Mistake #2: Lack of Vitamins and Minerals
Insufficient micronutrients or micronutrient deficiencies can cause a laundry list of health issues from dry skin and poor wound healing to fatigue, depression, and weight gain.
A successful ketogenic diet plan should consist of a wide range of nutrient-dense, low-carbohydrate foods. And that probably means more vegetables.
Remember, not all foods have the same nutrient value. Restricting carbohydrates and putting coconut oil in your coffee may get you into ketosis, but it doesn’t mean your body is getting all of the micronutrients it needs to thrive.
How To Fix It
Prioritize foods with an array of micronutrients and try to vary your diet from one day to the next.
Eating according to the season can help, with plenty of leafy greens and summer squash during hotter months and veggies like pumpkins, mushrooms, and leeks during the colder months.
Here’s a list of ketogenic-friendly, nutrient-dense foods:
- Fatty cuts of steak like grass-fed beef or NY strip steak
- Organ meats
- Bone broth
- Leafy greens
- Broccoli sprouts
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