I am on a keto diet but I don’t see notice any weight loss. What do I do?
Your metabolism must be completely deranged to not respond to a ketogenic plan. Most people do. And it is not the best way to lose weight but it can be and should be used only when you hit a plateau or are trying to control or manage a serious medical condition.
If you still want to go ahead with a ketogenic diet and don’t see results, it is probably because of a few reasons. First, you need to calculate your calories and macros. If you are not on a stray keto and have a deranged metabolism, you will not see the kilos or inches go down.
Second, you are not allowing your body to go into ketosis. Which means, you are probably taking the liberty of eating too many treat meals. When you eat anything over 20-25g of carbohydrates in a day which is equivalent to half cup of rice or one slice of bread or one really small potato, your body will start using carbohydrates to give you energy and not fat. So be careful of how many times you slip off the diet. Thirdly, a ketogenic diet is 70 per cent fat, so that leaves very little room for protein intake in your diet. Also, it may cause massive amounts of hair fall as a side effect but some of us respond better to a higher protein diet. And if you are one of those, then a keto diet will fail on you.
Rashi Chowdhary is a nutritionist, diabetes educator and creator of The Protein Bake Shop