Keto has been proven to be one of the most effective weight reduction diets there is by restricting carbs and simple sugars. If you jumped on the keto bandwagon, lost some significant pounds and taken back control of your life, can you reintroduce carbs and sweets into your life?
With keto, transitioning is very tricky and should be done carefully. This is because the sudden introduction of carbs and sugar into your meal plan can lead to some unwanted results like weight gain, bloat, blood sugar fluctuations, sugar addiction, and lastly, increased hunger. You have to do things slowly and keep an eye out on any body fluctuations.
Rather than ingesting vast amounts of carb-rich foods, start with gradual increments. Foods like whole-grain bread, seeded crackers, more avocados, or bean pasta are a great start as opposed to donuts and chips. These carbs digest slower and won’t leave you feeling hungry almost immediately. However, even with this slow introduction, you’re likely to notice about one or two-pound gains just because of their water content.
Fiber-rich foods like grains, nuts, fruit, and seeds have a fair amount of carbohydrates in them, and they don’t leave you with the pang of hunger so fast. So incorporate everything from dark veggies to beans, legumes to wheat bread in your diet.
Keto is a natural sugar reducing diet that reduces one’s craving for sugar. So, to prevent restoring to default settings, go easy on the sugar. Beware of natural sugars too like that in honey and certain fruits.
If you achieved your dream weight with the keto diet, it’s essential to be cautious when transitioning off it.
These precautionary measures and pointers will keep you from losing all you’ve gained and gaining all you’ve lost with respect to weight and general fitness during your keto diet.