5 Biggest Keto Mistakes

2. Not Getting Enough Fat

The best way to think of keto is that it’s not simply a low-carb diet; it’s a super-high-fat diet. Sure, you won’t be eating a lot of carbs, but as I said in the Keto Roundtable, it’s essential that you change your mindset from one of “avoid carbs” to simply “get enough fat.”

At least 75 percent of your calories need to come from fat; that’s things like eggs, bacon, sausage, avocado, oils, coconut oils, and butter. You need to seek these things out. Mentally, it’s not what you’re used to. You’re used to avoiding fats. Now, all of a sudden, you look at the grocery cart, and you’ve got nothing but fat.

That is a good thing. Fat is your new energy source. You’re not running on carbs anymore. You need fat. If you don’t get enough fat, your energy levels will go down, and you will end up quitting this diet.

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