Can You Put On Weight In Ketosis?

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How Quickly Can You Expect To Lose Weight When You Eat A Keto Diet?

This is one of those questions that gets asked a lot so I wanted to address it in this post. I know that one of the things that excited me about starting the ketogenic diet in the beginning was reading about all these crazy weight loss success stories that some women seemed to experience. You know, the ones where they lose 14 pounds in the first three weeks and then continue to lose 4 pounds a week for the next 6 months and voila they’re at their ideal weight. I loved the thought of getting into a fat burning state and just watching the excess pounds melt away. In actuality, it took me about a year to lose 30 pounds. However it didn’t take a year for me to start feeling and looking a great deal better, though. This actually happened in a matter of weeks. Every Woman is Different The thing about losing weight on the keto diet is every woman is different. Those who have a lot of excess fat will find that it comes off more quickly. Those who have a lot of metabolic derangement or hormonal healing to do will find that it takes longer. Your body’s main goal is always survival and health. It doesn’t care about how it looks, it cares about how it’s functioning. When you start ea Continue reading >>

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  1. Ramamni

    Hi All,
    I have started keto about 2 weeks ago. However, I have gained about 5 pounds in 2 weeks. Why ??
    I don't count calories, keep that in mind.
    I have been eating 2 meals a day, no snacks in between, For example yesterday I had the following:
    Breakfast - Nothing.
    Lunch - I had non breaded chicken strips (breast) with butter, I cook it, then add mushrooms, and heavy cream, and little bit of parm cheese. i eat my lunch around 12 or 1 PM
    Dinner - Fathead Pizza, 2 Cups of mozzarella cheese, 1 cup of almond flour, 1 tablespoon of butter, 1 egg, 2 tablespoon of cream cheese to make the dough. Then I add low carb tomato sauce, toppings, and more cheese. Yes I eat about 1/2 or 3/4 of the pizza ? I eat my pizza around 9 PM after i get home from work. I dont make pizza everyday, 2 or 3 times a week. All my dinners and lunches are/around the same time. I am not a coffee drinker.
    ok weekends, I eat peruvian chicken with no sides. just the chicken (Sunday). on Saturday Chick fila grilled nuggets (30 count = ~550 calories) with avocado & lime dressing (The dressing is a Fat bomb, its 300 calories).
    Other dinner dishes I eat: 2 avocado's mushed with olive oil, 4 eggs with blue cheese.
    Other lunch dishes I eat: non breaded chicken strips (breast) with butter, cooked, then 1 spoon of pesto sauce with sun dried tomatoes.
    desserts: Diet root beer float. I make with 2 scoops of halo top ice cream, and whipped cream .my whipped cream is made from mascarpone cheese mixed with whipped cream liquid, liquid stevia, and vanilla extract.
    Or mascarpone cheese with whipped cream and unsweetened chocolate mixed in.
    I usually eat dessert about 3, 4 times a week.
    By the time I get home I am hungry and cant wait to eat.
    I don't exercise right now, my job is sitting at a desk all day. However, I do take walks about a mile a day when its not cold or raining or snowing, etc.

    What am I doing wrong ??

  2. Fiorella

    How many net carbs do you eat per day?

  3. Pilotbob

    It looks like you are doing everything right. But, you have to be careful of sneaky carbs.
    If I were to offer a suggestion it would be cut out the artificial sweeteners and desserts.
    For sure, that ice cream can be a problem. I just looked at one of them, that's 11g of carbs in 1/2 cup. That's pretty high especially because you are getting carbs from mushrooms, onions, dairy also has carbs.
    While not counting calories is fine, when you are first starting out you really need to count carbs. Keep them as low as possible.

    Have you done any testing for ketones?

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