The 06 Best Tips for Keto Diet Success
Best Tips for Keto Diet The ketogenic diet is a diet like no other. It combines the power of calorie restriction with the unique benefits of nutritional ketosis to provide people with an effective way to lose weight and improve overall health.
As I look deeper into the keto diet, however, there is a huge discrepancy between what people think they need to do versus what the science says is best for most people.
Some common myths like “carbs and insulin are the only reason why we get fat”, “you will lose weight as long as you are in ketosis”, and “calories don’t matter” are perpetuated on a daily basis by low carb diet enthusiasts, but these falsehoods only cause more confusion and frustration — especially if you are new to this way of eating.
This is why we decided to put together an article with the ten most important tips for ketogenic diet success.
With each tip, we hope to clear up common misconceptions and give you practical strategies so you can finally get the results you want.
1. Know What You Should Focus On
Do calories matter on keto? What exactly should you eat? Why does the keto diet work so well?
Depending on who you ask, you may get a completely different answer. Even some research papers will propose one hypothesis while other data clearly suggests that it’s not true (like the carbohydrate-insulin hypothesis for obesity).
With all of the contradicting beliefs in the keto diet world, it is hard to know what is actually true — and without the truth how are you supposed to know what to do if things don’t go as you initially hoped?
Do you focus on limiting carbs more? What about exercising? Should you intermittent fast?
After digging through the research, It becomes clear that people lose weight on keto because of one thing — the fact that keto dieters tend to eat much fewer calories than they did before without noticing.
It doesn’t matter how much you restrict your carbs and how many grams of fat you eat. The key to burning off your own fat is being in a calorie deficit.
If you can find a diet that allows you to eat fewer calories than before without battling against cravings and hunger (like keto dieting does for most people), then you’ve found one of the most sustainable ways to lose weight.
The best way to create a diet like this is by following these two principles:
- Eating mostly protein-dense and fiber-rich foods because of how satiating they are.
- Eliminating all calorically-dense processed foods from your diet because of how easy it is to binge on them.
The primary reason why the keto diet is so effective for weight loss is that it follows these two principles better than almost every other popular diet. As a result, people who are following the keto diet feel more satisfied than ever before on fewer calories and start burning off excess body fat.
To learn more about how to lose weight on keto, check out this article.
To sum up this tip more succinctly: Eating fewer calories than your body needs to maintain its weight (not carb restriction) is the key to weight loss. If you are not getting results you want, it’s best to adjust your lifestyle and way of eating that allows you to be in a calorie deficit. One of the best ways to do this is by eating keto foods, which you will learn about in tip #2.
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