Keto Explained

The ketogenic diet is a high fat, moderate protein and low carbohydrate lifestyle. Nutritional ketosis is a metabolic state where you burn fats/ketones, instead of glucose. Nutritional ketosis is the result of restricting carbohydrate intake and balancing daily fat and protein. The Ketogenic diet is NOT a high protein diet, so be sure to check the keto calculator to set up your macros. I highly recommend tracking your food with MyFitnessPal, especially if your goal is weight loss.

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    Margot
    February 1, 2016 at 10:29 am

    I love your videos and the keto calculator is very helpful! I hope you start doing more “day in the life” videos and “what I eat in a day” videos. You are my biggest inspiration in this lifestyle and I love following your journey!

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      Suzanne
      February 1, 2016 at 8:16 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m going to try to film more soon!

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        Leisa West
        May 25, 2016 at 11:52 am

        Susanne
        Would you have any time to talk live ?

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          Suzanne
          May 31, 2016 at 11:59 pm

          Hey there. Regarding what? : )

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    Bridget
    February 2, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    I am starting on a new journey and am a bit confused on the Keto diet. I used one calculator and they said 15g net carbs 111 g of protein and 175 g of of fat. The one you have listed here is closed to the same thing but ONLY if i choose a large deficit. Is that normal? I do not want to set my self up for failure here.

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      Suzanne
      February 7, 2016 at 12:24 am

      I recommend a 20 percent deficit, and use the one linked on my site.

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    Natasha
    February 7, 2016 at 9:38 am

    Hello Suzanne, congratulations on your 100pound weight loss. I have been trying out the ketogenic diet for a month now and it seems I am doing it wrong. I don’t want to through in the towel after seeing your results but please advice me on counting protein and carbs. I don’t seem to be doing it right. Thanks in advance.

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      Suzanne
      February 8, 2016 at 6:32 am

      Hi there. Did you find out and track your personalized macros? Read my post called getting started, that will guide you to set things up the way that I did.

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    Megan
    February 21, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Suzanne
    Yes – congrats on your loss! Amazing! I am just like Natasha and did Keto for about 3 months with only about a 8 lb weightloss (which now is back) and want to start again immediately as with some of my medical issues, I am constantly being told this is what is recommended. Where do I find that “getting started” post?
    Thanks

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      Suzanne
      February 24, 2016 at 10:32 pm

      You never know until you try again! : ) The getting started post is on my main page.

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    ellensart
    August 10, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    I agree your losses are amazing
    1 too am just starting with this diet…I love reading all this information..and I thank you!

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    Joan
    September 13, 2016 at 6:00 am

    I second the suggestion to use MyFitnessPal! I started to keto diet and just tried to eyeball everything at first. When I finally got around to properly tracking I was amazed at 2 things – 1. how much protein I was eating, and 2. how little fat I was actually eating! I think I made my transition period a lot longer, unnecessarily, because of this. (And it wasn’t pleasant!). Since I started tracking, everything has been going well. Losing a little weight but most of all feeling so much better, increased energy and hormonal acne clearing up. 🙂

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