Myth 1: Eating fatty foods will help you lose weight. This is ONLY true if you are following a keto diet and in ketosis (which means your body is now trained to burn its own fat). If you are not in ketosis and eating a lot of fat you will likely just gain weight. So if you are planning on going on and off of this diet frequently and do the diet one day then eat carbs the next, this is probably not the diet for you!
Myth 2: The Keto diet makes you feel tired and sick. This is a huge myth because once in ketosis on the keto diet, you will likely have a surge of energy and feel great. When first starting the diet you may experience the ‘keto flu’ which is your body’s response to changing from using sugars as a fuel source to using fat and it may cause you to feel sick, but this only lasts a few days!
Myth 3: You can eat as much fat as you want once on the keto diet. NO! Please do not do that. It is still important that you have everything in moderation and limit your saturated fats (as these are the bad ones that can cause you health issues!). So if you think you can have two pounds of bacon per day and some deep fried french fries and still be healthy, you are sadly mistaken!
Myth 4: You only eat fats while on the keto diet. Definitely not! You will still need protein and fibre to keep you healthy and nourished. If you eat the correct vegetables for fibre it can actually speed up your metabolism, help to keep you feeling full and regulate your hormones. Just avoid those starchy vegetables and sugary fruits. The best low carb vegetables to eat are: all leafy greens, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumber and zucchini! Some fruits like avocado, tomato and berries can also be okay in moderation!
Myth 5: The keto diet is only good for weight loss. Not even close! Sticking to a keto food plan can actually provide numerous benefits beyond just losing weight. It can normalize blood sugar, regulate hormones, improve mental clarity, help with digestive issues and potentially reduce the risk of certain diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.