When your body is used to a diet that is high in carbs and sugars, going straight into a full keto diet can be quite challenging. It requires your metabolism to be re-programmed, and it demands a high level of self-control. Both of these factors can make diving right into the keto diet stressful, physically and emotionally.
Craving sugar? You’re not alone. Trying to reduce the sugar in your diet? It’s not always easy!
Sugar lurks in just about every food we buy off the grocery store shelves, whether it is cookies, peanut butter or pasta sauce. Think about the following statement: “The American Heart Association target for total annual sugar consumption is 22 pounds per person, per year.” The reality: Average Americans consume about 142 pounds of sugar per year, 66 pounds of which come from hidden sugars.