Hey there, Rockstar!
Keeping it short and simple to help you prepare yourself for the “Keto Flu”
There are a lot of myths out there about the ketogenic diet, but one thing most people agree on is that it can be hard to make the transition.
And while not everyone experiences the same level of side effects when transitioning to keto, it’s good to be prepared. In the first few days of a keto diet, you may experience fatigue and even the dreaded “keto flu”.
Some symptoms of keto flu include nausea, body aches, irritability, dizziness, brain fog, muscle cramps, constipation, and diarrhea. These symptoms may be too much to handle for some, so that’s why I recommend slowly transitioning to keto rather than going cold turkey off carbs.
If you chose the latter, just be prepared! Make sure you are staying hydrated (as always), increase your salt and electrolyte intake, eat more fat, slow down on exercise and ensure you are getting adequate rest. Following these guidelines should help to decrease the nasty symptoms of keto flu.
I also like using exogenous ketones at this point for people to help them with their sugar cravings and to help the transition easier.