By far the most powerful way to lose body fat, is to be in a state of ketosis. When you go on a low carb diet, the glycogen stores in your liver and muscles get depleted, and your body starts to burn fat for fuel.
Ketones are a byproduct of fat metabolism. When you are in ketosis, your body will be burning fat 24/7 – all day and all night.
How Do You Know If You Are In Ketosis?
The best way to find out is to get yourself some ketostix and to check your urine.
Go low carb today – start avoiding grains like rice, cereals, and flour-based products like pasta, cakes and biscuits. Eat mostly meat, fish, eggs, nuts, seeds and veggies, and check your urine for ketones in a few days.
Here are some things you can do to speed up the process:
- Eat mostly healthy fats, eat very few carbs (less than 50 grams/day) and not too much protein.
- Do intermittent fasting and high intensity training. Both help get rid of the glycogen stores in your liver and muscles quicker than if you just started going low carb.
- Eat pro-ketogenic foods like short-chain fats (e.g. coconut oil).
- Supplement with the ketogenic amino acids lysine and leucine.
So, get going low carb today. Order a set of ketostix, and start checking your urine a few days from now. Being in a state of ketosis and knowing that your body is burning pure fat 24/7, is an amazing feeling! When those ketostix show ketones in your urine, you’ll think twice before chowing down on that donut or those biscuits with your tea.
Get started today, and let me know how you get on.