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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. Ellie_Baum

    I've been debating about putting this up for a while. I don't want to create fear or confusion. I've been very grateful for the keto way of eating. The story below does not make me want to change back to a SAD diet. I can't believe the benefits I get from eating Keto.
    But at the same time, if it can happen to one person it can happen to more than one. And I love this community and want to protect it.
    On the Keto reddit (an internet forum like this) recently, there was a story about a guy on Keto who was supplementing with lite salt. A LOT of lite salt. Like 2 tsp in a 32oz of keto-friendly lemonade everyday. And then had another major dose of it in broth when he wasn't feeling well. Long story short, he ended up in the hospital with Hyperkalemia - dangerously high levels of potassium in the blood. He should have died, the levels he had.
    I know a lot of Newbies on here will be feeling bad and we in the community will recommend taking more electrolytes. While that is usually true, please be careful about recommending that as a miracle cure for any and every aliment. If someone has a weird symptom, if you're not a doctor, be careful about chiming in. I also think that everyone should be aware that there is an upper limit of appropriate amounts of potassium.
    Here is the reddit link:
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    Morton Lite Salt and Potassium Supplementation: A Cautionary Tale • r/keto
    Edit: So this got pretty big, and I'm glad I've been able to make a positive impact for some people. But I want to make a brief clarification...

    KCKO, eat an avocado not 2 tsp of lite salt.

  2. Mare

    I didn't end up so badly, but a couple of weeks ago, I felt the 'need' for more potassium, so I used that LiteSalt regularly for a couple of days.

    I was due for labs soon after, and my endo mentioned my high potassium (it's usually right in range) and suggested I avoid 'potassium rich' foods for a while. I didn't mention the LiteSalt but quickly put it away in the cupboard when I got home.

  3. Ellie_Baum

    So glad you're ok!!

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