“Yo, keto peeps! Are you ready to jump into the high-fat, low-carb lifestyle? Awesome! Just make sure you don’t fall into these common traps:
- Don’t just eat low-carb junk food because it fits your macros. Just because you can eat a pound of bacon without going over your carb limit doesn’t mean you should. Come on, bacon might be low carb, but it’s not exactly a superfood. Make sure you’re getting your nutrients from whole, nutritious foods like veggies, meats, and healthy fats like avocado and olive oil.
- Don’t be fooled by all the “keto” branding in the grocery store. Just because a product has “keto” plastered on the label doesn’t mean it’s actually healthy or good for your keto journey. Keto ice cream and chocolate nuts might be low carb, but they’re not exactly going to give you the nutrients your body needs. Read labels and ingredient lists carefully and focus on whole, unprocessed foods.
- Don’t cheat and pretend you’re not. If you’re never entering ketosis (aka fat-burning mode), it’s probably because you’re sneaking in some carbs somewhere. Be honest with yourself and stick to the plan if you want to see results on keto. Don’t cheat and then act like you’re still following the diet – it’s not gonna work if you’re not being real with yourself.
- Don’t skimp on variety. If you’re only eating a handful of foods, you might end up with nutrient deficiencies and all the fun symptoms of “keto flu” (headaches, fatigue, irritability). Make sure you’re getting a range of nutrients from a variety of sources to avoid this keto pitfall. Don’t just eat the same few foods over and over – mix it up and make sure you’re getting a good variety of nutrients.
- Don’t rely on processed “keto” foods. Yeah, it’s convenient to grab a bag of keto chips or a container of premade keto meals, but these types of foods are often full of additives and lacking in nutrients. Stick to whole, unprocessed foods to get the most out of your keto journey. Don’t rely on processed foods as your main source of nutrients – make sure you’re getting a good balance of whole, unprocessed foods too.
So there you have it! Avoid these mistakes and you’ll be well on your way to keto success. Happy fat-burning!”