Welcome back to the ketogenic odyssey. After Part 1, you know what it is, the benefits, and contraindications. Let’s now discuss how to get into ketosis, signs of ketosis, and my concerns related to the ketogenic diet.
Getting into ketosis is not as easy as simply switching to Bulletproof Coffee for breakfast. There are various factors that hinder one from rapidly entering ketosis. For instance, an individual with a higher percentage of body fat will take longer to enter a ketotic state than a leaner individual. Therefore, nutritional ketosis can take anywhere from 1-4 weeks depending on your body fat %, exercise regimen, stress levels, sleeping patterns, and chosen macronutrient breakdown. Be diligent, but patient with the process. The faster you slam into ketosis, the more painful your entry. More on that later.
Shannon is a registered dietitian and functional nutritionist with a penchant for provocative topics, almond butter, and local theater.