Have you heard the term fat adapted but don’t even know what that means? Keto people like crossfit people have their acronyms and terms. Many of us forget that newbies don’t understand the keto language. Fat Adapted simply means your body has adjusted to using fat as it’s main energy source. Before starting keto your body used carbohydrates for energy.
So how long does it take to become fat adapted? It depends on your body. The more insulin resistant the longer it can take. With that in mind, 1 week to 12 weeks is the typical time frame.
|How do you know you are fat adapted?|
|You aren’t as hungry and can wait longer between meals. Fewer cravings|
|Your energy levels have increased|
|You are full but eating less|
|More mental focus|
|You are losing more fat|
(actually your fat is shrinking you maintain the same number of fat cells. The fat cells just become smaller.)
|Better quality sleep|