FAQs on Ketogenic Diet

Do you have any questions about the ketogenic diet? Check out our answers to the most frequently-asked questions on keto below

What is the Keto Diet?
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When a body consumes too little carbohydrates, ketosis occurs. It is a process in which the body burns fats for a source of energy and ketones are produced. Having those ketones causes ketosis. 

How does keto help in epilepsy?
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Keto was originally made to treat epilepsy in children. This diet reduces the brain’s excitability, thereby decreasing seizures.

Is alcohol allowed on the keto diet?
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Yes, but it can slow down the ketosis. We recommend that you drink moderately and choose alcohol with less carbohydrates.

How much weight can you lose on keto?
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In the first week, it can be between 1 to 10 pounds. Once you lose the initial water weight, the rate of weight loss will decrease but not stop. 

Does keto diet cause high cholesterol?
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Keto can increase LDL cholesterol in short term in some cases. But even then, in the long term the bad cholesterol decreases while good cholesterol levels increase. Usually,bad cholesterol doesn’t increase at all.

Can you eat dairy on a ketogenic diet?
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Yes, you can eat dairy but you have to keep in mind the carbs. Preferably, dairy with high fat is the best for the keto diet. These are some of the best dairy products you can consume: Cheese, butter, milk, yogurt and cream. 

Are you allowed to eat fruits on the diet?
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Weight loss is different for everyone. Typically, 2-10 pounds of water weight is lost in the first week. Weight loss slows down to 1-2 pounds per week and then gets even slower as your body gets used to the diet. 

How long does it take to lose weight on keto?
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People notice change in around 10 to 21 days, depending on your fitness goals. After 12 weeks, clients see 20-25 pound weight loss. It depends on your body type and age too. For some it might take time but the results will appear more clearly once ketosis process has started. 

Can I lose weight on keto without exercise?
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Yes, the benefit of the keto diet is that it helps with weight loss regardless of your physical activity. As long as you follow the conditions of the diet you will see your health improving. 

Can vegetarians follow the diet?
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Yes, the diet can be modified to suit your lifestyle. Our meal plan focuses on all the ways you can optimize your diet according to your lifestyle and preferences. Your focus should be plant based, protein-rich foods. 

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