3. Exercise To Get Into Ketosis Faster
Depending on your customary intake of carbs, your current fitness level, and a few other factors, depleting the stores of all your bodies carbohydrates, can take a little while. The longer it takes to expend the carbs, the longer it is until you’re body relies on fat to function.
A great way to get into ketosis faster is to work out. Doing something every day for 30-60 minutes, can provide a jump start to your metabolism. You can then burn the carbs you’re storing and switch on the fat burning process.
If you find doing your normal crossfit workout difficult or struggling with other intense exercises at this time, you may want to try taking BCAAs and MCT Oil before you start. They both will give you that boost of energy, without interrupting the progression towards getting into ketosis faster.
Creatine monohydrate is also helpful since it gives your muscles an energy supply, while performing short but intense sets, like squats, sprints, and chin ups.
In addition to doing Crossfit or other strength training, taking long walks can be helpful to promote ketosis. The workouts don’t necessarily need to be intense, but getting your heart rate moving is what matters.
I experimented with long walks to get into ketosis faster after hearing low carb and ketogenic diet expert Domnic D’Agastino, PhD recommend it on a podcast. Personally, I enjoy taking a long 2-3 hour walk, especially on days that I may consume large amounts of carbs. It helps me get into, and stay, in nutritional ketosis.
The best part is that it doesn’t add to exhaustion, fatigue, or wear you out the way some workouts can. Plus it’s super convenient, enjoyable and simple to do. Get your headphones,a good podcast, comfortable sneakers, sunglasses and go!