I'm not losing weight on Keto, what am I doing wrong?
This is the most common question I get and here’s what you need to know: your body will only use fat in the absence of glucose. Hidden carbs really keep people from tapping into ketosis and losing weight. These are ingredients like maltodextrin and tapioca starch. Maybe you’re not doing intermittent fasting so you’re having snacks between meals. Pay attention to carbs and bring them down to 10 or fewer grams per day.
You could be bloating or constipated because you’re eating too often, consuming sugar alcohols, certain nuts, cheese, or certain vegetables. If you’re eating often you spike insulin more often, leading to visceral fat around your gut. Or if you have small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), check out the link below.
You may be eating too frequently. People in their forties or older may need to go to one meal a day (OMAD) because they have a slow metabolism.
When you go through menopause you get a spike of cortisol, leading to muscle atrophy. You may think you have fat in places that are really your muscles wasting away. On keto, it may take time to grow your muscles back. It may also take time for keto to help heal your severe insulin resistance. The whole philosophy I teach is to get healthy to lose weight, not lose weight to get healthy. Focus on improving your health so you’ll be more successful: higher energy, better cognitive function and sleep, improved resistance to sleep will all contribute to your success. It’s not only about weight loss; there are many other health benefits you can get from being on the keto diet. Too much protein can raise your insulin so be sure to eat a moderate amount of it. I recommend three to six ounces, although if you’re a big person who is very active you could go to as much as eight ounces that’s all. Sounds odd that too much protein might prevent your weight loss, but it can.
Last updated: Jan 23, 2023 02:12 AM