Keto FAQ

by hungryelephant

Probably the most common question – What is keto!?

Keto is the ketogenic diet, a low carb, moderate protein, high fat way of living that forces your body to use fat for fuel instead of carbs. To get started on your Ketogenic journey – click here.

So, it’s Atkins? 

No. The difference between Atkins and Keto is small – but it’s there. Atkins is more of a low carb, moderate fat and high protein diet. While keto focuses more on low carb, moderate protein, and high fat.

Will I have a heart attack? 

There is no evidence (that I’ve seen) that shows the ketogenic diet heightens your risk of heart disease. In fact, many studies show the opposite. See our In the News section for some studies on the keto diet.

How can I start? 

See our How To Start section

Are you a doctor/nutritionist? 

No. I am not a doctor or nutritionist – please see your doc before changing your diet. Everything I say on this website is either a) recipes or b) personal experience with keto.

Why am I not losing weight?!

Could be many reasons  – too much fat, to much protein, or certain products (like dairy) can make people stall. Make sure to triple check your macros and redo them every 10lb’s lost. Eliminate foods that you think might be causing your stall.

When should I weigh myself?

Weigh yourself once a week at the same time of day. Preferably just after you’ve gotten up and following any visits to the bathroom. The scale CAN LIE. It’s also best to take measurements. You may see measurements going down before anything moves on the scale. Remember, muscle weights more than fat!

I cheated – what do I do?

To be blunt – hop back on the keto bandwagon. We all make mistakes. Just get right back on and learn from it.

What’s for dinner!?

Pesto on fathead. (Most likely)

What is a net carb? 

You can find your net carbs on the labels of your foods. Just subtract the dietary fibre from the total carbohydrates and voila! Net carbs.

What if I go over my carb limit? 

Depends on how much you go over – some people can go up to 50/60 net carbs a day and still remain in ketosis, others get kicked out. If you get kicked out, keep that number of carbs in mind and know you can’t go near that many.

What happens when I reach my goal weight?

Up to you! I will continue on my keto journey because nothings made me feel better than this diet/now way of life. If you choose to bring carbs back into your diet, you (most likely) will regain the weight lost.

Any other questions!? Feel free to comment below or write me!

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