Frequently asked questions

I’m not losing weight as fast as I want to or I have plateaued. What to do?

There are a few things you can think about in order to lose weight, where the ones that might have the greatest impact are: Eat a strict low-carb diet with less than 20 grams of carbs per day. Eat only when hungry and avoid snacking. Try intermittent fasting. Sleep enough (7 or even 8+ hours per night) and avoid excessive stress. Note that as you get closer to reaching your ideal weight, the rate of weight loss will most likely slow down. It’s normal to reach a temporary plateau at some point. Also weight fluctuations of several pounds happen every day. This is all OK, just keep on doing what you’re doing.

What if I get tired, weak or fatigued regularly?

You may not be into ketosis fully, or you may not be using fats and ketones efficiently. To counter this problem, reduce your carbohydrate intake and review the previous points. A supplement like MCT oil or ketones can also help.

I felt ketosis was extremely dangerous. Is it true?

People often mistake ketosis for ketoacidosis. The former is natural, while the latter occurs only in uncontrolled diabetes. Ketoacidosis is dangerous, but ketosis on a ketogenic diet is perfectly normal and healthy.

How much Proteins can I eat?

Protein should be moderate, as very high intake can increase insulin levels and decrease ketones. About 35% of the total calorie intake is probably the upper limit.