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Do you have to consume dietary fat to get into or stay in ketosis? Find out. 

0:00 Do you need fat to stay in ketosis?
0:10 Dietary fat and ketosis
0:40 What if you don’t want to lose weight?
0:55 Fat-soluble vitamins 
1:20 Low-fat proteins
2:00 How to get into ketosis 

Today we’re going to talk about whether or not consuming dietary fat on keto is necessary to stay in ketosis. 

When you start keto, in the beginning, you’re going to adapt from sugar burning to fat burning. If your dietary fat is too low, you could have a rough time on the keto diet because you’ll be hungry all of the time. It’s the dietary fat in the meal that keeps you satisfied and allows you to fast for longer. It makes it easier to get into ketosis if you’re not so hungry. 

Let’s say you’re on the ketogenic diet, but you no longer want to lose weight. In this situation, if you don’t consume enough fat, you’ll keep losing weight. When you achieve your weight loss goal, and you don’t want to lose any more weight, you have to add more fat to the diet. 

It’s important to consume the right type of fats to be sure you’re getting enough fat-soluble vitamins as well as essential fatty acids. If you’re not doing the right type of fats, you could become deficient.

You always need to look at the ratio of protein to fat. On the keto diet, you want to make sure you get enough fat with the protein you consume. You never want to do low-fat proteins on the ketogenic diet. Low-fat high-protein foods like soy protein isolates are terrible on the liver and kidneys. 

It’s also important to note that fat is not what gets someone into ketosis. The lowering of carbs is what gets the body into ketosis. 

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 56, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Thanks for watching! I hope this helps you better understand dietary fat and ketosis.