We completely understand that is super hard and frustrating to navigate the health and wellness industry. One minute something it hot and everyone should be doing it and then the next minute that something causes cancer. The important concept to understand is that even though something is great, that doesn’t mean it works for everyone. It is just like a lob on your best friend is the best haircut you may have seen all year but that doesn’t mean that haircut is going to look great on you too. We are all uniquely different so it is important to try out different ideas before you settle with one that works. Now we aren’t suggesting running to your local hair stylist and demanding her to cut your hair into a lob when she suggests that it just may not be the best shape for your head, but we are suggesting that you do your research, try things out for a decent amount of time and then decide to continue or move on to something else. We wish that results could happen overnight and the process wasn’t such a long one sometimes but alas here we are.
Just like any diet, there can be some drawbacks to dieting and in particular in regards to Keto eating a high-fat diet is not for everyone. (If you are wondering what Keto is, we recommend reading this article). Some people thrive on this high-fat, low-carb approach. Their bodies easily adapt to where their body favors fat and not glucose for fuel, their side effects are minimal (maybe they just get the ‘keto flu’ for a couple days), and they feel focused and energized. Plus, they start losing serious weight without much effort–the type of weight loss you have already dreamed about.
And then there is your experience with Keto. You have been committed to a keto diet for a month or two now and haven’t ‘cheated’ once. Yet you aren’t seeing the results that you have witnessed so many others have. Maybe you’ve lost a few pounds but in order to get the scale to budge you feel like you need to pass a bowel movement to do so. Not to mention you aren’t feeling like a superhero with tons of energy all the time, you are feeling the quite opposite. You and keto just might not be a match and that is a-okay.
Here are 4 signs that the Keto Diet may not be the right diet for you-
You are always miserable.
This may seem like a no brainer but so many people suffer through diets. They hate the process and are in a bad mood all the time. This is a good sign that you are probably not going to stick to the change and eating whenever your goal time period is over. The idea of going on these ‘diets’ are to make lifestyle changes. Why would anyone want to change to a lifestyle they hate. So really, if you are completely hating life while on Keto for about 30 days, then it is probably time to try something else.
Eating that much fat makes you want to hurl.
Eating a Keto Diet requires a lot of fat intake. Most keto diets can be up towards 90% of their food intake come from fats. Sure you love avocados but it isn’t as tasty when you feel like you are forcing them down your throat. Some people’s bodies just can’t handle that much dietary fat. So with that being said, you may just do better with higher fat and carbohydrates than keto requires.
You’re not losing weight.
Again this one might be a no brainer but if you aren’t losing the weight or achieving the results you were looking for then it is time to move on. There is no sense in beating yourself up, but it is important to be true to yourself. If you tried the best that you could and the scale is not moving then this is a sign that the Keto diet is just not one for you. Remember you are not a study or statistic, listen to your body and find what works best for you.
You can’t control your back door.
In the beginning, you may have been constipated to then follow this problem with another problem… you can’t seem to get to the bathroom fast enough. A lot of keto dieters refer to this as the ‘keto flu’ but this is something that shouldn’t stay with you for too long. However, if you are still having GI issues long into your days of being on the Keto diet then this is a huge sign that the keto diet is not for you. You may want to consider chatting with your doctor about the right plan for your or a nutritionist.