Nutritional ketosis —benefits, measuring
This NEW tool will help you get into fat-burning and stay there for a multitude of health benefits.
“It was so motivating to see my ketones climb and my weight drop.” —Emily, 26 year old nurse from Missouri
We can be easily food by food and recipes labeled “low carb” and “keto”
Following a real-food plan is the quickest way to heal and lose weight. I recommend eating moderate clean protein, healthy fat and 6-9 servings of vegetables daily. The problem is that people have a hard time knowing how many starchy vegetables and fruits they can consume without spiking their blood sugar, stopping fat-burning, and stalling weight loss.
Is there a place for wine or alcoholic beverages in a healthy eating plan? How many servings of fruit works for you? Can you eat a banana or mango? Sweet potato fries? The bathroom scale is useless. You need to determine if you have achieved nutritional ketosis by measuring ketones.
Until now there has not been an accurate AND affordable way to measure ketosis. Urine keto sticks are highly inaccurate for determining your fat-burning zone. Blood analyzers are accurate, but who wants to prick their finger several times a day, when the cost of a strip is $1 each!?
I found a way to quantitatively know that my eating plan is dialed in for me and my biochemistry.
Read through the explanation below and watch the video that I recorded with Jim Howard of Readout Health to understand why I am so excited about their brand new technology.
BIOSENSE™ is going to change the way people monitor ketosis. No blood, no expensive test strips! It is a highly accurate breath analyzer that is different than anything on the market. It uses deep lung sampling process. This provides accurate and reproducible measurements by correcting for natural variations in exhalation time and lung capacity across individuals.
BIOSENSE™ is the only breath monitor to provide this patent-pending technology. Clinical data shows a high full-day correlation with blood ketones.
Why Ketosis Matters
Ketone tracking is hugely beneficial to first-time carb cutters, as these people often test out which choices might increase their ketone levels. But it’s also useful for anyone who has already reached nutritional ketosis and strives to stay there. After all, understanding what kicks you out of ketosis is just as valuable as understanding what puts you in it!
What is Nutritional Ketosis?
The ketogenic diet is one of the most effective ways to increase metabolism, burn fat, curb appetite, loose weight, increase energy, and increase mental focus.
It is a high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carb way of eating low-carb food plan.
The body can run on two fuels.
- Sugar (from foods like sugars, grains, bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, processed food—the Standard American Diet).
- Fat (from foods like eggs, meat, fish, olive oil, butter, avocados, nuts).
By limiting dietary carbs, the body can switch to burning body fat and using ketones for fuel.
Nutritional ketosis is a way of eating that effectively addresses obesity, type 2 diabetes, even cancer.
The problem is that most people are eating the first way – they are burning sugar for fuel and triggering the fat storage hormone, insulin.
Benefits of nutritional ketosis
Become a fat burning machine and increase mental clarity
Lose weight without hunger. Nutritional ketosis is more effective for weight loss than low-fat diets.
Increase energy and burn fat while you sleep
Nutritional ketosis improves many health issues and benefits everyone, especially those with”
- high blood pressure
- high blood sugar
- belly fat
- high triglycerides
- type 2 diabetes
- insulin resistance
- Alzheimer’s, Parkinsons, dementia
- traumatic brain injury
- Nutritional ketosis has amazing anticancer effects.
Nutritional ketosis is not new, it is not a fad. Our ancestors did not eat refined carbs and sugar like we do today (the Standard American Diet).
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How to Measure Ketones – Pros and Cons
There are three methods to measure ketones to determine your state of nutritional ketosis.
The cheapest way is the urine test—but it is highly inaccurate and will not give helpful information.
Blood ketone testing is considered the gold standard, but it requires an unpleasant finger stick with a sterile lancet and single-use strips that are very expensive. The more affordable strips are $1 each. You can see how most people will not want to spend the money to measure blood ketones a few times a day.
Blood Ketone Strips $$$ alone can run you $30 to $100 per month and you have to buy a device. While it seems like the device is affordable, it is like companies who give away the razor to get your never-ending razor blade business. You will always be paying the strip manufacture a premium to test blood ketones
The third way is breath testing.
NEW! This breath testing device correlates with blood ketones – without the expense and finger stick
Results From Clinical Trial
BIOSENSE™ manufacturer Readout Health completed a 19-subject clinical trial in the fall of 2019. Healthy individuals were asked to simultaneously measure their blood and breath ketones 5 times per day for 14 days.
The data below summarizes some of the key findings from the trial.
Breath and blood ketones both change, often dramatically over the course of a day.
Because ketone levels often vary greatly throughout the day, a single ketone measurement provides a limited view of an individuals metabolic state.
In order to capture cumulative progress over time, BIOSENSE will capture cumulative progress over time, calculate a daily area under the curve (AUC), or Ketone Score.
The Ketone Score is represented by the colored area in the BIOSENSE™ app.
The AUC or Ketone Score is a summary of the accumulated depth and duration of nutritional ketosis each day. It answers the question, “how deeply and for how long have I been in ketosis?” with a single number.
The clinical data showed a very high correlation between breath and blood AUCs (R2 = 0.83).
Using a breath or a blood device to take multiple measurements per day, which is necessary to capture the high variability of daily ketone levels, provides very similar indications of overall ketone activity.