On Keto Calories Still Count

The keto way emphasizes tracking macros over counting calories. Nevertheless, calories still count. They can be the cause of a stall. Sometimes people are eating more calories than they realize.

When you are on keto the most important number for you to track is carbs. However, that doesn’t mean that you don’t have to pay attention to other numbers. Your body still needs to be burning more calories than it is bringing in on a daily basis or else you won't lose weight.

There are plenty of keto calculators online where you can enter your information and it will tell you how many calories you should be aiming for on a daily basis.

For many on the keto diet, no good keto plan is complete without nuts and cheese. The problem with this, however, is that not all nuts and cheeses are created equal. You may love nuts but they are also high in carbs. Even the low carb options can quickly kick you out of ketosis if you aren’t careful about the quantity. They are a great natural fat bomb, but they need to be carefully considered. Try to stick with pecans, Brazil nuts, and macadamia nuts.

Cheese is another great addition to any keto lifestyle. You can use it to add calories to meals without damaging the fat to protein ratio too much. There are cheeses out there that are going to have almost no carbs and be great for your plan like Swiss cheese. There are also cheeses out there that have way too many carbs and can quickly add up, such as American cheese.

While eating nuts and cheese, you need to make sure you are being careful with the type and quantity.

Hidden carbs and too many calories can kill ketosis, and lead to a serious stall.