Often people confuse “ketosis” with “ketoacidosis”, a dangerous and life-threatening health condition. Ketosis, on the other hand, simply refers to a state of metabolism where one’s body burns fat at an accelerated rate.
Ketosis is a popular approach to weight loss and is a central strategy of the Ideal Protein diet protocol. Ketosis based diets are designed to encourage your body to burn its own fat as a source of energy for daily functioning. Along with the fat burning component, a state of ketosis often makes people feel less hungry, even though you burn through fat stores. Ketogenic diets like Ideal Protein are also designed to maintain muscle mass.
For the majority of people, a state of ketosis typically starts on the third or fourth day of the Ideal Protein diet. It is not uncommon for people on Ketogenic diets to report a very brief period (just a few days) of transition which may include such symptoms as slight fatigue or a mild headache. The majority of people feel nothing during the transition from a diet rich in carbohydrates and sugar to a healthful diet. Once your body kicks into ketosis many dieters experience a boost of energy, a feeling of increased wellbeing and a decrease in sugar cravings.