This is Probably Why You're Failing at the Keto Diet

posted by Mollie - 

A lot of people swear by the keto diet, but just like any diet plan, it has its imperfections. 

Look, I'm not here to be Dr. Oz 2.0 but this is how I understand how the keto diet works, as I've been on a program based on the keto diet. Essentially the keto diet cuts most carbs from your daily intake (i.e. pizza and beer date nights are dunzo), forcing your body to burn fat as fuel instead of its go-to sugar (carbs) and alcohol. The effect is not only weight loss, but also rapid water weight loss - thus, increased thirstiness. 

Duh, you're super dehydrated. No wonder why you feel disgusting and want to eat everything in sight. Keep in mind, you shouldn't cut all carbs from your diet just as a health precaution. But as much as your body wants pizza carbs, your body does not need pizza carbs. 

Health and wellness practitioner Richard Purvis confirmed with Elite Daily that the keto diet can make you thirsty while you're first adjusting to the diet, so it's important to drink up as much as possible. 

When I was on a similar diet, I was required to drink around 100 ounces of water each day. That sounds like a lot, and you'll feel like you're drowning trying to drink all of it. Not to mention, you'll be running to the nearest restroom every 20 minutes. But your body will feel amazingly beautiful and will thank you. 

It took a while for me to adjust to drinking so much water, but now I try to drink at least 50 ounces of water per day. I feel disgusting and bloated whenever I don't drink water. It's amazing how different you feel just by adding it to your diet. After all, it's something the human body needs to function. (And no, coffee and any other liquid does not count.) 

Interested in going on the keto diet? I recommend you consult with a professional but YouTube works, too. Check out this video for beginners below.

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