How To Get Into Ketosis Fast
How To Achieve Ketosis
So you've heard about ketosis, how it takes all that extra fat in your body and converts it into energy, and you want to know how to get into ketosis.
Let's go through all the keto induction secrets.
Step 1 is, of course, the reduction of carbohydrates.
You simply adjust your diet to remove the focus on carbohydrates.
Most people are sugar addicts, meaning everything they eat is high in sugars. That can be the sweets, the desserts, pastries, pizzas, even milk has sugar added to it.
So the first step is reducing the carbs, especially the processed carbs.
Drop the white bread, the processed white rice.
If you want to ease into ketosis, then a gradual reduction in the carbs is what you want to follow. This will avoid the challenges of keto, like diarrhea, the keto flu, keto headaches, fatigue, and irritability.
Warning: we will discuss how to get into ketosis in 24 hours (including fasting to get into ketosis), but this comes with some risks of the keto side effects, so read all the warnings before you get started with keto.
Fastest Way To Get Into Ketosis
The absolutely fastest way to get into ketosis is by using a zero carb approach with intermittent fasting. It creates a secondary effect called “autophagy”, or “self eating” which can make the body much more responsive to all the stimulus it gets.
So, if you are brave, drop all the carbs, create a 16 hour window where you consume only coffee, unsweetened teas, and water. Break your fast with a zero carb meal like steak and eggs, add in some vegetables like broccoli or cauliflower (you can steam and salt it). You can fry the meat in coconut oil or mct oil (4 mins on one side, then flip it), and bake it in the oven at 425F.
How long does it take to get into ketosis?
You will enter ketosis in 24 to 48 hours, the fastest possible ketosis transition possible. That's how some of the ketogenic before and after folks got their results.
Of course, you may see some bowel changes, some headaches perhaps. Using the ketogenic diets and intermittent fasting will get results fast.
To enter ketosis, you need to flush the bloodstream of all the non-keto friendly elements. You want to start burning up the fat stores, have your body produce ketones, and have this metabolic state step into high gear.
You are going to disrupt the microbiome in the gut. It's like a village of bacteria, and fasting to get into ketosis will start to replace the microbiome in your gut. Bowel movements.
How Can I Get Into Ketosis in 24 Hours
The fastest possible to to enter ketosis is roughly 24 hours. To do this, you'll need to cold turkey all carbs and sugars, immediately.
You'll need to likely supplement with ketone products – supplements that will release the ketones that occur in ketosis. While this is “not real”, it does signal to the body you are in ketosis, and helps to retool the machine for ketone operation. Next, you'll need to start eating only meat, fish or fowl for the first day. Do *NOT* have any sugars, potatoes, rice, low fat milk, or anything else that might trigger a reaction that counters ketosis.
For add-ons to your meat, fish and fowl, you can look to steamed asparagus, steamed or boiled broccoli, or any other extremely low carb deep green vegetables. Black tea and black coffee and water are the beverages you can have.
You can use ketone strips to test your urine, and you will see the measure drop and reach a deeper level of ketosis in as little as 24 hours.
Intermittent Fasting and Ketosis
If you go with the intermittent fasting with your keto, you can choose 8 hours, 12 hours, or 16 hours to enter ketosis faster. Doing IF with low net carbs and using your fatty stores, you'll start to be losing weight, developing ketones, and staying in ketosis in the quickest way possible.
One thing you'll boost is a signal in the body called “mTor”. You may actually notice mTor as you get into the routine of fasting and keto. It will feel like when you were young, that surge of power and activity in the body, where everything is building and repairing, and clearing out the junk.
mTor is the signal that starts muscle growth and anabolic activity – the better, stronger, signalling from your body. This mTor is affected by the ketone bodies of this diet in a positive way.
By fasting on and off, you sensitize the body to exercise and protein, so when these things show up, it's a bigger reaction you get.
Of course, exercise is very helpful. Near the end of the fasting period, do some cardio or gym work and end the fast with the low carb meal.
Low Protein High Fat Ketosis
Protein is essential to good health. I wouldn't work to get the protein percentage too low, since this will start the process of converting your muscle into glucose for energy.
It takes so much effort to develop lean body mass, and to have the body consume it for energy would be unfortunate.
It is much better to enter ketosis and have the body use fat as the energy source – by being in ketosis the body will turn into a fat burning machine, and this not only helps to trim the visible fat, but it also works at the cellular level, to burn off the fat inside the cells. This allows the cells to work much more effectively. You'll feel more energy!
So rather than think of low protein intake, try to focus on increased fat intake, and the kind of fat intake that makes you feel good. Personally, I love the fat in a high quality steak – when it is grilled to perfection, the fat in the steak tastes like candy. Delicious.
There's a lot of misconception about good fats – vegetable fat, and being polyunsaturated. That really means “unstable fat”, as it doesn't have all its chemical links finished yet. Look for more saturated non-trans fats. Trans fats are what you want to avoid at all costs.
You will induce ketosis by keeping the carb intake low, and having a good amount of fatty acids to take their place. Keep the protein at a healthy level and all will go well.
