If you’re brand new to the keto diet…
Or if you’ve tried it before and it didn’t work for you…
You may be making one of these top 7 keto mistakes that kick your body out of fat-burning mode.
These common mistakes will probably surprise you (especially # 7)…
But if you avoid each one…you’ll be shocked by how quickly your fat melts away, your energy levels skyrocket, and your nagging joint pain simply disappears.
1. Calorie Counting
One thing that sets the Keto diet apart from others is that cutting calories actually slows down your fat loss. That’s because your body needs extra fuel to switch into the fat-burning state called “ketosis”. So cutting calories will drain your energy and cause “keto flu” symptoms like fatigue, joint pain, brain fog and headaches. That’s why you need to eat lots of keto-friendly snacks to keep up your calories, and lock your body into fat-burning mode all day long.
You may try to speed up your fat loss by spending hours on the treadmill, doing back-breaking crunches, or shredding your knees with intense workouts made for 20 year olds. But in reality, these exercises slow down your results. That’s because they put a ton of stress on your system, and your body needs to use all its energy to enter ketosis. So instead of hitting the gym…take a nap, enjoy a long bath, and make time to sit on the couch with a good movie.
3. Skipping dessert
If you want to see big results with the keto diet…do NOT skip dessert. I’ve seen it again and again. People think that ice cream, cakes, and chocolate fudge brownies are off limits. They ignore their sweet tooth and never satisfy their cravings. But unfortunately…this strict no-dessert rule is pretty much impossible to keep up. The best way to lock your body into fat-burning mode is to eat foods you love…including sweets. Thankfully, when you enjoy fat-burning, keto desserts like chocolate truffle cheesecake, avocado fudge brownies, and her famous 3-layer cookies n’ cream mousse…indulging in tasty treats will actually speed up your fat loss results.
4. Eating the same, boring foods everyday
Boiled eggs, plain chicken breast, and soggy kale salads will kill your keto diet! It can be difficult to find keto-friendly foods that actually taste good. That’s why most people get bored and give up before they reach their weight loss goals. But the truth is, you can make delicious recipes like Kelsey’s pepperoni pizza bites, tex mex casserole, low carb jerk chicken tacos, pumpkin ravioli, and fat-burning truffle cheesecake in under 10 minutes…and still burn fat around the clock.
5. Too much protein
Many people think the keto = high protein, low carb. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. If you want to see results, you need to eat lots of healthy fats. In fact, these healthy fats like nuts, avocado, and cheese are fuel for ketosis. Check out Kelsey’s easy, fatty recipes like keto-friendly Mac N Cheese.
6. Not drinking enough water
Most people don’t know this – but your metabolism can get thirsty! That means it can slow down your weight loss, even if you’re doing everything else right. When on keto, it’s super important to drink at least 64 ounces of water a day to help your body flush out water weight, excess fat, and toxins.
7. The TOP keto mistake – not eating enough delicious meals
This is by far the #1 mistake I see keto-lovers make. When a craving strikes…you may be tempted to reach for convenience foods or order takeout…which will instantly kick your body out of ketosis. That’s why it’s so important to keep LOTS of delicious, keto-friendly recipes on hand for every occasion. And it’s exactly why we created our famous daily Recipe Club. When you join, you’ll get a brand new, printable keto or paleo recipe card sent straight to your email every day.
See – we spend a lot of time in the PaleoHacks kitchen…coming up with new, exciting recipes that make healthy cooking easy and fun. We reserve the tastiest, easiest, most convenient, fat-burning recipes for our exclusive club members.
When you join, you can keep these recipes right in your kitchen drawer, and put your go-to favorites aside for the next time a craving strikes. If you want to try it out, you can join our daily Recipe Club for this special, members-only price. Just hurry because I only have a few of these memberships to give away.
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