4 Ways To Get Into KETOSIS (#1 Is The FASTEST)

4 Ways To Get Into KETOSIS (#1 Is The FASTEST)


hey guys so in today’s video I’m just
gonna quickly talk about how to get into ketosis right so what is ketosis exactly
because you’ve heard this a lot maybe you attribute it to the ketogenic
diet maybe you attribute it to other things that’s what I’m gonna clarify
first so ketosis is basically where you’re using a different source of
energy for fuel so our primary source of energy for fuel in the body is going to
be glucose right which is going to be metabolized through things like
carbohydrates and protein that consuming and some fats like glycerol
but basically glucose is as fueling our muscles in our brain for the most part
so what ketosis is is when you start to produce something called ketone bodies
like acetone and beta-hydroxybutyrate and these ketone bodies are metabolized
from fat when you run out of glycogen in the body and so when you run out of
glycogen because of a number of reasons on your body begins to produce these
ketone bodies in order to fuel your body your brain and actually some of your
muscles as well so um ketosis is a perfectly normal metabolic
state and everybody has slightly elevated ketone bodies when they wake up
in the morning because they’ve been fasted for a while right when you’re
sleeping you’re not eating your glycogen is getting depleted and so ketone bodies
begin to be produced in a higher amount so that brings me to my first point on
how you can actually get into a state of ketosis before we get into that let’s
talk about why you’d want to do this in the first place because that’s important
right so ketosis is actually been shown to be good for some neurological
diseases um and it’s good for type 2 diabetes
it’s been shown to be correlated with lessen obesity and that’s a very
complicated topic and more studies need to be done especially in in the realms
of neurological diseases like depression schizophrenia ADHD um but there is some
potential there with animal studies and being in a state of ketosis is really
good for things like mitochondrial efficiency biogenesis different things
like BDNF or neurogenesis brain derived neurotrophic factor the growth of new
brain cells that’s something which seems to kind of flourish when you’re in a
state of ketosis so there are many different benefits and it’s worth I
personally think as long as you’re somewhat healthy is to um slip in and
out of a state of ketosis through different changes to your nutrition and
lifestyle habits the first way is obviously to stop
eating right too fast and when you fast after a certain point you will begin to
enter a state of ketosis when you need the energy from ketone bodies and how
long this takes is gonna depend on a number of different factors for example
what the last meal you ate was if you ate less carbohydrates more fat and a
moderate amount of protein for your last meal before you start to fast you’re
going to slip into a state of ketosis much more rapidly than somebody who ate
a bunch of potatoes and sugary foods right generally it’s gonna take about 48
72 hours for that kind of process to really begin and for your ketone levels
to increase to what one would consider light to medium ketosis so another way
is to eat in a way that’s going to mimic not eating right so let me explain what
that means you’ve heard of the ketogenic diet right and basically that’s very
high fat moderate protein and low in carbohydrates and that’s to reduce the
glucose in your body and it’s moderate and protein and high in protein because
too much protein is actually going to metabolize into glucose through a
process called gluconeogenesis so that diet or the ketogenic diet
promotes a state of constant ketosis basically you’re fasting but you’re full
and that’s kind of the way I like to look at it so increasing the fat and
lowering your carbohydrates to a very very very low amount is going to help
you enter a state of ketosis you don’t necessarily have to do that and that’s
why fasting is a great option but again like I said you’re going to enter a
state of deep a ketosis much easier in a fast if you’re already eating a
ketogenic based diet it doesn’t mean I recommend it but that’s just the truth
of the matter so you can also do things like increase coconut oil consumption
and that’s because coconut oil is special because it has something called
MCTS or medium chain triglycerides now medium chain triglycerides are different
than other fats because they’ve metabolized very quickly into energy and
become ketones you can also by MCT oil straight in a bottle which is
concentrated from things like palm oil and coconut oil for a harder hit you
could say so the main idea here for ketosis is to deplete glucose so that
your body must begin producing this alternative
fuel source so that brings us to exercise right because exercise is gonna
do a very similar thing after you’re done with exercise you’re going to be
producing your ketone bodies as long as you’ve depleted some of that glucose in
your body so yeah physical exercise may help ramp up your ketone body production
but it doesn’t necessarily mean that being in a state of ketosis after a
short-term fast or just up in your fat for a day or engaging in physical
activity is going that’s not going to mean that the ketones are going to be
effectively used for your body right because your body’s been so used to
glucose as its primary fuel source and that brings me to the distinction
between nutritional ketosis and keto adaptation so nutritional ketosis for
example would occur if I just eat ketogenic type foods for like a few days
maybe a week and I enter that state of ketosis
Paquito adaptation basically refers to the idea of ketone bodies increasing to
the point where they become your primary source of fuel and that happens after a
month or two or sometimes more and continuously over the months as you eat
in a ketogenic style your body becomes more efficient using a ketone bodies for
fuel so that’s a difference that you should keep in mind so that’s it for the
video whether you should do this is completely up to you but there have been
some benefits shown when it’s done correctly so thanks for watching and
I’ll see you guys in the next video be sure to subscribe and let me know down
below if you’ve ever experimented with any sort of ketogenic diet or you find
there are certain advantages for you such as cognitive thinking or endurance
performance when you’re in a state of ketosis so put your comments down below
I’ll see you guys next time peace

19 thoughts on “4 Ways To Get Into KETOSIS (#1 Is The FASTEST)

  1. Winding up the end of the year with a 48 fast. It's been a very productive year with keto. One of the best things I've ever done for myself.

