Keto Diet Facts & Tips

5 Reasons Why You Are Not Losing Weight When Fasting

Why Your Extended Fast Isn't Yielding Weight Loss: 5 Potential Causes

It's important to distinguish between intermittent fasting and extended fasts (2-3 days or longer). If you're combining keto with intermittent fasting and still not seeing results, consider these factors:

  • Too many carbs: Aim for 10g or less per day for strict ketosis.

  • Eating too often: Adjust your fasting window for optimal results.

  • Excessive fat intake: Prioritize protein and healthy fats.

But what if you're on an extended fast, and the scale isn't budging? Here's why:

  1. Slow Metabolism: Certain factors can dramatically slow down your metabolism.

  2. Constipation: This can mask actual weight loss.

  3. High Stress: Elevated cortisol can hinder weight loss.

  4. Lack of Sleep: Sleep deprivation disrupts various weight-regulating hormones.

  5. Water Retention: Temporary fluctuations can mask fat loss.

What to do:

  • Optimize Nutrition: Focus on electrolytes, B vitamins, trace minerals, and vitamin D to support insulin sensitivity.

  • Support Digestion: Bile salts 3 times daily can aid fat digestion.

  • Prioritize Rest & Stress Management: Aim for quality sleep and find ways to reduce stress.

  • Be Patient: Give your body time to adjust and show results.

Disclaimer: Consult a healthcare professional before starting an extended fast, especially if you have underlying health conditions. 

Last updated: Mar 18, 2024 17:07 PM