What initiates ketosis is an empty store of liver-glycogen, so this method will attempt to eliminate liver-glycogen stores in the quickest manner possible.
Here is the full-proof method to enter ketosis:
- Do not eat anything after 6 p.m.
- Wake up and perform HIIT (high intensity interval training) or intense conditioning/weight training on an empty stomach
- Begin a strict ketogenic diet with 0-2% of calories attributed to carbohydrates.
- Wake up and perform MISS (medium intensity steady state) or light-medium intensity conditioning/weight training on an empty stomach
- Begin a normal ketogenic diet with 5% of calories attributed to carbohydrates
If not already, you will soon be in ketosis in a short matter of time.
How to Know You’re Under Ketosis
When the body is under a ketogenic metabolism, you will exhale gaseous acetone and excrete acetone thru the urine.
Acetone is said to have a “fruity” smell, so if your breath or urine smells somewhat like fruit then you’re under ketosis. Many people also report a metallic taste in their mouths when under ketosis.
There are also ketostix available at any pharmacy with which to test yourself for ketosis.
The Gloom of Induction
If this is your first time ever on a ketogenic metabolism, or if you haven’t been under ketosis for a long time, then you will experience a period of induction in which your body adjusts itself to a ketogenic metabolism. The length of this induction varies, but can last anywhere from 10 to 30 days.
During this period, you will most likely experience headaches, brain fog, cramps, moodiness, and fatigue.
This is normal and temporary. After this induction period, your body will be fully adjusted to a ketogenic metabolism and your energy will be restored.
It is important to stay under ketosis until your body is fully adjusted. Do not undergo any “carb-ups” until this induction is complete. You will know because all of your symptoms and sluggishness will disappear completely and you will suddenly feel fine.