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Old 03-17-2016, 18:08   #1
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Does anyone know of free resources or apps for a kerogenic diet? Everything I find leads to something I have to pay for 😭

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Here's an online source I find useful.
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There are several members on the forum who strive to stay in ketosis. There are a couple meters that will tell one if they are in ketosis. A blood meter that measures ketones in the blood - it has special strips and operates much like a blood glucose meter. The Ketonix meter is a device that one breaths into that measures the concentration of acetone in the breath - which is a byproduct of ketone production. This thread http://www.diabetesforum.com/diabete...ath-blood.html has a lengthy discussion of the Ketonix meter and how it differs from the blood meter. (note: there is a standard model and a sports model of the Ketonix - if anyone speaks of "blinks" they have the sports model.)

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Aww, you're the best-- thanks for quick reply and link!! On my iPhone so difficult to search the forum.

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Does anyone know of free resources or apps for a kerogenic diet? Everything I find leads to something I have to pay for 😭
What kind of resources are you looking for?

If it is just tracking, I use myfitnesspal.com, which has a broad food database (although you need to make sure your brain is in gear when you use it - since the entries are provided by users. You can adjust your daily macro goals to track whether you are under or over on a daily basis. There is also an add-in that calculates net carbs.

As for what to eat -or monitoring that you are in ketosis - that's beyond my pay grade. I just do a meal-by-meal, and daily, carb check by logging everything I eat. I'm not much of a plan follower - and I'm more concerned about blood glucose than achieving/staying in ketosis.

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My experience has been that staying in ketosis means BG takes care of itself.

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One "expert" states that I could be producing ketones, but my body isn't adapted to using them -- thoughts?

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Also, is it true that if my BG is not 80 or under, I am not in ketosis?

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Not at all. My BG ranges from 100-115 and I'm in ketosis. When it goes over 115 and approaches the 120s, then I don't see my Ketonix registering even low.

You really can't equate BG level to ketone level.

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One "expert" states that I could be producing ketones, but my body isn't adapted to using them -- thoughts?
It does take some time to become ketoadaptive. A week or even three is what I've read. So, yes, since you are new to this you may not be fully adapted to burning fats rather than carbs.

Best thing to do is to be sure you are consistent in your ratios, and when in doubt, reduce carbs and increase fats, and keep a lid on excessive protein.

Staying in ketosis takes a commitment to staying on-plan, always. It can take a few days to get back into ketosis if one eats enough carbs. The body is quick to catch on that there's more glucose in the blood.

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