While many of us may feel like keto is a major lifestyle change that rids us of the traditional diet woes, we need to remember that it is still a diet. You may feel full on this diet and keep your energy levels high, but one of the most annoying problems with diets is still a common problem with the keto diet. That is the plateau or stall.
Here is were to look to see what might unknowingly be causing the stall.
Many people hear “keto” and think that all they have to pay attention to is carbs. We already addressed that you also have to watch your calories but that isn’t all you need to watch. Macronutrients, or macros, that you need to watch and carefully track are carbohydrates, protein, and fat. If you aren’t keeping your protein and fat intake around the correct levels it won’t matter how many carbs you aren't eating.
Regardless of how much you used to drink without getting drunk before you were on the keto diet, you’re now going to be very sensitive to alcohol. Furthermore most alcoholic beverages are high in carbs and calories. To get off the the plateau, you may have to get off of alcoholic beverages for a while.
Sleep Dieting and trying to lose weight aren’t the only ways we have to take care of ourselves. If you aren’t getting enough sleep or your stress level is high you can have a lot of difficulty with weight loss.
Your body needs to sleep in order to recharge. If you aren’t giving your body energy from sleep, it is going to try to find that energy somewhere else. That will lead to cravings for food that will make your diet much more difficult. Get a good consistent amount of sleep every night.
Stress can also cause our body to produce cortisol, which can then increase the fat storage in your body. If you feel you have a lot of stress in your life try meditating or doing an activity that relaxes you. If you feel like your stress levels are dangerously high you should never be afraid to talk to someone or seek out help.
Carefully scheduling the times you eat can allow your body to enter a fasting state on a regular basis. That can help keep your levels in ideal ranges and possibly even help with your weight loss.
Many people find that they can speed up get out of stall and speed up weight loss by intermittent fasting. A Try planning exactly when you are going to eat each meal and keeping all of those meals within a ten or eight or even six hour window. Figure out what window will be most convenient for you and stick to it every day.
Keto May Not Work for Your Body
Generally speaking, you should talk to your doctor before you being any diet. It is best to be working closely with a healthcare professional to make sure that you are going to lose weight in a healthy sustainable way.
The keto diet isn’t a magic diet that works for everyone. For some people, the diet simply may not be sustainable. If you aren’t getting your desired results or aren’t getting positive physical improvements it may be time for you to consider a different diet.
There may even be a medical explanation as to why the keto diet may not work for you.
This is why it is important to talk to your doctor before you make any major changes to your eating habits.
A number of things can cause a stall on the keto diet, but if you take a step back and evaluate everything, you’ll be able to get past it and back on the road to losing