How Long Does It Take To Get Into Ketosis:
Achieving ketosis means, getting to a metabolic state where you start producing ketones. And your body used ketones as fuel for the body instead of glucose. And it’s not as easy as it seems.
Keto diet requires you to cut down your carbs and stick to healthy fats in high quantity. And due to this drastic change in eating habit, your body reacts. And you might face some side effects like keto flu, or upset stomach.
But all this is happening for a short period, and after that, your body gets used it. And then after putting so much hard work you reach ketosis, which is the keto in the ketogenic diet, that shows the importance of ketosis. You must be wondering why is it that important so let me tell you being in ketosis. Ketosis means your concentration improves, mental health improves, blood sugar levels improve and many other benefits.
As you start following this diet which your body is not used to. So it will react you might get sick, feel agitated, hungry or shaky. But these symptoms are all temporary and will need time to settle. So I would suggest to take it slow and let your body adjust.
Depends on Person to Person:
Getting in ketosis depends on person to person. As I said earlier like some people have a slow metabolism so their metabolism will take time to burn the fat. Some people have very different eating habits as compared to what they are having in the keto diet. So their bodies take time to adjust. And therefore, for some people it takes longer than others. That means it can either take days or weeks. Because your whole life is going to get upside down, as previously your body was using glucose as fuel. And now it’s going to use fat as fuel for the body.
How fast you get:
So your body will need time to burn the stored glucose and get the hang of the routine, and even after that, it depends on your level of activity, BMI, carbs consumption.
But no one tells you with surety that you can reach ketosis in a particular time frame but only time can tell, that how fast you get there. Also, how long have been doing this diet, and what your current diet plan is are the factors that are crucial to determining how long will it take for you to reach ketosis.
But even if you reach ketosis, it doesn’t mean your job is done, no you can always come out of it, if you let it slip away, so always keep a check on what you eat and also look out for symptoms of ketosis and products to see if you are still in ketosis or not.
Effective Ways To Reach Ketosis:
The main point is if you stick to the diet plan according to your macro nutrients (using keto calculator), check your ketone levels and you will reach ketosis eventually, but don’t cut down your carbs any further from 20 grams, as some amount of carbs is also important for our body.
And also there are many other effective ways to reach ketosis much faster, and all of them are safe like fasting, taking an exogenous supplement, taking coconut oil, butter and keeping your activity level up.
Even after doing all this, if you still don’t reach ketosis then don’t lose hope because you might be of the people whose metabolism is slow or who has been on a heavy carbs diet all is life. Or you are overweight, and sometimes we also overlook the symptoms of ketosis, so keep doing the hard work, and you will be there in no time.