If you're just beginning the keto diet, we've got you covered. These are the top 4 reasons most people fail on keto and how to avoid them.
1. They aren't prepared.
This is probably the biggest reason people fail on keto, or any diet for that matter! There's a saying that if you fail to prepare, then, prepare to fail. Meal prepping is crucial in achieving ketosis because you aren't simply eliminating a food group or reducing calories. There are specific macros of net carbs, protein and fat you need to consume based on your diet goals. You can make keto meal prep easier by using a keto meal kit like Terra's Kitchen.
2. They eat too much protein.
While the keto diet severely limits the intake of carbohydrates, it's also important to monitor protein intake. If you eat too much protein, even if you are hitting your numbers for carbs, you'll fall out of ketosis. So, if you were looking forward to enjoying an all-bacon diet while on keto, you may want to reconsider. Animal proteins aren't the only ones to be wary of. Nuts, a mostly keto-friendly food, are high in protein, so moderate how much you eat and make sure you understand the proper serving sizes.
3. They become nutrient deficient.
Many keto dieters eat too many high fat animal products and forget about eating green leafy vegetables and other nutrient dense plant foods. Try to avoid eating the same things over and over again. By balancing your meal plan to include plants, you'll make sure you're getting key nutrients and plenty of dietary fiber to cancel out the carbs in those foods.
4. They forget to drink water.
With so much focus on the strict rules of keto, it's easy to forget to drink enough water. Be sure to prioritize hydrating and even set reminders if you need to. While you're on keto, your body will be excreting more water as your urine output increases so you'll actually need to drink more water than usual to stay at an ideal level.
Making this eating style change is easier with keto meal delivery. Terra's Kitchen now offers a Keto Diet meal plan that include keto-compliant recipes that the whole family will love. Plus, the bundle includes snacks and nitro coffee to help fuel your day. You can find all of our keto-friendly menu items, including the bundle, by searching 'keto' or using the 'Keto' Eating-Style Filter.