CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) The Keto Diet has been around for centuries but recently has gained popularity again. There are some common mistakes you want to avoid if you plan to follow a Keto Diet.
The Keto Diet is a low carb, high-fat diet. If you have gotten the OK from your doctor to follow a Keto Diet, avoid these three common mistakes.
- Mistake number one is not drinking enough water. Your body loses water because it is flushing out the ketones. Drink water all day.
- Drinking water all day leads to mistake number 2: not getting enough sodium. When you need to drink so much, you also lose sodium. You may need to salt your food.
- Mistake number 3 is not preparing yourself for the Keto flu. In the first 2 weeks, many people get muscle cramps, nausea, aches, and fatigue.
It is a tough diet to follow and not safe for everyone. If you decide to come off the Keto Diet, be sure to get help from a dietitian to do so without gaining back lost weight.