How do I break a weight loss pleateau on a ketogenic diet?

By Dr. Stephen Phinney and the Virta Team

Weight loss and the rate of weight loss tend to be a bit different for everyone, which sometimes means rapid weight loss for quite a while, followed by periods of weight stability. While this may be normal for your body, there are small dietary changes you could consider, which may help push past a true weight plateau.

If your carbohydrates are below your personal tolerance, the next consideration could be your dietary protein intake. Testing your blood ketones may help to identify the need for possible dietary changes.

Additionally, consider the amount of dietary fat consumed. When weight loss is a goal, dietary fat intake may lead to weight stability if the amount of calories consumed matches daily energy needs. Try slowly reducing dietary fat to see if you can do so without increasing hunger. This may be the solution to help you resume weight loss.

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