The effects of cheating on the Keto diet

Let’s face it, following the Keto diet can be extremely difficult. Especially if you like munching on snacks during the day. Granted, the Keto diet is not for everyone. But at the same time, it does help people lose weight and be healthier. Cheating on the Keto diet is not a good idea, although it can have it’s benefits.

When you are in a state of Ketosis (which is the body’s way of burning fat instead of sugars and carbs), you are starting to lose weight. But when you take part in cheating on the Keto diet, that weight loss can either come back, or the cheating can help you lose more. It all depends on how long you cheat for.

For people who cheat one day out of three or four weeks, Ketosis will still happen and the cheating can actually push you out of a weight loss plateau where nothing is happening. But prolonged cheating on the Keto diet for two or three days will push you right out of Ketosis.

When you get pushed out of Ketosis it can take several days to several weeks to get back into Ketosis. This also means that you will pick up weight again. If you are an endomorph, you would pick up weight faster than other body types.

If all depends on what your goal is and if you want to reach it faster or not. Also, keep in mind that Keto maintenance is not the same as Keto weight loss. In Keto maintenance mode, it’s perfectly acceptable to be cheating on the diet every now and then. But when you are doing Keto weight loss, cheating is not recommended except for the occasional day here and there.

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