Some drink coffee with butter ( recipe here ) and eat plenty of meat; some do vegetarian recipes, some are dairy and nut free. There are lots of options out there to suit any dietary restriction. Q: What happens after you reach your goal weight on keto? A: Some people want to go off keto once they’ve reached their goal weight, others choose to stay on keto or take up a clean-eating diet. I’ve been on keto for almost a decade now. One thing to always remember – if you go back to your old habits you will put the weight back on.
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One final note, to clear up any possible confusion. Ketosis is NOT the same as ketoacidosis. Many people confuse the terms and automatically dismiss the wealth of health benefits that come from a ketogenic diet and lifestyle. Ketosis is the state of using fat as fuel, typically producing ketones (beta-hydroxybutyrate) at a rate of .5 to 5 mM. Ketoacidosis is the state of uncontrolled ketone production (in the presence of high blood sugar levels), resulting in ketone levels in the neighborhood of 15 to 25 mM. This is a dangerous situation. That’s the bad news. The good news is that the only people affected by ketoacidosis are those with type 1 diabetes (and some severe alcoholics). That’s because their bodies do not produce insulin. Since there’s no insulin to break down any blood sugar. High levels of blood sugar and high levels of ketones is a bad combination. It forces the kidneys to work overtime, often causing kidney damage or failure. But, as I said, it is a rare condition, and, unless you have type 1 diabetes, you will not have to worry about ketoacidosis. If you do have type 1 diabetes, a ketogenic diet and lifestyle is still not unavailable to you, you just have to be diligent about your care and treatment.