Ketogenic(keto) diets area all the rage right now. Especially all over social media it’s constantly in your face.
Now Keto isn’t exactly rocket science. Basically all you have to do is eat less than 100g of carbs per day and your body will go into ketosis.
I personally use a ketogenic diet and like using them with my clients because they eliminate foods that people tend to crave and overeat on. Basically high sugar, high starchy foods.
The big problem is that alot of people are do not understand how to do it properly.
The biggest mistake with people who do keto is that they add in too much fat. Sure they cut out their carbs and keep protein high which is a good start, but then they totally screw it up by adding a wack of calories from fat…then they wonder why they can’t lose weight.
I have heard of people eating sticks of butter, spoonfulls of coconut oil, boatloads of nuts, etc. The bottom line is fat is very calorie dense and it doesn’t take much of it to wipe out your deficit so that you can lose weight.
If you are not losing weight on keto then I can almost guarantee you are eating too much fat.