How Do I Know I’m In Ketosis

How Do I Know I’m In Ketosis

November 10, 2019 0 By William Morgan


hey everybody it’s Denise these back with Keto with Denise and today I want to do a
short video to answer a burning question
that I get asked from a lot of people on
a regular basis and that’s how do I know
I’m in ketosis so for for starters let’s
talk about what is ketosis okay
ketosis is when your body creates
ketones and ketones are a byproduct of
burning fat for fuel or fat for energy
instead of sugar or glucose and that’s
where we want to be we want to get our
bodies to transition from burning sugar
from high carbs and high sugar foods
that we eat to reducing those foods or
eliminating those foods and burning fat
for fuel so we’re switching from glucose
to fat for fuel that’s ketosis okay so
how do you know you’re in ketosis there
are three common ways to test for
ketones these are the primary ways that
you would do that one is to use urine
test strips you literally pee on a stick
and it turns a certain color you can get
these anywhere urine test rips based on
the color that it turns you’ll know if
your body is actually burning ketones
okay and that’s an inexpensive way by
the way these things are not really
expensive to use you can pee on the
stick several times a day and see if
you’re in ketosis throughout the day
another way is the breath analyzer you
release ketones through your breath so
there’s a device out there that will
test your ketone levels as well anything
point 5 and above says that you’re in
ketosis and then the most accurate way
is your blood ketone test and that’s
using a device like I used when I first
started my keto mojo and I did it
because I wanted to make sure I was
doing things right now I will tell you
right now there are tons of people
following the ketogenic diet and they’re
not using any of these ways and they’re
seeing great results coming off of
medications losing weight so I don’t
want you to misinterpret that you have
to do these things because you don’t to
know that you’re in ketosis ok this is
the way that I chose was the keto mojo
and there’s a link at the bottom of this
do that if you do want to use that
simply pricking your finger letting your
body tell you and actually it’s really
great I should have said this too it’s
testing your blood glucose level and
your ketone levels so you’ll know that
if you’re in ketosis anything 0.5 and
above so that’s just a great way for me
to do that okay but there are other ways
that you can know if you’re in ketosis
two and one do you have an increase in
energy are you finding yourself able now
to sustain throughout the day instead of
coming home from work or whatever and
just literally giving out because you
have nothing else left decreased or no
cravings are you no longer craving the
stuff that you were craving before and
you guys have been following me you know
what my cravings were yep peanut M&Ms of
all things right so no longer crave for
those things can walk past them in the
store and guess what I’ll leave them
pick them up and say you don’t tell me
what to do and put them back on the
shelf because I don’t have to have them
anymore how about more focused and able
to concentrate many of you know I’m a
published author so writing has to come
with ease for me to be able to get these
books out but are you able to focus more
on the things that are important to you
work that you have to get out deadlines
that you have to meet
can you really maintain your
concentration on those things
how about deeper and quality sleep I
never had problem sleeping but now my
sleep is just so deep and why wake up
refreshed ready to take on the day do
you feel the same way these are ways
that you can know you’re doing keto
correctly and then decreased or no
hunger many people tell me that they can
go through the day and never really
experienced hunger which was really
really a major change for them because
they used to eat all the time it’s like
they would eat and then an hour too
later they wanted something else to eat
and that’s because the body was looking
for the carbs and no longer now with
healthy keto so these are ways in which
you can test your ketones these are ways
that you know you’re in ketosis and if
you are having cravings and getting high
then you need to look at your your plan
that you’re following maybe you’ve got
some hidden card somewhere maybe you’re
not getting enough fat somewhere so you
can easily autocorrect that okay so
hopefully that helps thanks for watching
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