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In an increasingly carbohydrate-conscious world, a ketogenic diet may be the ultimate low-carb plan, and a great way to drop any unwanted pounds. Dieters eat primarily meat, fish, eggs, cheese, nuts, oils, and fibrous vegetables. However, because of its restrictive nature, many people find the diet difficult to stick to long-term. One of the reasons why people find Keto difficult to stick to is that they don't know which foods they should be cutting out of their diet. Or if they do, don't substitute them with anything.

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1. Sugar: the Ultimate Diet-Wrecker

It should surprise nobody that sugar is off-limits on a ketogenic diet. Not only is sugar 100% carbohydrates, making it the ultimate keto diet-wrecker, but sugar also plays a role in obesity, diabetes and heart disease. It also causes tooth decay and can affect the immune system.

If you must have sweetener in your coffee, stevia is a viable alternative. With no calories or carbs, stevia doesn't raise blood sugar. Plus, being 200 to 350 times as sweet as sugar, you don't need a whole lot of it.

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