What Happens When You Stop the Keto Diet?
Safely Transition From Keto With These 7 Expert Tips
Slowly Reintroduce Carbs
Considering that the keto diet is almost a no-carb diet, you want to take care with bringing carbs back into your daily routine. "On the keto diet, you may be used to having just one or two servings of carbohydrates per day," says Ashley Larsen, RDN, owner of Ashley Larsen Nutrition. "Slowly increase this to one serving of carbohydrate per meal, and include protein and vegetables with your meal. You can slowly increase your carbohydrates to two or three servings per meal as part of a well balanced diet."
Valentina Duong, APD, of The Strength Dietitian, also recommends bringing those carbs back early in the day, so your body has more time to use them. "Slowly introduce carbohydrates into your breakfast," she suggests. "For example, start with rolled oats with yogurt and berries."