Ketogenic Diet: Common Mistakes People MakeBy Prachi Priya - 29 March 2018
A keto diet is a low carb diet where the body produces ketones in the liver to be used as energy. It takes a lot of focus and a complete lifestyle change. And like every diet, people make a few mistakes that undermine the efficiency of this diet. Adjusting to the diet plan is not easy as you need to understand the macros and how much is too much. Here are some common mistakes which people commit
Taking wrong and not enough fats
All fats are not equal so one should avoid vegetables and seed oils in this diet. These are more processed and can cause heart diseases, increased risk of cancer etc. The other hardest adjustment is to ensure that you have enough correct fats daily.
Too much protein
Protein is good for health but that does not mean can be consumed in excess. Protein in keto diet is problematic because the body uses fats as a fuel source and proteins help the main muscle mass. However, too much protein breaks down into glucose which hampers the diet.
Not Getting Enough Sleep
Just like water, if you aren’t getting the sleep you need your body can’t do what it needs to do. It’s important that you give your body time to reset so it can tackle another day.
Not enough research
It is important not to be a person who just goes on the internet and start doing the ketogenic diet without really understanding its metabolic effects. Doing this with less research can make you sick due to quick ketosis and acidosis.
No meal planning
If you do not plan your meal, you end up falling way short of the daily macros. Meal planning takes a bit time and preparation but saves you from a bunch of a headache and frustration. Planning the meal you know exactly what you’re going to put in your body on any given day.
Not drinking enough water
Switching to a keto lifestyle generally means drinking more water than before so this can be a huge adjustment for many as many people do not fulfil their daily intake of water.