With so many new people seeing results, researching, and choosing to eat a low-carb diet – especially the ketogenic diet – we thought it was time to put together an article with quick answers to all the common questions of those just starting out.
So, this article gathers the most common doubts among beginners of the Perfect Keto or Ketogenic Diet .
The idea of this article is not to delve too deeply into the themes, but to give a quick direction to your question.
Whenever possible, we link to a dedicated article on the topic, so that you can understand these issues more fully.
So, if you have any other questions you would like to add, change or comment on, feel free to leave a comment at the end of the text .
Because we try to answer all the questions – and some may even become more in-depth texts in the future;)
How Long Does It Take To Get Ketosis?
The ketogenic diet is a diet that helps your body to enter the state of ketosis .
However, this state is not a button that you press and immediately enter it.
In fact, it takes your body some time to adjust and finally enter the state known as ketosis.
But how long?
It usually takes anywhere from 2 to 7 days – depending on your body, level of physical activity, and what you are eating.
In any case, many people advocate the following method:
That the quickest way to get into ketosis is to exercise on a fast , restrict your intake of liquid carbohydrates to about 20 g per day, and drink plenty of water.
We talked more about ketosis and how to get into ketosis in another complete article on the subject that you can read by clicking here .
How Do I Know If I’m Ketosis?
There are four methods to find out if you are in ketosis and the degree of ketosis:
- Strips for measuring urine ketone bodies
- Portable blood ketone meter
- Assessment of symptoms of ketosis
- Laboratory blood test
The most popular way to measure ketosis is certainly those colored ribbons, even because they are low cost and easy to find.
However, keep in mind that they can be quite inaccurate.
Usually, they will give you at most an idea of whether you are in ketosis or not.
Pink or purple colors usually appear on the strip if ketones are being produced in your body.
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