Testing Your Blood Ketones with the Keto-Mojo Meter
Mister Mojo here, and we’re going to be talking about ketone testing, when to test, and why. I like to test in the morning, about an hour after waking, before my breakfast, whilst I’m still fasted. This gives me the baseline for the day. The second test I like to do is my, just before my evening meal, because that gives me the spread throughout the day. Usually the low and the high. When I first started, I tested a lot. Because the reason I wanted to find out, is first of all, am I getting into ketosis. So our meter measures all the way down to 0.1 millimole, so as you slowly start getting closer to ketopia, you will see you go from 0.1, 0.2, to 0.3, and oh, you might even skip through 0.4 and finally arrive at 0.5 which is the threshold of nutritional ketosis. And ideally, you want to be between 0.5 and 3.5 millimoles. Ketones move slowly. I do find that it could be the meal that I had the night before that’s had the greater effect, so tracking my food and looking at my macros, I can now adjust those levers to make sure that I stay in ketosis. You will find as you first start, that you will test a lot, and as you adjust your diet and you stay in ketosis, you find that your need to test tapers off a little bit, and that’s great, because you are now eating to the meter, and you adjusted your habits so you are fully in a state of ketosis all the time. And that is the beauty of testing to a meter. It frees you up so eventually you don’t need to track your macros, you don’t need to track your foods because you know everything that you are doing on a daily basis is absolutely right.