Is it just me or does being keto naturally make you like the center of attention?
So I was at work ordering a typical at work meal of 6 egg yolks with cheddar cheese, sausage and bacon when a coworker says to me, “You know that’s not healthy right? A friend of mine did it and had to stop cause they got that keto flu.”
I was caught between laughing out loud or ignoring them completely. Instead, I used the moment to educate my coworker as to what the keto flu is and how I had no problem with it in my transition from sugar to fat.
So I figured I would pass the knowledge along to those you who want to easily avoid the keto flu.
What Is Keto Flu Anyway?
First, let’s make sure we are all on the same page here by defining what is the keto flu.
The keto flu is when a person who is following a ketogenic diet start experiencing several of the following symptoms:
- Body Aches
- Difficulty Concentrating
Why Do People Get The Keto Flu?
They get it because of electrolytes Or should I say the lack thereof.
Following the keto diet (lifestyle) causes your body to burn through a bunch of electrolytes. So if you aren’t replacing what you’re using, that’s going to be problematic.
In addition, your body is not fully fat adapted meaning it is not quite that good at using fat for fuel.
When those 2 things come together, you have the perfect storm for keto flu. No worries though. I am going to give you my top 3 remedies for preventing or quickly getting rid of the keto flu.
If you crave more science talk and a further dive into the topic, I have included an article I recommend here.
Bye Bye Keto Flu: Top 3 Tips
The keto flu is by far one of the easiest things to prevent and get rid of. I recommend you following anyone to all the tips below so you can stay focused on more important things like improved health and fat burning.
Tip 1: Eat salt or drink electrolyte supplements. Your body needs electrolytes for function properly and to bypass the keto flu so eat and drink up.
My clients and I basically add a dab of salt to all of our beverages and this includes coffee, water and tea.
Tip 2: If you are still coming to grips with eating salt or don’t want to spend money on supplements, I recommend eating more veggies, especially green leafy ones, or eating your fatty cuts of meats.
When I first started my keto journey, I ate veggies with just about every meal. Well that was until I started to learn more about a carnivore lifestyle.
I still will enjoy veggies from time to time but as I like to say it, I am 95% carnivore.
Tip 3: EAT SOME FAT!!! These are one of those things that people still have a hard time coming to terms with, especially in the beginning of their keto journey.
In the beginning, your body needs extra help in transitioning over from sugar to fat burner. One way to provide that extra help is by consuming more fat.
Saute your veggies in olive oil, add some butter to your meat, try a teaspoon of cocoa butter in your coffee, or swap out turkey bacon for pork bacon.
You can easily bypass keto flu symptoms if you know how to eat. Whether you are experiencing those symptoms now or simply wanting to avoid them, just get plenty of electrolytes and fat in your body and you will be good.
What’s your experience or thoughts on the keto flu?
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