How long does it take to become fat adapted?


How long does it take for your body to get through the fat-adaptation phase, so that you can start running on ketones and reap all its benefits?

Here’s an excellent and concise explanation by Dr. David Ludwig – the answer seems to be at least a couple of weeks:

Medium: Adapting to Fat on a Low-Carb Diet


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  1. Allison
    Thanks for this resource! The Paleo f(x)™ website has another great explanation for this, more on the science-y end:
  2. Sean
    2-3 weeks? I was thinking 2-3 months. Any updated thoughts on this?
  3. Emma
    Took me a solid 2 months anyway. Appetite was ferocious too for about 10 days, then suddenly no more hunger. It depends on where your body is at before beginning

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