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The 5 most common mistakes made with a low-carbohydrate diet

Have you started dieting, but the results are not what you would like? Your weight has stopped dropping or are you feeling hungry?

You may be making one of the top 5 low-carb dietary mistakes. We will present them here so that you can avoid them in the future and improve your results.

Mistake # 1 – unconscious carbohydrate consumption

Many people who follow a low-carb diet unknowingly consume far more carbohydrates than they think. This alone is enough to inhibit fat burning very much.

Keep in mind that we want to keep our carbohydrate intake at less than 20 g per day. Especially for beginners, it is difficult to meet this limit, even after they have stopped eating sweets, pasta, and bread. Let’s take an orange as an example. It seems to be an excellent snack, but it can contain as much as 20 g of sugar, which is the allowable 24-hour serving. The same applies to one beer, which hasn’t hurt anyone yet. Unfortunately, in this case, too, we consume 20 g of quickly absorbed carbohydrates. To avoid this mistake, we advise you to use the list we have prepared, as well as make yourself in the habit of reading the nutrient information on the label of each product you buy.

Mistake # 2 – consuming low-carb light diet products

It is very easy to succumb to the magic of “light”, “fit” and “slim” products. However, you cannot be fooled by marketing. This type of food is not particularly nutritious. Removal of fat, which is a mistake in itself, also removes vitamins, mainly A and D, necessary for good eyesight, skin, and bones. Once the fat has been removed something has to replace it. Most often it will be water and a set of preservatives, thickening substances that are harmful to health, and our enemy number one – sugar.

Mistake # 3 – snacking

This is a mistake that is particularly easy to make. By following a low-carbohydrate diet, you can eat to your heart’s content and lose weight. This may lead to the conclusion that you can eat without moderation and continue to lose weight. Many people start adding larger amounts of cream to coffee several times a day or eating a pile of peanuts in front of the TV. This will not make you gain weight, but it may slow down the loss of unnecessary kilograms. Remember to eat only when you feel hungry.

Mistake # 4 – not enough salt

This is a particularly common mistake that is very easy to make. After all, we have been threatened by the harmfulness of salt for years. The truth is, we need the right amount of salt every day. The sodium contained in salt is very important for the proper functioning of our body. Its deficiency can cause headaches and energy loss, or problems with concentration. The solution that allows you to provide the body with the right amount of sodium is to drink 2 glasses of pure broth a day.

Mistake # 5 – fear of fat

Many people understand the assumptions of the ketogenic diet, but are concerned about natural fats and link them to obesity. So they begin to avoid both by simply starving, which can be a serious health hazard. This will cause a feeling of hunger, fatigue, a significant drop in mood, and most often, the abandonment of the diet. Fats in a low-carbohydrate diet will not cause you to gain weight but are the basis for providing the body with energy.

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