As with any diet, there are several considerations you should make before you start. If you decide on keto, it's essential to have bloodwork and a checkup with your doctor first. Your doctor should ensure you don't have any health concerns like diabetes, kidney issues, or other situations where a high-fat, low-carb diet would be ill-advised.
The most challenging part of keto is often managing the first few weeks of the diet. You might feel tired, run down, and even a little sick during the initial keto process. This time period is often referred to as the "keto flu," and it's a sign that your metabolism is shifting into ketosis.
You may have also heard that “ketones” are bad. It’s important to recognize that for people with diabetes, ketones in the urine or blood can reach very high levels. This condition is known as diabetic ketoacidosis, which is dangerous for those with diabetes. But for people in dietary ketosis or "nutritional ketosis," ketone levels are lower and much safer to manage.
Another challenge of the keto diet is variety. If you want to be successful on the keto diet, you should plan ahead with some keto-friendly versions of your favorite dishes. Have an idea of how you’ll manage snacks, desserts, and other stumbling blocks for keto success.
Keto is relatively easy for people who are avoiding carbohydrates and those on gluten-free diets. It can be a more challenging diet plan for vegetarians and particularly for vegans. Many high-fat, low-carbohydrate foods (like high-fat cheese, butter, egg yolks, and meats) aren’t as vegan-friendly. Vegans and vegetarians should work with a doctor or nutritionist to help ensure they’re getting the right variety of nutrients to keep them full and satisfied.
When you start keto, it might feel challenging at first. You may experience keto cravings during the first few weeks. These cravings are entirely normal and expected. Some of it may be psychological—we often want the foods we can't have. Other parts of it could be your body adjusting to fewer calories from sugar.
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