(Keto experts only plz)
I have searched this forum as well as many other nutrition forums on how to properly read Keto sticks. I have gotten many different answers. Here are the conflicting questions. I know that Keto sticks are not the most accurate way for testing ketosis, but I am very confused.
Answer 1: Keto sticks are most accurate when used when first waking up in the morning
Answer 2: Keto sticks are most accurate when you have finished a workout
Answer 1: The Keto stick showing negative or trace (white/pink) for Ketones means you are in Ketosis.
Answer 2: The Keto stick showing moderate or high (red/purple) for Ketones means you are in Ketosis.
It was explained to me by a friend that the Keto stick should show negative or trace when your in Ketosis because this means that your body is effectively using Ketones as energy, therefore, the ketones are being used before they come out in your urine.
I'm on day 7 of no carbs and my sticks are still showing moderate amounts of ketones.
thanks for your help.