As promised last week, today we will talk a little more about the Keto Flu. Something you may have heard about earlier.
But, what is it actually?
By giving up a diet high in processed (low-quality) carbohydrates, people may experience flu-like symptoms.
It is completely normal to experience flu-like symptoms when you drastically reduce low-fat, highly processed carbohydrates quality. This is known as the “keto flu” and can take anywhere from a few days up to a few weeks to decrease.
Possible symptoms include:
- Muscle cramps
- Increased urination (diuresis)
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
- Constipation (or less frequently diarrhoea)
In addition to the keto diet, there are a few other ways to reach ketosis. It is that is why it is possible to use it as a long-term lifestyle, cyclically or, Depending on your goals, the ‘‘keto tool’’ can be used as a efficient fat burner. This can lead to a “keto flu.”
Although not strictly a term doctor, the keto flu is, in a way, like carb withdrawal. This is similar to how addicts get off drugs. Another possibility is that starting a low-carb or keto diet it involves metabolizing more fat than your body is used to. This leads to temporary discomfort in trying to meet the requirements of energy and thus contributes to the keto flu.
The Keto Flu will go away, it is just a matter of time, so have patience and trust the process.
Next week we will be targeting the big question: “Is fat from a Keto Diet bad for you?