Hit a Weight Loss Plateau on the Keto Diet?

Written by LaToya Gay

September 15, 2020

Many people who start the ketogenic diet do it for weight loss reasons and their body fat seems to melt right off of them. A lot of people begin to reach their goal weight quickly and easily.

For others,  losing body fat can be a bit more difficult. Although, many have found success in reaching their goals it doesn’t mean they’ve seen steady progress for their entire journey.

If you lose weight on the keto diet and suddenly you’ve hit a plateau, then this article is for you. I know it can be very frustrating but, hitting a plateau in weight loss is very natural because the body adapts and goes into defense against further weight loss.

So, how do you overcome and move past your stall? If you’ve done it all, count macro’s, count your carbs but you still can’t seem to move past that number.  The good news is plateauing is usually fairly simple to get past once you have the right information to guide you. If you’re not okay with your current weight and want to lose more, you would need to adjust your weight-loss program

Try these tips for getting past the plateau:

  • Pack More Activity Into your Day. Think outside the gym. Increase your general physical activity throughout the day  Any physical activity will help you burn more calories.

  • Cut More Calories. Cut more of your calorie intake but don’t go below 1,200 calories. You don’t want to start depriving yourself due to the risk of overeating when hungry.

  • Increase your Workout. You should exercise a minimum of 30 minutes a day, every day of the week. But if you are trying to lose weight exercising more often than that or increasing the intensity of exercise to burn more calories.

  •  Look Over your Habits. Look back at your food and activity journals. Research suggests that off-and-on relaxation of rules of eating contributes to plateaus.

The truth of the matter is that we can sometimes let our guard down after our initial weight loss. So, going back to the drawing board is all it takes to get yourself back on track.

The content in this article is not medical advice and is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Always talk to your doctor before changing your diet.

Our guest blogger Lynette McCutcheon is a mother of 3. She is also a Health and Weight Loss Coach Specialized in the Ketogenic Diet, Ketosis, and Intermittent Fasting. She is also the founder of her own coaching business, “Down By Linitas Way” which is a community that helps empower women through support and motivation. Her desire and goal are to help women live healthier lifestyles in hopes that others will be inspired to join the movement.

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