First of all, what is Ketosis?
The state of ketosis is when the body uses fat as it's primary energy source rather than carbohydrates. When the body no longer has any carbohydrates to burn, it will then transition into breaking down fats and turning it into ketones.
Some of the benefits of Ketosis are improved mental focus, sustained energy and of course burning body fat.
1. Cut Carbohydrate intake and increase Fat intake
A general rule of thumb on a keto diet is to eat no more than 30 carbs per day. This will initially come as a shock to the body, you will then need to increase your fat intake to compensate for this. Healthy fats are key in successfully transitioning to a keto diet. The general rule of thumb is 70-80% of your total calories are to come from fat.
2. Intermittent Fasting
Fasting and the keto diet are commonly done together. We have more info on our Keto Activate below which help with fasting and ketosis. Some of the main benefits of fasting are, improved mental focus and concentration, also balanced blood sugar levels and decreased symptoms of disease.
Burning off those last carbohydrates can also be given a nice push through exercise. Then once the body runs out of Carbs(glycogen) and this isn't replaced with more carbs, the body then will start to turn fat into ketones.
4. Take Keto Activate
Supplementing with Keto Activate(ketones) helps to speed up the process by giving the body actual ketones to start using as fuel/energy. Beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) is the key ingredient and works most effectively, as it is the most abundant ketone in the body.
Keto Activate can help put the body into ketosis in less than 24 hours rather than the weeks it can take with dieting alone. However to maintain the state of "ketosis" you will need to follow step 1 and keep a low carbohydrate intake with a high fat intake in your diet. Lastly ketones will help to reduce and or eliminate the keto flu associated with the transition into ketosis.