The right macro split in your nutrition is key to your body going into ketosis.
Your body needs to switch its fuel source to burn fat as energy instead of glucose. To do this, you need to starve the body of carbohydrates by keeping it to less than 5% of your overall macros.
This will see you consume between 20-60g of carbohydrates per day.
The other macro sources will be up to 25-30% protein and 60-70% fats.
How will keto macros help you achieve ketosis?
The body will transition to a new fuel source once it realises it isn’t getting enough fuel in the form of glucose. As long as you stick to consuming fibrous carbs and maintain a sub 5% carb intake in your diet, your body will transition to ketosis.
How can I track my keto macros easily?
It’s best to use an app like Easy Diet Diary to track the food and drinks that you consume throughout the day. You will be able to see where you are at with your macros in real-time.
Should I be aware of changes to my body when adopting keto macros?
Yes. Your body will demand energy in a different way. So you need to learn how to control your nutrition so that you stay alert and that you don’t always feel hungry.
You will need to have a meal plan and prepare snacks that you can have on hand.
If you feel tired, you will need to consume more protein, fats, and fibrous carbs to replenish your body’s energy reserves.
You will find that you will need to snack more. So consuming 5 or more times throughout the day will be common.