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Ketosis is a metabolic state and it is quite normal for the human body. When you reduce your carb intake, your body will switch from burning glucose to burning fat and during this process ketones are produced, which provide the energy necessary for the body. Ketosis has so many health benefits for you, but getting into ketosis takes time. But there are some faster, proven and effective ways of getting into ketosis.

Limit carbs

The first thing that you need to do if you want to get into ketosis faster is to limit carbohydrate intake. Ensure that you are not consuming more than 20 to 25 g of carbohydrates daily. If you limit your carbs at once, it will help you to get into ketosis quicker. Also the adaptation of your body will generally be easier and it will take less time. You can experiment with the amount of carbohydrates and then find the best amount for yourself.

Move more

If you want to get into ketosis faster, you will have to move yourself more. You will first need to turn off the glycogen that is stored in your liver and muscles before you can go into ketosis. Glycogen will use force for your energy needs before your body can start using the fat. If you want to speed up glycogen consumption, you will have to move a lot and burn lots of energy. You can work out in the gym or go for any other type of exercises that you like. Even walking or jogging will also help you to burn more glycogen. If you want to reach ketosis quickly, you will have to do more and more exercises throughout the day.

Intermittent fasting


Intermittent fasting can also help you to get into ketosis faster. It helps because it can force your body to use of the glycogen faster. Since you are not eating anything during the fasting period, your body will be forced to use the stored glycogen for energy and in this process it will start depleting glycogen stores faster. If you have not done any intermittent fasting on keto diet, you can start small by having your breakfast later than usual. It can also skip your breakfast to find out whether you are comfortable with the idea or not.

If you feel tired or weak, then you should immediately eat something. Most of the people can easily skip a meal without any problem.

Exercise on an empty stomach

If you want to get into ketosis faster, you’ll have to work out on an empty stomach because that will force your body to use of the stored glycogen and then your body will start using the fat. Weight training can help you to burn more glycogen. It engages the big muscle groups like legs, back, shoulders and arms and can help you to deplete glycogen stores faster. Most people can get more benefit by exercising on an empty stomach. If you find it difficult for yourself, you can always carry a small snack with you and use it if you’re finding it difficult to go on without eating something.

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