Keto Questions Answered

Q&A About Keto
Do you have questions about the ketogenic diet? Here’s quite an expert panel.

In this interesting session from the Low Carb USA conference, keto experts Dr. Dominic D’Agostino, Dr. Jacob Wilson, Ryan Lowery, Dr. Adam Nally, Bryon Jaymes and Dr. Angela Poff answer all these questions:

  0:30  High morning blood sugar while in ketosis?
  3:13  Performance improvements in ketosis?
  4:48  Loss of muscle – metabolic syndrome
  7:30  Reversing atherosclerosis with a ketogenic diet?
  8:54  Can you improve osteporosis on keto?
13:15  Ketone supplementation and blood sugar for type 1?
18:22  Transition period into the ketogenic diet?
21:10  Protein, acidity, cancer? Help to shift people towards keto?
26:12  Ketogenic diet and cancer
28:15  Timing of exercise, fasting and keto diet
32:39  McArdle’s Disease and ketosis
36:51  Visual to help with adopting a keto diet?
39:49  Science behind exogenous ketones?
46:00  Excess skin?
48:40  Exercise and insulin resistance

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14 comments

  1. Jamie Lane
    Ok! I have been on the ketosis diet with my husband for 6 months he has lost 50 lbs. me on the other hand 12 lbs. I cook all our meals we do to eat processed food all natural, he goes into ketosis deep purple, my test strip still shows nothing. I have been faithful with this diet, but for whatever reason it does not work for me why?
  2. Carla
    How frustrating! But there could be a number of reasons why. My first guess would be that you might be sensitive to dairy or nuts and he isn’t. Many people can not tolerate dairy and it completely stalls or slows down weight loss drastically. Don’t give up! Try the 30 Day Ketogenic Cleanse (Google it). That will help you determine if dairy is the cause. Have you tried IF? I use this to give my weight loss a boost too.
  3. Tanya Cameron
    I have been doing the Keto diet as well since October. The scales haven’t moved and I follow it religiously!! I lost in the very first week or so and it was great!! But now I feel like I’m bloated or even have gained. So frustrating!! Help!!
  4. Annette
    I’m really confused as to when you can eat the truly Keto desserts? Are they in place of a meal? Also if I’m hungry can I eat Keto snacks?
  5. Nicole
    Does anyone answer these questions? I see no replies anywhere.

    I’ve been on Keto diet since Jan 6. I have only lost 7 lbs but my jeans are falling off. Is this typical? When will the weight drop? Also, was in ketosis, ketostix was dark purple for past week and suddenly, without cheating, now is showing only trace! What causes this? Is this a false negative?

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  6. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Nicole!

    If your ketostix doesn't turn purple then my recommendation is that you double check everything you are eating. Be aware if you "cheat" just one day then it can take a few days before you are in ketosis again.

    You can find all our recommendation regarding losing weight here:
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/how-to-lose-weight.

    Good luck! :)

    Does anyone answer these questions? I see no replies anywhere.
    I’ve been on Keto diet since Jan 6. I have only lost 7 lbs but my jeans are falling off. Is this typical? When will the weight drop? Also, was in ketosis, ketostix was dark purple for past week and suddenly, without cheating, now is showing only trace! What causes this? Is this a false negative?

