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Is Weight Loss on Ketosis Sustainable?

September 12, 2019

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  • Reply Red Pill Vegan September 9, 2019 at 1:03 pm


  • Reply Ultra4 September 9, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    great series. cant wait for the next

  • Reply thadrunkinninja September 9, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    What's wrong with just eating less and exercising more

  • Reply M J September 9, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    I tried keto before going plant-based and let me tell you.. I dropped a lot of weight – not because I wanted to, but because the food was just so disgusting that I would rather not eat. Besides most people tell you to eat only 30g of (net) carbs max.. you imagine how little calories that makes? you would need to literally drink oil to get enough calories because they also tell you not to eat too much protein either. I'm so glad I didn't stick to it for more than two weeks and came to my senses.

  • Reply JHades Dev September 9, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    Dr Greger is bringing it to the Keto crowd, what a beating 😂😂😂

  • Reply Alexandre Milandro September 9, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    Dude … you look sickly.

  • Reply xxx xxx September 9, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    I want a Dr. Eric Berg vs Dr. Greger debate , I'd pay to watch it.

  • Reply Citizenthirteen September 9, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    I have several friends on the Ketogenic diet . I tell them the science and the dangers but it is like talking to zombies . Their eyes glaze over , they get angry and tell me I'm wrong and mention some websites that promote it. I'm always up for some laughs so I went on them and they are shockingly disturbing . One actually recommends getting your cholesterol into the high 200's for " hormonal balance and that Keto is a good way to achieve this "
    Dr Greger , if you're reading this, why aren't you guys going after these dangerous websites or at least recommend the government go after them ? If there was a website showing how to blow yourself up , hang yourself or slit your wrists surely they would be shut down . How is this any different ?

  • Reply pfwinbar September 9, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    Keto is unnatural and dangerous. Pure insanity. Go plant based vegan

  • Reply QualityGains September 9, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    Dr. G BURNING the keto crowd with science, b*tch .

  • Reply Natalie Clarke September 9, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    You heard it here first, no eating anything that begins with the letter D 😂

  • Reply Adnan A September 9, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    So complete fast > super low calorie diet

  • Reply September 9, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    This is the 4th of 7 videos on the keto diet. If you missed any, go to . -NF Team

  • Reply RipeApple September 9, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    So the answer is no? Because the long term adherence is low?

  • Reply Natural Hulkster September 9, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    There is too much science here for keto followers to understand.

  • Reply Plants Tho September 9, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    I suppose since keto and fasting are being mentioned in his new book… then fasting is probably seen as a negative. Still can't wait for the vids on it though.

  • Reply Steven L. September 9, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    When I read, ' is weight loss on ketosis sustainable?' I thought it was going to be about whether you keep losing weight and not hit a plateau which you do and that's when you incorporate fasting and calorie tracking.

    But if the question is whether you don't feel hunger then the ketards win on this point, BUT they wrongly rationalize it by arguing it's because your nutrition is satisfied. Now we know the TRUTH, it's the ketones that's suppressing hunger.

  • Reply Aron Levin September 9, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Is there any practical long-term health difference between eating 100% WFPB and, say, 90% WFPB with 10% of calories from meat? Assume the same healthy diet in both groups, but one eats a bit of meat everyday. I find it hard to imagine that a bit of meat here and there in an otherwise completely healthy diet and lifestyle would make much of a difference. Any literature on this comparison? Love your work.

  • Reply अष्टावक्रः ashtavakra September 9, 2019 at 2:29 pm


  • Reply Gold Gold September 9, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    I was literally thinking of trying vegan keto because this dude at work had so much success when this video series started. Thank you to everyone responsible for the making of this video. Best wishes all.

  • Reply RaisedByCats September 9, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    Weight loss is the wrong goal. Combining some form of exercise daily with a plant-based diet (95+% plant-based is ok), and intermittent fasting will give you tons of energy, you'll feel like a million bucks, and cut your risk of disease dramatically. Oh, and you'll lose a bunch of weight.

  • Reply Steven L. September 9, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    "if you ate so few carbs to sustain brain function…" Keep this in mind when you argue/debate ketards 😂😂😂

  • Reply Allan Bruno Petersen September 9, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    Believing keto will cure you is like believing the earth is flat – in both cases you have to ignore mountains of evidence, while pointing to that flawed one thing that proves it for you.

  • Reply Celina K September 9, 2019 at 2:53 pm


  • Reply L1ght 111 September 9, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    Keto the ego diet. They forget about the planet and the animals

  • Reply VeganPatriot September 9, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Shout-out to Jeff Novick and remember kids, just say NO to CRAP.

