9 Things You’ll Struggle with on Keto and How to Overcome

9 Things You’ll Struggle with on Keto #keto #lowcarb #highfat

The challenges you’ll face when you go keto. The common keto issues and how to overcome to help you pave the way to keto success.

When I found keto, I thought it was going to solve everything for me. And I was promised just that. Heck, all I had to do was eat copious amounts of fat and all would be well with my weight in a matter of weeks. “Smooth sailing, keto adapt” they say.

Gosh, I can’t tell you how misleading that information really was. Or, maybe I can tell you because you’ve fallen victim to the same claims.

As with anything, when you adopt something new, there are bound to be struggles along the way. And keto is no different.

While each of our keto experiences are unique (just like our bodies), there are 9 common struggles that each of us have likely gone through while going through the fat adaptation process.

Whether you’re still stuck somewhere or want to load up your skills before hitting the trails, today’s keto video highlights the common struggles and how to overcome them. Plus, if you’ve been experiencing any of these things and are doing keto alone, you may be given a sense of comradery you didn’t have before as you learn that your feels are ALL of our feelings, too.

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  • How to get over your fear of fat
  • How to not blame yourself for your food choices
  • Overcoming a love of sugar while keto-adapt
  • Maintaining patience when you get started on keto


What struggles have you had on keto? How have you overcome them? Let’s chat about it in the comments. Sharing your story can provide powerful change for the members of our community.

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  1. Thanks Leanne,

    I love hearing your encouraging words!

    I’m not a facebooker, is there any other way to become part of your community?

  2. My problem is that I’m keto until about 5pm and then stress from the day catches up to me and I eat a bunch of carbs through the evening. So then I’ve eaten ALLLLLLLL the fat but my body burns the carbs instead. I *KNOW* keto works once I actually get to a place of no-cravings. I just can’t get myself over the hump these days. PS I get your weekly meal plans and I’m sooooooo excited for the book!

    • Try some of Leanne’s “bread” recipes, her flax bread and cheese drop biscuits are very tasty and can help with the carb cravings. Sometimes I’ll do a rocket fuel tea in the afternoon and that helps me get threw those times. Good luck and keep up your good work ;-)

    • That’s a tough one! Do you practice self-care in any way throughout the day? I find that by caring for myself and listening to my body throughout the day, I’m not hit with that “eat all the things!” feeling at the end of the day. Some of my favorite self-care strategies include going for a walk, taking a bath, doing yoga, or even just taking a moment to take some deep breaths.

      I hope you’re loving the meal plans! Hope you love the new book too ;)

  3. i CAN’T ditch my scale!! it’s the only thing i have to tell me if i’m making progress or not, or if the way i’m eating is right….

    i’ve only lost 6 lbs in about a month and a half on keto, and i keep gaining it back and losing it again, but i’m basically stalled… so i have to wonder what i’m doing wrong, even though i have no clue…

    oh and i wanted the audio book of fat fueled, and i backed out of the transaction to do something, and when i went to order again, i clicked on the wrong book to order and i got the pdf…. can you help me by any chance? i don’t do reading too well, and i’ll never make it thru the print version!

    thanks sister!

    • Elaine,
      I too am not seeing my scale move like I’d like, one things that helped me stay encouraged was taking measurements. Losing inches even when the ” silver demon”, my pet name for the scale, isn’t moving can be very encouraging. My skin too is amazing, focus on how your feeling. Keep on keeping on ;-)

      • Hi Theresa… i’m not sure if it’s because i’m older, but i’m just not losing the weight, and my stomach seems like it’s getting BIGGER… i’m actually GETTING wrinkles on my upper lip, and I’m not feeling all that great lol

        • Lol, me too! I keep reminding myself with age comes wisdom. I’m waiting to be that wise ole lady. Keto should help us age more gracefully, less inflammatory foods. ;-)

          • i GOT those wrinkles right after starting the keto diet lol… now where is that wisdom? lol

      • Love this advice, Theresa! I also find that ditching the measurements helps too. To each their own!

        • I have ditched the messurement too at this point, after eating keto for well over a year. But in the beginning it was nice to see progress even when the scale wasn’t moving.

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