It’s a common question beginners ask, but unfortunately it’s akin to asking how long is a piece of string? Depends, right? Depends on where you cut the string off, how long it was prior to cutting, and who’s holding it.
Same with this diet. Depends on where you start, where you want to be in a month, and how motivated you are.
That said, you might be wondering just how much weight you can expect to lose on the first week of a low-carb diet. If you are consistent and remain at a caloric deficit, you can probably expect to lose 10 pounds or more during your first month of keto.
To create a caloric deficit and lose weight, you will either have to lower calories at each meal on a keto diet or increase physical activity. People appear to lose most of their fat during the first 2-3 months on a keto diet, though you can keep losing weight as long as you stay on keto.
People who begin the low-carb diet with less fat to lose usually lose more slowly than people who begin with more. It is important to remember when starting any kind of low-carb diet, you are going to lose several pounds within the first few days.
In terms of specifically losing weight, some studies show people lose about as much weight on low-carb as they do on a low-calorie diet.
If we assume a slow, steady rate of 1 to 2 pounds per week, then losing 50 pounds on a low-carb diet would take you until Week 3. As long as you maintain the effort, you should be able to shed as much as 25 pounds in 3 months and achieve lasting weight loss.
If you stay on a pure ketogenic diet, particularly if you combine that with a little bit of exercise, your projected weight loss is around 25 pounds in three months.
You will see your biggest changes if you stick to a ketogenic diet for a couple months, and you will not gain any weight back on the off chance you stick to it for as long as you can. Remember, you can expect to lose around five pounds the first week of going keto, 10 pounds or more after one month, and as much as 25 pounds after three months, so keep going with keto while side effects are not too severe.
The ketogenic diet is one of the most stable ways to lose lots of weight, far faster than putting it on, but it will still require some patience.
While there are a number of different ways to lose weight, one of the most popular diets around right now to get lean quickly is the keto diet (ketogenic diet). The keto low-carb, high-fat diet was initially developed to help treat epilepsy, and a lot of people are turning to low-carb to lose weight.
There are a lot of reasons why people begin low carb, high fat diets such as keto, but weight loss on keto is the biggest one. Even if you are following the ketogenic very-low-carbohydrate diet as best as you can, there is still a tiny percent who will not lose any weight. The answer really depends on the rigors of your low-carb diet, your age, and how much weight you need to lose: Younger men and those who have the most weight to lose typically drop pounds more quickly.
So, how long is a piece of string?? 🙂