  • Reply Aaron Kim September 9, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    I'm a nutrition consultant and most of my clients do better with GOOD QUALITY ingredients. It is the common denominator whether your a vegan or on a keto diet.If you eat grass fed grass finished protein or wild caught fish you get lots of great nutrients. If you eat organic non processed foods and fresh fruits and vegetables you get lots of good nutrients. I will say everybody has different needs. I have seen Vegans go Hypoglycemic due to dietary deficiencies and have also seen people on Keto struggle with their lipids. A balanced nutrition overlaps both ends of the spectrum. Nothing wrong with increasing fresh fruits and vegetables and having the appropriate amounts of good quality animal protein. It's all about quality and portions with enough exercise. Cant we all just get along?! lol….

  • Reply Jay and Vicky September 9, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    Yes! Another informative keto video. Can't wait for the next one!

  • Reply Flaman83 September 9, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    I am pretty disappointed in this community. Not because KD is discredited but more how negative and aggressive the people here are towards people who are pro-KD. Being so happy to “shut KD-people down” instead of being happy that science is creating more awareness about safe en effective diets is astounding to me.

    Dr. Greger appears as a positive and well thought person. I wish I could say the same about some of the people commenting on this video.

  • Reply Seamus Warren September 9, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Where can I get injectable ketones to dampen appetite?

  • Reply pfwinbar September 9, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    Keto is actually killing people long and short term. Keto is a fraud promulgated by the meat and dairy industry. Keto needlessly tortures and kills millions of animals. Keto destroys the environment. Keto advocates attack vegans and spread lies about us constantly. POed? You bet. They need to be pummeled

  • Reply Shari T September 9, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    Excellent video…thanks for doing the research and posting!!

  • Reply Joseph1NJ September 9, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    The doc should have a discussion / podcast with Dr Peter Attia

  • Reply Reverend Al September 9, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Greger didn't mention that the appetite suppressive power of ketones seems to wear off after a period of time. It's very sad to see people on the keto diet stuck in a plateau, unable to continue to lose weight, maybe even getting fatter on that horrible diet after six months or so.

  • Reply DarkerSideOfDawn September 9, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    Dr Grieger .. love you love your videos THANK YOU!!!

    I can’t seem to find any info on if carbonated beverages are safe.
    Please tell me you have one 🙂

  • Reply buckleysdead September 9, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    Go Keto and lose your gains!

  • Reply GetTheKnife September 9, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    Already 22 ketards disliked the video.

  • Reply Bruce Leroy September 9, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    Just came for my daily dose of "you're gonna die if you…"

  • Reply Anait Karagyezyan September 9, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    I would like to know information about alternate day fasting combined with plant based eating. Will this type of regimen help me to lose my stubborn fat and keep it off? Is there an scientific evidence that I will not harm my health and slow down my metabolism by alternative day fasting? I am a low fat plant based vegan woman who still struggles with her weight. Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!

  • Reply James E Rush September 9, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    Yes it's sustainable. I started keto on October 2017 and reached my goal weight in June 2018. I've kept that weight off ever since.

  • Reply AIL Ⓥ September 9, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    So it's 3:1 now in Busted myths vs. truth about Keto-diet.

  • Reply yangtse55 September 9, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    I'm aiming to lose weight for the next 4 months or so, so I'm eating about 1200kcals of low fat whole plant food and am in deficit to the tune of approx 900 kcals because I'm burning 112g of body fat per day – does that mean I'm producing ketones ?
    I've noticed I have stronger body odour than usual.

  • Reply Josh Spiv September 9, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    I tried keto once years ago. Lost a bunch of weight very quickly and thought low carb was magic. Turns out I was under eating and exercising more than before. Stomach pains started from being constipated. Started eating a more balanced diet of carbs and felt even better. Keto can be done sustainably, just not for most.

  • Reply JimmyJJ September 9, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    Fantastic video. Really well balanced look at the issues around hunger. Thanks as ever for your work 🙂

  • Reply b September 9, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    please talk about fasting!!! i know it’s not good for you but does it actually detox the body? would love to know the science behind it all

  • Reply MegaVegan September 9, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    So what have we learned, Ketoers? Keto only helps 4 out of 10 dieters with weight loss compliance (your 100lb weight loss story is admirable, but not special), but even those people would have lost more fat and kept more muscle on a low-fat diet. No freakin’ magic, no big pharma/food/sugar conspiracies, and no ‘ancestrally-appropriate proper human diet’ BS.

