Whether correct or not, many ketogenic diets tend to live or die by the presence of ketones in their urine. The presence of ketosis, which is indicative of lipolysis can be psychologically reassuring to ketogenic dieters. However it should be noted that one can be in ketosis, defined as ketones in the bloodstream, without showing urinary ketones. Since dieters will not be able to determine blood ketones, other methods are necessary. The two measurement tools which most individuals will have access to are Ketostix (tm) and glucometers, which are small machines used by diabetics to measure blood glucose level. Both are discussed below.
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