View Full Version : ketostix question

10-18-2003, 02:08 AM
Right now I'm producing a large amount of ketones(80mg/dL) and trying to figure out if there is anyway to convert this or what else needs to be known to get a range of ketones produced in terms of calories or lbs of fat. Would I have to measure how much urine was released at the same time?

10-18-2003, 05:01 AM
Ketones are just an indicator that you are in ketosis, and are not an indicator of how much fat you are losing. In other words, you could eat above maintenance level and still have a large amount of ketones present in your urine, since ketones are a by product of fat burning. Ketones are produced due the incomplete breakdown of fatty acids in the liver

10-20-2003, 04:10 PM
I just thought there would be a more direct ratio between the two. Oh, well.