Fast Track to Ketosis
Fast track to Ketosis sound like your bag? If you’re like me, you don’t like to wait to start measuring your results. Waiting two weeks after you start a new program only to find out the facts not coming off sucks. A quick keto protocol may be just what you need. Be advised; all shortcuts carry a tariff. Metaphorically speaking, if you’re going cut to the front of the line, be prepared for a fight. When Marc Warnke said, “I want to fast track fat cutting.” I knew he was committed and had the mental toughness. Marc has what it takes to dodge the invariable bullets of cravings and swings in energy on a rapid fat loss protocol. Do you?
I’m obsessive to a fault. I had to dig a little deeper and find the most efficient way to succeed. This led me to start with the cellular biology level for answers and work my way up. I have yet to find any downsides besides the Keto Flu during my transition.
You see. I had the right idea a long time ago when I hypothesized the hypothalamus as the conductor of all the metabolic magic that goes on in your system when you make good food choices. Problem being? I had the substance wrong. My cause and the effect was off by a hair. Who could blame me? The FDA, Medicine and big pharma had been teaching me to do research that way for my whole life. The wrong way. Cause and effect. If insulin regulates glucose deployment, then when you get high blood sugar; add insulin. Viola! You’re cured. Well not really.
However you can add fat. Enogh fat to put your body into nutritional ketosis. Once we do that I can suggest some hack to get into Ketosis that have worked for me and others.
I practice the “N is One” method of science. The Quantified Self movement if you will. Once again thank you, Tim Ferriss.
I tinkered, tested, poked, and prodded myself. Without fail, the production of Ketones as an energy source in lieu of glucose is the basis for success in me leaning out my body. If you want to try rapid fat loss, success specific metabolic conditions must exist. High Fat intake 70-80%, Moderate Protein Intake 15-25%, and little to no Carbohydrate intake 1-5%. Additionally, electrolytes and branch chain amino acids must be supplemented especially during transition glucoses to ketosis. Once you commit. It is either one or the other. The first
If you are considering ketosis for rapid fat loss, specific metabolic conditions must exist. High Fat intake 70-80%, Moderate Protein Intake 15-25%, and little to no Carbohydrate intake 1-5%. Additionally, electrolytes and branch chain amino acids must be supplemented especially during the transition from glucoses to ketosis. Once you commit. It is either one or the other.
The immutable law of Kwik Keto: don’t oscillate. This a is binary endeavor. It is either yes or no. If you’re going to do it, do it.
What you need to know
Macros – The goal of this HFLC nutritional protocol is to flip the switch in your body from looking to blood glucose for energy to using Ketones and body fat for burning. This is achieved by maintaining a proportionately high percentage of fat, moderate protein, and low to no carb intake. Easier said than done I assure you. If you focus on fat intake primarily, the rest seems to fall into place.
There are additional ketogenic agents that will speed the fat burning process. First is medium chain triglyceride oil or powder. Coconut and avocado oil. Secondly synthetic exogenous ketones. These supplemental agents provide swift transition into a ketogenic state, but does not automatically place you in a state of “fat adaption”. Ketogens is your first goal Keto adapted is your cornerstone for lasting success. (Keto Adapted is when your body is efficiently and regularly burning body fat as you primary energy source).
Another hack for achieving keto adaption quickly and efficiently is complete calorie restriction for at least 12 hours once each 24 hour period.The next step to optimization would be incorporating some form of intermittent fasting. When the body is in a fasted state it also creates ketones as a defense mechanism to protect you deploying energy to both the body and mind from body fat.
Since this is the fast track I will end this here and delve into Intermittent Fasting (video link) in the future. For now. If you have questions just let me know in the comments and I’ll see if I can get you pointed in the right direction.
Additional Notes – Gotchas
I am not a doctor nor am I giving medical advice. Please contact your physician before you start a new nutritional protocol.
Insomnia – Your mind is going to be on fire so less sleep will be required and this can freak people out. Use it to your advantage.
The immune system can be compromised – Magnesium oxide and Potassium Citrate is what I use to combat this. Also Extend Branch CHain AMino Acids if you are in a moderate to high-intensity activity lifestyle.
Your intestinal track has to upregelte to tolerate the MCTs. Start slow or start with Quest MCT Oil Powder. or they will flee out the back door before you know it.
Erythema – Sometimes a rapid heart rate condition may exist. This is normal for people pre keto adaption.
Flushing – You may get a little heat or flushing in your upper body or face.
Leg Cramping – An Avocado a day will keep the leg cramps away.
Ketone Monitoring. Precision Glucometer by Abbott will help you keep track of your blood glucose and blood ketone levels.
OK – Eat twice a day 12 hours apart.