What Are The Common Keto Diet Mistakes You Could Be Making?

“People can make a number of mistakes when it comes to keto, from eating too much protein to not eating enough healthy fats,” says Chelsea Amengual, a registered dietitian.

Why Do People Lose Weight Quickly On Keto?

Much of the initial weight loss on keto is water weight, explains Kim Yawitz, a registered dietitian nutritionist.

Let’s get into the science. When we eat carbs, our body breaks them down to glucose and then converts them to glycogen, the storage form of carbohydrates, explains Yawitz.

However, health professionals see people making some common mistakes with the keto diet and have suggestions for what to do instead.

Mistake No. 1: Over-Indulging On Steak And Other Meats

Animal proteins tend to be higher in saturated fats, which raise your low-density lipoprotein, or “bad” cholesterol, levels and increase your risk for heart disease, Yawitz says

Mistake No. 2: Not Eating Enough Veggies

“Easily the biggest mistake people make on the keto diet is not eating enough vegetables,” says Dr. Kyle Varner, a physician specializing in internal medicine.

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