  7. Sam
    When it says Cream Cheese to a recipe is there a particular brand and do you mean cream cheese as in spread cheese or cottage cheese. Please can you give me some ideas I can then google to see if I can find a match that I can buy.
    Reply: #8
  8. Gentiann
    I believe it's the American style cream cheese (as Philadelphia cream cheese). Any spreadable fresh cheese should be fine. In France, I use a store brand spreadable fresh cheese cheaper than Philadelphia brand and get good result.
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  10. Chris
    I have a question just starting Keto about 6 days ago. My family has never eaten healthy, heavy fruits, occasional veggies non organic, lots of sugar, candy, lots of starch, always adding lots of salt and seasonings, no grass fed animals, and lots of supplements of vitamins and extras. So my question is, the family went cold turkey into keto on a less than 30g net carb per day. well myself, my wife, my oldest daughter (11) ate the right stuff and are doing good so far. My youngest (7) was an EXTREME picky eater BEFORE the diet and didn't eat much that had any essential vitamins and nutrients, well on the diet, she eats even less and is even more picky. Well we have not been supplementing with multivitamins anymore, and 4 days on the change she caught a cough from school, well just a cold no biggie. Well within 16 hrs of getting the cold she had extreme tightness of chest and wheezing and very rapid breathing. To the ER we went. They immediately started her on albuterol. She had not really eaten much at home except some egg white (refuses to eat the yolk), and meat she will eat meat, chicken soup. And at school she would not eat the lunches we sent with her. She would eat the schools lunch. Well when in the ER I informed all of the doctors and nurses of the diet and that she didn't eat healthy before the diet change, and they all told me that being deficient in nutrients would have nothing to do with what was happening. I asked them to run a vitamin blood test to be sure and they refused. she was on and off albuterol and other steroids from about 945am till 7pm when I brought a keto pizza and a full dose of multivitamin for her. when i fed her the pizza she was so lethargic that she could barely lift her arm to eat the pizza. she ate all of what i brought for her including the multivitamins. at 7pm can barely move or eat or talk, to 8 pm she was up, mobile talking playing, she was her old self. Doctors came in and celebrated that the albuterol was finally working!! well my wife says that I am completely inaccurate because the doctors basically said essential nutrients don't play a part in the function of our systems. and that there is no way that this could have been related. I am sorry this was very long but I would like to know if I am that stupid and that there was no way her not eating could have weakened her system enough for a common cold to do this? Also the doctors said it was a virus (used every test they had for virus, was not viral), then they said just normal respiratory dysfunction and was really common (asked what that was and they couldn't explain it other than restricted airway), her final diagnosis leaving was asthma. She has never been to the hospital for any health related concern aside from a physical type injury.
  11. theresa
    Hi this will likely seem a silly question but when it states 1 gram of protein per kilogram of weight is that the total weight of the protein or the amount of protein for the weight. Ie an egg weighs 46 grams and has a value of 5.8grams of protein. I've just started this journey and want to start off in the right direction and not get discouraged starting bad habits. thanks in advance for your reply.
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  12. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Theresa!

    You count the protein ... as in your example 5,8 gram.

    Hi this will likely seem a silly question but when it states 1 gram of protein per kilogram of weight is that the total weight of the protein or the amount of protein for the weight. Ie an egg weighs 46 grams and has a value of 5.8grams of protein. I've just started this journey and want to start off in the right direction and not get discouraged starting bad habits. thanks in advance for your reply.

  13. Joan Mercantini
    I have been reading that ketones can relieve arthritic pain. Any proven results.
  14. nancy cardenas
    PLEASE I NEED HELP... I WILL HAVE BEEN ON KETO A MONTH THE 20TH..THE SCALE HAS NOT MOVED..MY STICKS ARE DEEP PURPLE.. I AM 75 AND AM IN MENOPAUSE BROUGHT ON BY STRESS...CLOTHES FIT THE SAME..I LOVE THE WAY KETO MAKES ME FEEL AND HAVE NOT CHEATED ONCE... I ONLY NEED TO LOSE ABOUT 7-10LBS...
  15. James
    Okay so I've been doing keto for about a month and I've lost close to 15 lbs, but I party with friends regularly and when I drink (more specifically 100 proof tvarscki) my ketone strips show I'm negative, same with the next day, but when I stop for a couple days it shows I'm back into ketosis heavily (I am extremely anal about this diet I stay under 20 grams of carbs normally some days I go over but never over 50) does the vodka affect to measurements of the strips and give me a false negative? Everything I've read shows it should read higher but mine read nothing at all when I'm drunk

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