Why do we use the ketostix?
The stick measures the amount (grams) of ketones (waste by-products) that are being expelled by the body when in the state of ketosis. When the client is producing ketones they are ‘ketoic’.
The amount of ketones being produced relate directly to the metabolic rate at which the body is performing. And generally how/what the client is whilst on the diet.
The stick is not the be all to end all and remember that ketones can be produced by the body for a number of different reasons. You will learn to differentiate different things as time goes on.