“The number on your weigh scale should not determine your keto diet success. Let this be the least of your worries. Remember your body is going through a lot of changes (good ones) so put your focus on enjoying your diet, instead of the scales of dress sizes.” — Slim
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Today’s article reveals 8 Keto Diet hacks to put you into ketosis fast. And 8 common mistakes that road block this highly effective fat burning state that you can easily avoid.
How to Get Into Ketosis Fast And Stay There..
Keto Diet Hack #1
To get into ketosis faster, eat less than 20g of carbs a day.
Keto Diet Hack #2
Drink water, about 100 ounces per day. And add electrolytes (minerals) to your water
Keto Diet Hack #3
Purchase some Ketone urine testing strips. Getting some validation that the diet is actually working will be a great motivation to keep you on a diet considering the intimidating nature of the first few days of the diet.
Keto Diet Hack #4
Be aware of the keto flu coming your way and don’t panic..
The dizziness, the irritability, and fatigue know as the keto flu. Happens because your body is adapting to you cutting out carbs and sugar and electrolyte loss and dehydration.
When you have been eating them all your life and then you suddenly stop. Your body goes into a mild “withdrawal” and needs time to adjust. How long it lasts and how many symptoms are different for each person. But you should typically expect to be “all clear” after the first two weeks of starting the keto diet.
To help you get through the keto flu remember Keto diet hack #2 and also reward yourself with bacon and other delicious keto friendly foods as your body craves carbs and sugars. The craving will disappear as long as you’re full.
Keto Diet Hack #5
Consume more salt.
This is really important.
While on a keto diet, your body does not retain water as it normally would; hence, electrolytes like sodium quickly flush out of your body. Therefore, you need constant replenishing; otherwise, you will feel awful and run the risk of dehydration. One of the best salts you can use is a good quality sea salt because of the wide range of minerals it has in it.
Keto Diet Hack #6
Never open the door to hunger.
When you feel the tiniest bit of a hunger pang, immediately eat high-fat low-carb foods. The moment you get too hungry, it open the door to temptation.
Also try not to over plan things because when you do, you may end up making everything too strict and harder to stay on the keto diet.
Remeber: the keto diet is fun and you will get the best results from it when you keep it so.
Keto Diet Hack #7
Keto diet is not a high protein diet.
The keto diet is high fat, low carb, and moderate protein diet.
Moderate protein is the key here.
Keto Diet Hack #8
Embrace the fat.
“Eat fat to lose fat” is your new mantra.
It may seem counter-intuitive when probably everything you learned up to this point in your life and most things you hear in the media, generally say “cut out the fat in your diet” and “eat low fat” ETC.
But don’t shy away from the fat because it is your ticket to a healthier you. You owe it to yourself to at least give it a go. If it doesn’t work you can always go back to what you were doing.
Now that you have the 8 hacks to get into ketosis fast. Let’s look at 8 common Keto Diet mistakes you should try to avoid.
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8 Common Keto Diet Mistakes You Should Avoid..
Before we get into the list, just remember nobody is perfect. And no diet is perfect. As you adopt this diet for good health and weight loss. You are most likely to make several mistakes this is normal.
In fact making mistakes is a great way to learn more about something. So don’t get down on yourself if you don’t get “perfect” the first time round. However the best way to avoid, or minimize the effects of mistakes is by learning and preparing for common mistakes.
So hopefully this list can act as sign posts guiding you back on to the keto path.
Keto Diet Mistake #1
Eating too many carbs.
While there is no exact definition of what ‘low carb’ means.
Some would say it is simply anything under 100 to 150 grams a day simply because they get amazing results with this range. However, this may be excessive if your aim is to have plenty of ketones in your bloodstream.
Most keto dieters go for under 50-grams of carbs per day to get into optimal ketosis. Anything beyond that is termed as excessive. Generally speaking you should start off following some guidlines and then test the way your body responds to eating different amounts of carbs.
Keto Diet Mistake #2
Eating too much protein.
On the other hand there is the problem of too much protein. Remember the keto diet is high fat, low carb, and moderate protein diet.
Keto Diet Mistake #3
As you intergrate the keto diet into your life, you need patience.
- Get into ketosis and patience to
- And adapt to ketosis.
Understand that previously, your body’s main source of energy was carbs. And for most of us this was the way it was for our whole life. Now, your body has to adapt to a new source of energy – fats.
And un-like your mind which made the desion to start the keto diet and is already acting on that choice. The body takes a bit of time to do this.
So remember to be patient with your body as it adjusts.
Keto Diet Mistake #4
Obsessing over the scale.
The number on your weigh scale should not determine your keto diet success. Let this be the least of your worries. Remember your body is going through a lot of changes (good ones) so put your focus on enjoying your diet, instead of the scales of dress sizes.
Learn from the changes your body is going through and the weight loss will happen.
Keto Diet Mistake #5
Not Eating Enough Fats.
For most people starting out on the keto diet. The unrestricted consumption of fats may seem excessive.
However, the keto diet is a high-fat diet. So trust in the “way of keto” and enjoy the fat.
But make sure you are eating the right kind of fats. Monounsaturated and saturated fats.
Keto Diet Mistake #6
Eating processed keto foods.
When you are on a keto diet, learn. Your intention should be to eat natural ingredients and not foods that come in wrappers such as Atkins bars and Quest bars.
Although you can occasionally eat these. The idea is for a large percentage of your diet (we are talking about 70-80% of your entire diet) to consist of natural ingredients.
Keto Diet Mistake #7
Being after a quick fix.
If this is what you are looking for.
It is best you don’t start the keto diet.
Because the keto diet is more of a lifestyle change than a short-term diet plan. Dropping a few pounds and then going back to your normal bad eating habits is just wasting your time.
Not to mention it could be dangerous to your health.
Keto Diet Mistake #8
This point follows on directly from the last on. By half-heartedly adopting the keto diet could be setting yourself up for failure. If you are not all in, you will not survive through the temporary effects that come with adopting the diet.
Decide on what you want and think of everything you will gain by going keto to help keep you motivated.
So there you go are.
Time to take some action now that you have a deeper understanding into the world of Keto. It not hard to make the shift, but like all change. You do need to focus on what you want from it and to help you stay commited when times get tough.
Because there can’t be any change without some bumps along the way.
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