1. NOT Reducing Carb Consumption
When carb intake is very low, glycogen stores decreases and levels of the hormone insulin plummets too. This allows fatty acids to be released from fat stores in your body, causing fat to burn quickly.
2. NOT Consuming Coconut Oil
Coconut oil contains natural fats called medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). MCTs are rapidly absorbed and taken directly to the liver, where they can be used immediately for energy or converted into ketones to get you into ketosis.
3. NOT Consuming Healthy Fats
Consuming healthy fats can boost your ketone levels and help you reach ketosis fast. For an effective ketogenic diet, metabolic health and exercise performance usually provide between 60–80% of calories from fat.
4. NOT Fasting
Fasting, intermittent fasting and a "fat fast" can all help you get into ketosis relatively quickly, which includes going without eating for several hours. In fact, many people go into mild ketosis between dinner and breakfast.
5. NOT Testing Ketone Levels
Achieving and maintaining a state of ketosis is a personal and individualized experience. Therefore, you need to test your ketone levels to ensure you’re achieving your weight loss goals. They can be measured using ketone urine strips, which are the easiest to use and very inexpensive.