Why Are My Keto Results Slow?
If you are not getting the results that you want with the Keto diet, the most likely reason is that you are not in ketosis. This natural state is needed to burn fat for energy and is a key part of the Keto diet.
A variety of factors can keep you from achieving ketosis, including eating too many carbs and eating too many or too few calories. Additionally, you may have existing health issues that are keeping you from losing weight or getting in better shape.
While the Keto diet has been an effective fitness solution for millions of people, the following issues may prevent you from getting the results that you want.
Eating Too Many Carbs
The primary issue that keeps people from reaching ketosis or losing weight with the Keto diet is that they continue to eat too many carbs.
To reach ketosis, your body needs to stop relying on glucose from carbs to fuel your body. You will typically need to eat 20 grams or less of non vegetable net carbs each day for this to occur.
Not Eating Enough Vegetables
Even if you do reach ketosis, you may have trouble losing weight or getting in shape due to a lack of nutrition. This is the pitfall of lumping all carbs into one bucket. Vegetable carbs and non vegetable net carbs need to be viewed differently for an effective Keto diet.
Vegetables are essential to a balanced diet as they contain important vitamins and minerals that your body depends on. You can also get a lot of fiber from certain vegetables, such as dark leafy greens, helping you feel fuller longer and avoid overeating.
Not Tracking Your Data
Following the Keto diet properly requires a data-driven approach. Many will have their macros or nutrition out of sync or not understand how metabolism factors in. Thus, it is key to properly calculate your macronutrients each day. The Keto Community offers Keto Tune-Ups for those that are looking to have their Keto plan reviewed for tips and changes.
Improper Nutritional Timing
Along with what you eat, you need to pay attention to when you eat. Your nutritional timing is an important part of a proper diet. Frequency is also critical factor. The percentage of your daily fat intake per meal will also be a factor.
Existing Health Issues
There are also a variety of health issues that can impact your metabolism and ability to lose weight. First, the body needs to begin to heal itself first. Otherwise, one is likely to deal with symptoms that will slow down their weight loss. Keto is a “get healthy” diet, which will unlock the key to improved health. If it is only viewed as a weight loss tool, then there isn’t a full understanding of what you are doing and why.
Slow Keto Results Summary
Evaluate your current approach and consider whether these problems are contributing to your lack of results. This requires a closer look at your daily macronutrient consumption and total calories along with other factors such as exercise, nutritional timing, eating frequency, and existing health issues.
There is also help available to assess your situation. Visit the Keto Tune-Up page for details on how to receive recommendations and advice for tweaking your Keto diet.