Let’s start with a brutal evaluation of being in Ketosis for over 2 months straight. I did not get enough sleep, I missed too many of my daily supplements and I only got two or less days of workouts in each week. Some weeks I did not get in a workout at all.
This last week I was not very concerned with staying in Ketosis after getting my blood test done. I cheated several days this week. Just eating ‘NORMAL’ I managed to go up 7 lbs on the scale in a week. Most fo this being water weight. It’s good I’m not trying to actually lose body fat yet!
As of tomorrow I will be back in ketosis and I will be doing a CKD (Cyclical Ketogenic Diet). I find this to be the best long term method of eating based off of everything I’ve studied. It also seems to contain the best rate of long term success. On a CKD you ‘Carb Up’ about once a week for a period of time between 12 and 36 hours. This allows the opportunity for the depleted glycogen levels in your muscles to not just replenish but to supersaturate with energy. The flexibility also seems to allow a mental time of relaxation from even having to think about what you’re eating.
When you come out fo ketosis and begin to reintroduce carbohydrates into the diet in larger amounts you will find that your body will need more water to begin to store the carbohydrates throughout the body. This causes you to put on water weight due to the “hydrate” need of carbohydrates! So when you ease up a little bit expect to quickly gain a few pounds. Don’t worry about it because almost all of the water weight will be added to your muscles!