES ARE ABOVE 10 mmol/L AND YOU’RE NOT FASTING OR HAVE A HISTORY OF DIABETES GO SEE YOUR DOCTOR TO CHECK YOUR PANCREAS IS WORKING AND YOU DON’T HAVE KETOACIDOSIS.
There are 3 ways to test your ketones at home:
Urine Strips (4:26)
Semi-Conductive Breathalyzer (6:26)
Ketone Blood Monitor (9:41)
Watch the video to see me show you each way, how they measure ketones and I test them all (and give opinions on each!)
– THE BREATHALYZER WAS ONLY 0.13 OUT, NOT 1.3!
Also, for any confusion with the breathalyzer…
I have it on the setting that measures %BAC (Blood alcohol content), this is measured by how much ethanol is in 100ml of blood.
What this basically means is that it’s working very close to mmol/L like my blood monitor does – meaning, when you chose a unit to measure your breath in, make sure it is %BAC (or g/100ml) to make it consistent with other measurements.
If you have ANY questions or keto queries leave them below.
Keep calm, keto on!
| The Keto Kitchen |
Zazie Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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