Q. How long can someone be on a ketogenic diet?

Answered by
Neha Suryawanshi
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 02, 2022

Hello doctor,

I am 23-year-old and have been on a ketogenic diet for the past three months. I have also lost around eight kgs. How long should I follow the ketogenic diet? My target is to lose 15 kilograms. After reaching the target, if I stop following the diet, will I gain weight again, or will I remain the same? I need your opinion on this?



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A person can be on a ketogenic diet for a maximum of three months continuously, not more than that. You need to discontinue it after 90 days and follow a high fiber, low-fat diet as a maintenance diet post ketogenic diet.

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