Blood sugars are often high in the morning (dawn phenomena). If you are only on 15-22 carbs per day I would check every label of everything you are eating to ensure carbs are not sneaking in somehow to still give you a reading of 200, or is your protein too high? Do you have insulin resistance? These are all factors which may be at play here. Healthy fats won’t raise BS at all.
"When you go on a weight loss, ketogenic diet, you can eat less fat on your plate because you’re burning the fat that comes from your inside. It comes from your love handles and hips and so on. But if that person's loses weight and decides to stay on low-carb as a maintenance diet, in order to become weight stable, they need to eat a considerable amount of fat now, in other words, they need to increase their fat intake, which should work fine, because by now, their body should be very efficient at burning fat."
Ketogenic diets were originally developed to treat epilepsy in children as it appears to reduce the frequency of seizures. It should be noted that using the diet in this context should not be attempted without the supervision of a specialised doctor. From these medical origins, the diet was picked up by the mainstream media and marketed as a weight loss regime – it is in this context that we will be discussing the diet for the purpose of this article. 

First off, thank you for clarifying on keto/LC dieting differences which, I find very factual. My family’s (mother-side) diabetics history have plagued most of my siblings up tho this day. As discipline as I am (20-year Air Force retiree), I’ve fought a broader-line high A1C for years. My primary physician always stress to eat more fruits and vegs, less fried protein to maintain a respectable weight for my age. I believe most fruits are over-rated because of their high glycemic index for a person watching carbs/sugar intake. So, I did my ketogenic home-work and decided to participate, what would or could I lose? In my next 6-month blood test, BAM!!!…my A1C drop to normal 5.7. Not only has my 5-day/week workouts been more productive, I’ve gain more strength and cardio capacity. Now, I totally believe that anyone who exercise regularly, burning fat as energy (last longer) has far more benefits than burning the “short-fueled” sugar as energy during a workout routine/session. In closing, the two keto-nutrition benefits I have witness is lowering A1C and more sustain energy during exercise. One issue I need work on is; it’s hard to be diet sociable when family comes to town or when I’m on non-workout days, I have a tendency to crash/re-feed the low carb levels………advice?
I agree Lisa. I have seen countless times where people say you don’t have to be in ketosis to he onnthe keto diet. Well that is true, but if your not in ketosis and you are doing the keto way….you can’t be tracking macros or doing it correctly or you will be in ketosis. May will be a year that I started keto, however I stopped tracking on my 4th month and got out of ketosis. I didn’t feel near as good as I did while in ketosis and I do have autoimmune issues which did come back with a vengeance. I only did one thing differently. I started drinking my drug of choice again. Hi sugar Mountain Dew. It brought me out of ketosis and brought back inflammation. Now I’m back strict keto and enjoying my skin again.
I have been with the Keto diet for about 3 weeks. It is a learning curve. I am learning new stuff every day. Your website is the best for me. I love your recipes and free information. I feel like I need to start counting my Macros. I use your recipes but I like to change things up a bit to suit my taste, like adding more veggies, switching out the almond milk for cream. How can I get counts for the recipes when I do substitutions?
Ketogenic diets were originally developed to treat epilepsy in children as it appears to reduce the frequency of seizures. It should be noted that using the diet in this context should not be attempted without the supervision of a specialised doctor. From these medical origins, the diet was picked up by the mainstream media and marketed as a weight loss regime – it is in this context that we will be discussing the diet for the purpose of this article.
Rather than worry only about fats, you might want to watch calories as well. As we age, we need fewer and fewer calories each day. Because of this, I don’t eat as much fat as recommended on keto because it’s so calorie dense. The thing is that if you consume too much fat, your body might use it instead of the fat stores already in your body. I recommend using a keto diet app to keep track of all macros and see how adjustments affect your weight loss. Good luck!

I have been on the Keto diet since June and have lost 45 pounds! It took a while to adjust, but the benefits far outweighed the “flu”. My question is how to break through a stall. I have not lost any weight for about two months. I strictly watch my macros and stay within targets every day. But alas no weight loss. I have about 20 pounds to go to reach my goal, but can’t seem to get there. Any suggestions?
Hey there. I have been on a low carb diet for 5 years now. I lost weight in the beginnng but now I’m simply just maintaining my weight. I have gotten so used to eating this way I will probably always will. I just feel so healthy. My problem is my body has obviously gotten used to the way I eat and I can’t seem to lose any more weight. What do you suggest? I have done an “egg fast” for a week and maybe I lost a pound.
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