KETO FLU 

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE KETO FLU

Published By Moushumi Mahanta | 11 Jun, 2024

What is Keto Flu?

Keto flu describes a set of symptoms that occur during the first few days of starting a ketogenic diet as the body transitions from burning glucose to burning fat for fuel.
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Symptoms

Common symptoms of keto flu include fatigue, headaches, mood fluctuations, sleep disturbances and dizziness. 
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Causes of Keto Flu

Lower carbohydrate intake leads to lower insulin levels, increasing salt excretion by the kidneys, impacting electrolyte balance and causing dehydration.
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Water Intake

Drinking plenty of water is crucial as dehydration can worsen symptoms.
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Electrolyte Replenishment

Essential to counteract losses; foods high in electrolytes like leafy greens, avocados, nuts, and seeds are recommended.
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Easing into Carb Restriction

Gradually reducing carb intake helps the body adjust more comfortably to the ketogenic state.
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Importance of a Balanced Diet

A well-rounded diet supports the body's needs during the metabolic transition to ketosis.
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Consultation and Guidance

Consulting a healthcare professional or Keto-trained coach is crucial before starting the diet.
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Managing Keto Flu

While temporary, effectively managing Keto flu can help smooth the transition and support fitness goals, ensuring a more successful diet experience.
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