Keto Food Questions

How much protein is too much protein on a ketogenic diet?

3 oz to 6 oz of protein per meal won’t spike your insulin levels. This amount may vary depending on your fitness level, metabolism and ability to digest protein. If you work out regularly, then 8 oz per meal might be okay. Anything above that could be considered too much. You also want to consider your fasting schedule. If you are only eating one meal a day, you may want to add a little more protein in your meal.

Dr. Berg recommends grass-fed beef, pasture-raised chicken (with the skin) and eggs as well as wild-caught salmon as good protein sources.

Always go for the fattier proteins as they will contribute to lower insulin levels.

Take 0.4 x your body weight (in pounds) and divide by 2 or 3 (meals per day). This will give you a recommended number of grams of protein per meal.

For example, if you weigh 172 pounds you multiply it by 0.4, which will equal 68.8 g of protein per day. If you eat 2 meals a day divide the grams per day by 2 and you get 34.5 grams of protein per meal.

But it’s not an exact science, so also see how you feel on higher and lower amounts of protein. Find your sweet spot.

Last updated: Mar 25, 2023 14:29 PM