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What most of our clients want to know about our KetoDiet protein programme.

About the protein diet

What is the protein diet? What is the protein diet?

The protein diet, also known as keto diet or ketone diet, is a weight loss programme for people who are overweight or obese. First introduced by American professor G. L. Blackburn, this method has now been popular for several decades.

What is ketosis? What is ketosis?

Your weight loss during the protein diet is due to a state called ketosis which occurs in the body when you minimize the amount of all carbohydrates in your diet. When in ketosis, your body feeds off its stores, i.e. its stored fat. Ketosis usually occurs 2 – 4 days after starting the diet when the body has used up all its glycogen stores and starts burning fat as its main fuel source.

Who is the protein diet for? Who is the protein diet for?

KetoDiet is suitable for both women and men. Please see our list of contraindications for any conditions that might prevent you from following our diet programme. Alternatively, we would recommend that you see your GP for a medical assessment first.

Are there any risks associated with the protein diet? Are there any risks associated with the protein diet?

The protein diet does not pose any health risks to a normal healthy person. In fact, long-term excessive weight or obesity, an unhealthy lifestyle or regular alcohol use are much more strenuous for the liver and the whole body than the protein diet. The liver is the metabolic centre of the body, working as a perfect chemical plant, to put it simply. It plays a key role in the metabolism of all the essential nutrients – carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Besides, it is also extremely important in the process of detoxification. During slimming, toxins from the fat cells are being released into the bloodstream and it is the liver that processes these toxic substances.

How does KetoDiet work? How does KetoDiet work?

When on a KetoDiet, you will be following 1 of the 3 easy diet plans that differ in duration depending on how much weight you would like to lose. Each diet plan consists of 3 successive steps that make sure that your weight loss is gradual and that you learn to eat regularly. The BASIC diet plan (for the slightly overweight) is for 3 x 2 weeks, the MEDIUM diet plan (for the moderately overweight) is for 3 x 3 weeks and the INTENSE diet plan (for the heavily overweight) is for 3 x 4 weeks.

I don’t want to lose weight, just modify my diet I don’t want to lose weight, just modify my diet

Our KetoDiet products are not just for those trying to lose weight, but can be introduced into anyone’s diet. For example, you might want to have 2 protein meals (to ensure good quality protein intake) which means you have sorted out 2 meals of your daily diet. You can enjoy protein bars (when exercising or travelling), protein drinks or protein omelettes which make an ideal dinner. This amount of protein intake will not lead to ketosis, but if combined with exercise it can still help you manage your weight.

How much weight will I lose when on the protein diet? How much weight will I lose when on the protein diet?

We understand that you want to know how much weight you are going to shed. Unfortunately, we can’t give you an answer as each body reacts differently. For that reason, we can’t guarantee a specific weight loss either.

Am I at risk of the so-called yo-yo effect after finishing the diet? Am I at risk of the so-called yo-yo effect after finishing the diet?

The risk of the yo-yo effect arises when a person has just completed a low-calorie diet and their body then starts storing fat in case the period of scarcity hits it again in the future. With the protein diet – you don’t starve. Therefore, it is a great start to reducing your weight and adjusting your lifestyle. Maintaining your new weight always depends on your approach to the way you eat after you have completed the diet. Make regular exercise and a healthy, balanced diet part of your life and the yo-yo effect won’t stand a chance!

When on the protein diet

Do I have to go through all 3 steps of my diet plan? Do I have to go through all 3 steps of my diet plan?

Yes, every step plays an important role. Step 1 is designed to ensure a rapid weight loss where you eat only KetoDiet protein meals, 5 times a day at regular intervals. You will experience the fastest weight loss during this period. Steps 2 and 3 have a stabilizing function where you are gradually going back to normal protein meals and a healthy diet.

What should my fluid intake be like whilst on the protein diet? What should my fluid intake be like whilst on the protein diet?

It is important to stay hydrated as it helps your body to get rid of substances it doesn’t need. A good intake of fluids is also important for an effective absorption of certain nutrients, healthy complexion as well as thermoregulation. If, on the other hand, you don’t drink enough fluids, you are more likely to suffer from headaches, constipation, kidney and urinary stones and urinary tract infection. As a general rule, we recommend you drink 2.5 – 3 litres of fluids. You can choose from water, unsweetened mineral water, green tea, mild fruit or herbal tea or the KetoDiet syrups.

Can I drink coffee when I’m on the protein diet? Can I drink coffee when I’m on the protein diet?

Yes. You can have coffee whilst on this diet, but don’t add any sugar. Alternatively, you can add a bit of milk to your coffee (up to 2dcl/day). To make it sweet, use stevia or a sweetener. You can also use a flavouring tablet for the protein drinks. Just make sure that every cup of coffee is finished off with a glass of water so that you stay hydrated.

Can I drink alcohol when I’m on the KetoDiet? Can I drink alcohol when I’m on the KetoDiet?

NO! You can’t drink alcohol with any of our diet plans. If you are really serious about losing weight, steer clear of it!

Can I exercise whilst on a diet? Can I exercise whilst on a diet?

If you have been used to doing some light exercise before starting the diet, then by all means you can continue even during Step 1. However, we don’t recommend starting a new form of exercise during Step 1. Regular and intense exercise is not part of your plan until Step 2. It would be a mistake to start a diet regime and an intense exercise activity at the same time if your body has not been used to it up to now. A single session of any sport activity should last at least 45 minutes.

I am a shift worker. How shall I go about the diet? My day is long, I get up early and go to bed late. I am a shift worker. How shall I go about the diet? My day is long, I get up early and go to bed late.

