Avoid These Common Mistakes on Your Keto Diet

Three common mistakes to watch out for on the Keto diet

The Keto Diet involves long spells on extremely low, (typically less than 50g per day), to virtually no daily carbs as well as increasing your fats to the point where they can make up as much as 65% of your daily macronutrients intake. The idea behind this is to get your body into what’s called a, “State of Ketosis”, meaning the body becomes more inclined to use fat for energy – and research suggests it does just this. Exhausting your carbohydrate/glycogen liver stores and then moving onto fat for fuel means you should end up being fit and healthy.

With no prior experience, though, you are more than likely to make some mistakes when you start out, and these mistakes can end up sabotaging your expectations of getting your body in a good shape. Here are three common mistakes keto dieters make that you must avoid so your diet doesn’t end in a failure.

Not eating enough salt

One of the most common mistakes people following the keto diet make is not consuming enough salt. While in ketosis, your kidneys excrete a large amount of sodium into the urine, so it’s important that you consume more than the recommended 2,300 mg of sodium per day. Not doing so can trigger symptoms like headaches, fatigue, and constipation.

Not eating enough vegetables

Keto Diet – Eat Vegetables

In your pursuit of keto you may obsess over macronutrient numbers and sacrificing nutrient density, but that doesn’t mean you have to refrain from all vegetables. Doing so is a rookie mistake and can lead to various health complications. Vegetables like celery, spinach, asparagus, avocado, zucchini, cauliflower, cucumber, cabbage, broccoli, and kale are a healthy centerpiece for a keto diet as they provide vital micronutrients and antioxidants, play a central part in supporting a healthy intestinal microbiome, and stimulate minimal insulin production. Mom was right after all, don’t skip your veggies!

Not exercising

Of course, keto is not a crash diet, a quick fix or a magic pill but most keto dieters don’t seem to understand that. Following a keto diet can improve your health but more importantly Living the Keto Lifestyle is where you need to be headed. Don’t workout when you find time, MAKE it a point to put aside some time to work out. Be disciplined and make it a habit. Combining your keto diet with a healthy lifestyle is only going to give you the absolute best results and help you feel better, look better, and live better!

If you have chosen keto as the first step to improving your long-term health, more power to you. It can change your life! Just make sure you avoid these common mistakes which often derail most keto dieters and lead them to give up way too soon.