Weight Plateaus While Keto, Fasting, Getting Rid Of Sugar Cravings + More! — #082

by | Jan 4, 2019 | ketoforwomen

We’ll be tackling a bunch of brand new questions for our Keto Hot Seat episode today. And what better way to start the new year than to get the answers we are looking for and finding our way to the healthiest, happiest place that we can be! Enjoy!

Keto Hot Seat Questions Answered in This Episode:

  • Do you test your ketones anymore? If so, how often? Is there a number you like to be at?
  • How can I stay in ketosis while I eat the veggies I crave?
  • If I do the Fat Burning Female Project Self-Study, can I do the regular group project at a later time?
  • Does doing the keto diet but including higher carbs and non-keto foods like Diet Mountain Dew do more harm than good to your body?
  • Can I eat a higher salt diet with keto and blood pressure meds?
  • When you’re fasting, is it normal for your blood glucose level to go down as low as 50 or is it dangerous?
  • Why did I hit a weight plateau while on keto?
  • What could cause my legs to swell?
  • Can we eat keto in the long term? If so, should we adjust our macronutrients and supplements?
  • How can I get rid of the sugar cravings?
  • Do you suggest going off birth control before, whilst on, or after being keto-adapted?
  • How does keto and fasting affect the adrenal system?
  • What is the best method to reintroduce foods that have been removed from diet due to food sensitivities?


Key Takeaways:

  • If you want to test your ketones, if you are doing blood testing on a ketone meter, anywhere within the range of 0.5 and 3.0 is great.
  • There is no rule in any keto diet bible that says you have to stay at 20 grams of carbs, especially if that means that you’re not getting the foods that you want to eat, especially when they’re vegetables.
  • Soft drinks are extremely toxic. Your body does not recognize it as food and they will absolutely cause harm to your blood sugar.
  • You can be keto long-term if that continues to work for you and your body. If you’re really, really looking into the health and quality of your body and your life, you just know when things are going well. If not, then you have to take is as a sign to continue to evolve.


Action Steps:

  • If you want to test your ketones, test for maybe two or three times a week. Do not test more than once every few days.
  • Avoid soft drinks. If you want to be truly healthy, those things have to go.
  • If you are someone who’s on blood pressure medications and you are going keto, make sure to check in with your doctor once every few months to get your blood pressure tested and see what they think or if they need to alter your dosing.
  • Consider taking electrolytes as well as good, high quality sea salt along with your water.
  • Give yourself some time away from sweet treats. Find other things that you love just as much and incorporate more of those if you need to.



As always, if you have any questions, be on the lookout for the next Keto Hot Seat call for questions on Facebook and Instagram. Make sure your questions are short, general, and that you haven’t heard the answer to them before.

Take care!


Shawn said:

“Remember that we’re all different. Every lady’s keto diet is different, and our own diet is different day to day, week to week, month to month, year to year. There is no rule anywhere that says that what you did yesterday is still going to work today.”

“You will know if your body is good and should stay in keto long-term based on what it’s telling you… Instead of wondering if it’s good or bad for you, all you’re doing is looking for signs that it’s good or bad for you.”


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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.

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