Learn what the Keto Flu is and the strategies I use with my clients to get Keto Flu relief.
Keto Flu symptoms are no fun. The biggest problem I see with the keto flu is that people start following a low carb diet and they don’t know what to expect. As a result, when the ketosis side effects arise, people get scared and stop the diet altogether. The truth is that the keto flu is not fun but it can be avoided.
The ketogenic diet offers incredible results that offer weight loss, reversing health conditions, ultimately giving people a higher quality of life.
The keto flu symptoms and treatment are as follows:
The symptoms typically include a gentle headache, along with fatigue, brain fog, increased urination and an excretion of your electrolytes. As a result, many people find themselves to be uncomfortable and look for ways to avoid the flu. Intermittent fasting combined with exercise, eating more fat, and increasing electrolyte and water intake can make you feel much better. The goal is to push the release of ketones in the body. When the body is switching from carb burning to fat burning, essentially a metabolic shift occurs. For many people who are metabolically inflexible, it is difficult for the body to make that shift. During the time in which this shift take place, the keto flu presents itself, so keto flu remedies are very helpful during this time.
If you want to know how to avoid the keto flu, one way is to use exogenous ketones. It energizes the body and also helps you defeat the keto flu headache.
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[Video Transcription] Keto Flu Relief | Simple Tips To Avoid These Symptoms
In this video, you’ll discover Keto flu symptoms and how to get relief. Hi ladies and gentlemen.
I’m Dr. Zyrowski, and welcome back to the channel. If you’re new to the channel, it’s a pleasure to have you here. Be sure to subscribe. Hit that bell notification and join our notification community so I can help you excel your health and your life.
In this video, we’re talking about Keto flu relief. I think this is really important because, first of all, a lot of people start the Ketogenic diet, and they don’t know what to expect. Well, what they should expect is the Keto flu and some of the symptoms that come along with that. And what I see in clinical practice all the time is people go and they want to start the Ketogenic diet, all these different symptoms arise. It kind of scares them, and then they back off and they just quite all together because they say well it didn’t work for me.
First of all, what we’re gonna discuss in this video, the different symptoms that come out of the Keto flu, and then, of course, how to avoid it. Now, when we look at what the Keto flu is in general is simply what happens is when we’re actually adapting into the Ketogenic state, essentially what happens is that our body goes through some changes. Our blood glucose drops. Our insulin levels drop. Our glycogen storage drop. And also, our electrolyte levels drop. As a result, a lot of symptoms start to come out of that.
Now, for someone who is very metabolically flexible, they’re a very healthy person, this can happen within the first one to two weeks of starting to follow Ketogenic diet. People who are metabolically inflexible, as in they’re a little bit more unhealthy, it can take up to six weeks. And so during this time frame, you can have these Keto flu symptoms. And so, let’s talk about what they are and then how you get relief with them.
First here is headaches. A lot of people start to experience some headaches. Next is lightheadedness. Some people actually get this, you know, this dizziness tends to scare people, but once again, it’s your body going through some changes here. Mental fatigue. Throughout the day you just feel like your brain doesn’t work anymore. Brain fog where you just can’t think clearly. And then also, an increase in heart rate, nausea, and even muscle cramping. Now, muscle cramping typically occurs around the eyes, around the mouth, and a lot of the smaller muscles you’ll start to get some twitching in there.
Here’s the different symptoms that will arise. Once again, it’s important to know them so that you’re not freaked out when they start to happen. You go okay this is part of the process. Here’s what to do about it. First is you actually want to increase your fat. Your body is going through this process where it’s switching from burning sugar and carbs for energy, and it’s actually going in and starting to burn fat for energy. Increasing your fat content is going to be really positive here. Make sure that you’re pushing the good, healthy fats so that your body will start utilizing that for energy source. And also, it really helps push your body into that state towards burning fat for energy.
Next, intermittent fasting. That fasting process, once again, just pushes your body to break down fat and start using ketones for energy. Exogenous ketones, you’d use this in a form of supplementation. These are very helpful. As a matter of fact, not only are they helpful in relieving some of the different Keto symptoms that you’ll start to get with this Keto flu, but they’re also helpful for actually pushing you into the state of Ketosis. Exogenous ketones are really powerful.
Next, exercise once again is forcing your body to start breaking down that fat for energy, making those ketones available. You need to also increase your water intake. This is very important because as your blood sugar levels drop, as your insulin levels drop, essentially what happens is your body starts shedding a lot of water. You have to increase your water intake, especially during that adaptive process. Increase your water intake, and then also increase your electrolytes. Okay, you can supplement with electrolytes. You can make sure that you’re using sea salt. You can use cream of tartar. You can use an electrolyte balancing drink. But it’s also important to make sure that you’re increasing your electrolytes during this time. Because simply what happens is that when your body is dumping all that water, it also is dumping electrolytes with it. When your electrolytes become low you can become very fatigued and not feel very well. Anyway, increase those electrolytes.
When you look at the Keto flu, this is how you get relief. These are the symptoms that can arise. You know what? It’s very normal for this process to happen when going and following the ketogenic diet and starting to adapt into the state of ketosis.
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