How much protein should you eat on a keto diet?
A. Not too much, between 20 and 25% of your macros should be protein (depending on your goals, higher end for lean muscle gain). Too much protein is bad for ketosis and will put your keto diet out.
The most common description of the ketogenic diet is that it’s a very low-carb, high fat (LCHF) diet. But the amount of protein you consume is every bit as important as carbohydrates and fat
Protein is an essential part of nutrition for maintaining lean mass and healthy cells, but the right amount is significant on a ketogenic diet.
Too much protein on a Keto Diet is a common mistake
Many of the people we talk to that are complaining about not being able to achieve ketosis make the mistake of not factoring in the amount of protein they’re consuming.
Their protein intake is far too high, and that’s bad for several reasons that we’ll touch on further.