The picture above shows urine test strips that you can buy at your local drug store. They detect ketones in your urine, and I usually recommend this simple methods for beginners. If you have been following a ketogenic diet for many years, they may not work but this article is for the beginners 😉
The road to ketosis can be long and tedious, and shady alternatives are luring everywhere. I’m taking about products that you can eat (food or supplements) that will either ease your transition into ketosis, or put you in ketosis in the blink of an eye. Raspberry ketones and Keto//OS are some examples, might be more out there that I don’t know of. Ingesting ketones won’t get you into ketosis, it just doesn’t work like that. Ketosis is a metabolic state triggered by excessive breakdown of fatty acids in the liver. The breakdown of fat is key here, not the ketones per se.
I’ve tried a multitude of supplements that promise to increase metabolism and/or suppress appetite (don’t judge! it was many years ago!) and some of them work but most of them do not. The ones that work are the appetite suppressing ones. It’s important to remember that every endocrine process in the body is being controlled by negative feedback, which makes it very, very hard to actually increase the fat metabolism with a supplement (unless you’re using illegal or prescription drugs)
That’s why “fat burning supplements” usually just contain the usual stimulants in high amounts.
Go for the REAL ketones!
- Want to burn body fat and nothing else?
- Want to burn fat without hunger and energy loss?
Follow a ketogenic diet, consistently without any re-feeds. Combine the keto diet with physical exercise if you feel like it, but you will see results just by changing your diet.
The keto diet is as effective as it is challenging, and it requires a great deal of effort from you. It requires you to go clean and avoid everything that’s not fish, meat, eggs, poultry, green veggies and fats from avocados, olive oil, butter/ghee, coconut oil and lard. If you dare to try it I assure you amazing results, and when you find your sweet spot losing body fat is as easy as pressing a button.
I wrote a book about all this and it’s available HERE!