What is Keto?

What is Keto?

A ketogenic diet, or keto diet, is a very low-carb diet, which turns the body into a fat-burning machine. It has many potential benefits for weight loss, health and performance, but also some potential initial side effects.
A ketogenic diet is similar to other strict low-carb diets, like the Atkins diet or LCHF (low carb, high fat). These diets often end up being ketogenic more or less by accident. The main difference between strict LCHF and keto is that protein is restricted in the latter.

A keto diet is designed specifically to result in ketosis. It’s possible to measure and adapt to reach optimal ketone levels for health, weight loss, or for physical and mental performance. Below, you can learn how to use keto to achieve your personal goals.

Keto On,

Coach Jack

21 Replies to “What is Keto?”

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  2. Trying to learn about keto and struggling to make it all make sense with what I’ve been taught my whole life. Your info is easiest to understand. I am confused-i thought ketosis was a medical emergency where insulin spilled into your urine (something along those lines)- but that seems to be the goal. Am I mixing up terms? Still reading your info but this is by far my biggest question

    1. You are thinking of ketoacidosis which is a state where ketones are very high at the same time blood sugar is very high. This mainly only happens in type 1 diabetics with a completley shut down pancreas.

      There has been some reports of this happening in people that don’t have type 1 but I have seen only one case in the last 10 years and I believe she had some disorder of too little insulin as well.

      99.9% of people will never be able to come close to this state.

    2. That is ketoacidosis where blood sugar is very high. It is a completely different condition. As you are keeping your carbohydrate intake low your blood sugar will not be going high. So you are not at risk of this different condition.

    1. Yes there should definitely be protein. Kept in moderation. I usually start people off with 0.8g of protein per KG of lean bodyweight and modify from there.

      If you don’t know what your lean bodyweight is you can do 0.6g per KG of ideal bodyweight.

      Ideal weight chart

  3. I’m scared to do this. I’ve had s huge weight gainin the last year for several reasons I have a slow gigsstuve system and I was on Lyrica. I can’t lose a pound to save my soul. My glucose has increased acth was elevated, kidney problems and BP going up. I must do something. Help

  4. I thought Keto was a food item like kale. Thanks for the info. Basically it’s eat less, exercise more.

    1. Not even remotely close. You don’t have to eat less on Keto. You have to eat the right foods. I am on day 19 of 5,000 calories of Keto food and have gained nothing. I am floating up and down 1 pound from day to day which is completely normal.

  5. I just joined your group today and trying to learn about Keto. I have a very hard time losing weight due to my physical health preventing me from any kind of exercise. I can lose my balance and fall just walking across the floor. I seem to lose 7 to 10 lbs on a diet and then no more no matter what I try. Wondering if you have any suggestions that could help me move along in losing weight.

    1. The main thing is don’t diet. You can’t just diet to lose some weight then go back to what you were doing before. You will always gain it back. You have to eat properly for life.

      Start eating keto, eat enough food to give yourself the vitamins and minerals you need and let your body start to come to balance. Then stay that way. There is tons of help on the facebook group:

      Common Sense Keto

      Or if you want some personal guidance I provide private coaching:

      Private coaching

  6. I’m new here, switched over from another group with different macros. I’m very willing to give the macros and calorie level here a go. I have trouble with muscle cramps. Do you recommend amounts of salt, potassium, magnesium? I’ll be interested to see what the higher fat level does, and if the cramping becomes less of an issue. I’m still reading all your posts here.

    1. Sodium 1.5-2 tsp per day
      potassium – 600-800mg per day
      magnesium 400-600mg per day

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