I am a 29-year-old woman and I want to lose weight by following ketogenic diet. Please suggest.

Q. Is the ketogenic diet suitable for weight loss in women?

Answered by
Sumiya Sulthana
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 10, 2023

Hello doctor,

I am a 29-year-old woman. Can I follow a ketogenic diet? I have a three-year-old kid, and after undergoing a C-section, I have gained more weight. However, I have a few questions,

1. Will the keto diet help me lose weight?

2. Can women follow this diet?

3. Is it truly effective?

4. Are there any side effects?

5. If not, how long can I follow it for weight loss? I do not have any health issues. I weigh 149 pounds and I am 5.3 feet tall. Please provide me with your guidance.

Thank you.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have read your query and understand your concern. After three years since your C-section and without any medical conditions, it is safe to opt for a healthy balanced diet. Along with exercise and stress management, this can be considered a lifestyle modification approach, resulting in slow, steady, and sustained weight loss. While a ketogenic (keto) diet can offer good chances of weight reduction, it is crucial to follow it properly and avoid deviations. It is also important to follow a keto diet under medical supervision only, for a duration of 3 months, and gradually reintroduce a normal diet in a slow process. If you prefer, you can opt for a consultation call to receive guidance on making healthy food choices and reaching the required calorie count, which can be helpful in achieving your weight loss goals. I hope this information is helpful. Feel free to reach out if you have any further queries.

Thanks and regards.

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