Ketosis: Should You Use Keto Sticks?
Hi everybody. This is Kiefer from DangerouslyHardcore.com.
And today, I wanted to talk about ketosis
and keto sticks and how useful are the keto
sticks. They became a craze with Atkins. This
guy loved keto sticks. I swear he mentioned
them in every other page of his book. “Get
out those keto sticks.” I think he just
had an obsession with people peeing on sticks
in the bathroom. I’m not exactly sure, because
keto sticks are actually useless. They don’t
tell when you’re in a state of ketogenesis
– which is when your body is turning fatty
acids into ketones and you’re effectively
burning fat and you’re very inefficient.
This is a good state to be in.
The problem is, keto sticks only tell you
how many ketones are coming out through your
urine. This could happen for a number of reasons.
It can happen during the prep phase of Carb
Back-Loading or Carb Nite. It can happen first
thing in the morning – and does to a lot
of people. It can happen after a training
But it can also happen if you’ve been ketogenic
all day and have a large load of carbohydrates.
That large load of glucose creates a surplus
of ketones that your body can’t use effectively,
so you pee them out. So in that case, the
keto sticks actually tell you the wrong thing.
They show you that you’re in ketosis, which
is just peeing out ketones. But in fact, your
body is no longer ketogenic.
So, keto sticks are absolutely 100% useless
for use on these diets if you’re trying
to learn about if your body is burning fat
or not. They cannot tell you that information.
It’s simply a waste of your money. Or again,
if you’re like Atkins and enjoy peeing on
a stick and potentially missing from time
to time, and ensuring that you need to wash
your hands in the bathroom, then you can get
keto sticks. Otherwise, I would just ignore
them in the store.
Alright, that’s another tip from DangerouslyHardcore.com.
Points covered in this video: Ketosis, Keto
Sticks, How Useful are Keto Sticks, Atkins,
Atkins Diet, Peeing on a Stick, Ketogenesis,
Effectively Burning Fat, Ketones, Ketones
in Urine, Ketogenic, Prep Phrase of Carb Back-Loading,
Glutose, Keto Sticks are Useless, Keto Sticks
are Misleading, Washing Your Hands