If you want to check you ketosis level, you can do it by online available tools, you just need to buy it and follow the procedures at home. You will also get some natural signs in your body, which you can detect by yourself. These symptoms are as follows –
• Dry mouth and increased thirst –
While following a keto diet, you need to keep in mind that you have to drink a lot of water so that your body is hydrated. You might feel a dry mouth if you did not drink enough and get enough electrolytes, like salt. You might even experience a metallic taste in your mouth.
• Increased urination –
You might feel the urge to go to the bathroom more often. Therefore, you feel increased thirst in your body. You can take a home test for ketosis using urine strips. Acetone removes from your urine.
• Keto breathe –
Acetone is a ketone body will be escaping through your breath.
Thus, this type of breath is known as keto breath. You might feel your breath smell like fruity, or like a nail polish remover. This smell can sometimes also be felt from sweat while working out. Don’t worry all of this symptoms are just for short duration when you are in keto diet.
• Reduced hunger –
You will feel less hunger and reduced urge to eat food. This will be the most common sign you will experience if you are in ketosis.
This occurs due to an increased ability of the body to be fueled by its stored fat. Sometimes, you might also feel “OK” if you skip one or two meals as you get habituated to it. This automatically ends up doing intermittent fasting. Now, this will save your time and money, and also speed up weight loss.
• Increased energy –
For a few starting days while you are in keto diet, you might feel tired (also known as “keto flu“) but some people will experience an increase in energy levels.
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How to measure ketosis?
There are three ways to measure for ketones –
1. Urine strips
2. Breath ketone analyzers
3. Blood ketone meter
1. Urine strips – Buying urine strips are the easiest and less expensive way to measure ketosis. You can easily find it online or any store.
Dip the strip in your urine, and wait for 15 seconds, you will see a color change. This color change will show you the presence of ketones.
If you see a dark purple color it means that you are in ketosis.Keep in mind that these results will vary depending on how much fluid you drink. Plus it doesn’t show a precise ketone level. When you become keto-adapted and your body reabsorbs ketones from the urine, and the urine strips might not show you any dependable results, even if you’re in ketosis.
Thus, this test might sometimes stop working and always show you a negative result, even if you’re in ketosis.
2. Breath-ketone analyzers – This will measure ketones in your breath. This is a little bit expensive, reusable many times. But, it does not give you accurate results.
3. Blood-ketone meters – Blood-ketone meters will show you the most exact level of ketones in your blood. It is the most expensive out of all three.
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