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Not Losing Weight On A Low-carb Ketogenic Diet? Don’t Give Up And Read Further

The ketogenic diet is not only known to be one of the most effective weight loss tools, but has proven to have many health benefits. Ketosis is a state at which your body produces ketones in the liver, shifting the body's metabolism away from glucose and towards fat utilization. Unless you can check your blood ketones, using Ketostix is an easy way to detect urinary ketones. It's not the most accurate method, but may be good enough to find out whether you are in ketosis. In some cases, weight loss may be difficult even on a low-carb ketogenic diet and there may be a few possible reasons for weight stalling, which I have listed in this post. If you want to know more about the ketogenic diet and how it can help you lose weight, have a look at my Practical Guide to Keto Diet which is freely available on my website also as PDF. 3 free diet plans to help you kickstart your diet, lose weight and get healthy Recipes, giveaways and exclusive deals delivered directly to your inbox A chance to win the KetoDiet app every week Top Reasons You Are Not Losing Weight on a Keto Diet 1. Carbs are Too High Your carbohydrate intake may be too high. Try to decrease your daily carbs limit. Also try to Continue reading >>

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  1. pencala

    > When do you start to lose weight only after you are in ketosis?

    Hi,
    It took me 5 days to get into ketosis (waaaay longer than I anticipated). I'm assuming I had a lot of built up carbs in my system before I started on my diet. I haven't lost any weight. In fact, I've gained 3 lbs! I'm wondering if the weight will start to come off now that I'm in ketosis. Is that when it begins? Also, I am really starving without the carbs, so I'm eating a lot more than I usually would. Can I be gaining weight from this diet??
    Thanks!

  2. girlbug2

    Hi,
    It took me 5 days to get into ketosis (waaaay longer than I anticipated). I'm assuming I had a lot of built up carbs in my system before I started on my diet. I haven't lost any weight. In fact, I've gained 3 lbs! I'm wondering if the weight will start to come off now that I'm in ketosis. Is that when it begins? Also, I am really starving without the carbs, so I'm eating a lot more than I usually would. Can I be gaining weight from this diet??
    Thanks!
    Don't Panic!!
    It entirely depends not only on how much you are eating, but what type of food whether or not you could gain weight.
    I notice that anything high in salt makes me retain water. Cheese, cured meats, salted pork rinds, pickles. These are Atkins friendly and will not hinder ketosis per se, but may cause you to retain water. Think back over the last 5 days and remember if you have eaten these foods or anything else, such as broth which may be high in salt.( Read labels for hidden salt/sodium.)If so, you may be losing fat while retaining water and it could register on the scale as a gain. When you stop eating the hidden salt, it may be a day or two before you experience your body flushing all that extra water quickly and then finally your scale will show a loss.
    Another common error is relying a lot on artificially sweetened products, which a lot of LCers have noticed can stall their weight loss. Diet soda is notorious, so are Atkins bars. Not everybody has a problem with these things, but you may find out that you do.
    Those are just the possibilities that come to my mind, I'm sure other seasoned LCers can think of other things. Don't ditch the diet, you've barely started and there are bound to be setbacks along the way.
    Meanwhile, if you are extra hungry, perhaps you could post an example of a day or two of your menu so some of the more sophisticated LCers can help you spot trouble?
    Good luck!

  3. jcass

    Low carb diets will not cause you to lose weight unless you are overweight. Do you consider yourself overweight? Nevertheless they will make you much healthier.

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