1-Eating Too Much Protein: To some of you, this may not seem like such a bad thing. You aren’t allowed many carbs so a way to supplement that is through consuming protein. However, having too much protein is going to have negative effects on your body during a keto diet. Your body only needs so much protein, anything more than that and it starts to get converted into fat. We are trying to eliminate fat so anything that adds fat to your body is negative. The reason for keeping protein intake moderate on a keto diet: Too much can actually mess with your ability to burn fat.“If you eat more protein than the body needs, your body can turn its amino acids (the building blocks of protein) into glucose (blood sugar),” says Hultin.
2-Not Enough Water: During a keto diet, your body is going to lose a lot of fluids, so it’s important to stay as hydrated as possible. For some reason, people seem to forget about this a lot. You’re losing a lot of fluids and electrolytes that can easily be put back into your body through water. When you aren’t staying hydrated, your body is going to store as much fat as possible. Again, this is the opposite of what we want to happen. Staying hydrated also means that your organs are going to be working the way they should. Your body will be working like a well-oiled machine.
3-Not Enough Sleep: The process of getting into ketosis, when your body starts using fat as its energy source, can cause you to lose a little bit of sleep. You need to do what you can to get the proper amount of sleep that you need. Everyone needs sleep and getting the right amount can go a long way. Not getting the right amount of sleep will prevent your body from functioning as well as it should.
4-Comparing Yourself to Others: This mistake may be the one thing that holds people back more than the others. Simply because it is all mental. People love comparing themselves to others. It’s just a part of human nature. Everyone does it. When it comes to the keto diet, you cannot compare yourself to others. That is just signing your own death sentence. You need to focus on yourself and nobody else
5-Avoid the Problems: All of these mistakes are easily avoidable. Some of them are physical and some are mental. The physical mistakes are usually easier to avoid than mental ones. However, with the kind of supportive community we have at Keto Bootstrap, you should be able to overcome any mental obstacles you may have.
6-Not Mixing Meals Up: With a keto diet, since you are restricted when it comes to your carb intake, you may think that you are restricted on the number of recipes you can have as well. Because of this, some people tend to eat the same things all the time. If you only like certain foods then I can understand this. However, when you start mixing things up, you’ll find that the diet is much more enjoyable.