Getting Back into Ketosis – What to do After Cheating on a Keto Diet? Today we are going to be talking about a topic I get asked about all the time. So today we are going to talk about what to do after you have a cheat day while you’re doing keto so for me. Yesterday was Cody’s 28th birthday so I had a planned cheat day. I knew I was gonna cheat we were gonna go to our favorite restaurant going to get our favorite cake. So I knew that yesterday it was going to be a day that I was totally going to eat all the carbs in sight.
Getting me back into ketosis
But today I wanted to talk about five tips about what I do the day after that allows me to kind of reset my body and start getting me back into ketosis after a day of just binge eating all the carbs. First off when Cody and I woke up yesterday morning we had been having. Some torrential rain when we woke up yesterday I was absolutely shocked. At the amount of water that was outside of our apartment it was literally like seven to eight feet high higher.
Than I have ever seen that water here’s a couple clips so this is what we woke up to this morning this is the worst. It is ever flooded next to our apartment is the road right here and it is just underwater. Absolutely insane was that not just absolutely insane our apartment was pretty much waterfront property and there was literally trees like flying by.
After we stood outside and watched that water for a little while Cody and I went over to our favorite Spanish restaurant. It is called Meza Maya and they have the best fire roasted salsa in caso so we dug into some queso dug into some. Salsa and enjoyed a couple mimosas because you just can’t beat a three.
Dollar mimosa and then they have some of the best brisket breakfast tacos with white rice and black beans and a little Cuban inmate just makes me so happy. When I eat that meal so that was definitely not a keto friendly meal but it was absolutely fabulous and Cody and I. Enjoyed that together and then lastly what is a birthday without a birthday cake Cody and I dug into a red-velvet. Nothing bundt cake and that cake let me tell you is to die for stick up the long power 28 oh yeah so.
If you slip up what matters is that you just hop back into it and not let it be a slippery slope back to your old eating. Habits so say you binge Don all these carbs you probably wake up the next morning feeling kind of sluggish. I usually get a pretty bad stomach ache I feel bloated I don’t feel good my body is kind of punishing me for all of those carbs. I ate but you know what I don’t regret it I had a great time however I will get those consequences no matter.
What so tip number one you need to intermittent fast so I try to fast 16 to 18 hours from my last meal so we ate our last meal at like 8 o’clock last night. So I tried not to eat until like past noon today so I had a long time where my body was consuming no food doing intermittent fasting. Allows your body to start burning all those carbs up that you ate while you cheated. You have to deplete those glycogen stores in your body because you just filled them backup when you had your cheat day tip. Number two drink a lot of water your body needs to flush all of that badness all of that glycogen out so drinking.
Exercises – gym
Water but being mindful of the electrolytes that you could also pee out at the same time so make sure you are replenishing those electrolytes when you are drinking. A lot of water number three getting out and getting moving while you are intermittent. Fasting those 16 to 18 hours or even more if you can do that I tend to get hungry and can’t do that go out and get. Some exercise whether you hit the gym go to thirty minutes on the treadmill take your dog on a long walk just get out and get moving and that exercise will once. Again help get rid of the glycogen stores within your body tip number four after you have that day of carbs it is super important to go to bed and get a great night’s sleep your body rests. Repairs itself so getting seven to eight hours of sleep.
Will definitely help in the process of getting your body back into ketosis and making you feel good and tip number five do not let a cheat day turn into a cheat two days that turns into a cheat week that turns into a cheat month and then a couple weeks. Later you’re stepping down on the scale and you’re just unhappy with what you see because you let your. Cheat day just go down the very very slippery slope of just going back to your old eating habits well guys those are my five little tips of what to do after you have a cheat day while you are doing the keto diet.