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Speed Keto is a new form of the diet that is said to boost weight loss, increase energy, and decrease sugar cravings even more than traditional keto. But is it really worth it? We’ll weigh the pros and cons.

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Please keep in mind that we are not doctors or medical professionals, and we always highly recommend speaking to your own doctor prior to starting or taking any supplements or making lifestyle changes. NOTHING in this article is medical advice and should not be taken as such. These are simply general concepts, not prescriptive information or health advice. We cannot emphasize this enough! Proceed at your own risk.

So, What Is Speed Keto?

Speed Keto is a combination of the traditional low-carb, high-fat diet of traditional keto, but also incorporates intermittent fasting. This means that you would fast for a set amount of time each day, and then eat within a certain period. For instance, you may fast 16 hours and eat within an 8 hour window. When you do eat, your meals should follow the keto diet.

While many people on keto already intermittent fast, Speed Keto allows you only one meal per day. According to the creator, this makes you enter ketosis more quickly.

One of the supposed benefits of Speed Keto is that it can help you overcome weight loss plateaus. That can be very tempting for someone who has been on traditional keto but has stopped losing weight.

What Are The Issues?

One of the biggest problems with Speed Keto is that it’s simply not something you can do long-term. The quick weight loss can feel amazing, but eventually, you’ll more than likely want to come off of the diet (or just want to eat more than one meal a day). It can feel very restrictive to only be able to eat certain foods at certain times, and such strict diets are almost never sustainable for long periods of time.

Once you do start eating more or get off of the keto diet, you are way more likely to gain the weight back.

Traditional keto has its own risks, including low blood pressure, an increased risk of heart disease, and kidney stones, just to name a few. Doctors advise that it’s not the right diet for people with gallbladder, liver, thyroid, or pancreas issues. Adding the keto diet to strict intermittent fasting could potentially lead to even more medical problems.

So Should I Try Speed Keto?

Ultimately, it’s up to you and your doctor or nutritionist. As we mentioned, keto is not the right fit for people with certain conditions. Before starting any lifestyle or diet program, it’s important to ensure it’s the right fit for your body by talking to a medical professional.

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  1. Actually there are a couple of different fasts on the original 30 day Speed Keto diet. There is one 36-48 (opt. longer) hour fast during the first and third weeks. During the second and fourth week there is the one meal a day (OMAD) fast for 3 or 4 days. The rest of the time is 3 meals a day with no snacking. Hope this helps! I’m in my 3rd week and very happy with it so far, not hungry at all. Just looking for some different recipes about this point.

  2. interesting, hadn’t heard of this tweak to traditional keto, but have heard people talking about intermittent fasting, so thank you for putting this together!

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