21: Starting Keto Again, Should I Quit Keto After Hitting Weight Loss Goal, Sleepy Eating Ketogenic

21: Starting Keto Again, Should I Quit Keto After Hitting Weight Loss Goal, Sleepy Eating Ketogenic


If you are interested in the low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat, ketogenic diet, then this is the podcast for you. We zero in exclusively on all the questions people have about how being in a state of nutritional ketosis and the effects it has on your health. There are a lot of myths about keto floating around out there and our two amazing cohosts are shooting them down one at a time. Keto Talk is cohosted by 10-year veteran health podcaster and international bestselling author Jimmy Moore from “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” and Arizona osteopath and certified bariatric physician Dr. Adam Nally from “Doc Muscles” who thoroughly share from their wealth of experience on the ketogenic lifestyle each and every Thursday. We love hearing from our fabulous Ketonian listeners with new questions–send an email to Jimmy at livinlowcarbman@charter.net. And if you’re not already subscribed to the podcast on iTunes and listened to the past episodes, then you can do that and leave a review HERE. Listen in today as Jimmy and Adam are back in action again in Episode 21!

KEY QUOTE: “The body wants to find a balance that’s comfortable to keep your weight and hormonal balance where it needs to be.” — Dr. Adam Nally

Here’s what Jimmy and Adam talked about in Episode 21:

– How can I get back started on keto again?

I need suggestions and tips on getting back into ketosis after a period of time of not doing it. I was actually keto (no dairy) for over two years and then a practitioner strongly recommended I give raw dairy a try. I did it for a few months and then realized I’d completely lost it. All the cravings, pain, sleep issues and weight (back up to 180lbs) came back and I couldn’t get off the dairy (then other junk started creeping in and I might as well be back on the Standard American Diet)!

I had no cares in the world on keto. No cravings, no issues, just just feeling amazing all the time. Initially, I was about 210 pounds and went down to 145 in seven months, through the dietary changes alone. I regret not listening to my body and accepting that no dairy means no dairy and I realize it was my choice to run the experiment, but it was a huge fail and I have been on the off again on again keto rollercoaster for over a year.

So, to finish the question, are there any “tricks” that I can employ to get back to it, at least for long enough to reestablish the habit? Just jumping back in seems to be the best and worst advice I’m giving myself….


1. Do I need to quit keto once I hit my weight loss goal?

Question for you regarding Weight loss and Keto.  I am just starting on this keto way of living and eating.  I have lost 50 pounds in about 4.5 months.  Since I was at my heaviest weight though, I have lost around 80 pounds and I don’t remember when I felt this good!  I need to lose more weight, a lot more weight, and I am wondering will my body just know when my weight is “right” and stop losing. According to my height, “the maximum weight I should be for a normal BMI” is 150 pounds, but I think that is going to be awfully thin for my frame.  Do I need to worry about losing too much weight, or will my body take control and stop losing weight when I reach my “ideal” weight?

Thank you for all your insight!  Love you guys and can’t wait to listen the podcasts!  I’m sure I will have MANY questions in the future!

2. Is flax and flaxseed oil okay on a ketogenic diet?

I LOVE the Keto Talk show. I listened to that yesterday on my lunch hour. May I submit a question? I am curious about your thoughts on flaxseeds and flaxseed oil. Are they okay for a ketogenic diet? I know the primary fat is polyunsaturated, and we are supposed to stay away from poly…but, I am not sure if that only applies to vegetable oils (canola, cheap cooking oils, etc.), and flaxseeds are supposed to have a variety of health benefits. Thanks!

Thanks again for all you do! You are making a difference in SO MANY lives!!!!!


3. What to do when you are sleepy on a low-carb ketogenic diet?

Hi Jimmy and Dr. Nally,

I have been on a keto/very low-carb diet for about 4 weeks now and every day when I eat my lunch, I am still getting sleepy.  It’s fairly annoying!  It could be my job, but I am just wondering if there could be a reason.  My lunches usually consist of 5-7 oz of some kind of meat, 1TBSP of butter, along with several cups of vegetables that don’t add up to more than 8 carbs.

I just did realize today that the coffee substitute that I’ve been drinking actually has about 2 g of carbs per teaspoon and I haven’t really been counting the teaspoons, so I guess I am wondering if I am maybe in that “zone of misery” where my carbs might actually be higher than I thought or is it just that some people take a good long time to become fat adapted?  I do know that Dr. Nally said it could take 4-6 weeks to become fat adapted, so maybe that is it?

Thanks and I love this podcast!!


KEY QUOTE: “Sometimes variety can kill the simplicity of this diet–meat, fat, veggies. If you just eat that way to get you going again, then you realize the benefits again and can change things up.” — Jimmy Moore

Plus, don’t miss our featured listener question from this week’s featured Keto Talk Mailbox e-mail at the end of the show:

I have a quick question: I know that some people lose fat on a low fat diet. When they lose fat are they in a state of ketosis? 

Just to clarify, I know that people on a low fat diet also lose water and muscle. I’m not talking about that. But some do lose fat. One person that comes to mind is Susan Powder of Stop the Insanity. She lost a lot of fat. When she did was she in a state of ketosis? Thanks.


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One response to “21: Starting Keto Again, Should I Quit Keto After Hitting Weight Loss Goal, Sleepy Eating Ketogenic”

  1. deb says:

    Is the Doc getting an insulin response to the lactose in the cheese or the whey protein in the cheese? Or maybe a burger without cheese keeps the Doc keto just because it is less protein? Protein is very insulinogenic.