What could be the reason that you’re not losing weight while following a keto diet? I answer all your questions regarding weight gain on keto in this installment of the Keto Hot Seat.
Keto Hot Seat Questions Answered in This Episode:
- Can I still do keto even when I have all the fat genes or is the diet just not suitable for everybody?
- Does going through menopause affect one’s ability to lose weight while on keto?
- Why is it that, after trying everything else, the only way I’ve been able to lose weight is by keeping my calories at or below 1,200?
- What could be the reason why you plateau on weight loss?
- Is a keto diet suitable to cure prediabetes?
- Why does intermittent fasting seem to really spike my fasting blood glucose and also hold weight? Is this my body’s way of saying that I’m at the weight it wants to be?
- What are the differences, if any, between weight gain and systemic inflammation and weight gain during perimenopause?
- How can I maintain my weight loss after reaching my goal weight without staying in ketosis?
- Menopause is a huge change in your hormones. It’s also something that your body hasn’t gone through before so it’s a very different trend than the usual cycle that your hormones go through. A lot of times, these hormonal fluctuation cause weight gain.
- 30% body fat for a female is completely normal and really healthy.
- Even though we don’t think we have stress, it doesn’t mean we don’t have stress or that our body thinks we are not stressed.
- The main goal of your body is to keep you safe. So it really wants to make sure that when it comes to weight loss, that it’s happening from a safe place.
- It is nearly impossible to lose healthy weight if your blood sugar is out of whack, especially if you have high insulin.
- Weight loss does not equal a balanced blood sugar. Just because you lose weight, it does not mean that your blood sugar is great all of a sudden.
- Weight gain from inflammation is essentially water retention, and it feels that way.
- Inflammatory weight gain is distributed pretty evenly throughout the body, whereas actual fat gain is kind of focused on key areas of the body.
- When you’re doing the keto diet, make sure you’re getting a good variety of fats. They cannot all come from saturated fats.
- When you have the fat genes, keep an eye on your cholesterol and get tested once every three months to make sure you’re headed in the right direction as you tweak your keto diet.
- When you’re going through menopause, give your body a little bit of grace during that time.
- Go for high-intensity workouts a couple of times a week, and make sure to include lifting weights.
- Test your blood sugar and insulin levels.
- Keep your health in check.
As always, if you have any questions, be on the lookout for the next Keto Hot Seat call for questions on Facebook and Instagram.
“[Weight loss] is never going to be a daily or even a weekly loss when you’re doing it the right way, the healthy way for your body. There are always going to be times where you stay the same and there are going to be times [you lose weight]. It’s never a straight line down ever.”
“Anytime your body freaks out in any way, that is a sign to not do that thing… It’s probably the best way for us to be intuitive with what we do for our health and don’t do for our health.”
Resources mentioned in the show:
- Eating Healthy in Hawaii
- High Cholesterol With Keto, Cyclical Keto For Workouts, Fiber Needs, Growth Hormone Treatment, and more! — #079
- How long should YOU do keto? — #075
- 22 Signs You’re Keto-ing Too Hard — #060
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The advice and opinions in The Keto For Women show are intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical care or advice. Please always consult your medical professional for your specific health concerns.