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Keto Flu: Symptoms And Relief

Many people (not everyone!) who start a low carb diet experience what’s called the “keto flu” or the “induction flu” in the first few days while the body is adapting to burning ketones instead of glucose. What is keto flu? The basic symptoms are: headaches nausea upset stomach Lack of mental clarity (brain fog) sleepiness fatigue It’s called the “keto flu” for a reason: you feel sick. I’ve gone through it, and it wasn’t a pleasant experience. Fortunately, it only lasted four days (2 of them were pretty bad) but then suddenly I woke up feeling much better, less hungry and my energy level was high and consistent throughout the day! While at one point (or three or four) I thought to myself: “what the serious F am I doing? I’m going to die!” but I plowed through it, and when it was over I didn’t regret a thing because what I gained mentally and physically was 100% worth it. Keto and autoimmune disorders I have an autoimmune disease called Ankylosing Spondylitis, and Fibromyalgia to top it off. So, I’m no stranger to brain fog and fatigue, but the fatigue and brain fog that comes with keto flu is a little different, and feel much more like having the regula Continue reading >>

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  1. Smilescarlet

    I posted this in the woman's health section but got no replies and am still wondering about this. There is very little info about this online from what I found. I have been in ketosis for 24 days and have my lady friend almost two weeks early? Has this happened to anyone else? This never happens to me, I am like clockwork. Any thoughts?

  2. krow134

    Spotting between periods is normal with any kind of weight loss. Remember that estrogen is stored in fat cells. So when you burn off the fat, the oestrogen is released and has a little party. It should go back to normal in time!!

  3. AmyLiz

    yes, i'm pretty sure this happens a lot. when i started LC, i got my TOM 2 weeks after starting, which was not when I was supposed to get it. I recently re-started and I've been spotting for over 3 weeks now....it does normalize eventually, though

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