Induce Ketosis at will with cheat days?
In this post…
- Problems with the Ketogenic Diet
- Will Power
- Hard-core Ketogenic dieter snobbery
- Science to the rescue
- Quality of Life
Problems with the Ketogenic Diet
Anyone that has attempted a ketogenic diet will tell you that it is not for the “weak”.
Getting into ketosis mean a strict ketogenic diet for at least 2-7 days. This varies from person to person based on how ketogenic your body has adapted.
ANY deviation from the standard ketogenic diet will simply throw you out of ketosis.
The good news is that there are several tasty items on the ketosis diet like butter and bacon.
Carb lovers WILL have a very hard time.
The simple fact is this…
Most people do not have the will power to do even the most basic diet and they definitely do not have the determination and will power to do the ketogenic diet.
Hard-core Ketogenic dieter snobbery
Those that have the fortitude to do well on a strict diet typically wear this as a badge of honor. They will often look down on others and criticize their lack of will power.
Their mantra is that “no shortcuts exist” and the only path to success is major discipline and misery.
If this is how you feel, then more power to you.
For the rest of us mere mortals, we would like to have our cake and eat it too.
There are many effective diets that allow a cheat day. They cheat day can be extremely effective because it gives something to look forward to.
If you have ever experienced the cheat day phenomenon then you know how enjoyable and disgusting at the same time this can be.
The psychology is interesting because you have been disciplined and you do not want to set back your progress, but you really want that pizza or [ insert a item that you are not allowed to have]
Immediately after you gorge yourself on these forbidden foods you will feel like a total slob and actually be ready to get back on the plan.
Cheat days can be effective on many levels.
Unfortunately on the ketogenic diet, a cheat day can set you back for a few days as you strive to get back into the state of ketosis.
Science to the rescue
Scientists at the University of South Florida have been researching the wide-ranging health benefits of ketosis and have developed an exogenous (external/not made from inside your body) ketone formula that when ingested can put your body into a state of ketosis within about one hour.
The applications and potential health benefits of their patented formula is wide ranging.
Dr. Victor Vlahakos has has also created a patented formula for appetite suppressant.
When these 2 formulas are combined, you have a potent, safe way of getting into the elusive state of ketosis quickly.
IF the claims for these patented formulas are true, (which they have been documented extensively) then this means you can participate in a ketogenic diet much more easily.
Ketopia is a patented formula that combines both the USF and Dr. Victor Vlahakos patented formulas.
It allows you to induce ketosis at will and be into ketosis in about one hour.
It does NOT give you a license to be what ever you want.
You still need to follow the ketogenic diet. By being able to enter ketosis so easily, it does allow you to have cheat days and enjoy yourself during the holidays or on vacation.
With this technology, expect to see more and more people embracing the once nearly impossible ketogenic diet.
Quality of Life
No-one likes being fat or having extra weight. It is a major psychological and health problem. It affects our self-esteem and can manifest in lower performance in every aspect of our lives.
The reason that most people do not diet is that it effects quality of life too much.
Even when using a ketogenic formula like Ketopia, maintaining a ketogenic diet during holidays or vacations is simply miserable.
Now you can “live” life and still live a ketogenic lifestyle by short-cutting the time to re-enter ketosis from 5 days to 1 hour.