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.
While keto flu isn't fun, I have easy strategies for you ranging from proper hydration, to boosting your fiber intake, and more.
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.
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.
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 used to put salt in my water to stay hydrated. That was until I found LMNT, a low-carb electrolyte that includes salt.
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.
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.
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!