INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
To Test Urine for Ketones:
You can start testing daily after 2-3days on the Vita Diet program.
Use a specimen container or urinate on the pad of the test strip.
Wait 15 seconds for the test strip pad to change colour. Read the test results carefully in good light.
Compare the colour of the test strip pad to the colour chart on the side of the ketone stick container.
Reading the results:
Negative = Reduce carbohydrate intake or increase exercise.
Trace or Moderate = carbohydrate level is satisfactory and you are burning fat.
Large = Increase carbohydrates with a piece of fruit or slice of wholegrain bread or reduce exercise.
What are Ketone Sticks?
Ketone sticks are used to detect ketones in urine. The Medical Vita Diet is known as a Ketogenic Diet. On the Vita Diet a person’s carbohydrate intake is restricted over a short period of time causing the body to use its backup energy source, the fat cell. When the fat cell breaks down, it releases ketones into the blood stream and later into the urine. These ketone traces can be monitored using the Vita Diet ketone sticks enabling Vita Diet fat burning results to be tracked.
These sticks provide a safety check that you are not burning fat too quickly.
Vita Dieter Tips
Test yourself once daily in the morning when you first wake up.
If the ketone stick doesn’t change colour it means you’re not in Ketosis and therefore you are not doing the diet properly.
Read the chapter on Ketosis in the Doctor’s Guide to the Medical Vita Diet.
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