  • Reply Arehone Belinda September 9, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    Please hit like if you enjoy Doctor G's voice

  • Reply Matthew Martin September 9, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Now all I can focus on is the don't-eat-any-thing-that-starts-with-the-letter-d diet. How do we handle synonyms?

  • Reply Little Voice September 9, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    I was hoping for a comparison of meat based keto vs plant based keto

  • Reply poopy_fingers September 9, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Wait…so the vegan/7th day Adventist wanna be claims the keto diet is bad? Shocking!!! better not tell the 1000s who have had and continue to have major success with it.

  • Reply Peter Rabitt September 9, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    Just ask Keto expert Jimmy Moore.

  • Reply Peter Rabitt September 9, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    Spoiler alert, Keto isn't safe.

  • Reply Silvah777 September 9, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    No dates?! D=

  • Reply Beatnik Bandit Racing September 9, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    I like clams

  • Reply Ali Salman September 9, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    The biggest issue with this series is that high carb and low carb advocates use separate metrics for health. Low carb prioritizes driving down glucose/insulin, and triglycerides while driving up HDL.
    Keto/omnivorous diets benefit from a better Omega 3:6 ratio in general and much higher access to DHA. Studies are mixed back and forth on LDL but most keto-advocates generally could care less about elevated LDL in the context of low CRP and good digestion. I generally push either vegan or keto either way you are pushing your body to make adaptations to more efficiently deal with your diet/nutrition. The choice comes down to whether you wanna be a fat burner or sugar burning specialist.

  • Reply Aswin September 9, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Lol Keto is just messed up
    I lost 15 kilos in two months
    I started eating carbs and gained 7 kilos in 3 weeks

    Need a lifestyle change not Fad diets like these

  • Reply respeezy September 9, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    Used to think nutritionfacts was a credible soure for nutritional information. Its just cherry picking studies and out of context results for their vegan propaganda. I'm out peace.

  • Reply NATUREMAN September 9, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    I was a vegan for over 1.5 years. All my blood tests came out ok except very high levels of triglycerides which was live threatening. I don’t eat refined sugars but complex carbs added to my high triglycerides. I looked into Keto and now I’m eating more fats, less carbs and still eat veggies. I dropped the fruits except avocados. I don’t think Keto is a long term solution for everyone but it’s the only way to get rid of my belly fat and triglycerides right now. I do intermitting fasting and don’t eat often like when I was a vegan. We’re not cows to eat all day long and humans are over eating because food may be cheap. Another thing, I don’t count calories because it’s mostly bs. Humans are supposed to only eat when they’re hungry. The cave man didn’t know anything about breakfast, lunch, dinner or supper. He eats only when he was hungry.

  • Reply deanna b September 9, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    No, but a Keto diet will sustain cancer and heart disease and type two diabetes.

  • Reply Mrs. Roper September 9, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    keto people mad cause they smell bad and stink up the bathroom and gotta spend a bunch of money on fabreeze and glade plugins.

  • Reply Plant based life September 9, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    No matter what.. keto or no keto you need antioxidants. At least 10,000 to 12,000 antioxidant units a day. You’d never get that eating salad with sausage and beef.

  • Reply Zenobia Aibonez September 10, 2019 at 12:19 am

    The keto diet is not for everybody. Just like veganism isn't for everybody, and jogging isn't for everybody, IF isn't for everybody, gluten isn't for everybody, gluten free isn't for everybody and horror films aren't for everybody.

  • Reply Iron Vegan September 10, 2019 at 12:30 am

    It is good to learn more about this keto diet and its pros and cons. Thanks.

  • Reply Mrs. Roper September 10, 2019 at 12:45 am

    So THATS why people who fast, saying they're not hungry anymore, and that it meant they're "Cleansing" and that "a clean body doesn't need fuel" I heard this from the raw food community and the people who fast all the time. But that's because they're in ketosis, and being in Ketosis isn't healthy.

  • Reply Misty Young September 10, 2019 at 1:17 am

    Dr. Greger for the win! Thank you for your continued commitment to personal and public health.

  • Reply Hulagu Kahn September 10, 2019 at 1:19 am

    I can read just fine.
    Can we get the KISS version?

  • Reply Saint_Somnia September 10, 2019 at 3:22 am

    Thank you for these, my dad has been having seizures and was recommended a keto diet. I want to know as much as I can about it for him

  • Reply Don Jabra September 10, 2019 at 3:29 am


  • Reply The Artificial Society September 10, 2019 at 6:26 am

    The biological desire to get a certain level of protein is a long standing fact. Higher protein diet generally means eating less. It’s called protein leveraging. However, as you raise protein, you raise your growth hormones. That, in turn, raises cancer risk and accelerates aging. You want a low protein diet, less than 10% of calories or lower.

