Beginning anything new can be a challenge, especially a new eating regime. The change in your routine and forming new habits can become a day to day struggle. With that pressure already in place, the worst thing you can do is put further expectations on your self. There will be days when your plan will not go perfectly and that is okay.
In this article by “The Ketogenic Diet For Women”, they give great options and ideas for how to get through some of those inevitable bad days, push through and know that many others have felt the way you do and help you stay on track toward your goals.
1. Comparing yourself to others
Keto is fast becoming more and more popular and there are lots of stories out there about women who lost tons of weight very quickly. I have found that many women take up the keto diet because of this promise of fast weight loss.
While it’s true that you can lose excess fat relatively quickly on keto, it’s a mistake to try and compare what’s happening to you to other people.
Your body has its own healing journey to make, and rather than compare yourself to others, focus on listening to your own body.
2. Being Inflexible
The second mistake is feeling like there’s one right way to do keto and doggedly sticking to it no matter what.
Find your own way.
Listen to your body.
Do what is right for you.
Maybe this means that you do better with more protein or less. Or maybe you need more carbs or less.
Our bodies are always changing, as are our daily activities. Some days you will feel like eating more and other days you will feel like eating less. Don’t make it a priority to conform to certain numbers or measurements each day, allow yourself some flexibility.
3. Forcing Yourself to Stay Very Low Carb
If you are experiencing things like anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances or your hair falling out, these are clear signs that you need to add some carbs to your diet.
Many women find that their hormones are more balanced and their mood more stable on a cyclical ketogenic diet, which means you add some carbs to your meals a couple of times a week.
To learn more important tips to help keep you on the right Keto path, check out this link: “The Ketogenic Diet For Women: Nutritional Ketosis For Women's Health”