Top Keto Mistakes | Don’t Mess This Up!
In this video, I’ll uncover the top ketogenic
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In this video, we’re talking about the top
This is an important video because in my clinical
practice I find so many people who are coming
in and they are stating that they are following
the ketogenic diet, but they are not following
anything even close to it.
There’s a lot of people out there who are
trying to follow the ketogenic diet, but they
are not getting results or not hitting their
goals so then they just give up altogether.
That’s probably the worst thing that could
A lot of people are making some very similar
What I’m going do is discuss these top mistakes
that I see.
I hope that you are not making them as well.
The first mistake here is not measuring your
If you want to do the ketogenic diet, and
you want to get into ketosis, one of the things
that you need to do is make sure that you’re
measuring your ketone levels.
You have to know where you’re at and you have
to know if something is throwing you out.
If you’re there’s a particular food that’s
throwing you out of ketosis or there is a
food that’s messing up your results, you want
to make sure you know.
By measuring your ketone levels you’ll have
a good baseline to go off of.
You’ll have a metric to be able to actually
see where you are at day to day and really
understand how you’re doing with your ketosis.
Measuring your ketone levels is very powerful.
I personally like to use the Precision Xtra
You just prick your finger, you get some blood,
and then it essentially gives you a nice,
I’ll put a link to the meter that I use in
the description below.
Then the next thing I see people do is consume
a lot of bad fats.
In the ketogenic diet, you’re supposed to
be consuming a lot of good fats.
The problem is when people see keto and following
the keto diet means eating a lot of fat, they
typically just grab fats.
They grab things like corn oil, soybean oil,
margarine, all these different fats that you
don’t want to be consuming.
The fats that actually raise Omega 6 levels
in the body, drive inflammation, cause health
We want to be seeking good healthy fats.
Think butter, avocado, coconut oil, olive
The really good, healthy fats that are going
to help improve our health overall.
Next, is that a lot of people are consuming
too much sugar alcohol.
A lot of people love the way that their diet
used to taste; nice and sweet lots of sugar
What they do is try to compensate by adding
in a lot of sugar alcohols.
I can tell you from experience this is a bad
When I first started following the ketogenic
diet there weren’t all these rules and guidelines
It was all trial and error.
If you add a lot of sugar alcohols into your
daily life, the next thing you know you add
a lot of gastrointestinal distress.
You can even find yourself spending the day
in the bathroom if you eat way too much of
You want to make sure that you’re limiting
sugar alcohols or even eliminating them completely.
I’ll put a link to a really long video that
I did on how to start the ketogenic diet.
It gives a lot more detail on everything you
need to know in the description below.
Make sure you check that out.
Next electrolyte depletion.
A lot of people are depleting their electrolytes.
Speaking from actual experience, when you
follow the ketogenic diet you flush out a
lot of water out because you’re keeping your
insulin levels low.
As a result, you lose sodium, potassium, calcium,
and also magnesium.
As a result of that, you can feel awful if
your electrolyte levels fall really low.
If you’re someone who is exercising hard and
following the ketogenic diet, you’re going
to have a little bit more of an issue with
Make sure that you’re using some electrolytes
on a regular basis to make sure you’re getting
the proper levels.
You can use things like cream of tartar, sea
salt, etc., to help boost those levels up.
You can even supplement with a powder to make
sure you keep up electrolyte levels.
Up next is not enough fiber.
A lot of people want to go and get fiber bars
and consume fiber in all these different ways
when following the ketogenic diet because
it’s important to make sure that you’re getting
However, the best way to get lots of fiber
is by eating lots of green leafy vegetables.
When people are following the ketogenic diet,
they tend to gravitate towards a lot of different
foods, but not green leafy vegetables.
When on the keto diet, make sure that you’re
eating a lot of green leafy vegetables.
It is very important that you get that fiber,
in because it’s very important for your gut
Making sure that you don’t get constipated
and everything else.
Again, when you’re doing the ketogenic diet,
green leafy vegetables are very important.
Next are your macro measurements.
we look at the macronutrient measurements,
they are important as well.
When we’re following the ketogenic diet, we’re
supposed to be eating high fat, moderate protein,
and low carbohydrates.
If you’re messing up those macronutrients
then there’s a good chance you’re not going
to get results.
If you’re consuming not enough fat or maybe
too many carbs (it is very easy for those
carbs to creep up on you), or you’re consuming
too much protein, it starts to break down
as sugar in the body.
A couple of quick tips for you.
First of all, I like to use the carb manager
app where you can actually manage what you’re
eating and get an idea of what you’re eating
on a day to day basis.
The chronometer is really good for examining
different foods and really understanding the
carb content, and the fat content and so on.
So those are two apps that are really great.
In the video I did that explains the ketogenic
diet and in full detail (it’s a long video
but a very good one), I talked more about
Go ahead and check out that in the description
Not being prepared is a big mistake for a
lot of people.
For example, you’re going to a birthday party
or you’re going to a restaurant, and you’re
not prepared as to what you’re going to eat.
Then you just kind of go off the rails and
screw up all the hard work you put in so far.
So being prepared is very important.
As a rule of thumb, you can pretty much find
a side salad and fatty meats wherever you
Whether it’s a restaurant birthday, party
at a friend’s house, etc., you could typically
dig up a side salad and find some fatty meats.
Those are safe options to go with if you are
When following the ketogenic diet, it is always
in your best interest to be fully prepared
for everything you’re going to eat so that
you don’t mess up all your hard work.
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