How Long to Lose 40 Pounds on the Keto Diet

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Weight loss is one of the most common reasons why people start a keto diet. Everyone has different objectives in terms of the amount they want to lose. Some people may want to shave off a few kilograms while others may be looking for more significant changes. What if you want to lose at least 40 pounds?

Unfortunately, there is no standard answer to this as there are so many different variables in play when it comes to weight loss. Your progress could depend on factors like age, your activity level, your starting weight, the number of calories you consume while on the keto, and many more.

What we can tell you is that losing 40 pounds isn’t going to happen overnight. When you plan to lose weight on the keto diet, you should plan for the long-term. Anticipate being on the diet for at least a few months to start seeing notable results (some of you may see faster results if you are extremely disciplined).

To lose 40 pounds on the keto diet, there are two key rules you need to follow. First, you need to stay under the carb limit to maintain ketosis. Second, you need to burn more calories than you consume. Even with the reduced carb intake, it’s possible for you to eat more than you burn so it’s important to make these two distinctions.

Please also note that it’s not necessary to be on the keto diet in order for you to lose 40 pounds. The keto diet may heavily restrict the foods you eat so it’s perfectly okay to take a break every once in a while (as long as you maintain the calorie deficit).