Keto Diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet. The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. This dietary plan entails minimizing your carbs intake and increasing your fats intake to get your body to use of fat as a form of energy.
After about two to seven days of following this eating routine, your body enters into ketosis. Ketosis is a bodily process wherein it starts producing ketones in the liver to produce energy. Ketone is a type of organic compounds that your body uses in place of those missing carbs. When this happens, your body becomes incredibly efficient at burning fat for energy. It also turns fat into ketones in the liver, which can supply energy.
As much as it is desirable for people to initiate a state of ketosis, one needs to be realistic with the timelines. It should be noted that our body does not simply jump into ketosis in a 24-hour timespan. The body requires time to adapt to the changes that it undergoes on switching to the Ketogenic diet. Previously, the body has been burning sugar & glucose for energy generation purpose. One must allow time for the body, post switching, to burning ketones for energy requirements.
So, the question still remains unanswered. When does the body enter a state of ketosis?
The above-mentioned timeline is dependent on various factors – bodily activity level, general lifestyle, specific medical history, body type, allergies, existing blood sugar levels, nutrients intake, kinds of nutrition etc.