The keto diet has been gaining popularity over the past few years. But with that popularity comes a lot of misinformation about what it is and why you would want to do it. People who have never tried the keto diet might think they know everything there is to know—but they probably don’t! That’s where we come in: we’re here to tell you the truth about this way of eating, which means keeping an eye out for any myths that may be floating around out there.
Myth 1: keto diet is bad for you
The ketogenic diet is not bad or unhealthy. The keto diet can actually be used to help treat epilepsy, diabetes, and other chronic conditions when traditional treatments have failed. A keto diet can also help with weight loss and general health by making you feel more energized after eating less carbohydrates.
In fact, many people who follow a ketogenic diet report feeling less hungry on this type of eating plan compared to other diets because they are eating foods that contain more fat while reducing their carb intake.
Keto diets can therefore be a healthy way of eating if the person following it chooses wisely from certain food groups such as proteins, fats and vegetables in moderation without overeating carbs (which contains sugar) which will lead them into trouble with their health at some point in time due to their bodies breaking down some essential nutrients like vitamins found within fruits/vegetables etc., causing an imbalance which may result in various diseases like diabetes due to low insulin production levels caused by insufficient carbohydrate intake – resulting in high blood sugar levels instead!
Myth 2: keto diet is expensive because you have to buy organic.
The second biggest keto myth is that it’s an expensive way to eat because you have to opt for organic. The truth is, if you choose the right foods, you can eat healthy and keto on a budget! Many of us have been conditioned to believe that healthy food is more expensive than junk food but this isn’t true.
On the keto diet, your fat intake will be much higher than usual so a lot of people think they need to buy lots of meat and dairy products which are very expensive. However, there are many affordable ways to get enough fats in your diet:
- Use coconut oil instead of vegetable oil when cooking meals at home
- Eat avocados (full-fat) instead of cheese slices as snacks or in salads etc
If eating out at restaurants is something you enjoy then consider eating out on keto too! There are some fantastic options available at places like Chipotle or Mcdonald’s as long as you stick with foods such as lettuce wraps filled with meat rather than buns filled with breading/crumbs (carbohydrates).
Myth 3: I won’t be able to eat anything I like anymore
This is a common misconception that most people have when they start the keto diet, but it’s far from true! There are plenty of keto diet foods to choose from and you can still have your favorite foods, just in smaller portions. Keto diet staples include cheese, eggs, meat, and butter. Other great choices for keto meals include low carb vegetables and fruit (like avocado or berries). You can also add healthy fats like coconut oil or avocado oil in your cooking as well as dressings made with extra virgin olive oil instead of vegetable oils found in store-bought dressings.
Myth 4: the keto diet is too restrictive
This myth could not be further from the truth. In fact, the ketogenic diet provides a lot of flexibility and choice when it comes to food options. You can enjoy your favorite foods while still sticking to the rules of this lifestyle change! Even if you were to go out on a date or attend a dinner party with friends or family members, there are still ways you can keep up with your healthy eating habits without compromising your diet in any way. And what’s more? If you’re one of those people who love having an active social life (who doesn’t?), then this is something else that won’t have to change much when switching over onto a ketogenic diet plan either! It’s true that some foods may need to be cut out completely due to their high carb content; but for those items where modifications aren’t necessary (or even possible) like brown rice or granola bars? No problem! You can still enjoy them as well as other snacks like cheese sticks or nuts during snack time every day if needed during mealtime hours instead – just make sure they’re organic products only though!
Myth 5: carbs are bad for you
Carbohydrates are not bad for you. They are the body’s preferred source of energy, and there is no evidence whatsoever that eating carbs is harmful to health. In fact, carbohydrates provide many essential nutrients such as fiber and vitamins.
All foods contain calories from carbohydrate, protein, or fat in varying amounts depending on the food group (vegetable/fruit/nuts/legumes). Carbohydrate-containing foods include grains (breads, pastas), fruits and vegetables (bananas), dairy products (milk) and sugar alcohols such as polyols (xylitol).
The keto diet is not as scary as it sounds
While it may sound like the keto diet is a life-changing experience, it’s actually quite simple to follow. You will most likely be able to eat the foods you love and still lose weight.
- What is the keto diet? The ketogenic diet (also known as “keto”) is a low-carb, high fat diet designed to put your body into a state of ketosis, which means that you have an increased amount of fat burning enzymes in your body. Basically, when your body doesn’t get enough carbohydrates for energy, it burns fat instead.*
- What can I eat on this plan? In general, anything that contains less than 5% carbs is acceptable if you want to stay in ketosis (e.g., avocados). However some people find they need more protein than others because they are losing weight faster than they want and therefore need food with higher amounts of protein which can be found in meat products such as chicken breast or fish.*
The keto diet has been gaining popularity in recent years, but it’s still a misunderstood and controversial diet. There are lots of myths out there about what this eating plan entails, but the truth is that it’s actually quite simple—and can be really effective for losing weight or managing diabetes, for example. If you’re thinking about trying keto for yourself, don’t let these myths keep you from giving it a shot!