Most Common Low Carb Mistakes on a Keto Diet
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Common mistakes made on low carb diets can actually set you up for failure if you’re trying to reach ketosis.
Many people who switch to a low carb high fat diet (keto) diet lose weight and improve their health without ever needing to test for ketones. SO can you just eat low carb and high fat and just be cool with it all?
Maybe, but you can’t be to sure. Many people believe that they’re following a ketogenic diet but may be adding a piece of fruit here, throwing off their carb intake and a piece of chicken there, throwing off their protein intake. Something a little as these can derail your progress towards ketosis. This is where the people come in and say Keto Diets didn’t work for them. They weren’t strict enough.
If you are one of those who have maybe struggles with the keto diet there are a few things that may be hampering your progress.
- Eating Too Much Protein: If you consume more than your body needs, you could be preventing yourself from going into ketosis. This in one of the biggest mistakes people are making. Remember, your protein intake should be at or around 15% of your dietary intake.
- You May Not Be Eating ENOUGH Saturated Fats: Remember, EAT ALL THE FATS!! 75% to 85%.Eat the butter, the sour cream, full fat meats, avocados and more!! This can make all the difference when it comes to fueling up your metabolism and your ketone productions not to mention the HEALTH BENEFITS that come with it all.
- Eating TOO Much TOO Often: The 6 to 7 meals every 3 to 4 hours doesn’t work here. You still need to be aware of how much you are eating here as in NOT going over with carbs or protein as that will put you out of ketosis. There’s no need to eat between meals while in ketosis as you should be completely satiated with eating the right amounts of fats. Just eat to satiety and then not again until you start feeling hungry.
- Failing to Stabilize Blood Sugar Levels: Your blood sugar level is the first sign of how well you are producing ketones. Getting them stabilized will raise your level of blood ketones as your blood sugar level goes down and is stable. They work together hand in hand. The more stable your blood sugar levels are, the easier it is to attain ketosis.
Don’t be discouraged if you are having struggles with getting into a ketogenic state. Remember, it’s an EXPERIMENT and it may need some adjustments from time to time.
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