First of all, just let me be clear, I do not clame to be an expert on the Keto diet, I am just a normal guy trying to make the best of it. I created this page so that we can all learn from each other. If you would like to add your experience with Keto or any other diet, please feel free to comment below. Yes, it is true that the keto lifestyle is one of the quickest ways that I have found to lose weight. That being said, there are a few things that you must consider before you take on this lifestyle. I'm calling it a lifestyle because that's what it is. The keto diet is not something to be taken lightly. If you truly want or need to lose weight then you must follow the keto lifestyle which consists of low carbs. By low carbs I mean when you go to the store you actually look at the label and look at the carb total. Some of my favorite foods shocked me with the total carbs they had. Cut out starches such as pasta, breads and anything made with wheat or white flour. Cut out refined sugar. Don't be misguided when a product says zero sugar, it still should be taken in moderation due to artificial sugars such as dextrose, maltose, sucrose and aspartame which are still chemical based and will slow your weight loss progress. I am currently on 20 carbs a day and when I follow the 20 carbs, strict, I lose weight. I have found that if I go much over 20 carbs, I either gain or stay the same. So you must take the carb intake seriously. Try to remember that if you are staying on the diet, and you reach a stand still, you should drink more water, at least 80 to 90 oz. a day. The Keto lifestyle is all about natural ingredients, nothing processed such as lunch meat. As you begin your journey you will begin to feel yourself feeling better with more energy, more alert and sleeping better. This is my main goal, a healthier me. Try not to get caught up in the old "when is my next cheat day?" I know from experience of losing the same 3-4 lbs. for 2 months it is not worth it and will only discourage you. Be careful how often you weigh yourself knowing that even if you hit a plateau of not losing weight, you will be losing in inches. Slow and steady wins the race. Good luck on a healthier you.