The ketogenic diet has been very popular because it has a proven success rate of extreme weight loss and making the body healthier. However, a lot of people seem to have misconceptions about the diet and are doing it wrong. As a result, they did not experience any changes and some would even fall sick because they started the diet in a wrong way.
This is why proper research is needed before you start any type of diet. You can check the basics of a keto diet in this blogspot so that you’d know what you’ll be in for. It is also advised to approach a nutritionist before starting the diet, so that the nutritionist can advise whether or not your body is ready for it.
Any Fat is Included
This is the number one misconception about the ketogenic diet. People assume that keto is consuming high amounts of fat, any fat, and less of other nutrients. That is not the keto diet, that is the atkins diet, which has for lower success rate than the keto diet.
The ketogenic diet only focuses on healthy fats, such as fats from avocados, virgin olive oil, salmon, etc. Unhealthy fats are not advised and should be consumed in a lower amount because it is much harder to convert to energy and is harder to remove once it is in your body.
No Carbohydrates Allowed
In ketogenic diet, it is advised to lower the amount of carbohydrates in meals. However, your body still needs it. So you shouldn’t completely cross it out of your daily consumption, but have little amounts instead. For example, you can have half a cup of pasta for lunch along with salmon cooked in virgin olive oil.
Completely cutting out carbohydrates and have an extremely adverse effect on your body. It will be shocked and will fall down to malnutrition. You will also experience extreme hunger, because carbohydrates is the most effective nutrient to relieve hunger, and without it your stomach will stay hungry.
Eat Less Frequently
A lot of people has the notion that following a diet means you have to eat less frequently. They’d skip dinner or lunch, and try hard to tolerate the pangs of hunger. This is very dangerous, as it can lead to acid reflux. There are a lot of deaths caused by acid reflux that erodes the walls of people’s stomachs and even throats.
To prevent this from happening, you need to eat at the same frequency as you always did and even more frequently with lesser portions are advised.