It has been practiced to treat specific medical conditions.
In the nineteenth century, keto was commonly used to help control diabetes. This diet plan has also been tested and used in closely monitored settings for cancer, diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome
How does keto diet work? You deprive your body of glucose (you get it by eating carbohydrate-rich food). Instead of obtaining glucose, you will replace it with chemicals called ketones, which are produced from stored fat.
Not Preparing Yourself For The Keto Flu
During fasting in keto, your body pulls stored glucose from the liver and temporarily breaks down muscle to release glucose. If you continue the same eating sequence for three to four days, stored glucose is fully depleted, blood levels of a hormone called insulin will decrease and your body begins to use fat as the main source of energy.
In 2018, the ketogenic diet became popular again as many people started practicing it and claimed that this diet plan has helped them reduce weight. Until today, the number of people who want to use this diet plan continues to increase. However, if you want to see some great result, you must avoid these
Not Drinking Enough Water
Up to 60% of the human adult body is water, so it is important that you are drinking enough water while you are on a keto diet, in order to avoid dehydration. According to Alyssa Tucci, RDN nutrition manager at Virtual Health Partners, once stored carbs are depleted, water will lose along with them. She added that while you are on keto diet, your body flushes out the buildup of ketones in urine, which also depletes water and sodium from the body.
Tucci said it is advisable to drink a glass of water when you wake up and sip water regularly throughout the day.
Forgetting About What Your Veggie Contains
Vegetables have carbohydrates. Although it is known for bringing nutrients in your body, you need to watch out your veggie intake because your goal in keto diet is to cut down carbs.
Not Adding Salt In Food
Salt is important in keto diet because you will lose sodium. “Chances are if you’re following a ketogenic diet you will need to prepare most, if not all, of your own meals and snacks from scratch, so simply season with salt,” says Tucci.