You Don’t Enjoy Food Anymore
Factoring dietary preferences into your diet decision can help you find one you’ll be successful with. “Don’t try to ignore that and go against what your body wants. You’ll be able to eat like that for a limited amount of time, but eventually you’ll feel restricted,” says Megan Ware, RDN, who is based in Orlando, Florida.
You Feel You Need Cheat Days
The need for a cheat day may happen because you feel overly restricted or because you don’t like what you’re eating on the ketogenic diet. Either way, needing a cheat day is a sign that keto isn’t right for you. It’s not a healthy mentality to live in. The best healthy diet is one that you can follow for the long haul.
You Don’t Feel Well
When you go on keto, you can expect to go through the keto flu, a time when your body is adjusting to fat burning and you often have symptoms of illness. If you don’t feel better after a few weeks this may not be the diet for you. It may also be a good idea to work with your doctor and get lab tests taken after being on keto to see how your body is responding. If you experience a significant jump in your cholesterol levels, and have never had high cholesterol before, this may be another sign that your body doesn’t like eating this way.
You Feel Like You Can’t Wait to Stop Being on the Ketogenic Diet
For any diet you start, ask yourself if you’re going to eat like this for the rest of your life. If the answer is no, it’s time to move on.
Make an appointment to talk with us about whether or not the ketogenic may be right for you.
Setting your health in motion,
Dr. Steven Trauben, D.C. & Dr. Jeff Borenstein, D.C.