Buy and read one of these books. Doing this right requires you to be informed on both the practical details as well as the science of this therapy.
Take daily measurements. Weigh yourself and test your blood ketones and blood glucose every morning before you eat. Known as the Glucose Ketone Index (GKI), these meansurements, taken daily, of your blood ketones and blood glucose, as well as our body weight, to guide you in your ketosis. Yes this means pricking your finger so that it bleeds every day. Don’t worry you get used to this quickly.
Check out my post about my own data to get an idea of what this involves. Chart of my own Data
Track everything you eat. I recommend the mobile app Chronometer. It contains info on every food imaginable, allows you to create your own recipes and provides data exporting tools so that you can easily share information with your dietician.
Get expert help, consult a dietician experienced in working with patients following a ketogenic diet, specifically for cancer.
Measure your lean body mass. This can be done a number of ways. The most accurate is hydrostatic weighing. Most university athletic departments offer this service at a low fee. Knowing your exact lean body mass is very helpful for calibrating your keto treatment and keeping your body fat at safe levels during water fasts.
Things to buy:
- Blood glucose/ketone meter and test strips.
- Kitchen scale, for weighing your food.
- Bathroom scale, for weighing yourself.
For tracking your blood glucose and ketone levels the Novamax Plus works well. As does the Precision Xtra. You will need to buy both glucose and ketone strips regularly as each test requires a new strip.