I know I don’t have to be in detectable ketosis to prove that my low-carb diet is working. And I know that it’s not a competition to see how dark you can get your ketone test strip (nor is there necessarily even any advantage to a darker strip). But it’s still just SO satisfying. I’ve been a lighter shade since starting to low-carb six days ago, and I assume the darker shade today is just from the whipped cream I ate last night (or maybe from my high-fat breakfast). Nevertheless, I’ve been showing off my pretty test strip to everyone and enjoying my little badge of honor.