There are several techniques that can can be used to help get you into ketosis quicker.
- HIIT or High Intensity Interval Training may help you get into ketosis faster by stimulating greater fat burning due to the higher exercise intensity. In general, adding exercise is a great method for stimulating ketone production.
- Fasting, the restriction of food, is a great way to further stimulate the body to produce ketones. This is because when no food is provided to the body, there is an even greater reliance on fat and ketones for energy. Starting with an extended fast (2-3 days) or Intermittent Fasting (fasting daily for 16-20 hours) both are effective strategies but note that these methods may not be the most practical for everyone.
- MCTs or medium chain triglycerides are unique fats that are more rapidly digested compared to other fats which can promote ketone production.
- It is important to note that exogenous ketones do not stimulate the production of ketones in the body but they can provide you with short term ketosis and an energy boost to allow you to stick to carbohydrate restriction and allow your body to get in ketosis.