We love the keto diet for obvious reasons. It can help us lose weight, maintain good shape and live a healthy life.
Since you’ve seen many people who went on a keto diet and gained huge success, you may want to try it yourself. So, you started to follow a keto diet and lost 3 lbs in the first week. But then a few weeks went by, things came to a complete halt.
If that happened to you or if it’s happening to you right now, you are making mistakes. But I’m glad that you found this post because now you know thes mistakes that hold you back!
1. Dramatically cutting carbs
I know you see many amazing results others are achieving and you want to lose weight as quickly as possible, so you reduce your carb intake dramatically. I also made this mistake when I first tried to follow a keto diet.
Before going on a keto diet, you consumed moderate or even high amounts of carbs. Then suddenly, you start to consume an extremely low amount of carbs, which is a dramatic change for the body. In this case, you are likely to go through something known as the keto flu. You will feel tired and low on energy because your body is adapting to the process.
If you limit carb intake gradually instead of limiting it sharply, you should have no trouble keeping a keto diet. Make sure you don’t make this mistake.
2. Drinking too little water
Sticking to a keto diet means you have to drink more water than before. That’s because when losing weight, your body is also losing a lot of fluid along with sodium, an important electrolyte for your health.
Your body just can’t function normally without water. So how much water should you drink every day?
It is recommended to drink between 0.5 to 1 gallon of water per day. Keep this in mind!
3. Eating the right vegetables
Going on a keto diet means you should eat less than 50 grams of carbs a day. Certain vegetables, though healthy enough, can easily bring you over this level.
Higher carb vegetables that you want to limit include:
Lower carb vegetables that you can consume include:
Be careful with the vegetables you eat and pay attention to the nutrition label, then you will have no problem losing your weight.
4. Checking with a professional
If you are a beginner and you’ve just arrived in the keto world, it’s important for you to find a professional dietitian who will tell you if you are suitable for a keto diet.
According to dietitian Robbie Clark, a keto diet may not be working for some people with certain body types and genetics.
All in all, make sure that you avoid all these 4 mistakes at all costs. After all, you don’t want to go on a diet for nothing.