Do you have keto problems? Do you find it challenging to stay in the Keto Zone when eating with family, eating out, intermittent fasting, when experiencing cravings, and more?
You’re in luck. We have keto solutions.
In fact, here are 10 common keto problems solved.
10 Common Keto Problems Solved
1. Cooking Different Meals for the Family
A common keto problem is feeling like you’ve got to cook multiple meals for those who follow keto, and those who don’t. This is typically an issue around dinnertime.
Here’s the quick solution: Everyone can eat the vegetables and protein of the meal, such as the meat (chicken, fish, beef, eggs, etc). Everyone will also benefit from healthy fats such as extra-virgin olive oil drizzled over the veggies and meat, avocados, etc. This is where the keto meal stops.
For non-keto eaters, simply also include a healthy carbohydrate if they’d like, such as a baked yam, a piece of fruit, wild rice, or sourdough bread.
The keto-eater’s meal make look like 4 ounces chicken thigh, salad or roasted vegetables, 1/2 an avocado, and 2-3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil.
The non-keto-eaters’ meals may look like 4-6 ounces chicken thighs, salad or roasted vegetables, a few slices avocado, 1-2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, and a baked yam.
Same meal, just slight portion adjustments and an added carb for non-keto.
Keto problem solved!
2. Keto Flu when getting Back in the Keto Zone
The main cause of keto flu is an imbalance of electrolytes and dehydration. In other words, you need a lot of fluid, and you need a lot of sodium.
To solve this keto problem, take several dose of Instant Ketones each day as you re-enter ketosis. These endogenous ketones will encourage your own ketone production, provide ketones, and provide much needed sodium.
In addition, try adding a few serving of broth for variety, more sodium, and more fluid. For more on avoiding keto flu, see: How to Avoid the Keto Flu.
Keto problem solved!
3. Cravings in the Morning and Evening, Especially with Intermittent Fasting
Anytime you take foods away that you’ve eaten for decades, you’ll likely experience cravings (especially at first). In addition, if you feel hungry due to fasting, craving intensify.
Here’s the secret to quenching your cravings: Use large-volume foods and drinks that don’t break your fast. Some of the best options are: Keto Coffee, Keto Green Tea, and Bone Broth.
But, doesn’t coffee break a fast. No, not for our intentions. To see more on this question, read this post: Does Coffee Break a Fast?
Keto problem solved!
4. Eating the Same Meals Over and Over
Variety is the spice of life, and it’s truer than ever with keto eating. A common keto problem is repeating meals often, and feeling like you don’t have the variety you used to.
Here’s the thing, there are tons of delicious recipes available for keto. They will take a bit of work, and they will take time especially at first.
To start making more dishes, try just adding one new recipe per week. Then, include a newly learned one (like the one you tried the week before). The other 5 days per week, keep it simply as advised in problem #1.
For new recipes, try:
5. Missing Old Foods
If you’re on Keto Zone, it’s possible you might miss old foods. But, the old foods that don’t keep you in the zone also sabotage your health, weight goals, and wellness. You don’t need them.
And thankfully, there are many resources to make new versions instead.
In fact, we’ve written a whole article on it! Read: Do You Miss Favorite Foods on Keto? Her’s How to Include Them.
6. Cooking At Home & Missing Restaurant Meals
There’s good news for anyone who feels they have to stay home to stay in the Keto Zone. There are actually many restaurant options available, no matter the restaurant, and no matter the cuisine.
In fact, you can eat American, Asian, Tex-Mex, Mexican, Italian, and more?
Follow our 5-Step Guide to Eating Out on Keto. You can find it, and options for different cuisines, here.
7. Not Enough Discipline
Some Keto Zone eaters feel they fall short on discipline. They can feel overwhelmed, discouraged, and like a failure if they don’t meet their exact number goals every day.
But, here’s the thing. They are likely doing much better than they think. In fact, many people have a lot of success following “lazy keto,” or the variety of Keto Zone eating in which you omit “carb foods” but don’t necessarily count all the grams each day.
If you find that you need a more exact approach, keto is not as hard as it sounds, and you can do it. Here are 2 great places to start:
Then, on days you don’t meet your goals, don’t berate or give up on yourself. Just start again, and give yourself the grace you need.
8. Difficult to Include Enough Fat
If you have a tough time adding fat to your diet, there are 3 words you need to know: Extra-Virgin Olive Oil. This fat is the epitome of healthy, and when you add just 1 tablespoon to a meal or snack, you add a whopping 14 grams of fat.
Other great options are adding avocados, and using fat bombs as snacks.
For more tips, read: Getting Enough Fat? Tips for More Healthy Fat on Keto Zone?
9. Constipation on Keto Zone
Constipation can happen on any diet. If it’s a keto problem for you, there’s a solution. Here’s how to fight constipation with Keto Zone:
- First, determine if a specific food, or too much of that food, is causing constipation. Often, it’s too much nuts or seeds, too much red meat, or too much dairy (like cheese or cream). Remove or decrease this food.
- Next, include high fiber foods such as vegetables, chia seeds, hemp heart seeds, avocados, beets, and small amounts of fruit throughout the day.
- Or, try warm fluids such as coffee or hot tea each morning.
- Lastly, add soluble fiber and probiotic foods for healthy digestion. Two great options are Keto Zone Fiber Zone, which contains both soluble and insoluble fiber, and Green Supremefood.
Keto problem solved!
10. Missing the Benefits of Fruits
Many keto eaters don’t realize it, but small amounts of fruits can be included in the Keto Zone. In fact, there are quite a few surprising foods that work well in keto.
What’s more, a delicious fruit powder can help deliver the benefits of the fruits without the carbs! Try Red Supremefood. It contains probiotics and 9 USDA Organic Fruits in a low-carb formula.
Keto problems don’t have to be deal breakers. You can find a way to solve each one, and stay in the Keto Zone. And if you have keto problems not solved in this post, let us know. We’re ready to help you solve them, and enjoy your best health in the Keto Zone!