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March 31, 2020
Mom Walking with Daughter To Get Into Ketosis Quickly, Increase Activity and Ignore the Scale
When we’re talking about getting into the state of ketosis as quickly as possible, we aren’t talking about how to lose weight quickly. While a keto diet is one of the quickest ways to lose weight, that isn’t what we’re trying to do right now. Right now, the aim is to get into ketosis without a lot of effort. And eating from the above short list of foods will help you get there. So for 3 days, ignore the calories in what you’re eating, eat until you’re satisfied, and stay completely away from the bathroom scale. Don’t weigh yourself, and don’t skimp on the amount of food you eat. Calories have nothing to do with getting into ketosis.
Although there is a lot of controversy within low-carb diet circles right now about the amount of protein you need to eat to see a decent amount of weight loss each week, when the body runs out of glycogen during those first couple of days, it will turn to burning muscle mass for its protein needs if you don’t eat enough protein foods.
According to Lyle McDonald’s “The Ketogenic Diet,” the bare minimum of protein you need during the first 3 weeks to avoid muscle loss is 150 grams of protein per day. So forget what other people are telling you, and eat until you’re satisfied. Once you get into ketosis, you can make other choices about your diet and adjust your calories, fat level, protein grams, and carbohydrate grams to help you achieve your desired weight-loss goals. For now, forget about those dietary macronutrients.
There’s plenty of time for that later. And while we’re on the topic, don’t forget that this 3-day diet is simply an introduction to a ketogenic diet. It’s not a keto diet itself. A true keto diet is much more varied and includes lots of vegetables to help you from getting bored.