uh oh Keto Flu
The Keto Flu usually hits after a few days after starting the Ketogenic Diet. Why does this happen? You are eating a high fat, moderate proteins and low carbohydrates, your insulin levels are becoming lower and lower. Your insulin tells your kidneys to hold on to salt. Since insulin is lowered and pretty much non-existent, your kidneys have no notification from the hormone insulin to hold on to salts and then the kidneys excrete them. Salt is actually a very important electrolyte that is needed. Therefore you have depleted the salts in your body. You start to feel the symptoms of the Keto Flu.
The Keto flu is a good thing believe it or not. It means that you are doing the diet correctly and venturing into ketosis. Some people never expierence the Keto Flu and some,, you will get through it. ..
Keto Flu Symptoms
- Flu-like symptoms
- Drowsiness and Dizziness
- Upset stomach
to name a few.. You can reverse the keto flu by just doing these things.
- You can start your diet slower. Reducing carbs slowly and upping your fat slowly.
- Increase your salt intake and minerals. Pink Himalayan salts contains many minerals than table salt. also up your green leafy vegetables.
- Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate
- a little exercise. go for a walk.
If all else fails, the flu should only last a few days. so keep on with the diet even though you feel like crap.
The benefits of eating a Keto diet our way the Keto Flu. Trust me. I had the flu and it went away.. Never hed it again.