Keto is exciting and has helped countless people. Here's how to get started successfully!
There are 3 ways to see whether you are in ketosis.
Keto Sticks - The first way is to use the ketosis sticks which you pee on and they turn a certain colour. This is easy way to immediately see whether you are eating too many carbs or not. I hear that they are not 100% reliable, but they have served me very well and they have been a great motivator for me. They are very inexpensive to purchase, and they are readily available at most drug stores. Any shade between light pink to purple indicates that you are in ketosis, and a darker color generally means that you’re in deep ketosis. However, it’s important to note, being dehydrated can also cause the urine strips to turn dark purple.
Keto blood monitoring - you prick a little bit of blood from your fingertip then put the bit of blood into the machine. This way you get a very accurate reading, but the kit is more expensive, and I never liked the idea of picking my fingertips anyhow. Levels: 1.5-3.0 mmol/L is considered “optimal”. Check with your doctor.
Keto breath monitoring - this is another very accurate way of monitoring whether you are in ketosis. You breathe into a machine and it measures your breath and tells you whether you are burning ketones or not. Again, this is a more expensive test to purchase and I don't think that is truly necessary. Optimal levels for breath monitoring are: Yellow or Red.
Let me know if you need any help, or have any keto questions!