If youÃ¢â¬â¢re trying to lose fat, keto diet is one of the best diets that you can follow. However, simply following a diet will not help you to lose fat if youÃ¢â¬â¢re making some of the most common diet mistakes. These diet mistakes are actually stopping you from losing fat. LetÃ¢â¬â¢s find out what these mistakes are so that you can stop repeating them from now on.
You donÃ¢â¬â¢t have a calorie deficit
If you really want to lose fat and weight, you will always need to have a calorie deficit. It is true that there are some rules which can help you to burn more fat and there are some foods which will make you more obese, but whatever you do, youÃ¢â¬â¢ll always need to have a calorie deficit. Then only you will be able to lose fat and weight. If you are consuming more calories than you burn, you will gain weight and if you consume fewer calories than you burn, youÃ¢â¬â¢ll lose weight. If you want to lose fat, you will have to remember this and exactly follow it.
Severe calorie restriction
Even though you need a calorie deficit, it doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t mean that if you restrict calories severely, you will become lean immediately. If an energy deficit of 250 calories a day will get you lean, does it mean that 1000 calorie deficit will give you the results four times as fast? No. This is a big mistake.
Severe calorie deficits will screw up your physiology. You will find that many people restrict calories severely and they see results but they regain the lost pounds once test of the program and many of them also gain some more weight. When you start yourself, your body thinks that you are stranded with no food. So, your body will try to save itself. Your metabolism will go down to prevent you from losing weight, your body will start storing as much food as possible as fat so as to prepare yourself for the next starvation. You need a calorie target which is fine tuned for your body, your situation and your goals.
All calories are not equal
This is something that you need to understand. Calories are very important in losing fat and weight. If you want to look healthy and young and better, you need to focus on fat loss instead of weight loss. Losing weight may be necessary but it doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t improve health and appearance but on the other hand losing fat will definitely improve your health and appearance.
You need to take a look at the calories but at the same time focusing on the macro intake is also crucial for you. Your consumption of protein, carbs and fat is vital for you when youÃ¢â¬â¢re trying to lose fat. Setting up the macros in the right way for you is crucial for how your body will respond to the meals that you consume. If you are consuming the right amount of calories but you are consuming too many carbs, it will be very very difficult to lose fat even after maintaining a calorie deficit. This happens because the carbs you consume will spike insulin that will derail your efforts to lose fat.