Chances are you’ve heard of the ketogenic diet. There’s also a good chance you’re on it (those who’re interested in healthy diets are inclined to try the ketogenic diet).
The ketogenic diet is a diet that allows your body to switch from burning carbohydrates (sugar) as fuel to burning fat for fuel.
This is done when your body enters a phase called ketosis. Ketosis is the process by which your body breaks down dietary fat or stored body fat into molecules known as ketones.
One of the best ways to get your body to break fat into ketones is to eat a diet high in fat.
While this is a proven way to help you enter into ketosis, it can take a while until your body becomes “fat adapted.” A fat adapted body is a body that effectively breaks down fat into ketones.
To help you become fat adapted faster there are three things you can do that don’t require a lot of work and don’t require drastic changes to your diet.
3 Ways To Get Into Ketosis Faster
1 – Work Out:
Easily one of the most effective ways to get your body into a ketogenic state is to induce ketosis through working out.
Physical activity increases your metabolism so that it will burn through any (and all) carbohydrates in your body and then start burning fat.
When you work out your muscles activate a metabolic process that burns glycogen. Typically your glycogen stores are renewed when you eat carbohydrates. However, if you eat a lot of fat and workout, it allows you to burn that stored glycogen quickly. If you do this enough, or for long enough, eventually you won’t have any glycogen to burn and then your body will burn fat.
The harder you workout and the longer you workout, the better it is for ketosis.
2 – Stop Eating
If you want to get into ketosis quicker, you can stop eating for a short period. This is called intermittent fasting and it’s one of the best ways to achieve rapid ketosis adaptation.
“In some controlled cases, a doctor may recommend a longer fasting period of between 24 and 48 hours. A person should speak to their doctor before deciding to fast for longer than a few hours at a time.
Fat fasting is an alternative form of fasting. Fat fasting involves significantly reducing calorie intake and eating a diet consisting almost entirely of fat for no more than 2 or 3 days.
Early research indicated that this might have a positive effect on weight loss. However, fat fasting is difficult to maintain and may not be the best option for most people.
Very small sample sizes and the lack of more robust evidence mean that people should be cautious about taking this approach.”
3 – Load Up On Fat Snacks
One of the hardest parts about a ketogenic diet is the fact that there are so many foods out there that taste good and contain a lot of carbs.
And people frequently can’t stay on a ketogenic diet because they accidentally eat foods that bump them out of ketosis.
This is why people are encouraged to load up on “fat snacks” like nut bars, fat bombs, fatty cuts of jerky and more.
A lot of people will eat big gobs of coconut oil or olive oil to get extra fat in their diet. Not only does this help to keep a person in ketosis, it also helps them control hunger as fat is highly satiating (makes a person feel satisfying).
There are endless resources for anyone interested in how to make these kinds of high-fat foods including YouTube videos like this.