Ketosis is physiological state your body gets into when it is not using carbohydrates for fuel. The body can run on two kinds of fuel, ketones and glucose (sugar). If deprived of carbohydrates for a few days the body uses up its store of carbs and begins to use fat instead. When this occurs, the body is running off of ketones and is said to be "in ketosis". This is detectable using the urinalysis sticks.


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