I went cold turkey because I knew that I would not be able to do it "gradually." I have little restraint and I can't have a "little" amount of something without wanting more. It was pretty much an all or nothing approach. When I first started, it was more of an Atkins/Protein Power style approach (less than ~30gm of carbs a day, from previously 200+ gm, probably even 300+ at some points) so I got the flu pretty bad the first time. I felt awful. Drinking broth/bouillon really helped though, because I think for me I was losing electrolytes because I lost SO much water weight initially. This lasted probably 1-2 weeks for me. I was dizzy, shaky, couldn't focus at work and starving all the time. I didn't work out back then at all and I have a desk job. I now fast almost every day with no problems and probably only eat one meal most days. It will pass though! I think if you're comfortable doing it gradually then you should, but it just wouldn't work for me.
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Becoming fat adapted