Everyone knows that carb consumption must be kept to a minimum on the ketogenic diet.
But just giving up bread, pasta, and sweets does not mean you are following the low carb, high fat diet correctly. If you aren’t getting the results you hoped for, there’s a good chance that you have fallen victim to a few common keto diet mistakes.
In this article, we’ll go over the most common misconceptions on keto and how you can fix them.
#1: Scared of Eating Too Much Fat
People often not eat enough fat when they start keto because our society has been conditioned to believe that fats will make you fat.
Since you’re limiting carb intake on keto, it’s important that you’re replacing those calories with calories from fats. If you aren’t getting enough calories, it can impair your hormone function and metabolism in the long term[*]. You’ll also feel more lethargic because you aren’t providing your body with enough micro and macronutrients.
In addition, your body needs increased dietary fat to prime your metabolism to burn fats as the main source of energy, also known as ketosis. If you’re a beginner to keto, you’ll need to consume more fats than experienced keto-ers as this will help your body get used to using ketones as a new fuel source.