How do you lose weight on a keto diet?

Do you want to learn how to do keto right, for weight loss, increased energy or some of the many potential health benefits?

Feel free to watch our keto video course to learn it in a fast and hopefully enjoyable way! You can watch the full first part above.

We just released part 7, where I explain how to lose weight on a keto diet. How fast should you expect to lose weight? What do you do if it does not work for you? Watch the video course to find out.


For more (free) keto content mentioned in the course, check out our main keto guides, 250+ keto recipes and the 2-week get-started challenge.[/text_left]

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How about a week of eating our most popular dishes? Thanks to all who rate our recipes we’ve been able to put together this week’s keto meal plan. It has three meals per day and will keep you below 20 grams of carbs.

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  2. Del
    I'm not doing well at all............ are there people who don't respond to Keto or LCHF WOE?
    Reply: #5
  3. J_C
    I'd like to do the keto diet together with my husband. But we need to be careful with his meat intake, since he has a slowly failing kidney. Can we still do the keto diet, with this limitation? We are also both on blood pressure maintenance. Thanks!
  4. Penelope
    I enjoy keto and find it easy to stick to the diet. However constipation is an issue, presumably because fibre intake is lower on 20 gm carbs. I drink plenty of water and have tried recommended tips. Any other suggestions?
  5. Tasha
    Me!! All this talk of weight loss and I haven't loss any except the initial water loss.
  6. joan fogg
    what is bulletproof coffee ???
    Replies: #7, #8
  7. Tasha
    Coffee with added fat like butter and coconut oil. Tasty too.
  8. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Joan!

    Look here:

    what is bulletproof coffee ???

  9. Rosaly
    Hi, I've been doing the keto this is my second week but I am gaining weight. I am not eating carbs at all. Maybe I am having to much food or fat? I dont eat much but I 've been eating things that I would normally don't eat on regular basis like chesse, olive oil, coconut out, ghee etc. I am 45. PLEASE HELP:)
    Reply: #16
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  11. Helen B
    Hi I think you might have eaten too much protein or lack of sleep?
    You only need to have 3oz of protein per meal and I recommend you to do intermittent fasting and keto. Beasicalky skip breakfast or dinner and eat ketogenic diet food during eating widow 6 hours and fasting 18 hours ! Good luck !
  12. Chrestina Jones
    Eating keto will only help you both. It is a myth that excess protein harms the kidneys. My husband has been doing keto for 18 months going slowly stricter and has improved his kidney function, and he is now off all meds. He was on 2000mgs of metformin, 5mg of glimepiride, he’s off his cholesterol med and the Benicar for high blood pressure! Do not be afraid. Start slowly removing the carbs and add in protein and healthy fats.
  13. Tasha
    Yes I haven't lost weight either I've been keto for a while. I intermittent fast everyday because I drink one 20 Oz Bulletproof Coffee (70 G of heavy cream + 20 G of butter) which last me all day until around 6pm when I have my one meal with less than 20 grams of carbs, 200 g of protein and a tablespoon of ghee. So I don't know what I'm doing wrong....
    Reply: #17
  14. Tasha
    That is 200g by weight of any meat that I choose to eat not 200 g of the macro protein.
  15. Janice Payne
    Hello I am Janice Payne

    I need a total knee replacement I must lose at least 30LBS. in Order to do The Knee Replacement, I am Serious about this...Can You Help, I want to do it As A Vegan Way of doing This Diet Dr. Diet, Please Help and Show Me How Then I will Enjoy Joining Your Program!!!

    Thank You (",!!!

  16. Claire
    Is there are facility to calculate personalise macros in then keto diet based on individual height, weight, age etc?
    Reply: #20
  17. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Is there are facility to calculate personalise macros in then keto diet based on individual height, weight, age etc?

    The basic recommendations are the same for everyone. 20g carbs (or less) and 20-25% protein and 70-75% calories from fats. We don't recommend worrying about calories as we suggest eating to hunger instead.

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  19. Danna
    the healthy foodie is literally best weight loss community anywhere , i read it everyday . and im also so grateful i found , it helped me not only lose weight but keep it off , hope it helps some others!
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  21. Rosee
    If you need to lose weight, then intaking a lot of fat will not help you (at first) because your body will burn the fat that you've consumed NOT the fat you are storing. Keto is a delicate balance. Try not to intake so much fat at first and up it gradually. Allow your body to burn the fat stored. The point of ketosis is to burn fat but if you are intaking a lot of fat and not allowing your body to burn the fat it is currently storing, you won't lose. You'll maintain. At least that has been my experience with my own journey.

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