Keto- Get into Ketosis Quickly

Ketosis is the state that you are trying to achieve with a keto diet.

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In my experience I can get into a ketogenic state quickly by drinking my morning coffee blended with butter and MCT oil, followed by taking a long walk, drinking lots of water during and after, and then followed by eating a fat-heavy breakfast like eggs, bacon and avocado. This usually sets the pace for the day and gets me back on track with keto. I’m not hungry for several hours after that, but then will have a meal with some kind of salad loaded with some protein and fat again. I have learned to cut back on protein though because that was a pitfall in the past. I try and remember that a serving of protein looks like the size of a deck of card; so, smaller than your hand.

Ketosis is the state that you are trying to achieve with a keto diet. You want your body using fat as fuel basically and slimming down your body and improving your cognitive functions. Several factors can kick you out of that state so it’s best to monitor in the beginning with the keto test strips or blood testing if you’re super into exact measurements.

I test my pee to see if I am there yet, and then I watch it to see if certain carbs or drinks kick me out of it. It’s a nice way to obsess over your progress in the beginning. I have noticed that large diet drinks, some dishes with beans or even too much protein will slow my progress. On the other hand I have noticed that once I am in ketosis I can maintain it even when having dark chocolates, certain ice cream and some diet drinks. So it’s a trial and error process that you really need to learn for yourself.

I think it goes without saying that I am not a doctor and I don’t know the exact science behind why it all works, however I know that it makes me feel better. I have lost weight and I am never really hungry unless I am intentionally fasting for a planned period of time.

Author: nicholed77

Technical writer, photographer, mom

2 thoughts on “Keto- Get into Ketosis Quickly”

  1. Love the information you are providing. One of our writers has been doing Keto for a little over a month now and has seen dramatic results! It is definitely an interesting diet that’s for sure. Do you ever do cheat meals? What’s your experience with the next few days following one?

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    1. Thank you!
      I definitely do cheat meals! I am a life-long dieter so one of the things I learn is a quick recovery when I cheat with pizza or nachos 🙂 I try to fast or exercise to get back to ketosis sometimes that only takes a day. It really depends. I do know that I feel best by about day 3 after a full on binge on carbs or sugar. So I tend to cheat less that way.

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