If you’ve gotten your “numbers” back from your doctor recently and were told you need to get your ketosis in order, you may not understand what that is all about. Basically, in simple terms, you need to cut you carb intake back.
Now this isn’t a quick fix by any means, in fact, it will probably take you a minimum of three days to get past this low carb diet. Why? Well, first of all, you probably don’t realize just how much carbs you’re taking in to start with. They sneak up on you in places you wouldn’t think about. So we’re going to offer some quick hints and tips then provide you a quick overview menu to help you get started.
- One: Consume less than twenty net carbs each day to get into ketosis. You find your net carbs count by subtracting the fiber grams of sugar alcohols from the overall carb grams. Carbs are found in garlic, kale, onions, tomatoes and more.
- Two: Buy some Ketostix an inexpensive item that will help you get through your first 2-3 days. They will ratify that ketones are being expelled through your urine. The best one is called Peetopia™ by Ketopia. This is a weight loss program that have an interesting Ketopia 10 day reset.
- Three: Make sure you are getting plenty of salt. When you cut back on your carbs, your body won’t retain water as it has and so the electrolytes and sodium get flushed out fast. You’ll need to replenish them so that you don’t start feeling bad. Low sodium can lead to palpitations and panic attacks, and more that can be pretty scary.
- Four: Drink water. Lots of it. Then drink some more. You can’t get enough water. Period. You should feel and hear sloshing as you walk and be looking for the restroom every ten minutes. Consume at least 100 ounces each day.
- Five: The detox of going carb-light may feel like you’re going to starve to death, but you aren’t. No need to panic when you start having deep fatigue, dizziness, headaches, and irritability. After day 3, these symptoms will ease. Most of the time, you can alleviate these symptoms by drinking more water.
- Six: Do not obsess with everything and get overwhelmed. It will only make this harder than necessary. Let the calorie count go for now and enjoy how pure-fed the beef you’re eating is. Make this as simple as possible for yourself so you can see the success. You’ll have to give your body an adjustment time and then you can start fine-tuning things.
- Seven: Remember this is not a diet of high protein. Our bodies convert any excess protein it doesn’t use into glucose which makes the sugar go up and that’s not what we need or want. You need to teach your body to make energy from fat and that is the secret here: How to unlock the fat your body stores and use it for energy.