5 Ways To Get Into Ketosis
Ketogenic diet has been proven an effective way to weight loss, improve mental ability, balance body hormones, treat diabetes and epilepsy. On top of that, the specialty of this diet is that you could indulge with food that other diet restrict such as fat meat, cheese and more…!
But do you know how does it works and how long does it takes to get into the process?
Well… We do hear of feedback that changing any diet is tough, and starting a keto diet is even harder. What if this is not just any diet out there? What if this become your lifestyle? This is not going to be a painful process or tiring journey if you know how does it works, right?
Our body works in this way – we ate lots of carbohydrates, and they turned into glucose and our bodies will use that glucose for energy. However, any excess of glucose will get stored as glycogen and as fat, turning our weight up and extra fat hanging around our waist… How awful isn’t it!!
And now we have the choice, the option to alternate the condition of such and turn our body to burn up fat and avoid storing fat!
And how it works?
When you choose to go on ketogenic diet, you will be undergoing a process call Ketosis. It is a normal metabolic process where your body starts to turn fat into something call ketones. These ketones produced are used to burn as the source of energy for your daily activities.
Many studies have shown that this process of ketosis promote several health benefits, such as:
Because of the appetite suppressing effects, you will not feel hungry often and has longer full feeling.
Lower risk of diseases
The reducing risk to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, neurological disorders and even some cancer are the potential benefits of ketosis.
Increase energy level
When your body switches from using glucose to using ketones for fuel, your body require lesser sugar. With that, you will have lesser blood sugar spikes and over better energy level for your daily life.
Is all these benefits makes wonder to your health and your lifestyle?
When is Ketosis taking place?
Your body cannot simply goes into ketosis mode within 24 hours time because it take sometime for your body to adjust. So we have come up with 5 effective ways to get you into ketosis quickly:
#1 Know why and How long you willing to continue
The first thing you want to ask yourself, why are you into this diet? What’s your purpose? What’s your goal?
This sounds like simple question but don’t underestimate the power of these question. Why?
Because everything you do is with a purpose (and that’s human). Only when you know your purpose, you will then work towards it and achieve it. Right?
So what do you want from keto diet? Do you want weight loss, better body shape, or better health report?
Or is there something deeper? Something you never realise you are actually hoping for…
Maybe is the physical energy to run with your kids, or the ability to complete the things you want to do in life? Or to gain more valuable time with your healthier body to enjoy with your love ones?
What you are searching is the motivation for you to keep on this diet.
Let’s face the truth. Ketogenic diet is not a 1 week, 2 weeks diet. At some point on your keto journey, you’ll face the dilemma whether to continue or not. And we are going to tell you now is that this is not a diet plan, this is going to be your lifestyle.
This is how we have been through. If this is vegetarian keto diet is not going to be part of our lifestyle, we probably not able to sustain it for months or even years. So always goes back to what is your main purpose for choosing this diet.
#2 Always Starts with a Plan
There’s many things about keto diet – what to eat, what not to eat and what must eat. What are the needed nutrients for your body and how to calculate the nutrients in your meal etc.
If there is no plan for your new diet change, you’ll probably feel lost and give up easily.
This is why we have create a FREE 7 Day Meal Plan Guide for anyone like you who are starting on this journey. With this guide, you don’t have to worry much.
You’ll learn what are the micronutrients, macronutrients your body need, how to look at nutrition label and make the meal plan for your daily meal. Good or good? Download your copy Here.
#3 Cut Your Carbs & Sugars
Ketogenic diet is focusing on going low or no carb diet with NO sugar and the very first thing to bring you straight into ketosis is to reduce your carbohydrate intake dramatically.
Remember, you are changing your body processing habits. When your carb intake is reduce, your body has no choice but to start converting your fats into ketone for energy.
For this reason, you have to make sure your daily carb intake has to be below 20 grams. Simple?
#4 Perform Intermittent Fasting
If you haven’t hear about intermittent fasting before, this is a process where you stop eating (completely empty your stomach) for a period of time. The usual practice or the most common way is to STOP any food intake for 16 hours (you may already sleep away 8 hours) and consume your food within an 8-hour eating window.
Intermittent has proven to burn up the glycogen in your body when you’re not eating and has a long list of health benefits ranging from weight loss to helping you live longer!
And the easiest way to do an intermittent fasting is to skip your breakfast. After which, you can have your lunch between 12pm to 8pm, and resume fasting until the next day 12pm.
So you are still having lunch and dinner with your family, yet building a healthier body at the same time.
#5 Continue to Exercise
If you’re a regular workout person, continue your workout routine, and if you are not, we recommend you to start exercising.
Typically when you exercise, you are depleting the glycogen stored in your body. These glycogen are usually replenished by the intake of carbs.
Without carbs intake, when you start exercise or more exercise while your glycogen remain low, your body increases the production of ketones to be used as the fuel source.
So working out during ketosis state is good to drive up ketone level and puts you into ketosis faster.
We do some people have amazing result from ketogenic diet while other get stuck, not knowing what went wrong. You can learn more for our Veketorian Facebook Group where we help one another to troubleshoot their keto diet. Join us Here today!