All the Beauty, Without Any of the Mystery
The beauty of following a ketogenic diet is that your body burns fat for fuel, instead of glucose. However, in order to obtain the benefits of keto, you must be in a state of ketosis. If you are consuming carbohydrates and sugar, your body will continue to burn sugar (glucose) and store fat. As a major carb consumer, this was something I experienced. And while I didn’t have an issue with my weight, my body fat percentage was higher than I wanted it to be.
If you are wanting to change your body composition, Keto may be your answer.
When you cut most carbohydrates from your diet, your body will switch to burning fat. This sometimes takes several days. So, it becomes important to be able to determine whether or not you have achieved that metabolic state or not. And if you have, you want to determine whether or not you are maintaining it.
How to Tell if You Are in Ketosis
It is difficult to know for certain if you’re actually in a ketogenic state unless you measure your ketone levels. Ketone breathalyzers differ from the kind used by law enforcement. Law enforcement tests for blood alcohol levels. Ketone breath meters test for acetone. When you are in a fat-burning, ketogenic state you produce measurable amounts of ketones, detectable in your breath as acetone.
As mentioned, you can test your blood or urine, but these methods are more invasive, less convenient and can be messy. Not everyone wants to poke their finger to draw blood, and doing a urine test can be awkward and unsanitary.
With a breath ketone meter, you have an effective way to measure your ketones. And you’ll have a quick, painless result. You are literally one breath away from seeing where you are with regard to being in ketosis or not.
Best Breath Ketone Meters
After I had been doing Keto for a while, I began searching for the best breath ketone meters available. What I found both surprised and disappointed me. Surprised me because there are several high-quality breathalyzers which measure blood alcohol. But very few that actually measure acetone in the breath. There are a couple of models on the market which claim to measure acetone levels. But the meters actually measure blood alcohol levels, not acetone, as advertised.
Just a Breath Away
Given this, I now recommend the monitor available through the House of Keto for those who want to test by using a breath meter. You may learn more about it in this quick, fun, and informative video, to see if this might be a viable solution for you.