How to get into ketosis quickly after a break from keto diet

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How to get into ketosis quickly after a break from keto diet

Me before the keto diet (6 years ago)
Me after the keto diet (Recent)

I have had a planned break from keto and low carb over the festive season and predictably I have exceeded my goal weight range by a few kilograms so now it is time to do something about it before it gets out of hand. Here is my 5 step approach to get back into keto and my desired weight range as quickly as possible.

Step 1. Intermittent fasting and increased activity for 3-5 days. I intend to do 24 hour fasts for at least 3 days. During this period  supper will be the only meal of the day and I will choose from one of these very satisfying meals so that I don’t have to contend with hunger. I expect to be well into ketosis at the end of this period and will probably drop between 1-2 kgs a lot of which will be water.

I will also take mineral and vitamin supplements and drink plenty of water. I will drink black sugarless coffee whenever I feel a bit peckish. But the main thing is that I will keep myself busy with DIY, gardening and computer work, I find this most useful to get me through intermittent fasting.

I know when I’m going into ketosis because I wee a lot and I suddenly drop ½ to 1 kg in 24-48 hours which is mostly water. I may also experience a touch of ‘keto flu’.

Step 2. When I am stable in ketosis I will continue with 16 hour fasts for about 4 days per week this means skipping breakfast on those days. Of course I will be keeping  my meals strictly keto, high healthy fat, moderate protein and ultra low carbs. This video describes the details of a keto diet.

Step 3. When I reach my goal weight, which should take no more than 2 to 3 weeks I will then switch to a low carb diet for maintenance. You might find this video helpful in this regard.

I must say that I don’t find the keto diet a burden and I am quite looking forward to getting back on track.

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Good luck with your dieting.

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