A great number of people I talk to about the Keto diet say the same thing. I tried that diet but quit after the first week, some even say the first day LOL. Makes me sad to hear that, they were so close to reaping the amazing health, fitness & mental benefits. They had actually made the decision to try the diet only to quit shortly thereafter. SO CLOSE yet SO FAR! Lets go over some of the most common reasons people quit.
1. All that fat made me gain weight!
Ahhh, if I had a nickel for every time I heard this one......probably wouldn't be writing this blog! When done correctly, the first week on the KETO diet you are virtually guaranteed a weight loss of at least 2-3 lbs. Carbs and sugar make you retain water so by removing them from your diet, you will immediately shed excess water weight resulting in sometimes a pretty significant weight loss in the first week. If you are gaining weight or gained weight you are most likely eating something you should not be. Eating "hidden carbs" is a very common mistake and could result in weight gain. If you are eating a diet High in Fat and still eating Carbs and sugar. Your body will not go into Ketosis, therefore the fat you are eating will be stored as such and result in an undesirable effect on the scale.
2. All this FAT is making me SICK
Ahhh the dreaded "Keto Flu" Typically strikes around day 3 or so on the Keto Diet and will stick around for a couple of days. If you don't know what to expect or how to handle it your knee jerk reaction will be to blame it on all that fat you are eating when in actuality it is your bodies response to depleting your carbs/sugar. It is actually withdrawal symptoms you are feeling. Nothing to do with the fat you ARE eating but everything to do with the carbs that you are NOT eating.
3. My weight loss has stalled or stopped all together.
The keto diet in unique in that you will lose weight differently than every before. Your body composition will change. You will retain/gain lean muscle mass but lose fat, sometimes resulting in a net zero effect on the scale. So even though you look and feel different the scale doesn't reflect what you would like it to.
4. It's too hard
It can be confusing and tricky at first. There is a lot of information out there on the diet leading to an information overload. You may want to do the diet because you hear and see people talking about it, but when it comes down to it you have no idea what to do or where to begin.
5. My friends/coworkers tell me its not healthy
Unfortunately people who have absolutely no knowledge on the diet will be the first ones to tell you it's NOT HEALTHY. They are also the same friends that bring a box of donuts/pastries to work every morning, lol
DONT BE A QUITTER
Well first of all, you are doing something right since you are reading this blog. It means you have found me as a resource so right off the bat you are less likely to fall victim to one of the above mistakes. Sure this diet can be a bit confusing and overwhelming in the beginning, but with the proper guidance and knowledge it can change your life. You can achieve your weight loss and fitness goals without feeling deprived. You will gain improved mental clarity and performance endurance. Overall you will look and feel better than ever. Let me help you reach these goals. Whether you are already on the KETO diet & your weight has stalled or you have been curious about it but don't know where to start.I will take the guess work out of it for you and be there to help you along the way. My plans start at just $25.
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