A ketogenic diet is a low carb high-fat diet that puts your body at a metabolic rate called ketosis. It can be difficult to follow for various reasons since the diet requires a big change from regular eating habits. In most diets, when a person takes a cheat day they can get back on track as early as the following day. For this diet, taking a cheat day by eating carbs or having a decent number of fruit ruins your whole ketosis by a large percentage. The person dieting will need at least four or five days to get their metabolic rate to the same state it was.
Going out to eat is harder when on keto because not all restaurants mean what they say. Most foods will have some starch in them including vegetables, while others may not contain enough protein and fat that is needed for the body’s ketosis. Ensure to do research on the least starchy foods before having a meal with friends.
Eating so much fat is difficult. Most health professionals and internet searches focus on how to avoid having an excess amount of fat, but that is what ketogenic is about. Having just protein-filled fat food for all meals is not easy to adjust to, and it might be the toughest challenge when going on keto.