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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    Jackie
    December 6, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Hi,
    I am new to Keto and just started out. I am feeling overwhelmed and could really use some help. One main question I have and keep hearing conflicting feedback is the use of cheese/dairy when you first start Keto. Did you always eat cheese/dairy? I need to lose 50lbs and have heard that avoiding cheese is better until you hit goal weight but i’m not exactly thrilled to give it up. Can you please help?
    Thank you,
    Jackie

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      Suzanne
      May 31, 2017 at 11:49 pm

      Hey there! I personally ate cheese/dairy the entire time.

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    Charly
    September 4, 2017 at 3:14 am

    Thanks for all of the great informaton! I’ve done low carb with great success in the past and tried Keto in Jan. of this year. I lost 20 lbs very quickly but had horrible breath and lost a great deal of hair. What do you think I was doing wrong? I was tracking and was staying under 20 total carbs. Thanks!

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      Suzanne
      September 22, 2017 at 5:12 pm

      Hair loss is generally associated with your calorie intake being too low, so try to up your calories a bit and find what works best for your body! The breath generally levels out, in the meantime there are some sugar free gums with stevia or xylitol that will help!

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