NOT ENTERING KETOSIS

The main reason for Keto dieters not being able to lose weight even after using a protein-rich diet is that they don’t reach the state of Ketosis. The most common reason for not achieving Ketosis is the regular intake of carbohydrates that should be limited to an intake of only 5-10% of total caloric intake. To let the keto diet work effectively, you should avoid carbohydrates as much as you can, the more you stay away from carbs the more weight you will lose.

The easiest way to check whether your body has entered Ketosis or not is to buy test strips and check your urine for ketones. If your body is in a state of Ketosis you should stay away from carbs and you will lose weight fast.

Consumption Of More Proteins Than Required

Consumption Of More Proteins Than Required

 A protein-rich diet does not mean that you should eat too much protein to lose weight. In the ketogenic diet, there is a limit to the amount of protein that you are allowed to consume. When you are not using carbs and eating proteins but still your body does not reach ketosis, it means that your body cannot break down the extra proteins into amino acids and use it for energy. The protein diet should contain more than 55% of fat in your caloric intake.

Overeating Of Acceptable Carbs

During the ketogenic diet, you are allowed to consume some types of carbohydrates that are rich in fat content. One mistake that most of the keto dieters who don’t reach ketosis make are the over-eating of the allowed carbs.  For example, people do use dairy products like cheese and butter during Keto, but when they have too much of it the carbs present in these foods keep your body from reaching ketosis.

Avoid Sugar Rich Alcohol

One mistake that most of the keto dieters who drink alcohol make quite often is the use of sugar-rich alcohol. Most alcohols are not high in sugar but there are a few exceptions. The Keto dieters who drink sugar-rich alcohol may not reach ketosis and the high sugar levels protect you from entering Ketosis.

Your Calorie Intake Is Higher Than the Normal

Your Calorie Intake Is Higher Than the Normal

 Every person is allowed to take a limited amount of calories according to his age, body weight, and physical activity. During the keto diet, if you exceed the calorie intake and eat too many calories you won’t be able to reach ketosis.

 You Are Not Eating Enough

One benefit of the keto diet is that it reduces your appetite and you feel full most of the time. It does not mean that it can worsen it, as the loss of appetite might get worse if you limit your calorie intake to lower than you should have. When your calorie intake is less than it should be the body fails to reach the state of ketosis and you stop losing weight.

You Are Stressed

When you are stressed the hormone called cortisol spikes up and you tend to retain water and stop losing body fat. If you want to lose weight during ketosis the best way to do so is to control the stress through activities that help control stress. You should take enough sleep and spend time in a natural environment as it helps reduce stress.

You Work Out More Than Needed

Your body might not go into a state of Ketosis if you are doing too much physical exercise. The systemic inflammation and oxidative stress that is a result of too much exercise can stop the process of fat burning and you might stop losing weight.

 You Don’t Keep Yourself Hydrated

 To stay healthy you need to drink a lot of water, many healthy people who are not on a Keto diet also make the mistake of not drinking enough water, and this result in health issues. Keto dieters make this mistake too, if you want to lose weight fast you should try to keep yourself adequately hydrated and you will see the results yourself. When you don’t drink enough water you might feel more hungry than normal and end up gaining weight.

You Have An Undiagnosed Health Problem

You Have An Undiagnosed Health Problem

According to the expert opinion, if you are on keto and have been fulfilling all the requirements but there are no signs of weight loss then you should consult a health expert. In some cases, where keto dieters do no achieve ketosis there is an underlying health condition like diabetes or some other issue that keeps your body from entering ketosis. If you notice that after having done everything that was advised your weight does not shed you should see a doctor.