Reach KETOSIS Faster
Normally it can take anywhere from 2 to 7 days for your body to go into ketosis. Depending on your body, activity level, and what you’re eating, you could be the unlucky one waiting the full 7 days. Or you can just take all the tips that I’m about to share with you, apply them, and Ensure that you reach ketosis in the shortest amount of time possible for your body. Also if you’ve messed up your ketogenic diet recently this video will help you get right back into ketosis quickly. The first hack is to do a fast but not just any kind of fast. This is what’s called a fat fast. Fasting, in general, is one of the fastest ways to get into ketosis and it’s fairly easy to understand why. Ketosis is a process that’s happening in the body every single day regardless of the total number of carbs you eat. It just may be happening on a very small scale. For example, when you go to sleep your body still needs energy but it has to go hours without food so the body will burn fat and create molecules known as ketones to provide that energy. By eating a low-carb high-fat diet this process is Amplified and that’s what we all know as ketosis.
So this is where fasting comes in. A great way to get right into ketosis is by depleting the body of carbohydrates and proteins which will both ultimately break down into glucose. The good news is that your bodies already depleting glucose to be used as energy all the time. So all you have to do to get into ketosis faster is avoid adding any extra macros that will be converted to glucose. You can do that by doing a 24-hour water fast or you can do a fat fast. And this actually leads right into the second hack which is to increase your Healthy fat intake. By consuming more healthy fats you’re gonna boost your Ketone levels and reach ketosis faster.
With a fat fast, you accomplish just that. It involves eating somewhere between 800 to 1000 calories per day with roughly 90% of those calories coming from good sources of fat. This helps your body making an easier faster transition into using fat as your primary source of energy. If a full 24-hour fast is a little too difficult for you and a fat fast is also still too difficult then try to go for some intermittent fasting while still applying the same ketogenic principles of a high-fat low-carb, low to moderate protein diet. Speaking of protein this is another huge mistake that people make on keto that you can avoid to get into ketosis faster. For the ketogenic diet we want to keep our protein intake levels low-to-moderate. For maximum fat loss, I recommend you stay in the range of about half a gram to three quarters of a gram of protein per pound of body weight. For Keto we don’t really want to go higher than that because protein just like carbohydrates will ultimately be converted by the body to glucose.
So by having too much protein, you’ll throw yourself out of ketosis the same way that you would be having too many carbs. That’s why it’s important that you keep the protein at an adequate level not too high to where you’re eliminating the possibility of ketosis and not too low because you do need protein especially if you’re active to rebuild your muscles. And that brings me to the next tip which is to maintain a high level of activity when you’re goal is to enter ketosis faster. Once again remember that ketosis will only occur after you’ve fully depleted your body of glycogen stores. Your body likes to store unused glycogen in your muscles and your liver. And since we’re already eating a low-carb diet and keeping our protein levels low to moderate we’re not going to be replenishing any of those glycogen stores any time soon. That’s all great and all but what can we do to get the stored glycogen out of there faster so we can enter right into ketosis.
The answer is exercise especially high-intensity exercise that’s done on an empty stomach. Even though you won’t burn more calories exercising in a fasted State then you would in a Fed state, working out fasted has been shown in studies to increase Ketone levels. By working out fasted you can help increase what’s called fat mobilization which is a crucial step in the fat loss process. Even if you don’t want to work out fasted keep in mind that working out in general will help you deplete glycogen stores faster. Also the type of workout that’s most demanding on your glycogen stores is weight training and other forms of anaerobic training. So you want to do weight training.
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