If you read my last post ( Glycogen depletion, exhaustion and knocked out of ketosis HARD!), you’ll know about my little indiscretion… I was desperately looking for a way to get back into ketosis FAST at the time of writing this post.
I’ve been suffering out of ketosis since indulging in some Oreos. Ok, it was a whole packet of Oreos.
No one is perfect, but this was a ridiculous binge that had absolutely no benefit to me.
After researching all the different methods on how to get into ketosis fast, there were lots of different methods but some sounded a little far fetched or involved crazy supplements, shakes or pills/
So after trial and error, I’ve created my own list – 3 simple ways to get into ketosis fast.
If you want to get into ketosis fast it can be tough, because you are used to being motivated and full of energy, and suddenly it seems like you will never be able to pull yourself out of this pit of chocolate and Netflix bingeing.
Well, drag that sorry butt off the couch and get into Ketosis again to get all the energy back in no time!
These tips also work for those wanting to speed up the initial transition into ketosis, but keep in mind being in ketosis is NOT the same as being fat adapted, but if you are already fat adapted and have slipped out as I did, this is how I get back into ketosis.
THREE EASY TIPS TO GET INTO KETOSIS FAST
Get some bacon frying and prepare yourself to get back on the fat wagon FAST!
1. Be SUPER strict on your carbs.
I’m talking dropping them as close to zero as possible. Think meat, cheese, cream and eggs. If you are reducing your carbs this low, make up the rest with fats. See that bacon? Smother it in cream cheese please! Still hungry? Boil some eggs and cover them in mayonnaise.
This isn’t so bad now, is it? A delicious juicy steak is hardly a difficult way to get into ketosis fast.
2. Fast completely for 24 hours,
Then convert back to your usual ketosis diet. I like this method – it’s motivation to not fall out of ketosis in the first place, because who wants to not eat for 24 hours? If you’ve considered extended fasts before, this is a great time to start.
Do your research though – electrolytes are your friend! Fasting for 24 hours might sound crazy, but it really isn’t. You might have heard of One Meal A Day fasting – it’s the same thing! Dinner to dinner works well for me, as I’m often so busy at work it gets to 2pm before I even think of lunch. By that point, I may as well wait until dinner at 7pm.
You can read more about Intermittent Fasting here.
3. Exercise To Get Into Ketosis Fast
My favourite method.
I eat a normal ketosis diet while doing this, (for me, this is between 25 and 35 grams of net carbs per day), but eat around 1000 calories and go for a very long walk.
Make your exercise fun: climb a mountain, go to the beach or take the neighbour’s dog. Worst case, head to a shopping centre or Ikea and window shop for hours (avoiding the food court!!).
If you’ve got time, go for 3 – 4 hours or more, and bursts of sprinting if you’re capable (ie. If I’m not knocked out of ketosis by too many espresso martinis the night before).
By the time I am finished, my legs are aching but I feel amazing, and know I am back in ketosis. Sweating it out seems to be the best way, it’s an all round win and reminds you of WHY you don’t want to each rubbish or drink too many sugary drinks.
Keep it simple, stick to these 3 steps to get into ketosis fast and you will be dropping the weight and feeling invincible in no time.
For me, I am at the stage now where I feel so awful out of ketosis, it’s not worth the packet of Oreos anymore.
When have you experienced a need to get into ketosis fast?