Here’s how to lose weight quickly using Keto for one week.
If you’ve never done Keto before
If it’s your first time trying the Keto diet and you are not fat-adapted then you will easily lose weight your first week on it.
All you need to do is make the switch. When you go from eating the standard food that most people eat, or a diet that’s high in carbohydrates, to something low-carb like Keto or Paleo, your metabolism goes into overdrive.
When I say overdrive I don’t mean that it speeds up so that you’re burning more calories, I mean that it’s shifting gears in a very big way. Because of that it now has to adapt to a whole new way of metabolizing, burning and storing energy, and this adaptation process kick starts your fat burning furnace.
WHAT TO DO
If this is you then all you really need to do is jump right in. Once you start eating foods that are on the keto approved list are giving your body the stimulus it needs to lose weight from day one.
(Actually you can even lose weight eating pizza but that’s a different blog post.)
On this diet you can eat eggs, cheese, sausage, keto desserts, heavy cream, most vegetables, meat, nuts and some fruit.
Many of those foods are really high in fat and calories – all in line with the diet – and will still result in you getting slimmer. But if you want to maximize the amount of weight that you can lose in that one week then I’d stick to the following types of foods exclusively:
The Lame Keto Diet
– Meat, chicken and fish
– Vegetables like leafy greens, celery, peppers and cucumbers. Stay away from starchy ones like corn, potatoes and yams.
– Raw seeds and almonds
Basically you’ll be eating chicken and salads or steamed vegetables every evening.
It’s not as fun as a standard Keto diet that allows you to have foods like cheese, sausages and all sorts of sugar-free, carb free desserts. There are tons of websites with loads and loads of Keto recipes that feature mouthwatering desserts which are all allowed on the Keto diet.
And if you eat those and follow the Keto diet within the rules you will absolutely lose weight. But again if you want to maximize your seven days then I’d stick to the more lame diet that I outlined above.
Here’s a sample daily menu that you could try on the Lame Keto diet.
3 scrambled eggs
Chicken Caesar salad ( without croutons)
Grilled rib steak with a LARGE portion of steamed vegetables
It’s not so bad actually. The eggs at breakfast, salad dressing at lunch and steak for dinner all have enough fat in them to give your food flavor and make you feel full.
I’ve always said that in order for any diet or any weight loss strategy that you implement in your life to work, you need to make sure that it meets certain criteria:
1- It has to taste good
Willpower is weak. Since the earliest days of people trying to diet to lose weight, we’ve tried to pit our willpower up against our hunger and need to eat tasty food. It was a David versus Goliath situation and in 99.99% of the cases Goliath won.
Make sure your food satisfies you.
2- It has to be healthy for you
Now I know some of you may be thinking about that university teacher who lost weight on the Twinkie diet. He lost a bunch of weight eating three Twinkies a day, plus some vitamins and a protein shake (to make sure he didn’t die of malnutrition). He actually did it and was fine. You can lose weight on junk food if you do it correctly but in the long run it will catch up to you, and being fat will be the least of your problems when it happens.
BTW, he stopped after a short time as it’s not sustainable long term. Which leads me to # 3.
3- It has to be something you can do long-term
I know what you’re thinking. “This post is about losing weight quickly,“ I hear you say and you’re right, this post’s topic doesn’t satisfy this third criterion. But, after you lose your desired amount of weight during the seven days, you can transition from the Lame Keto diet to the more fun, normal person – now I don’t snap at my husband anymore – diet.
You can use it to move into a longer term version of the same diet.
So it’s up to you which of the two diets you decide to follow (Lame or Regular Keto), but if you’ve never been on a Keto, or serious low carbohydrate diet, then you will lose weight no matter which one you pick. It’s just a matter of degree.
To help you get started, here’s a list of Keto foods that you can enjoy on your week, long quest:
Keto Protein List:
- Meats (steak, ribs, pork, chicken)
Keto Fruit List:
- Bberries: Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, cranberries
Keto Nuts List:
- Brazil nuts
Keto Vegetables List:
- Most vegetables (except for starchy ones like corn, potatoes and yams etc.)
Keto Dairy, Fat & Snacks:
- Butter, heavy cream
- Greek yogurt
- All-natural peanut butter
- Keto desserts
If you are already on Keto
If you are already on Keto and you want to lose weight quickly then your best options are to choose the Lame Keto diet and eat very clean, minimizing the higher fat foods and prioritizing lower fat options like white fish, chicken and vegetables.
A person who has never been on Keto before is doing something drastic by switching to the Keto diet. But if you are already adapted to it then you’re going to have to give your body a reason, a stimulus to change.
You could also try some intermittent fasting in there as well to let your body know that you’re shaking things up and that it’s gonna have to keep up with you.
Don’t let anyone discourage you from trying to lose weight quickly. As long as you’re doing it in a safe manner – which means slow and steady, nothing drastic – and have consulted a nutritionist or professional beforehand it’s okay to want to see quick results to give you the motivation you need to continue on for the long term.
Just do it.