How fast can someone lose weight on a low-carb/ketosis diet?

If I went on a low-carb diet and my body went into ketosis, how much weight would I lose and how quickly? I’ve heard people say that I could lose 30lbs or more in 30 days, but that sounds unrealistic.

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4 Responses to “How fast can someone lose weight on a low-carb/ketosis diet?”

  1. Mr. Angry said:

    yeah that sounds pretty unrealistic, but it is a very effect short term diet

  2. Sherrie said:

    Low carb diets are great, I run a low carb forum myself so I highly recommend them but I certainly wouldn’t recommend fast weight loss as it just sets you up for a much higher risk of gall stones, loose skin, rebound etc.

    Take your time, the most important thing about choosing a diet is in whether you can make it a lifestyle, this is what keeps weight off long term. People will often say oh well I can’t give up breads, sweets and pasta but you would be surprised just how less you crave and how more satisfied you are when you keep your blood sugars in check.

    Good luck and don’t rush it! 🙂

  3. Alexandra said:

    Ketosis is definitely the best way to burn fat very quickly, if you can make it past the “hell week” induction.

    If you do it right, you can lose like 20 pounds in a month, and surely more fat than on any other kind of diet. This means you have to calculate the net carbs in everything–even black pepper has 3 net carbs per tablespoon, and garlic powder has 5! Who knew, right? And also cardio and strength training w/ a good source of protein directly afterward to build/protect muscle. I usually drink Dymatize Elite protein shake or a glass of soy milk.

    However, most people who go on Atkins don’t do it right and end up losing weight just from the inevitable caloric restriction. Believe it or not, one of the biggest reasons why this diet is so criticized is that it kills hunger. Often, I find it incredibly hard to eat over 500-600 calories a day b/c protein and fat is so much more filling than carbs. Doesn’t bother me, though, because I feel like I’m getting all the necessary nutrition without empty carb calories. There is no such thing as an essential carb.

  4. Jetsa C said:

    it ‘s so hard.


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