Keto Induction Phase
A Complete Guide on How To Survive It
Ketosis occurs when the body transitions from using carbohydrates for fuel to using fats for fuel. This is a natural process that anyone who has gone through a prolonged fast or who has been deprived of proper nourishment for extended periods of time has experienced. It’s our body’s backup system.
What is Keto Induction?
The low-carb diet forces the body to shift to this backup system by depriving it of carbohydrates. The process of shifting is known as keto induction. How long the process of keto induction takes will vary a bit from person to person. On average it takes about two weeks with time scales ranging from a few days to as much as a month or more. Typically, if a person is attempting to get back to a state of ketosis after carb binging for a short time induction will probably only take a few days. But if you are starting from scratch, you should expect it to make a couple of weeks.
What to Expect During the Phase:
The keto induction phase is also an excellent time to think about supplementing your diet with one or more of the following:
The keto diet induction process is one you don’t want to have to go through repeatedly if you don’t have to. If you are careful about food intake during every keto induction phase, you should come out the other side in a matter of weeks feeling like a new person, or at least the same person with a considerably younger feeling, more vigorous body.