Thomas DeLauer on How to AVOID KETO FLU | Thrive Market


When you’re first transitioning to the ketogenic diet, you’ll probably see a lot of people talk about the keto flu, and it’s probably the biggest reason why people don’t start. There’s two things that are causing the keto flu. One is that transition of carbohydrates where your body’s just inefficiently, not quite creating ketones yet, so it’s still in that gray area. And then the other side is your body dumps a lot of water when you first start the keto diet. That’s why people when they first start they’ll lose like 7, 8 pounds the first couple days. It’s okay to lose water. You’re losing inflammation. It’s what you want. But the drop in that water also is a drop in electrolytes. So if you add sodium back into the mix and keep your salt levels high while you’re transitioning, you’ll strongly strongly ward off the keto flu because most of what you’re feeling is just a complete electrolyte imbalance. When it comes down to transitioning and helping out the keto flu, I’m a huge fan of just like sipping on bone broth. Just have it with your meals, and it tastes good, it’s easy and it’s also it makes it so that, in my opinion, you get into keto faster because there’s a satiating component of bone broth to begin with. So you can sip on it throughout the day, you don’t really feel like you have to eat. Your calories are low, it’s just, you lose weight in the process.

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