If there is one thing everyone who is on a diet has in common is that they want to drop those extra pounds quickly! One of the best things about the keto diet is that it does work really fast! Most people see results after just 48 hours, but if you want to speed things up, we have a few hacks that are going to put you in ketosis super fast!
Want to know the secrets towards reaching your goal even quicker? Keep reading!
No matter what low carb plan you are following, spend the next 72 hours drastically cutting back on your carb intake. If you want to supercharge your weight loss and get into ketosis faster than politician can lie, cut back carbs to no more than 20 grams per day. Hopefully, you have been drinking lots of water in prep for the keto diet, and if you haven’t, this is the time to start!
This might seem strange to those of you who have spent your life eating a low-fat diet, but be prepared to feel full and satisfied once more! Healthy fats make up a lot of the keto plan, so especially during the next few days, get ready to get your healthy fat on! (On your plate, not on your belly!)
Aim for a fat intake of somewhere between 75 and 85% of your daily calories. Healthy fats include fatty cuts of meat, like bacon, eggs, nut butters, avocados, coconut oil, olives, olive oil, cheese and butter!
While you want to eat enough protein to keep your lean muscle mass and maintain healthy body functions, you don’t want to overeat as this can stop you from entering ketosis. This is one of the most common mistakes new dieters make! Keep protein levels to about 20-25 percent of your total caloric intake each day.
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This might be difficult if you are in the throes of the “low carb flu”, but drink some water with a pinch of salt and get moving! Exercise will help to deplete the glycogen reserves in your body, which is stored as glucose. When there is no more glycogen and you aren't giving your body enough carbs, it will be forced to burn your fat for fuel.
Many people use intermittent fasting as a means of getting into ketosis quickly. Used in combination with a keto diet, going for longer periods without eating will really help move you from fat carrier to fat burner!
Try skipping just one meal a day (most people choose breakfast, but it can be dinner if you prefer) and super speed your body into a state of ketosis.
Take some Exogenous Ketones. If you are suffering from the keto flu, you might want to take some BHB ketones (as a supplement) to help get you over those annoying feelings of exhaustion and headaches the first few days. These ketone supplements are also a great way of letting your body know that you are now using ketones instead of carbs, so in a manner of speaking, you are letting your body in on the new improved you!
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Get Enough Sleep. Aim for 7 to 9 hours each night. Getting less than 7 hours sleep means that your body does not have enough time to repair and replace hormones, as well as regulate blood sugar and support the adrenal glands. All of these things can interrupt ketosis. Turn off that Breaking Bad marathon and get some shut eye!
Think Water and Sodium. If you can start this part a few days before you go full blown keto, you will save yourself from the keto flu and a great deal of frustration. The first thing to go on the keto plan is water. You need to stay hydrated and replace all those lost electrolytes. Add just a pinch of salt to your water and try adding some chicken broth or beef broth to some of your meals. This will really go a long way towards making you feel better during the first 72 hours.