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How to Get Back into Ketosis After Cheating

It happens! Either a holiday, a celebration, or just plain letting loose one weekend! We are only human for goodness sake! Just don’t make it a habit! So worry no more because there is a way to get back and restart your momentum!

See below:

  1. INTERMITTENT FASTING

When you fast, your body needs energy to continue operating, and since there are no calories coming in due to not eating, it will use up your stored glycogen and eventually will use up the FAT. A great way to say BYE BYE to all that Halloween Candy! Easy way to go about this is by only eating from 12PM to 8PM. So you will be fasting from 8PM to 12PM. This is a typical intermittent fasting schedule. You can even go as far as fasting for a full 24 hour cycle or just eat ONE meal a day until you’re back in Ketosis.

  1. DRINKING 1-2 TABLESPOONS OF APPLE CIDER VINEGAR (ACV) WITH A SPLASH OF LEMON JUICE DILUTED IN 1-2 CUPS OF WATER BEFORE/AFTER A MEAL HELPS:

-Improve insulin sensitivity during a high-carb meal and significantly lowers blood sugar and insulin responses.
-Reduce blood sugar by 34% after eating 50 grams of white bread.
-Lower blood sugar levels after meals.
(Note: You can add a splash of lemon juice to help with the taste. Lemon juice is also a natural antioxidant.)

  1. DRINK A LOT OF WATER!

When you consume carbs/sugar, your body automatically holds on to the water in your body thus resulting in the weight gain. By loading up on water, you will flush all that excess water OUT!

  1. WHEN YOU’RE HUNGRY, EAT FAT!
    This helps curb any carb or sugar cravings and helps you stay full LONGER! You can add MCT oil in your coffee as well.

5. EXERCISE
This helps your body send glycogen storage straight to your muscles so you end up using the glucose faster thus helping your body switch to burning fat/using ketones for energy. Take a 30 minute walk, do some stretches on the floor. Any physical activity will help.

6. GET PLENTY OF QUALITY SLEEP
To help your body recuperate and reset fully, it will need a complete reboot and there is no better way than by having some good quality sleep. Did you know that when you get less than 8 hrs of sleep each night you:

-Are hungrier
-Tend to crave for high carb foods
-Your cells become 30% less productive in using insulin
-Metabolism rate decreases