You’re Struggling to Stay on It

You’re Struggling to Stay on It

Unless you’re intentionally keto cycling, going in and out of ketosis all the time could definitely be hindering your weight loss. Every time you fall out of ketosis, it takes time to get back into fat-burning mode; it’s not an immediate reset.

“No doubt about it, the ketogenic diet is restrictive. It takes time, planning and diligence to stay on it,” Hultin says. “Some people cycle off it by eating more carbohydrates either on purpose or accidentally—which could be a sign that it’s too restrictive for your lifestyle.”

Elevated view of a fruit on a plate. Blue wooden background.
MAIKA 777GETTY IMAGES
You’re Eating Too Many Keto Sweets
Don’t assume that keto-approved brownie is as healthy as a handful of nuts. While delicious, they are still high in calories, so if you’re treating them as a daily snack or two, you might not lose weight.

“I would recommend people limit keto friendly treats or desserts to only a few times per week,” Manning says. “There isn’t really a best or worst keto dessert; the problem is that they are calorie dense and can trigger more cravings, which can lead to over-consuming.”

ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW

Even if it fits in your macros every day, it’s the behavior behind consuming these treats that matters, he says. Eating keto sweets can trick the mind into wanting more indulgent foods.

You’re Not Being Careful With Dairy
Watch out! Sometimes dairy can take you out of ketosis. Certain dairy products like flavored yogurt and 2% milk contain a surprising amount of carbs—the latter has 13 grams in a single cup. And if you’re not the kind of guy to eat yogurt plain, you need to be careful about carbohydrates in the toppings. A seemingly safe yogurt parfait can take you over your carb count for the day.

You’re Eating Too Many Restaurant Meals
There’s no denying that restaurant meals are tasty and convenient. However, going out for breakfast, lunch, and dinner can hinder weight loss efforts says Melanie Boehmer, R.D. at Lenox Hill Hospital. That’s because you’re not really sure of every single ingredient a dish contains or how a meal is prepared.

“From a caloric standpoint it’s easier to not know what’s in it,” says Boehmer.

You’re Consuming Too Many Fake Sugars
Keto dieters often rely on artificially sweetened foods and drinks to endure the diet. However, foods marketed as “low” or “no sugar” are easy to overeat because they seem “healthier,” but that isn’t necessarily true.

“They can sill spike blood glucose levels because you’re eating more of them,” she says. Boehmer recommends choose whole, unprocessed foods which will leave you satisfied and provides nutrients.

You Have an Undiagnosed Medical Condition
Although it’s rare, sometimes people have medical conditions, including food allergies or intolerances, that make weight loss difficult, says Boehmer. Consuming food that you’re either allergic to or intolerant of stresses out your body. This leads to inflammation, which makes it difficult to lose weight, she explains.

Then, there are medical conditions that actually cause you to gain weight. Hypothyroidism, for example, occurs when your body doesn’t create enough of the thyroid hormpone. This can lead to fatigue, weight gain, and muscle aches if left untreated. It may be time to see a doctor if you’re always tired and just can’t lose weight.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: