Hello Dear Friends,
This is Mike Miryala here, Head Pharmacist at Keto Summit & CoBionic and several other Pharmacies in Central Texas.
By now, you must be cooking our best recipes. Please let me know what your favorite is. My personal favorite is Chocolate Fudge in our Keto Snacks CookBook.
Enough talk, let’s cover today’s topic: It is Keto Flu.
What is Keto Flu?
The ketogenic diet has helped many people become healthier and get in better shape, but it is not easy.
The first few days will be tough.
You see, you have been eating carbs and sugar. They are addictive and your body is trained to look for them as you wake up. Cutting them out will be a big adjustment. When the body is used to running on carbohydrates as a primary source of energy, and suddenly switches to using ketones as an energy source, it can take some time for the body to adjust. This transition period is often referred to as the “Keto Flu.”
As you transition into the ketogenic diet, you will get symptoms that can include headache, fatigue, nausea, dizziness, insomnia, and irritability. These symptoms occur as a result of the body adjusting to the changes in metabolism that occur when following a ketogenic diet. The term “Keto Flu” describes these symptoms.
Solutions to Keto Flu
So, how do you address the symptoms or at least mitigate them? To alleviate the symptoms, it is important to consume foods high in electrolytes, such as avocados, leafy greens, and nuts, and also consider taking supplements such as potassium and magnesium. Eating more healthy fats and moderate amounts of protein can also help.
Additionally, drinking plenty of water is important when following the ketogenic diet, as it can help prevent dehydration. Dehydration can further exacerbate electrolyte imbalances, and lead to constipation, dizziness, and other symptoms. It’s recommended to drink at least 2 liters of water a day, and it’s important to pay attention to thirst and drink more if needed.
The symptoms are usually temporary and you’ll need to remind yourself of why you started and the results you are looking for.
It’s important to note that, not everyone experiences the keto flu, and in some people, the symptoms can be more severe. Do not panic or stress out. Take the above steps and be resolute.
For more information about keto flu, check out this link: https://ketosummit.com/what-is-keto-flu-how-to-cure-keto-flu/
Let me know if you have questions.
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