If you’re new to Low Carb Diet you might notice the rapid weight loss in your first week. However, after several weeks you notice that your weight loss has stalled. The extra pounds are not coming off no matter what you do. You can do a fat fast diet to help you go on track but this should not be a regular thing. For you to be able to succeed in losing weight you need to avoid these common mistakes.
Knowing your Macros is vital
It is important that you keep an eye on your fat, protein, and carb intake. Just following a low carb diet doesn’t guarantee that you’ll lose weight. Using a keto diet calculator, you can find out what your ideal macro nutrients.
You only focus on Carbohydrates. The Keto diet plan or ketogenic diet is designed to reduce a number of carbs that we eat. But it doesn’t mean that eating fewer carbs means losing more weight. You will eventually hit a plateau along the way if you don’t focus on other food groups in this diet.
Eat sufficient amount of protein. Eating with in the recommended amount of protein can help you lose weight once you hit a plateau. As long as you don’t over eat and include quality protein such as fatty fish high in omega 3’s.
Consume adequate fat. You need to get your fat from healthy sources such as Omega 3 rich foods. Other sources include avocado and olive oils which are high in mono unsaturated fatty acids.
You avoid vegetables and Fiber
You could always include non-starchy in this diet. Vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, bell peppers, and zucchini are foods that are very high in micronutrients. They are also low in carbs which will help in your weight loss effort.
Not getting enough sleep
If you don’t get enough sleep there is a big chance that you’ll store more body fat. Lack of sleep helps in increasing the level of ghrelin, the hormone that tells the brain when we are hungry. If you want to lose weight you need to get at least 7-9 hours of sleep every day. Avoid eating heavy meals before going to bed. Avoid using your cell phone or computer before bed and if possible sleep in complete darkness.
You eat too much dairy
Dairy products contain a specific type of protein that could lead to insulin spikes. You should cut back on high protein products if you think dairy makes your insulin level spike. Butter and cream are fine because they are low in protein. However, cheese and yogurt are high protein dairy products.