. . When should you lower your fat intake on keto? Here’s everything you need to know.
0:00 When to lower dietary fat on keto
0:14 Why fat is bad when combined with carbs
0:44 Why you shouldn’t do low-carb and low-fat diets
1:26 What if you have high cholesterol?
2:14 Bile deficiency and gallbladder issues
3:35 Plateaued weight and cutting back on fat
4:13 How to bulletproof your immune system course
In this video, I’m going to answer a question I get over and over—when do you lower dietary fat on keto? There are a few things you need to know about this topic.
A high-fat diet is only bad if you are also consuming a lot of carbs. Keep in mind that the keto diet is not primarily a high-fat diet—it’s a low-carb diet. A diet that is high in fat and high in carbs is not a keto diet.
I’ve also found that low-carb and low-fat diets are hard on the liver (especially with lean protein), which causes a lot of digestive issues.
What if you have familial hypercholesterolemia? If you go on keto and cut down on carbs, some people are able to lower their cholesterol—others do need to cut down on their fat consumption. This is something you want to talk to your doctor about.
You may want to lower your fat temporarily if you have gallbladder issues or a bile deficiency. Bile is vital to fat digestion. Taking purified bile salts, choline, or lipase can help with fat digestion.
Another reason why you may want to lower your fat is if you’ve been on keto and your weight has plateaued. In this case, you can lower your fat to 75 grams per day. This will allow your body to tap into your own fat reserves.