Ketosis is the process of using the body’s fat storage as a source of energy instead of your body’s main source of energy, a simple sugar called glucose.
Carbohydrates — think grains, beans, fruits, and vegetables — are the main source of glucose for your body, and with our keto plan, your carb intake is minimized in order for you to quickly reach ketosis and start burning fat in place of glucose.
How Do You Reach Ketosis?
After your body uses up its glucose store and it turns to fat for energy, you have reached ketosis.
During ketosis, your liver breaks down fat stores and converts them into ketones, a type of acid that is deposited through urination.
Your meal plan encourages ketosis by keeping glucose levels down in the body and providing your body with the fats needed for energy.
Reaching ketosis is different for everyone. It can take anywhere from two to seven days to get in to ketosis. The time it takes depends on how much glucose is in your system, your activity level, and your body type.
The “Keto Flu”
A lot of people who start a keto diet for the first time may experience what is commonly referred to as the “keto flu.”
Keto flu symptoms include nausea, fatigue, dizziness, sugar cravings, and difficulty falling asleep.
Don’t worry. Symptoms usually only last three to five days and are just ways your body copes with the switching from using glucose to fat as an energy source.
Preparing Yourself for Ketosis
The meal plan included with your system will help prepare you for ketosis with a daily breakdown of your meals.
You won’t have to worry about how much you need to limit your carbs or increase your fats, because it’s already done for you. As long as you stick to the plan, you should reach ketosis and start burning fat as fuel for your body!
If you’re unsure whether you’ve reached ketosis or not, you can purchase keto strips at your local pharmacy. These strips measure the amount of ketones your body has produced and will tell you whether you’re in ketosis or not.
Remember, everyone reaches ketosis at different times. If you and a friend are on the plan together, you may notice that you react differently as well. You may feel more tired for the first part of the plan while your friend may have more energy.
Keep yourself hydrated, as well, especially during the first week of the new diet. Dehydration can be common when first starting a keto diet.
We recommend at least 64 ounces of water a day. Consider drinking more than that if you live an active lifestyle.
The key to losing weight with a keto plan is to give it time — and FOLLOW the plan. Your system provides you with all the nutrients and benefits you need to lose weight effectively and healthily.
Enjoy the Benefits of Ketosis
As we’ve said before, ketosis is a great way to shed pounds. As your body turns to fat stores instead of glucose stores for energy, you’ll burn fat faster.
The key with ketosis is starting right and sticking to the plan. Your Xyngular Jumpstart System has already laid out the ground work for you, and all you have to do is follow along.
Making big changes can be hard, but remember your “why” and stick to your healthy changes.