What To Do When Weight Hits A Plateau During Keto?
First of all, let us talk about the definition of plateau. Your weight is said to hit a plateau if you see absolutely no change for over 21 days – neither increase nor decrease. It is not uncommon to hit a plateau during any health regime.
How Long Can I be on Keto
IS IT NECESSARY TO TAKE A CHEAT DAY ON KETO? GIVEN IT CAN BE HARD TO BOUNCE BACK ONCE YOU HAVE TAKEN ONE?
After being done with a cheat day, it can take anywhere between three to seven days to get back into ketosis. On paper that does sound unfair. How dare a cheat day slow us down by not one or two but fifteen whole days? Now before you cancel cheat days altogether, hear me out!
The amount of water you should drink on keto is calculated by multiplying your body weight (in kilograms) with 70 (ml). So, if you weigh 80 kg, you should drink 5.6 litre water. It is extremely important that you drink enough water because it is required to metabolize existing and dietary fat and burn it down as energy.
Can I Work Out on Keto?
DO I NEED TO WORKOUT ON KETO? WILL IT BE MORE BENEFICIAL IF I DO KETO WHILE HITTING THE GYM?
Exercising is always a good idea. Period. And if you are doing it along with following a healthy diet, kudos to you!
Indulging in any physical activity gets your heart pumping and blesses you with the goodness of endorphins. It makes you active and boosts your mental and physical health.
CAN I BE IN KETOSIS AND NOT LOSE WEIGHT?
With the risk of all hell breaking lose, I regret to inform you that not losing weight while being in ketosis is very much a possibility. Most people who ask this question skip over a very important fact – keto is not a weight loss diet; it is a fat loss diet. A fat loss diet is made up of two components – fat loss and weight loss.
WHAT IS KETO FLU? CAN I AVOID IT?
Keto flu is nothing but your body’s way of punishing you for not being on keto soon enough. Ha-ha just kidding.
Keto flu is your body’s reaction to consuming less carbohydrates. When you go off any old habits, your body has a way of reacting towards that change. Smokers experience withdrawal symptoms when they try to quit smoking. You might be shocked to know that sugar reacts with our brain just like addictive drugs! So, letting it go is like getting over a breakup – uncomfortable at first, but better for you in the long run.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I UNEXPECTEDLY CHEAT ON KETO? WHAT CAN BE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF UNEXPECTED CHEATING?
We all have days when nothing seems to go our way and the only thing that makes sense is a slice of pizza. But what follows gulping down that pizza is a big serving of guilt. Unexpected cheat days can jump at us out of nowhere in the form of bad mood, mood swings or simply boredom. What happens exactly in such a case, you might ask. Well, for starters the world comes crashing down.
DO I TAKE CHEAT DAY ON KETO? CAN I EAT ANYTHING ON CHEAT DAYS? HOW MANY DAYS CAN MY CHEAT DAY LAST?
Hold your hearts for the answer you’ve been waiting for – Yes, you do get cheat days on keto. Cheat days are an extremely essential component of a ketogenic diet. When placed correctly, they act as a much needed shock to your body.
The amount of weight you can lose on keto can be calculated by multiplying the square root of your age with the exponential dividends of your weight and then subtracting the seconds you lost while reading this completely made up equation. If you didn’t get the drift, that was a brief intro to my sarcastic abilities.
While your bucket list might demand losing weight in 1 month, keto has its own time-table to follow. Losing weight on keto depends how your body responds to it and that is based on various factors.
Frankly, I don’t know.
And trust me, nobody does.
Firstly, your definition of desired results needs to be put under the scanner. You might want a 6 pack or target a healthy BMI or simply want a quick fix for a party. When you want a summer body, that also depends on how far your summer is. And while you might think this year is definitely the one, it might take you until next year to be where you want to be.