Have you just started eating a low carb keto diet? Are you just researching the low carb keto diet? You may have heard about the term Keto Flu. What is it anyway?
Let's talk about electrolytes and the keto diet.
When you start a low carb keto diet your body starts to dump water. You will know you are starting to go into ketosis because you will need to pee.. a lot! Why does this happen? It's because your body doesn't need as much water to be fat fueled (using ketones as fuel vs glucose) so it releases the extra water. Guess what happens when you start releasing all that water? Your electrolytes get depleted too.
What does this have to do with the KETO Flu?
When people refer to the KETO Flu they are referring to the symptoms of depleted electrolytes and mild dehydration.
How do I prevent the effect of the KETO Flu?
The best way to prevent the KETO flu symptoms is to get enough water and to refresh your electrolytes.