You're Eating Too Much Fat
According to brain food expert and New York Times bestselling author of Genius Foods, Max Lugavere, a diet too high in fat is where most people face issues when going keto. "In reality, low-carb drives ketogensis. Not high-fat," Lugavere told POPSUGAR.
Too many people focus on getting in high amounts of fat. Though a ketogenic diet focuses on consuming lots of healthy fats, like avocado and olive oil, it shouldn't be the primary focus. It's "circumstantial," according to Lugavere. The point is to reach ketosis through limiting carb intake.
This could also be why some people aren't reaching their weight-loss goals on a ketogenic diet, either.
"Many people push their calories to the point of not actually losing weight because they're consuming so many fat bombs." Achieving optimal health is more complicated than just the old calories-in versus calories-out model, but your caloric intake is still a key piece of the puzzle.
The main goal of the keto diet is to get your body into fat-burning ketosis. If you're overworking it with too much fat and not managing your carbs correctly, you could be getting in your own way.