  2. Hi there, I have come across a few people who are saying that they're losing their hair. Is there anything in this? Early days for me, and mine seems to be getting thicker if anything, but it worries me a lot. I'm female and have been growing dreadlocks for 20 years, and I don't want that to happen!

  3. I am not doing a Keto diet, but I do fasting 16:8 and eat low carb and since I am doing this I feel less tired, more focused at work and after two weeks of adaptation I prefer training in the morning before breaking the fast

  4. I bet a lot of people do ketogenic diet because they think fasting is difficult. And it is at first. But once you get used to not being full all the time, it is really very easy. Why mimic fasting, when it's easier to just fast?

  5. I recommend you to first deplete your liver glycogen through eating a low carb ketogenic diet for at least a few days before trying to fast any longer than 24 hours because otherwise your body will be more susceptible to muscle catabolism

  6. 91 hours into my longest fast so far. Started the fasting lifestyle on December 9th. Worst days so far are on the days after I re-feed. Those days are horrible. HUNGRY. Angry. Depressed. Irritable. All that stuff.

    For "extra fun" on this fast, I haven't had a sip of water in 20 hours. Today (almost at the end of 4 days) is definitely the best I have felt thus far. I am planning on hitting 136 hours by the end of this fast. Also, I'm down 22 pounds in 20 days. Pretty remarkable stuff…

  7. Does OMAD promote the production of the ketone bodies? Maybe I can do OMAD for half a year, then try keto and suddenly adapt much better?

  8. I haven't tried keto. I enjoy plant based proteins like beans, humus and yellow potatoes. I stick to I F 16:8 during the week and 20:4 on the weekends. Goal for 2018 to do 20:4 during the week and 23:1 on the weekends. What's your 2018 goal?

  9. I tried cutting carbs to about 15 g a day for 4 days, eating alot of fat. For those 4 days i did strength training and cardio. On the 4th day i felt like passing out 24/7 even tough my glucose levels where normal (i measured them). I dont believe your electrolytes get depleted within 4 days eating 0 carbs. You're body doesnt work like that. I still have no clue whats going on tough. I tried this same thing for about 4 times. on the 4th day i just can't function and it feels like im passing out constantly. After eating carbs everything goes back to normal.

  10. Fasting to start with gets most people into keto flu. I have been in ketosis for over 2 years and have yet to experience keto flu once, but I didn't start by fasting. I recommend to start by spreading meals apart in time first and eating the LCHF to get the body accustomed to increased fats–not everyone can metabolize fats well–particularly if they switch from a mostly vegetarian diet–and so "body training" for the change is important. I have many vegan patients, most with severe insulin resistance whom I move to the ketogenic diet to recover. It can take them upwards of 6 months to get the body accept animal fats! This is very important.

    Another very important point is to observe: most people have insulin resistance, only they don't know it. Fasting with reactive hypoglycemia can be dangerous. So before you jump into ketosis, please answer these questions to yourself:
    1) Do you get hungry if you cannot eat a meal on time?
    2) Do you get shaky if you are not eating on time
    3) Do you get grumpy or moody if your food is late
    4) Do you get a headache if you skip a meal?
    5) Do you eat snacks between your breakfast and lunch and lunch and dinner?
    6) Do you eat something after dinner as a snack while watching TV or reading or doing anything?
    7) Do you ever crave some foods–typically some carbs?
    If you answered "YES" to any of these questions, don't start ketosis by fasting. Start first by reducing the frequency of your meals–drop your snacks and then spread your meals such that you end up eating only twice a day. Once you could do that, THEN you will find you no longer need to fast because you will be in ketosis. If you get hungry and start getting shaky, drink a little milk, or eat a bit of cheese or a few bites of meat.

    MCT oils: they only burn as ketones so even after eating a cake, if you finish up with coconut oil or take MCT pills, you will show ketones in your urine and also in your blood. This doesn't mean you are "metabolically" in ketosis. My patients don't take ANY supplements that enhances ketosis. The purpose of ketosis is to change your metabolism and NOT to have ketones show up in your blood and urine.
    Be aware also that if you have weight to lose, eating MCTs means that they will burn instead of your own fat. So best to not take any. MCTs can also upset your stomach. There are also ketone esters and salts: these are ketone bodies introduced to your body as supplements. Again, they don't put your body into metabolic ketosis. They are a great alternate fuel option for the brain for the ill whose brain is unable to get enough glucose (Alzheimer's) because of compartmentalized insulin resistance (meaning local to some organs but not systemic in the whole body) and who cannot change diets–many medicines (not all) interact with ketosis and your heart can get damaged. If you take medicines, don't go for ketosis.
    Stay healthy and be knowledgeable about ketosis: invest in a ketone monitoring device. Urine testing is highly unreliable. So get a blood testing device–most accurate–or a breath testing device–limited. I never get a keto breath no matter how high of ketosis I am in. I use blood testing at home.
    Hope these are helpful tools to you!

  11. Few things irk me more than people that repeat the title in the beginning of the video. We know. We read the title. That's why we're watching the video.

  12. So say if i start a water fast of 3 days, by day 3 i should be in keto right? if so, on the 4th day, if i were to be on a high fat, moderate protein, low carb to lets say 15 or maybe 20 grams of total carbs a day for weeks and weeks and weeks to come, will i still be on keto and be burning fat after all those weeks if i keep it low carb, moderate protein? Thanks

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