Video: Why You Aren’t Losing Weight on Keto

Why you aren’t losing weight on keto #keto #lowcarb #highfat

The reason why you’re gaining weight or plateauing on keto (it has nothing to do with what you’re eating).

Wondering why you can’t stop gaining weight? Maybe the pounds keep coming on, and no matter how much you restrict your calories, you just can’t get the scale to work in your favor?

In today’s video, I’m sharing why I’ve gained weight recently due to a chronic condition that plagues many women. And, how this condition affects a ketogenic diet.

Surprisingly, the answer is not in restricting food, or changing your diet. If there’s anything you take away from this video, it’s that keto isn’t the problem. And, my experience proves that so solidly!

A must-watch if you’re struggling with weight gain on keto, plateauing on keto, or are frustrated with your weight altogether.

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  • Why keto isn’t making you fat
  • The chronic condition that leads to weight gain
  • How your ketone numbers are affected by your state of mind
  • Steps to overcoming weight gain frustration


What weight experiences have you had recently? Did today’s video help you make sense of what could be contributing to your frustrating weight gain?

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  1. Do you wear blue-blocker goggles at night? Dr. Jack Kruse showed that you can gain serious weight if you get too much blue light, even on strict paleo/keto diet.

  2. I am ready to begin, your food choice’s &
    Approach perfectly fits into my genetics. Thank you for being out there. Don’t know where or how
    To begin. I’m in Peri menopause & high areas life. Practice, yoga, gluten, grain, dairy, sugar free.. Still gaining. Need access to
    Some products like collagen erc

  3. Hi Leanne, thank you for posting so many great videos. I was wondering if you had a recommendation for an at-home cortisol testing kit? I have been having trouble losing weight on keto, and I would like to test my levels. Thank you, Rebecca

    • I’m not sure – I’ve always gotten cortisol testing done through my doctor. You may find some helpful info here, though.

  4. Hi Leanne !…I’m not over weight ,I started Keto at 123lbs and aftwr a week of Keto I had to go on a 12 day steroid medication for my knee amd gained 8lbs…thought if I carried on with Keto it would come off but it’s been a month and I have not lost a pound ??…I don’t want to give up hoping for some insite ?….was told it can take up to 3 months to lose weight on Keto ?? Hope you have good advice hahaha!…don’t want to throw the towel in cause this is a very yummy way of Dieting

    Thanks Rachel

  5. I have been on vacation for almost two weeks and have completed one week of Keto, during which I have gained 8 pounds. I have not been stressed, in fact just the opposite. I have been able to sleep in and exercise. What the heck??? I am really hoping for answers because the rest of me, my brain etc feels good when I eat this way. I have PCOS, Chronic Fatigue, Endometriosis, and Hypothyroid dx.

    • Uh oh! Sorry to hear that. It sounds like you have some underlying issues and often times until these are resolved or well managed, weight loss will not happen. Do you have Fat Fueled? Playing around with your Fat Fueled profile or trying a different one might help! Also, in Fat Fueled you’ll find recommendations for thriving on keto with both PCOS and hypothyroidism. Good luck!

  6. Leanne, i have clicked on button for downloading mini guide for several videos and nothing came to my email. Maybe something went wrong?! Btw thank you for doing this that you do! You’re awsomeee!!!:-)

  7. Hey Leanne

    Question and help requested for my daughter. We’ve been on the keto diet as a family since June. She is at risk for Diabetes and her periods were horrible. She went on the pill to help with the periods which I hated but she was miserable. She has had a little success but cannot stay in ketosis and has lost very little weight even with the bullet proof coffees & super low carbs. Too low fat mabye? She’s also been consistently nauseous. :-( I think I need more guidance on the process to see how I’m misdirecting her.. would love your input. One upside is her last period was far less the pill since doing the diet. Thx for any suggestions!

  8. I went on a keto diet (for about 4 months) *because* my cortisol levels were out of whack. My dh joined me and, as luck with men would go, dropped weight lightning fast (to the point that some people thought he might be ill). Me? Not a single pound. Didn’t lose a dang thing. I’m trying HCLF now, to see how my body does or does not respond to that. But I appreciate holistic health and whole foods, and I’m all for gleaning from anyone who also believes the same. So here I am. ;) Glad to have found your site.

    • Darn! I hope you’re able to reach your goals with keto on this go around. Good luck! :)

  9. Oh my gosh! This is ME! 2.5 years ago my dad had a massive stroke and is paralyzed on his left side (including vision and hearing). Literally, overnight my mom and I became his primary caregivers. He requires someone with him 24/7.

    I had absolutely NO idea how stressful full-time caregiving would be. 2.5 years of lack of sleep, overwhelming and relentless stress and I gained 50 lbs, my cortisol went sky high and my hormones went all wonky. This weight gain destroyed my self esteem, crushed my body confidence and I fell into a severe depression (yes, clinically diagnosed).

    A friend of mine introduced me to your website and I started eating ketogenically (not 100% perfect, but I’m figuring it out…slowly) about mid-June. As of today, I have lost 10lbs.

    My clothes are still tight and I am still struggling with low self esteem, but with AD meds and eating keto, I am seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. It’s a tiny, little, dim light… but it’s a LIGHT.

    I am living proof of EXACTLY what you have said here. Thank you, Leanne! You have validated EVERYTHING that I have thought for so long. It’s NOT me…I’m NOT stupid and lazy and have no will power (as my doctors bascially told me.)

    Now if I could just figure out what to eat! LOL

    • Wow, I cannot imagine the stress you’re under! That’s so incredible that you’re starting to feel better and lose weight already. I’m so excited for you! I hope you continue to feel better and more hopeful :) Do you mind if I share your success on my testimonials page? If it’s alright with you, please email a photo of yourself to my team so we can post it next to your words. Thank you, Luana!

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