GET INTO KETOSIS without Keto Flu: Mark Sisson | Thrive Market

October 11, 2019 0 By William Morgan


There are many different ways to get
into ketosis and to go Keto. Probably the
the most convenient one is to adjust
your macronutrient levels to where
you’re consuming 70 percent of your
calories in the form of healthy fats;
five to ten percent, depending on your
daily caloric needs, in the form of
carbohydrate and getting adequate
amounts of protein.
Carbohydrate restriction for most people, that’s 50 grams of carbs or less will pretty much
guarantee that your body will start to
make these adjustments. When you get
above 50 grams then the body really
doesn’t get the message that we’re gonna
be restricting carbs for a long period
of time.
One of the things I noticed about people in the space
was that they might be getting great results but there
were reports of sort of extreme efforts
to get there. Suffering through the keto
flu, not feeling that great for long
periods of time, and for a lot of people
it’s real. The brain is sort of used to
getting a regular supply of glucose
every few hours, day in and day out, and
if you don’t get that regular supply you
get hangry, or you get moody, or get
depressed. That’s a brain that has become
used to regular supply of glucose and hasn’t built the metabolic machinery yet to
burn ketones. When you start going into
ketosis and you restrict glucose, the
brain is going “Oh where’s my glucose,” and this is a transition period for a lot of
people of a couple of days, and as the
liver starts pumping out these ketones
you get past that hazy foggy brain fog
hangry couple of days, but it’s you know
it’s not pleasant for a lot of people.
One of the ways to circumvent this keto
flu is we spent three weeks just getting
rid of the crap extra sugars, breads,
pastas, cereal, the industrial seed oils;
but you’re not restricting calories so
you’re not you know you’re not allowing
yourself to go hungry ever. That’s one of
the secrets, is just don’t let yourself
get hungry and then after three weeks –
the brain and the body have already
started to get used to the fact that
there’s not gonna be 300-400 grams of
carbs every day. At most there’s gonna be
120-150. At the end of three weeks then
we say okay, now if you can wake up in
the morning and you have
enough energy to go a couple of hours
without eating breakfast, that’s a sign
that you’re burning fat. If you have
enough energy to go do a workout and not have a pre-workout meal, or a
post-workout meal 20 minutes afterwards, that’s a sign you’re getting better at
burning fat, and so now when you go keto
all you’re doing is finding another 60
or 70 grams of carbs that you were
eating in previous three weeks that now
you’re gonna choose not to eat. And for a
lot of people that means maybe just not
eating a meal. I discovered that I can get up in the
morning, and I don’t need to eat for a
couple of hours, so I’ll go until 11:00-11:30 –
12 o’clock and then I have my
first meal, and then I’ll have my second
meal at 7:00, and that’s kind of a normal
genesis of people being able to
conveniently and comfortably enter into
ketosis you know with ease and grace