How Long Does It Take To Get Into Ketosis
You can buy a ketone measure tool at the pharmacy, and like diabetic tests, you prick your finger and test your blood ketone levels. When it shows a high blood ketone count, you are in ketosis! It may be inconvenient, but in the beginning it is very handy to have the real measure of ketosis in your blood, to know where you are at.
What you should aim for is how to get your body into ketosis quickly, since this will train your body to be responsive to stimulation. Instead of constantly snacking and eating, you now introduce discipline, and your body will respond by entering and exiting ketosis more effectively.
Normally you can get into ketosis in 72 hours, but if you follow the fast track method, you can get into ketosis in 24 hours. It may be a rough ride, as we mentioned.
Don't think of ketosis as “entered and done”. You will enter and exit ketosis all the time if you follow the keto diet correctly.
Sometimes it will be good to have a carb meal – healthy carbs, natural carbs, like asparagus and broccoli, to let the body switch things up and stay challenged.
Think of it like this: 5 days of keto diet. One day of fasting or intermittent fasting, followed by a day of feast. Repeat.
It lets you be mainly in ketosis, to trim down, followed by a challenge to the body to stay responsive to the signals of growth and fitness (mTor), and to learn about lean times and feast times, so the body can react more significantly to the events it experiences.
Once you get back to keto meals, with low or zero carbs, you will find yourself able to enter ketosis in less than a day. Your body will have learned the flexibility to switch in and out of ketosis so well that ketosis will be quick and painless.
How To Put Your Body Into Ketosis
Women are different than men. Women need more variety, more “feast days”. Eating Steak and eggs each day doesn't work for women.
Most diets have a healthy variety of food choices. Lots of flavors, and to put your body into ketosis, you should keep the diet interesting and mix it up in a way you enjoy.
Have some keto garlic bread, some keto peanut butter cookies.
Set your diet up so you don't even think of it as difficult – it's more fun and an adventure to be in ketosis rather than a temporary pain to go through.
Warning About Fats and Carbs
One of the worst things you can do is consume a meal with fats and carbs.
The body has a totally different way to consume fats than when it consumes carbs. By mixing carbs and fats, you are kick starting an inflammation process that is not good at all.
If you take one thing away from what you read here, by reducing the mixture of fats and carbs in your meals, you'll do the biggest service to your body and your life.
Inflammation is the one thing few people are talking about, and by separating your fats and carbs into different meals, you can reduce the inflammation war that is going on in your body, and take a step to better cellular health.
Fixing the Toxic Cells
To really lose excess fat, you need to get the cells healthy, to get rid of the toxins in the cells. These are the heavy metals we don't like.
Sadly, doing a blood test will not tell you if you have toxic cells.
Cells have fatty membranes and toxins love fat, they move in.
Detoxing cells is an on again, off again process, a cycle process.
Cilantro doesn't do it.
Think of it this way: it took a lifetime to get like this, so don't expect a full detox in a week or two. It's something you add to your lifestyle.
To really detox, you need to get rid of the sources of toxins – the silver fillings, the inflamed root canal.
If you are serious about getting healthy, maximizing cellular energy, mental clarity and feeling and looking great, then a real body detox is what you want, in addition to a good keto diet and those regular far infrared sauna sessions.
Since most detox info you can find is fake (doesn't do anything), and there are only a few people who are truly detoxed and know what they are talking about, I'd recommend you grab The Cellular Healing Diet, written by Dr. Pompa.
With full cellular detox, everything you do to enter ketosis will be amplified. Your cells will respond like a teenager. You'll drop weight like nothing, and ketosis will induce such a lean mean body, you will feel the need for feast days to maintain a healthy look. I simply cannot recommend anything higher than a full cellular detox that actually works.
Love Your Mushrooms
There is a little secret you should know.
It's our kinship with mushroooms.
With ketosis, mushrooms have a wonderful ability to draw out the bad stuff and help flush it out of us. Since they tend to be low in carbs to, they fit perfectly into the ketosis lifestyle. Fry them up in your favorite keto oil, like mct oil, and add them to the stir fry dishes and other keto creations you make.
Look for mushrooms like Rishi, Ashwaganda, Maca and use them in your keto cooking to have a wonderful detox effect.
Far Infrared Saunas
If you want to get into ketosis fast, one of the secrets is to stimulate the cells of your body energetically.
One of the best ways to get deep into the body and stimulate every cell is through the use of far infrared saunas. This is why I'm hot.
This kind of heat goes deep into the body and triggers cellular activity like nothing else. Your cells will buzz with activity and you will sweat profusely.
Since it goes much deeper than a hot tub or regular heat sauna can do, your cells will be more active and stay more active for longer.
Summary of How To Get Into Ketosis
So, there you have it, the secrets of getting into ketosis fast:
- Intermittent Fasting
- Zero or low carb to start
- Optimize diet for detox
- FIR saunas to boost your results
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Good luck with your ketosis journey and I hope your find success with the secrets we have shared with you today.