Want a better way to test your ketones? Check out the new Keto Mojo! And I am giving away a monitor and 60 test strips. This post contains affiliate links.
Well friends, I am back home and in my kitchen after a whirlwind book tour for The Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen. And while I’ve been cooking up a storm, I am a wee bit behind on recipe development for the blog. In fact, I’ve actually been working on recipes for cookbook number TWO! But shhhhhh, that little project is still under wraps for right now.
So in lieu of a recipe today, I thought I’d tell you about a new keto product that I purchased lately and that I am really happy with. It’s kind of upped the keto game for me and I like it so much, I thought I’d not only review it for you, but give one away as well.
I recently got my paws on the new Keto Mojo Ketone and Blood Glucose Monitor. And I am loving it!
For the most part, I am quite lazy. And by that I don’t mean that I don’t work hard or exercise hard…because I work insanely hard and I love nothing more than breaking a good sweat. But I do fall into the Lazy Keto category. By which I mean I don’t obsessively track what I eat and I don’t spend inordinate amounts of time calculating my macros. I simply intuitively eat a very low carb, very high fat diet and pretty much hope for the best.
Or at least I used to simply hope for the best. But over the past year or so, I got more interested in knowing how I was actually doing on the keto scale. To that end, I bought some of the urine strips, even though I knew that they were notoriously inaccurate. For a while, they seemed to be pretty reliable, as long as I managed to use them first thing in the morning (and not go to the bathroom in the middle of the night!). I was usually in mild to moderate ketosis, which seemed about right based on what I was eating.
And then they just stopped working altogether. I don’t know if the batch got old, if it was open too long, or what, but suddenly, no matter what I did, my ketones didn’t register at all. I got zero, zip, zilch every time I tested, no matter how on track or off track I ate. Even when I was eating minuscule amounts of carbs…the test strip stayed that disheartening pale shade of tan. I have since discovered that sometimes, when we are well into our keto lives, our body is using this fuel more efficiently and so it stops showing up in our urine. Interesting.
Anyway, through the powers that be (aka Jimmy Moore), I heard of a new product coming out, a new blood ketone/glucose monitor with test strips that weren’t going to cost an arm and a leg. Typically, ketone blood test strips can cost $3 to $4 dollars PER STRIP! And the ones for the Keto Mojo monitor are priced at $1 per strip.
Now….that’s still pretty expensive if you plan to test your ketone levels several times a day. But blood testing for ketones is really the only way to truly know where you stand. I started testing right away when mine arrived and was delighted to discover that despite the negative I was getting on the urine strips, I was a nice solid 2 mmol/L. Moderate ketosis, exactly where I wanted to be.
I actually took mine with me on my book signing tour, because a crazy travel schedule can wreak havoc on one’s diet. I didn’t use it every day, but I checked my ketones every few days, just so I could monitor how I was doing. Since I am used to checking my blood glucose anyway, it was easy to get used to the Keto Mojo monitor. And when I had questions, I just hopped over to the Keto Mojo Facebook page and asked them there. I got almost immediate responses!
Do I think you need a ketone blood monitor? Not necessarily, but it sure is nice to have one. I think they are great for people starting this diet who really need a baseline of how they are doing. And I think it’s really great as a way to check in once in a while and keep tabs on yourself. And if you fall off the wagon and kick yourself out of ketosis, the Keto Mojo is a great way to help you get back on track. In the end, I don’t think anyone needs to test more than once a day, just to see how they are doing. And once you are comfortable with this lifestyle and know what you are doing, you could test as little as once every few days. At that rate…it’s quite reasonable.
To get the Keto Mojo test strips for only $1 per strip, just join the Keto Clarity Club here!
And now, yes, I am giving away a whole Keto Mojo set, sponsored by no one except little old me. Because I really do like this product and will stand behind it with pride! So I am giving away the basic kit that includes the monitor, lancet device and lancets, and 10 ketone strips (valued at $49.95). Then I am going to throw in another vial of 50 ketone strips ($50). Because I want YOU to be successful on your keto journey and I think this product can’t but help!
Oh and if you want to see me actually USE the Keto Mojo monitor, I will be doing a Facebook Live video today sometime around 1pm Pacific. I will post the link here for all to see!