HOW TO MAINTAIN KETOSIS
TEST YOUR KETONE LEVELS
What’s great about ketosis is that its not just a diet, it’s literally a measurable state of metabolism and you can always test where you stand. Now, knowing your perfect amount of protein and carbs is all fine and dandy, but the most important piece of the puzzle is whether or not your body is creating ketones. If there aren’t any ketones present, you still haven’t entered ketosis.
There are three ways to test your ketone levels:
Read our guide on testing ketones here to weigh the pros and cons of each method. Then, plan to test your ketone levels regularly as well as re-weigh yourself every couple of weeks to measure your progress, if weight loss is your goal, and also make sure your macros are still within the right amounts to be at a caloric deficit.
No matter what, remember that eating fewer processed, high-glycemic carbs is a great choice for you and your health in the long run. Maintaining ketosis can take a little trial and error and extra tracking at the beginning, but you’ll ultimately reap the long-term rewards from this lifestyle shift.
Test, don’t guess! Routinely check your ketone levels to assess if you are effectively maintaining ketosis. If you aren’t, simply review your day and eating habits and make some intelligent alterations and test again. Try new things. Try ketone supplementation, MCT oil powder, scaling back protein and carbohydrates even more, modified fasting, more sleep. There are endless amounts of resources and articles on the internet on how to increase your ketone levels.