Are they still expensive? I remember they were like 10-15 dollars for a 100 strip bottle. (lasted about a month for me...because I tested everytime I was in the bathroom...It was exciting!
I don't remember what the ranges were, but the ones I used had a color code...on the jar itself and when I turned them burgandy I was dumping fat by the gallons (Over exaggeration, but maybe not)...and I would surely have weight loss... The lighter pink they got , the slower the weight loss. It really helped me to know if I was eating too many carbs because of course your body burns first what you eat and carbs are it's favorite fuel...So if you are eating too many carbs and not burning stored fat, you won't show any signs on the test strip.
When there are no carbs in your meals or in your body (as with the 5DPT) you burn stored fat. When you are lean and your body goes into Ketosis, you are burning muscle and that is starvation. That is why ketones are not a good sign for diabetics and they must monitor their ketones...If you are showing any ketones at all, you're doing good...Burning fat.
Does that make sense?