When you’re just beginning the Evolve180 weight loss method, it’s easy to make mistakes that jeopardize your progress.
(Yup. We’ve all been there.)
Luckily, if you know how to spot ‘em, you can easily avoid these common missteps.
Don’t let these beginner mistakes derail your weight loss progress.
Mistake #1 Eating too much protein
When you eat more protein than your body needs, some of its amino acids turn into glucose, which can prevent your body from going into ketosis. It’s important to work with your nutritionist to understand how much protein YOUR body needs.
Mistake #2 Eating too much fat
It’s a myth that you can eat as much fat as you want. How much fat you can eat is very personal. It depends on how efficient or sluggish your metabolism is, how “fat adapted” you are, and what your body chemistry looks like at any given point on your weight-loss journey. Most people who try the Evolve180 weight loss method and think it doesn’t work for them were eating too much fat or too much protein — or both.
Mistake #3 Seeing your carbohydrate allowance as a goal
Mistake #4 Not eating enough leafy green vegetables
Leafy green vegetables play an important role in digestion. They provide a ton of nutrients to fuel your body. You’ll be amazed at the difference these types of vegetables can make. An easy way to eat enough is to incorporate spinach, kale, and kohlrabi into your shakes and salads.
Mistake #5 Replacing food products you love with low-carb-friendly substitutes
There are a lot of low-carb substitute products out there, and a lot of them are really similar to the “real thing.” However, replacing cheesecake with low-carb-cheesecake, for example, can actually trigger your craving for more. Low-carb substitutions perpetuate old eating habits — and keep you stuck in a cycle of dependence. Most successful dieters avoid artificially sweetened foods and keep snacking to a minimum. They change their relationship with food forever.
Mistake #6 Eating too often
It’s ingrained in us at an early age that we’re supposed to eat throughout the day – e.g., 3 meals and 2 snacks every day. And some current “diets” encourage you to eat 6–10 times per day! However, humans didn’t evolve that way. Current science emphasizes that less frequent eating changes your biochemistry in beneficial ways, enabling your glucose, insulin, and leptin levels to lower and normalize. Intermittent fasting, done correctly, can actually speed up your metabolism, while eating too frequently can slow it down.
Mistake #7 Not getting enough electrolytes
Electrolytes help regulate everything — from hydration to your nervous system to your muscle function. They even help regulate the most important muscle of all: your heart. Low carb diets cause your body to excrete electrolyte minerals at an accelerated rate. So, it’s important to replace them in order to feel well. We recommend getting your electrolytes by eating foods like meat, eggs, fish with bones, avocados, lettuce, and other leafy green vegetables. But most of us need some supplementation as well.
Sodium imbalance is probably the most noticeable electrolyte issue. Most people don’t add nearly enough sodium to their diet plan to feel good! Most people generally need to consume at least 1 teaspoon of high-quality, mineral-rich sea salt per day —balanced with the right amount of water for proper hydration.
Mistake #8 Eating cheap meals
Mistake #9 Following sketchy “internet low-carb” trends
The internet abounds with stories about how so and so lost X number of pounds by eating all the butter, bacon, ‘fat bombs,’ low-carb brownies and low-carb pizza they wanted. We’re sorry to kill your dreams, but it just doesn’t work that way.
A successful diet plan like Evolve180 only works if you consume the right amount of fat, protein and carbohydrates for YOU. Using too much fat, too much protein or a lot of low-carb sweets and treats can add up to a giant zilch on pounds lost. [But that’s where the expertise at Evolve180 comes in. We customize a plan that controls your carbs, fat & protein without them even needing to think about it. Just follow our plan.]
The truth about effective low-carb plans is NOT as sexy as the bloggers and recipe gurus make it seem. Sexy food photos sell ads and attract hopeful dieters, but Instagram diets don’t work. At least not past the first week when any carb-cutting will yield a water loss, and certainly not for the long-haul.
True low-carb lifestyle changes require knowledge, discipline and support. There is no one-size-fits-all approach, and you need proper tuning for any low-carb plan to work for YOUR metabolic type. [We provide 1:1 coaching so you don’t have to figure out how a one-size-fits-all program applies to you.]
Mistake #10 Going it Alone
It’s tempting to think that keto is so simple that it would be easy to do it by yourself. How hard can it be to eat bacon and steak and buttered vegetables? But DIY low-carb fails for 95% of people who try it. Why?
For the same reason DIY diets of any type fail 95% of the time. People don’t stick to them!
The lack of accountability, support, motivation and expertise spells trouble the first time it gets hard to stick to your plan. Don’t feel bad – 95% of us are in the same boat. If this weren’t true, everyone would be thin and there would be no multi-billion dollar weight loss industry.
So with all the diet options, hype, noise and conflicting advice – the trick is to find the right support for YOU. Don’t fall for cookie-cutter programs with assembly line support and “results not typical” ads. There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ diet plan that works for everyone.
At Evolve180, our complimentary consultation begins with a health and history intake so we can understand YOU. With that knowledge, we are able to put together a plan specifically designed for your metabolic type, your lifestyle, and your individual needs. It’s what sets us apart from the rest.
Don’t go it alone. Let Evolve180 help you succeed.