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7 Tips To Get Into Ketosis

Ketosis is a normal metabolic process that provides several health benefits. During ketosis, your body converts fat into compounds known as ketones and begins using them as its main source of energy. Studies have found that diets that promote ketosis are highly beneficial for weight loss, due in part to their appetite-suppressing effects (1, 2). Emerging research suggests that ketosis may also be helpful for type 2 diabetes and neurological disorders, among other conditions (3, 4). That being said, achieving a state of ketosis can take some work and planning. It's not just as simple as cutting carbs. Here are 7 effective tips to get into ketosis. Eating a very low-carb diet is by far the most important factor in achieving ketosis. Normally, your cells use glucose, or sugar, as their main source of fuel. However, most of your cells can also use other fuel sources. This includes fatty acids, as well as ketones, which are also known as ketone bodies. Your body stores glucose in your liver and muscles in the form of glycogen. When carb intake is very low, glycogen stores are reduced and levels of the hormone insulin decline. This allows fatty acids to be released from fat stores in you Continue reading >>

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  1. __ish

    So, long story short, I remember reading somewhere that a great way to help speed your body's entry into ketosis is to do a 24 hour fast and some low intensity exercise. Trouble is, I can't seem to find where it was that I read that! Did I dream it up? Is this a thing?

  2. __loridcon

    i believe what you read is this:
    http://josepharcita.blogspot.com/2011/03/guide-to-ketosis.html#33EE

  3. __ish

    Yes! Thank you!
    I stopped eating at 3PM and did the wrong kind of exercise tonight instead of tomorrow morning, but that can be remedied.
    Has anyone had success with this method? This will be my first real go at keto.

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