Where Do I Start?

How often can you eat on keto?

If you do just keto it doesn’t necessarily define how often you should eat. If you do intermittent fasting with keto then there are different fasting schedules that can be involved.

The best fasting schedules:

16:8

This is where you fast for 16 hours and you have an 8-hour eating window. This is really great for the average person. It’s best to only have 2 meals in your fasting window.

20:4

With this fasting schedule, you fast for 20 hours and your eating window is 4 hours. This schedule has even more fasting benefits for your brain and heart, for repair and anti-aging.

OMAD (one meal a day)

OMAD means you only eat one meal a day. Many people do this with fantastic success, and it has even more intermittent fasting benefits than the 20:4 fasting schedule. Some people may need to do one meal a day every other day.

To all of these different fasting schedules you can also add periodic prolonged fasting. This is where you fast a little longer (48 to 72 hours) maybe every two weeks or once a month. This is just the icing on the cake.

A few more things to keep in mind while doing intermittent fasting:

  • Always do Healthy Keto® when you eat

  • It’s easiest to do intermittent fasting daily

  • Look at the purpose of doing it (weight, or health)

My intermittent fasting guide:

  • Start out with 3 meals a day with no snacking (adding fat to your meals)

  • Next, don’t eat unless you’re hungry (going as long as you can without eating)

  • Slowly let your body adapt to 2 meals and then 1 meal a day

  • Let your body tell you when to eat, adding fat when necessary

  • Make sure you’re getting the nutrients you need

Last updated: Sep 14, 2023 07:21 AM