  • Reply ggzh a Argue With Everyone September 10, 2019 at 7:31 am

    I think the "Do not eat anything that ends with a s" is a better diet. It does not exclude dill but excludes donuts, danishes and Doritos.

  • Reply Mottahead September 10, 2019 at 10:18 am

    The magic pill, dr Greger.

    The magic pill.

  • Reply stephane stephane September 10, 2019 at 11:25 am

    Keto is life

  • Reply katakis1 September 10, 2019 at 11:26 am

    Get this man on Joe Rogan!

  • Reply Swiss Lady Driver September 10, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    Obviously the weight loss can be sustained, and that's why you're making a video About it.

  • Reply Hans Wurst September 10, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    Wow, nice Content! And, as I just found out, you have just reached half a million subs, congratulations!!! Keep it going

  • Reply Dirk Dorony September 10, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    I did keto a few months before vegan past 2yrs and I think vegan+keto might be the uber-diet of all. Stick to all monounsaturated plant fats and keep up the nutrients and fiber with vegetables and I would think your arteries would stay clear, plus all the endurance benefits you hear about from keto ultra runners etc. I might try this one day, but I will miss all my blueberries and strawberries and granola!

  • Reply The Social Blade September 10, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Can you do some videos on the detox and lymphatic system? Thank you, your channel is great!

  • Reply Balancing Life September 10, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    I asked my self this many times. Is it SUSTAINABLE.

  • Reply Abc 123 September 10, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    What about the study that linked increased mild exercise with increased genetic male pattern baldness, while 20 mins of moderate exercise daily was linked to almost 0% genetic male pattern baldness? ☺️

  • Reply Kristen Blocker September 10, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    haha the new thumbnails. hopefully it builds brand recognition! The ppl need Dr. Greger and EVIDENCE based nutrition!

  • Reply Leighann D September 10, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    Keto and former vegetarian and powerlifter….never felt better!

  • Reply Scorp1u5 September 11, 2019 at 12:05 am

    I think all the videos (and studies) so far have missed the point. The proper way to use a ketogenic diet is to get into ketosis, which will rise and stabilize glucagon levels. Once this has happened, you can stop with the high fat and then you'll be eating far less calories, but you'll still feel satiated. However continuing the dietary restriction of NO carbs ensures that glucagon levels remain high. At this point you'll actually be able to miss multiple meals for days at a time with no discomfort. (I used to go entire weekends without eating anything.) Get the glucagon up and level, eat protein and fat rich salads to feel satiated, then drop the caloric dense foods leaving only veggies and cheese. It was fantastic. I think that if more vegetarians/vegans restricted carbs it'd be an even better diet. They key is glucagon!

  • Reply Just Rouie September 11, 2019 at 5:43 am

    You don't have to go on a "DIET" just eat the RIGHT foods. Simple!

  • Reply Scott Gabelman September 11, 2019 at 7:16 am

    You can't just eat low carb you have to eat High FATZ in the 75% range 20% protein and 5% carbohydrate.. Good quality fats. Avocados macadamia nuts. It's too bad the latest research shows that strict vegans have a 20% increase in stroke from the latest study in Europe a 500,000 people because they don't have enough cholesterol in their body cuz plants don't have any. There's a reason and a purpose for every diet it depends on your health and what you're trying to achieve.

  • Reply Scott Gabelman September 11, 2019 at 7:23 am

    All your articles are from 2000 to 2002 and the latest one was 2012. These are all outdated! Is 2019! Give us some pertinent real clinical articles. Show us the dates of any article you research.

  • Reply TheRoshan September 11, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    We all know that keto is rubbish. Where are those intermittent fasting videos you promised us? It's been over a year now.

  • Reply TheRoshan September 11, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    We all know that keto is rubbish. Where are those intermittent fasting videos you promised us? It's been over a year now.

  • Reply luna57 September 11, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    Another good question would be "is WFPB sustainable?" Just take a look at a lot of the posts on the McDougall forum by people who have struggled with complaince over the years, or any of the many bloggers and youtubers who quit eating plant based. The only good diet is the one you can stick with forever, and that might be WFPB or it might be low carb.

  • Reply JadeMusic September 11, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Not sustainable. I lost a lot of weight, but as soon as I introduced too many carbs, the floodgates of Hell opened and I couldn't regulate my appetite. Then I wanted to "Eat all the things!" 😒

  • Reply Emma Leyva September 12, 2019 at 2:23 am

    I just ate some rice and beans. My blood sugar is 180!

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