I am concerned about getting the minimum daily amount of fat with my ketogenic diet. i am trying to lose weight, but i am concerned about the minimum amount of fat i am supposed to eat per day. If I am not eating enough fat will weight loss occur?
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on June 07, 2013
at 09:58 AM
i am trying to lose weight, but i am concerned about the minimum amount of fat i am supposed to eat per day.
There's no minimum amount of fat you need to eat. Ketosis gets triggered by lack of carbs and protein, not surplus of fat. You raise ketosis by reducing carbs and protein. The reason this sometimes causes weight loss is that ketosis often suppresses appetite. If this happens to you, you'll eat less almost without effort. The less you eat, the faster you'll lose weight.
Of course, if you want your ketogenic diet to contain the same number of calories as your usual diet, you'll have to add fat to make up for the removed carbs and protein.
This is the case for children on ketogenic diets to treat epilepsy. It's important for them to get enough calories to grow, so their diets include enormous amounts of fat.
But you don't want your diet to contain the same number of calories. You want it to have fewer calories so you'll lose weight. The less you eat, the faster you'll lose.
If I am not eating enough fat will weight loss occur?
Whether you lose weight depends mainly on the total amount of calories your body extracts from food. If you eat too many calories you will get fatter even if most of the diet consists of fat. If you eat fewer calories than your body burns you'll lose weight. Ketosis figures into this because it often suppresses appetite, which makes people eat less without effort. Ketosis depends on carbs and protein, not fat.
The fastest way to lose weight is not eat anything. The amount of fat is zero, but even so you'll lose weight rapidly. You'll also be in high ketosis. Most likely you won't be very hungry even though you're fasting because ketosis usually suppresses appetite.