Are you experiencing the following Keto Flu Symptoms?
- Muscle cramps
- Poor concentration
- Stomach pain
- Muscle soreness
- Difficulty sleeping
- Sugar cravings
What Causes Keto Flu?
A Ketogenic diet limits carbs in order to force your body to run on fat. This switch from sugar/carb burning to fat burning places stress on your body. As you reduce carbs your body makes less insulin. When insulin goes down you release excess water. This can cause dehydration. Insulin is the fat-storage hormone. Once insulin is lowered you must burn a new type of fuel, fat. This requires different enzymes and your cells go through a major change. The shock to your body when this happens is a bit like a detox. The more drastic and abrupt the change is the more your body reacts.
Best Strategy to Avoid Keto Flu
I have found that the best strategy for avoiding Keto Flu is to ease into the Keto diet one meal at a time. For example, start with a Keto breakfast the first week and eat a non-keto lunch and dinner. The next week add a Keto lunch. The third week you transition to 3 Keto meals per day with no snacks. This approach is easy and fun as you can focus on recipes for one specific meal at a time and by the end of week three you have a good solid base of favorite recipes. Try this great Keto Bread recipe. It’s a great staple for all 3 meals.
For additional Keto recipes to help you transition, purchase the KetoMAD Diet book on Amazon. The recipes are easy and quick.
As with any detox, take good care of yourself. Drink water with a pinch of pink salt to keep electrolytes balanced. Get lots of sleep and take some gentle walks. If you experience constipation try Smooth Move Tea, Swiss Kriss, or Bromelain.