Do I need to track my calories?People of different heights, weights, ages, activity levels, and goals all have assorted calorie requirements. When it comes to weight loss, calories in versus calories expended will always matter to some degree. Even if you hit your macro requirements in perfect ranges, you could still fail to lose
weight (or you could gain weight) if you eat too many calories. Online tools are available that can help you determine how many calories you should consume to maintain or lose weight. Counting calories on ketoWill the keto diet make my cholesterol worse?One of the primary guidelines to follow for a healthy ketogenic lifestyle is to choose the healthiest fats. Fats found in foods such as avocado, extra-virgin olive oil, nuts, seeds, and wild salmon help to promote good cholesterol. If one focuses on unhealthy fats such as inferior oils and processed meats, then it is possible that negative outcomes such as increased bad cholesterol and excessive sodium levels could occur. There are several studies which show that the ketogenic nutrition plan is associated with improvements in good cholesterol, cardiovascular risk, and type II diabetes. Will I get enough fiber and micronutrients?If your five to 10 percent allotted
carbohydrates are dedicated to mostly green vegetables and low-sugar fruits, you can get adequate fiber, vitamin, and mineral intake. The average American only consumes 10 to 15 grams of fiber per day so if you plan correctly, you can double the amount of fiber that the average person gets if you watch what you eat. For example, one cup of cooked spinach, two cups of chopped Romaine lettuce, two cups of cooked broccoli, and 1/2 cup of raspberries gives you a whopping 24 grams of fiber, which calculates to only 22 grams of net carbohydrates.