Re: How to reach ketosis faster?
You shouldn't eat fewer than 20 net carbs a day on induction. And the same goes for each of the rungs (25 net carbs and so on). Follow DANDR and it will work.
It's the same principle as starving yourself. Instead of revving up your metabolism by eating properly (and in this case the recommended number of carbs) your body sees the deprivation as starvation and goes into starvation mode.
This means your metabolism slows down and you will more than likely retain fluid. It's the body's natural way of protecting your vital organs.
Eat the 20 net carbs. You'll be better for it all around. Ketosis takes the time it takes, and this isn't a race. AND, ketosis is not a surefire measure of weight/inches lost.
1: Under 275 lbs by 4/25/13 MET! 4/8/13
2: Under 240 lbs by 6/25/13