There are four factors that determines how much you will lose and in what space of time.
- Your current health state – If you are overweight, resistant to insulin or simply cannot burn fat as fast as the majority of people then you will lose weight a lot slower.
- Your body – What is your BMI? Do you need to burn a lot of fat? In the beginning, if you have a lot of fat to burn you will see some weight loss very quickly, whereas a leaner person make take longer. Over time, the results will taper off.
- Current habits – What is your current diet like? Are you eating keto only foods and reading the labels to make sure you are not taking on hidden sugar? Are you exercising? Changing your habits to positive ones will set you up for success.
- Transition into ketosis – If this is the first time you are on a keto diet, then becoming fat-adapted will take a little longer. Your body needs to learn to product ketones and then use fat as an energy source.
After two weeks, your body is getting used to creating ketones and the cycle of burning fat starts. It will be steady and consistent. Expect to lose up to 2 pounds per week.
Sit back and re-evaluate what you need to do next to increase the weight loss further.
There are many Facebook groups you can join for tips and peer support. Share your love for the diet, share recipes, learn and ask questions.
You’ve got this!