Even when working in shifts, the regular regime is key. During the time you are awake, make sure you eat at regular intervals of about 3 hours. If your day is longer, it might be necessary to add another drink (e.g. last drink at 7pm when going to bed after midnight).

How many times a day do I need to eat the protein meals? How many times a day do I need to eat the protein meals?

In Step 1 of your KetoDiet plan you will have 5 protein meals or drinks a day, to which you will also add permitted types of vegetables and healthy fats.

In Step 2 you will eat 4 KetoDiet meals or drinks a day. Almost all of our protein products can be easily combined together and you can enjoy them at any time of the day. The only exceptions are the tomato protein soup, protein mash and protein bars – you shouldn’t combine them together in one day due to their higher carbohydrate content. You can consume only one of these products in a single day.

In Step 3 your diet will be a combination of 2 KetoDiet protein meals or drinks and 3 normal, protein-rich meals. The selection of permitted vegetables will widen at this stage and you will also be able to have more fruit. This final step of your diet plan is very important for stabilizing your weight.

Do I have to drink only protein drinks when following the diet plan? Do I have to drink only protein drinks when following the diet plan?

No, you don’t. There are two ways how to approach your diet:

  • 5 protein drinks per day + recommended types of vegetables + healthy fats
  • 5 protein meals OR 5 protein drinks per day + recommended types of vegetables + healthy fats

The protein meals and drinks can be easily combined to suit your taste. You might also opt for a convenient, tailor-made solution in the form of our value-for-money packs that have been put together by our dieticians to meet the specific requirements of your diet plan.

What meals can I make whilst on a diet? What meals can I make whilst on a diet?

Our dieticians have been developing a whole range of original recipes to make your diet a pleasant and tasty experience. You will find them in our Recipe section.

I haven’t lost any weight for the past 5 days. Where am I going wrong? I haven’t lost any weight for the past 5 days. Where am I going wrong?

If you have followed the recommended diet regime, there is no need to worry. Some fluctuations (even lasting for several days) are common, especially in women. At first, your weight loss is down to the reduction in retained water that is attached to fat. You will notice a sense of “deflation”. Only after this will you start losing stored fat. It is sometimes better to measure your weight loss in centimetres (waist, hips or arm circumference) rather than repeatedly on the scales.

What should I do if I slip up during my diet regime? What should I do if I slip up during my diet regime?

If it happens that on a rare occasion you fall off the diet wagon, don’t be hard on yourself. It can happen to anyone. Just carry on as normal the following day, as if nothing happened. Do not ever say to yourself that you have messed up and throw in the towel. On the contrary, it is important to carry on.

I need some advice or support whilst on a diet. Who can I contact? I need some advice or support whilst on a diet. Who can I contact?

Slimming is hard work, isn’t it? We don’t want you to be fighting this battle on your own. So if you ever need us, we are here for you.

Please go to www.ketodiet.eu or drop us an email: info@ketodiet.eu.

KetoDiet protein meals and drinks

What is the correct way how to prepare my KetoDiet meals? The drink I made was too sweet (or thick). What is the correct way how to prepare my KetoDiet meals? The drink I made was too sweet (or thick).

The mixing instructions can be found on individual packets. When making your drink, it is important to stick to the prescribed dose of 2 levelled scoops. The volume of water (or skimmed milk) is up to you. Similarly, the flavouring tablets are just for adding flavours to your drinks – it is up to whether you use the whole tablet, a half or whether you will enjoy your drink plain.

This might come in handy! Download our KetoDiet Product Catalogue and you will always have the information on our products, including the method of preparation, ingredients and nutritional values, within your reach.

Are KetoDiet protein meals and drinks gluten free? Are KetoDiet protein meals and drinks gluten free?

Yes, most of our protein products contain no gluten. Look for GLUTEN FREE label in our e-shop.

Are the protein drinks flavoured? Are the protein drinks flavoured?

When ordering from your e-shop, you can choose to add a blister pack of flavouring tablets to your protein drinks, or you can go for flavoured drinks. Make your slimming fun with a wide range of flavours. The choice is yours. You can choose from cream, exotic and fruit flavours. There is something for everyone. The protein drinks can also be enjoyed without added flavours.

Can I prepare my protein drink in advance, or does it have to be freshly made? Can I prepare my protein drink in advance, or does it have to be freshly made?

You can make your drink in advance, e.g. in the morning to last you the whole day. You must keep it in a cool place though and never leave it in the direct sunlight (the drink’s properties are similar to those of milk). Other KetoDiet meals, such as omelettes, pudding or mash, can be prepared in a similar way.

Your order

How long will my order take to arrive? How long will my order take to arrive?

Your parcel is passed onto our courier within 2 working days of receiving your order. The courier then delivers your order at your delivery address. Delivery times depend on the country where the order is being despatched to.

What is the payment method? What is the payment method?

You can pay online using your bank card.

Am I eligible for free delivery? Am I eligible for free delivery?

If you spend €250 or more, the postage and packaging is on us.

Does my order come with a free gift? Does my order come with a free gift?

We are delighted that you have ordered from us and to say thank you we have a range of gifts for you that you will get with your purchase of as little as €0.05.

  1. With orders between €55 and €114, you can claim a practical shaker or lunch box.
  2. With orders between €115 and €169, apart from the shaker or the lunch box, you can also get our HEAT-fat burner or Vitamin C.
  3. With orders of €170 or more, you can choose from the shaker, lunch box, HEAT-fat burner, Vitamin C or a stylish plastic water bottle for women or men.

Have you not found the information you were seeking?

If you have already started the protein diet, or if you are just about starting it and you would like to ask anything, our experienced dieticians are at your service. Entirely free of charge.


In case of any queries regarding your e-shop order, transport and delivery of your order, please contact our customer service.

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