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Old 06-13-2014, 03:28   #1
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Since increasing fat, I haven't been out of ketosis at all. That's a yea! I have been high green to mid yellow whenever I have tested. So far, I have never blown a red, until today that is.

My wife and I ran errands all day long. I ate breakfast around 9 am after working out. I had a quart of water at that time. After that, no water until we got home at 6 pm. I normally drink 2 gallons of water a day. I ate a piece of fish and salad at that time. An hour later I tested my KETONIX and had 2 red flashes.

I then started drinking lots of water, and tested an hour later. I blew mid orange. Now, I know hydration can affect urine strips, but, can acetone be affected by water consumption? I figured the red might last a little longer, hence my confusion. What do you folks think about this?

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Since increasing fat, I haven't been out of ketosis at all. That's a yea! I have been high green to mid yellow whenever I have tested. So far, I have never blown a red, until today that is.

My wife and I ran errands all day long. I ate breakfast around 9 am after working out. I had a quart of water at that time. After that, no water until we got home at 6 pm. I normally drink 2 gallons of water a day. I ate a piece of fish and salad at that time. An hour later I tested my KETONIX and had 2 red flashes.

I then started drinking lots of water, and tested an hour later. I blew mid orange. Now, I know hydration can affect urine strips, but, can acetone be affected by water consumption? I figured the red might last a little longer, hence my confusion. What do you folks think about this?
Well I would think that you were dehydrated, so that your body goes into bodily fluid retention mode ie no urination and probably a reduced fluid loss through the skin and lungs and a subsequent increase in the concentration of ketonic bodies. Hence the red flash. Upon rehydration, the normal bodily regulation of fluids mechanism is restablished ie urination and loss via skin and through the lungs begins again. This will result in a decrease in the Ketone concentration, as measured by the Ketonix. Thats my two shekels worth.

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Makes sense to me. Although, I have never heard of this theory before, I may have to do it again to see if I can duplicate the readings again.

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Eureka. I tried my Ketonix last night. I was doing it wrong all these days. I was trying to blow into the gadget while the blue light was flashing. Last night when I used it, I got distracted for a while & found the blue had stopped flashing. Blew into it - Green/Yellow. Waited for about 15 minutes & tried again - Orange. This morning Orange again.

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Day 2 - Deep Red. Getting the hang of it. Now I gotta time myself like Salim has suggested.

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Good job SKB. It's satisfying to know when you are doing things correctly. I was nothing but red for 5 days, drove to denver, and my macros were off. The result, blue. Battling to get back into orange and red predominantly. Question, do you have the original or the sport? I don't understand the timing aspect.

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I can imagine how blue you must feel with the "blue". I bought the older model a couple of months ago, but did not use it as I was also out of ketosis. I had been keto-nixed.

You can read up on smorgan's inferences on the timing of the color change in this thread.

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I'm just curious to know if anyone has been able to compare the Ketonix readings with a blood meter like the Precision Xtra ? I've been using the Precision meter for a few months but the strips are expensive. I'm toying with the idea of buying the Ketonix.

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Here are some links to other folks who have done some experimenting. I found these as part of my research:

[Science] Results from one week comparing Ketonix breath meter to the Precision Xtra [Update] - Imgur
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Thanks Jademuffin, I guess I shouldn't have been lazy and Googled myself but this is interesting. Still not sure how accurate it is.

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