You're Not Easing Into It
Many people jump right into a ketogenic diet without properly preparing their body. Especially if you're not used eating higher amounts of fat, it can be tough on your digestive system.
Holistic nutritionist Shauna Faulisi, who's helped keep high-profile clients like Gina Rodriguez in shape, agrees. For her clients, she advocates for proper nutritional counseling before jumping in. Especially for those who want to incorporate intermittent fasting, which she notes needs to be done very mindfully.
"There's an idea that intermittent fasting means not eating," Faulisi noted. "Many people try to jump right into intermittent fasting without setting their bodies up first. Not eating for 16 hours after a night of pasta is called starving, not intermittent fasting!"
It's best to do all of your research, know what foods work best for your body, and be sure to consult with a professional before diving in.