Is it ok to eat more protein than fat? Will too much protein kick me out of ketosis?

No. On a ketogenic diet, your main source of energy should be fat and you should also stay within the keto diet macros limits:

  • 60-75% of calories from fat (or even more)

  • 15-30% of calories from protein, and

  • 5-10% of calories from carbs.

If you eat more protein than your body needs, it will convert it into glucose through a metabolic process known as gluconeogenesis which will put you out of ketosis [1]. You only need enough protein to replace damaged tissue and build new cells (1.5g/lb body weight), which is much less than most people are already eating!





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