Three common mistakes people make when starting the Keto Diet

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) The Keto Diet has been around for centuries but recently has gained popularity again. There are some common mistakes you want to avoid if you plan to follow a Keto Diet.

The Keto Diet is a low carb, high-fat diet. If you have gotten the OK from your doctor to follow a Keto Diet, avoid these three common mistakes.

  1. Mistake number one is not drinking enough water. Your body loses water because it is flushing out the ketones. Drink water all day.
  2. Drinking water all day leads to mistake number 2: not getting enough sodium. When you need to drink so much, you also lose sodium. You may need to salt your food.
  3. Mistake number 3 is not preparing yourself for the Keto flu. In the first 2 weeks, many people get muscle cramps, nausea, aches, and fatigue.

What is the Keto Diet and is it safe for everyone?

It is a tough diet to follow and not safe for everyone. If you decide to come off the Keto Diet, be sure to get help from a dietitian to do so without gaining back lost weight.

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