You are ready, primed and about to take the next step into getting into ketosis.
Now, I previously mentioned that you can get into ketosis between a few days to a few weeks, this all depends on you and your body.
Here are five steps you can take to speed up the process.
- Cut carbs slowly.
The recommended amount of carbs to consume while on a keto diet is 30 grams a day. So, try and aim for at least that.
Some may argue that you need to do this gradually to make life easier. But if your goal is to get into ketosis right away then start limiting the carbs you eat today.
- Increase your fat intake
There are healthy fats and unhealthy fats; you need to consume around 75% of healthy fats as calories.
Foods such as MCT oil or powder, avocado oil, avocados and coconut butter all contribute to healthy fat intake.
- Intermittent fasting
Fasting is used by a lot of people for a variety of health and religious reasons. It has a range of benefits such as increased energy, low blood sugar levels, faster weight loss and more focus.
If the thought of intermittent fasting scares you, then you may want to try eating around 1200 calories with 80% coming from the fats we talked about above.
Let’s be real here. You need to exercise. Your body requires exercise for it to be healthy and function optimally.
The benefits of regular exercise are so extensive that you just can’t be healthy without exercise. Yes, the keto diet WILL help you to lose weight… but weight loss is not the be-all and end-all of good health.
Exercise will strengthen your bones, prevent cardiovascular disease, lower your cholesterol levels, keep you mobile well into your senior years and much more.
- Make healthy swaps
Starting the keto diet doesn’t mean you have to put life on hold, you don’t have to stop going out with friends and family.
You can simply make healthy swaps such as:
- No sugar beverages
- Removing dressing from salads
- Having burgers without the bun
These pointers in this chapter will see you into ketosis much faster. It may be hard at first but stick with it and you will start to see and feel the benefits in no time at all.