A ketogenic way of eating heals the metabolism by getting insulin under control. It does this by converting the body from glucose burning to fat burning. The ketones produced by burning fat as fuel has benefits. Weight loss is one of them. If you want to gain weight, keto will help you do that, too. The main thing is that by focusing on metabolic healing rather than weight loss, you’ll be able to see all the non-scale benefits like lowered fasting blood glucose, decrease in A1C, and improvement in blood pressure, mental alertness and sleep quality.
The weight loss will happen. There will be plateaus where your body adjusts and the transformation is happening on the inside: reduction of inflammation. Burning of visceral fat. Your inches can decrease dramatically during months of plateauing. DO NOT GIVE UP just because the scale numbers don’t meet your calendar schedule or because others lose more weight in less time. Your body has to do what it needs to do for health- give it that time.
Hopping on and off keto because you are impatient for the scale to catch up to your hope and dreams is unhealthy, plus it halts the repair process until you’re back in ketosis. Don’t focus on the scale! When you feel impatient or doubtful, visit the forum. Listen to the podcasts. Read the recommended books. Remind yourself of why you’re doing this. We’ll be here for you!