How much protein do you need on a keto diet?

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How much protein should you eat on a keto diet? That is an often-debated question.

People’s opinions and experiences vary widely, so it can be very confusing. Thankfully, here’s a new article which might bring some clarity, written by some real experts, including Professor Volek and Phinney:

When embarking on a well-formulated ketogenic diet and going through the process of keto-adaptation, there are necessary changes in how the body uses its incoming macronutrients to maintain (if not improve) health and function. To achieve this requires enough protein but not too much – balance is important… [A]s you read this post, you will see that your need for dietary protein during a well-formulated ketogenic diet is not much different from what the average person in the developed world currently eats – i.e., moderate protein rather than high protein…

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