How To Kick The Keto Flu

Love the Keto Diet, but not the flu-like symptoms while you’re getting started? I’m here to help with my favorite hacks for how to kick the keto flu.

How To Kick The Keto Flu

While keto flu isn’t fun, I have easy strategies for you ranging from proper hydration, to boosting your fiber intake, and more.

Saying Goodbye to SAD

If you’re moving from a very high-carb way of eating such as the Standard American Diet (SAD) your keto flu symptoms may be a bit more intense.

From Low-Carb To High-Fat

When I went on the Keto Diet in 2014 I didn’t experience many symptoms of the keto flu. Because I’d been on a Low-Carb Diet for over a decade before moving to keto, the transition wasn’t as drastic for me.

Kicking The Keto Flu

It may also have been because I had already put a lot of the following strategies into place. Either way, I have solutions to make your transition easier and keep you comfortable in ketosis.


Yes, it’s as simple as drinking water. A common recommendation is 64 ounces daily which seems far too low to me. I would use that as a minimum and be more attuned to drinking whenever you’re thirsty.


Hydration is not quite as simple as drinking more water. Proper hydration on the Keto Diet entails replenishing electrolytes. I am sodium deficient and used to put salt in my water to stay hydrated. That was until I found LMNT, a low-carb electrolyte that includes salt.

Bone Broth

Bone broth is my favorite keto hack. Why? It’s low in carbohydrates and full of the nourishing minerals you need on a Keto Diet.


I love magnesium. This mineral is critical to many bodily functions. I take this magnesium oxide supplement to prevent constipation, and this magnesium threonate supplement to avoid muscle cramping.

Flax Tea

Sluggish gut motility can be a real bummer on the Keto Diet. I use the flax tea in Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry to combat constipation.

Nutrient Dense Food

If you’re going keto, the dishes in my low-carb cookbook, Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry are nutrient dense, an important component on the Keto Diet given how restrictive it is. Check out the nutrition information for the recipes here.

What Are Your Keto Flu Remedies?

Now it’s your turn. Are you on a Keto Diet? Did you experience Keto Flu? Leave a comment and let me know your hacks for kicking keto flu to the curb!

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Thank you for sharing all this good information.


4 responses to “How To Kick The Keto Flu”

  1. Such good information to help everyone, especially NOW with all the virus fears. Thank you for sharing all this good information.

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