The Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD) is the fastest and easiest way to get into ketosis and the biggest benefit is that you usually don’t have any brain fog, keto flu symptoms, and/or tiredness.
How to Do It
This diet involves the daily consumption of only two avocados and two green drinks for 5 days. The green drink is powder you buy at a health food store called Greens First Pro. The goal is to get the most nutrition with the least amount of carbs. So don’t make your own smoothie with a bunch of vegetables. You can, however, substitute other foods in for the avocado to change things up a bit or if you don’t like avocados. See the diagram… Ignore the ice cream! 😉
The green drink is going to have calories, so you might be up to 800 calories a day. FMD is a low-calorie diet, but it’s fine because your body slips into ketosis and starts burning the fat that you’ve been storing for many, many, years.
The ratio of fat versus protein plus carbs with the avocados and green drink is 4:1, which is very ketogenic and we want to shoot for at least 2:1 ratio. If it’s 1:1 it can be ketogenic for some people but not for everybody. So, make sure you use an app that gives you the fat, protein and carb count (macros) so you get it right the first time. Cronometer is the app we suggest to find these numbers. Please do so for your own knowledge and information. It’s free.
Measure Your Ketones
If you want a device to measure your ketones, one that works really well is called Keto-mojo. It’s a blood test that you do at home.
This is a very simple way to get into ketosis if you have been thinking about it and didn’t want to have to put a whole lot of effort into it or deal with the foggy brain or tiredness. Yes, it’s that simple, a green drink and an avocado!
I hope this helps you with your quest for optimum health!!
The Good Fat Team