Being on a “Keto Diet” means that you are concerned about your health and that’s very admirable and positive of you. Most people keep moaning and groaning about their lack of health but do very little about it. You on the other hand are taking affirmative action to be in good shape and understand the value of a good keto diet.
What is a Keto Diet?
Keto Diet is short for “Ketogenic Diet” and is a low-carb, high-fat diet that gives you multiple benefits. A balanced keto diet helps in reducing your weight and improves your overall health. A keto diet drastically reduces your carbohydrate intake and replaces it with fat. This reduction in carbs in your body puts it into a metabolic state and this process is called “Ketosis.” Ketosis makes your body amazingly efficient at burning your fat for energy. It also turns fat into ketones in the liver which in turn supplies energy for your brain.
That’s not all! A keto diet may also be effective in fighting diseases like cancer, epilepsy, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease. One must know what constitutes a keto diet before taking it up. Here are some big keto diet mistakes that people usually make.
Mistakes You Must Avoid
You might not have enough important nutrients like wheat and milk in your keto diet. You might be eating too much-saturated fat without knowing it. Excess saturated fat can cause cholesterol to choke your blood vessels [arteries] and raise the amount of LDL [bad] cholesterol in your body. This in turn increases your susceptibility to heart disease and strokes. Doctors recommend that you should limit your intake of saturated fat to less than 10% of your daily calories.
You might not be drinking enough! We mean water!! As you are on a keto diet you must remain hydrated no matter how the weather is. Carbs store water in our bodies and which get excreted along with electrolytes. So drink more water than you usually do. Don’t overdo your intake of artificial sweeteners because they might unnecessarily increase your appetite. Studies have shown that artificial sweeteners make people hungrier and they respond by overeating. What’s worse you could get addicted to them and spoil your health.
You might be eating more carbs than you think if you are gorging on foods like maize and apples. The jury is still out on the issue of what harm is caused by consuming high carb foods so make sure that your carb intake is as less as possible.
Be Right Always
So these are the common mistakes you might make while being on a keto diet. Avoid them and enjoy the benefits of your carefully planned keto diet. Be fit and have fun!