Too much protein is a common mistake on the keto diet.

Many of the people we talked to who complain of not getting ketosis to make the mistake of not caring about how much protein they are eating.

Your protein intake is very high, and it is bad for a number of reasons, which we will discuss later.

Review the Ketogenic Food Pyramid and write down the percentage of protein that should be part of your macro.

The use of protein on a ketogenic diet should be moderate and not excessive.

We know that 75% of your ketogenic diet should come from healthy, unprocessed fats, but many people do not include protein in this equation.

Low in carbohydrates, high in fat. Low in carbohydrates and high in protein.

We've all seen people eating chicken breast and broccoli trying to lose fat and gain muscle. do not do it.

Most importantly, unlike many modern low-carb diets where protein is predominant, fat should be the dominant macronutrient on a ketogenic diet.

Specifically, protein should make up about 20% of your macro. Enough to maintain lean mass and prevent cell degeneration.

Not only this, with the help of gluconeogenesis it becomes the main source of fuel for your body.

Calculate and control your carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

Calculate your ideal macros.

Find out what are your ideal macronutrients for your size and activity level.

You can use our simple Cato calculator here.

For the average person who consumes moderate amounts of energy and wants to stay healthy or lose weight, macro ratios are as follows

  • 5% carbohydrate
  • 20% protein
  • 75% fat

Use our Cato Calculator above to calculate your daily calories and macros in grams.

Depending on your size, goals, and activity level they should be different for individuals.

For those who have a very active lifestyle (training) or are trying to gain muscle, the macro may be altered, and their protein may be slightly increased, but not more:

  • 5% carbohydrate
  • 25% protein
  • 70% fat

In a perfect world, that cato ratio would be solid. But there is no one size fits all diet, so use these percentages as a starting point and monitor your ketone levels with the following tips and you will succeed.

Control Your Ketone Levels If you eat a lot of protein you will not be in ketosis.

Use a ketone meter to monitor your ketone level. People on ketogenic diets think that regular monitoring of ketone levels is the best way to know if you are in ketosis.

Ketone monitors are also great for letting you know if you have any concerns about what you just ate. That is, if you have any food in your diet that you have eaten before or give it up.

Keep in mind that it takes time to adjust the Cato and get into the catharsis, so don't worry if your body doesn't see results for a while adjusting.

There are several ways to control ketones.

  • With blood glucose/ketone meter as used by diabetics (finger bite)
  • With Ketostix (this is not the best because the indications may vary if you stay well hydrated).
  • With Aston Analyzer in Catonics Breath

These monitors are great tools because even when you eat too much fat if you eat too much protein, your body can get out of ketosis. Don't go for less than your full potential.

We are fans of one of these monitors, Catholics. Since it allows you to monitor ketone levels at any time, just measure the amount of acetone you inhale by inhaling it. You can use Ketonix all day without any extra expense, it is best to keep your ketogenic diet under control.

Use the monitor after every meal throughout the day, and you will know if you are eating too much protein.

So, to put it bluntly, check your ketone levels frequently with a ketone monitor. Calculate your macronutrients. Pay attention to these macros (including proteins) and see how your ketone levels react after eating certain foods, and then adjust accordingly.

How to increase ketones and avoid excess protein:

  • Enjoy coffee with MCT oil, coconut oil, or ghee (clear butter).
  • Make fat bombs and keep them on hand (Jerry's vanilla cheesecake fat bombs are popular)
  • Cook in coconut oil.
  • Eat eggs as much as possible.
  • Use MCT powder - Add a little to your food or drink to keep your stomach full and full of fuel.
  • Eat the fattest cuts of meat with skin or fat.
  • Ketone salts or BHB salts
  • Add a nice piece of butter and cut your lean meat in half (we make delicious flavored butter and keep it on hand).
  • Exercise: You don't have to do much to warm up your metabolism and get your body looking for fat for fuel.