3 Simple Tips to Help You Get Back into Ketosis After the Holidays
Updated: Jan 12
Are you still recovering from the holiday guilt brought on by extra holiday snacks, drinks and processed carbs? Did you decide to take a short break from your keto lifestyle that lasted a little longer than you originally intended?
The holidays are full of temptations to sidetrack your health goals: carbs, holiday preparation, parties, extra drinks, gatherings, and travel making it harder to fit a workout in. But even if you took a break during the holidays, don’t be too hard on yourself. Holiday breaks don’t have to be a permanent setback!
It can be easy to fall out of ketosis from time to time, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up on your keto journey.
So how do you restart keto after a break? Whether you took a break for vacation or because of old habits dying hard, follow these three simple tips and you’ll be back in ketosis before you know it!
1. Be gentle with yourself.
When you take a break from keto, it can feel challenging to get back into the eating style. During this process, however, it is important to be gentle and kind to yourself. Guilt of not following your plan can feel heavy and discouraging. The extra weight from extra carbs can feel super frustrating (even devasting) but remember this . . . You can’t gain a bunch of FAT in a 1 week period. It is inflammation and will go away once you transition back to your keto eating plan. You got this! Just dive in and you will be on your way to Ketosis.
You will be motivated to stick with the ketogenic lifestyle as you see results. Additionally, remind yourself how great ketosis feels.
2. Stay hydrated.
Because a keto lifestyle has a diuretic effect, it can be dehydrating.
Staying properly hydrated will help you stay hydrated during workouts, keep you feeling fuller, and prevent hunger pangs. As you transition back into ketosis, you should drink at least half of your boy weight in ounces
3. Have a game plan.
If you have a solid plan in place for what you'll be eating and doing, you're much less likely to get derailed. Plan your meals and exercise for each day. Additionally, you should have a weekly meal plan or grocery list.
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The holidays can be a difficult time to maintain the keto lifestyle but taking a timeout from it isn’t a failure. It can be easier said than done, but the best way to restart keto after a break is to simply start again. It’s important to have a solid plan in place while getting back into ketosis.
Don't be too hard on yourself. Take things slowly at first. Your body will need time to adjust back to the high-fat, low-carb lifestyle. So pace yourself and give your body time to adjust. This is all about doing what feels good and makes sense for you, so be prepared to monitor your progress and make adjustments as you see fit. With a little patience and perseverance, you’ll be back on track and feel amazing in no time.
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