If you have finally acknowledged the benefits of Ketogenic diet and gung-ho to start the diet, you must be wondering what is the fastest way to get your body into ketosis. Since, Ketosis resembles the body’s starvation survival mechanism, many people ask if fasting to get into ketosis really work?
For those who don’t know, Ketosis is a natural process in which the body starts burning fat for energy instead of the usual source carbohydrates, thus allowing faster fat burn and quicker weight loss.
If you are desperate to get onto ketosis, for whatever reason, the answer for you is extremely simple. Go on a complete 3-day fast!
Yes, if you fast completely i.e., absolutely zero food over the next 3 days, your body will go on survival mode and automatically trigger ketosis. However, we wouldn’t recommend it as it is not healthy and you may develop some health concern in the process.
Your motive is to reach this concentration of Ketone in the body:
However, we recommend a rather gradual, more effective, and healthier way to get into Ketosis. Try our 3-day program to get into Ketosis for free.
Although complete fasting might give you the desired result, it might lead to more complications. Thus, it is better that you stick to intermittent fasting instead.
Begin with a 16 hour fast by skipping all meals from the night of Day 0 till 4 PM on Day 1. This will allow your to burn the existing carbs in the body and prepare your body for ketosis.
You should continue intermittent over the next few days as well. But, you can reduce the hours of fasting. For instance, you may choose to skip any 1 meal within the day.
Additionally, during your intermittent fasts you may include exogenous products into your diet to quicken the process.
Though we usually recommend our clients to use natural methods only, many people have spoken highly of exogenous products that drastically increase blood ketone levels within a short period of time. Products such as the ones offered by Perfect Keto and Keto Os are good examples.
Some products even claim to help you reach Ketosis within 24 hours!
3-Day Meal Plan for Getting Into Ketosis Using Intermittent Fasting:
Lunch: Just Water
Afternoon Snack: Bulletproof Coffee
OR 1 cup of tuna salad with lettuce and ranch dressing.
Go heavy on vegetables in either meals
Water Intake: 12 glasses or 0.75 gallons or 3 liters
Lunch: 1 bowl of chicken salad with celery, lettuce, onions, tomato, olives, and guacamole.
Afternoon Snack: Hot Chicken or Soy Broth with celery or kale (optional) OR Bulletproof coffee
Dinner: 1 full serving of steamed Salmon with garlic butter
OR 1 full portion of pork chop with white butter.
Water Intake: 10 glasses or 0.65 gallons or 2.5 liters
Lunch: 1 bowl of tuna salad with radishes, cucumber and green olives
Afternoon Snack: A quarter or half pound of canned tuna (optional) or Bulletproof Coffee
Dinner: A three-quarter pound of grilled steak with fresh herbs
OR 2 to 3 boiled or grilled chicken thighs or legs seasoned with fresh herbs & spices
Water Intake: 8 glasses or 0.6 gallons or 2 liters
Ketosis has been proven to be an effective way to lose weight in a healthy and natural way without having to put enormous efforts. While, under normal circumstance, the process may take about a normal individual to reach Ketosis, with the recommended steps above one may reach it within 3 days. Fasting, especially intermittent fasting, has been proven to be an extremely effective way to get into ketosis. Thus, it is worth trying when accompanied with the right food and water consumption.