Keto Flu Muscle Aches

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This short video explains what the ketogenic flu (or low carb diet flu, and even atkins flu is). Basically it's all the same thing, and is a temporary problem that will go away. Essentially your body is undergoing some big changes. To watch this full video on Youtube visit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7P87... A good website explaining the symptoms in more details (and how to feel better) is available here. http://elowcarbfoodlist.org/the-keto-... Another old but useful youtube video about this problem. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hf8hx... Hope this helps!

Homemade Keto Electrolyte Drink – Instant Relief Of Keto-flu Symptomes

I’m writing this article because I feel like there it’s not given enough importance to such a meaningful subject like electrolytes in a ketogenic diet. If you are experiencing one or more symptoms from the list below and you are following a low carb/ ketogenic way of eating, you have for sure an electrolyte deficiency. Electrolytes deficiency it’s common on a super strict low carb diet. Today I’m going to show you how you can make an electrolyte drink at home that will release the “keto flu” symptoms instantly. You don’t have to spend enormous amounts of money on sports drink that are full of sugars and nasty ingredients. What are the signs of the lack of electrolytes? Weakness Tiredness Dizziness Nausea Headache Fatigue Twitching Confusion Anxiety Irritability Muscle Weakness Leg Cramps Constipation The electrolytes are sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and chloride. YES, you can get them from natural sources like avocado ( potassium), green leafy greens, mushrooms etc. For as long as you include so little carbs in your diet, you should always take care to get enough electrolytes. Otherwise, you experience the symptoms above. When you switch to a low-carb diet, Continue reading >>

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  1. rmshill

    I have been primal for 4 weeks now and am having muscle soreness/weakness. It feels like I have just run a marathon in my thighs, butt, etc. In fact, even to bend down to clean up toys my muscles hurt. I have taken a few days off from exercise and this morning just did a workout DVD and could hardly get thru it from soreness. Is this from high protein, low carbs? I have been keeping carbs around 20g.

  2. J. Stanton

    20g carbs is right in borderline keto territory if you're not doing MCTs and ketogenic aminos. You might be stuck in perpetual "almost keto", which is a bad place to be because your body never fully adapts.
    My advice: either go fully keto or up your carbs. Don't be stuck in the middle.
    The Science Behind The “Low Carb Flu”, and How To Regain Your Metabolic Flexibility

  3. pyro13g

    I doubt from high protein, low carbs. I would say normal if the exercise is a new thing. If that's the case more rest between workouts. What do your workouts consist of?

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Keto Flu Solution (LINKS BELOW): Trace Minerals - http://amzn.to/1VMkAmp Potassium Gluconate - http://amzn.to/1VvYTGM Natural Calm (Magnesium) - http://amzn.to/1pvEvaX Himalayan Salt - https://www.onnit.com/himalayan-salt/ AND DRINK WATER! Cannot stress that enough. Have some water with you handy at all times. In today's video I share how to make sure the keto flu doesn't happen to you. Going through the induction phase of the ketogenic diet can be quite the stressor on the body. Replenishing depleted electrolytes is essential when combatting the symptoms of the keto flu. You hear of horror stories of fatigue, drowsiness and even heart palpitations. It can be quite serious. These supplements will ensure you experience a smooth(er) transition to a fat adapted state. It's still recommended that you begin the ketogenic diet on a weekend to be able to manage the experience and effects you may have. Depending on your current sugar/carb intake, you can feel a crash from limiting your consumption. This amounts to withdrawal from your dependence. I'm sure you'll love being in ketosis. The feeling is nearly euphoric when you move from spikes of insulin in your system to steady, cool energy.

How To Avoid Keto Flu

You’ve decided to start a ketogenic diet, everything is going fine, you’ve got through the first few days then all of a sudden you start getting tired, dizzy, lethargic and feel like crap. You may be experiencing what’s known as keto flu. Carb withdrawal Symptoms Carbohydrates are like drugs when you take them away your body attacks you back, so for the first few weeks during the keto-adaptation phase you’re basically checking yourself into rehab. When you’re in rehab, you get withdrawal symptoms, now this is not the actual flu, and it will go away. It could last anywhere up to a week and varies from person to person; you just have to stay strong. If you get keto flu, you’ll be questioning yourself thinking you’re crazy for starting this diet. Try to think positive and keep believing your body will adapt. Symptoms will go away, most importantly just stay psychologically strong. How to beat Keto Flu with Electrolytes Sodium One of the most important things to consider when it comes to preventing and alleviating symptoms of keto flu is your electrolytes intake. One of the top mistakes people make is not getting enough electrolytes there are three important electrolytes Continue reading >>

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  1. MathWiz

    I wasn’t sure which section I should post this in, my strategy is what I call the 4–2–1 plan, I fast 2 day non consecutive days a week, eat a low carb but not calorie restricted diet 4 days a week to keep the fat burning benefits of ketosis going and then I give myself 1 day a week to indulge and eat whatever I want, usually a Saturday pasta dinner and wonderful dessert. I also walk 4 to 6 miles a day during the week and 10 to 12 miles on Saturday.
    Low Carb plans such as Atkins can be very effective for some people including me, many people who start a low carb diet experience get what’s called the “ketosis flu” or the “induction flu” in the first few days while the body is adapting to burning ketones instead of glucose.
    The basic symptoms are:
    – Headaches
    – Nausea
    – Upset stomach
    – Lack of mental clarity (brain fog)
    – Sleepiness
    – Fatigue
    It’s called the “ketosis flu” for a reason: you feel sick. I’ve gone through it and it wasn’t a pleasant experience. Fortunately it only lasted 2 days but then suddenly I woke up feeling much better, less hungry and my energy level was really high and consistent throughout the day!
    The first time I thought to myself: “What the heck am I doing? I feel like I’m going to die!” but I persevered and when it was over I didn’t regret a thing because what I had gained mentally and physically was 100% worth it.
    For those of you that are going through the ketosis flu, don’t give up! I know you feel like it’s never going to get better but stick with it and you´ll be so happy you did! I’m telling you, waking up refreshed for the first time in years, not getting the afternoon “blah” feeling and stuffing my face with carbs to try to boost my energy is the best side effect of the low carb diet I’ve experienced. Okay, losing weight while eating good food, feeling full and satisfied is great too.
    First you have to understand why your body is reacting this way. Your body’s been burning glucose for energy so it’s basically full of enzymes that are waiting to deal with the carbs you eat, but now the body needs to make new enzymes that burn fat for fuel instead of carbs, and the transition period causes the flu-like symptoms.
    There are some things you can do to lessen the symptoms of the ketosis flu and to make it go away sooner (to force the body to transition sooner) Ok, let’s get to the good part – what to do:
    First of all – you’re probably dehydrated. Drink PLENTY of water while you’re on a low carb diet, and then drink some more.
    Watch your electrolytes. When the body is getting rid of excess insulin from your former carb-crazy diet you´ll lose lots of fluids that have been retained in your body. This causes the rapid weight loss most people see in their first few days of ketosis, it’s mostly water, sorry. When you lose all the retained water you also lose electrolytes like sodium, magnesium and potassium. When you’re lacking them you´ll feel like crap so when you’re feeling really ill on the ketosis flu try things like chicken/beef broth and look for foods rich in these minerals. Take a multi-vitamin and a multi-mineral.
    Ok, here is where people throw the red flag – Eat more fat – Yup, I said MORE fat. Have some butter, just not on a roll, eat some bacon and eggs for breakfast, just skip the potatoes and toast. This will force your body to hurry up the transition. You´ll think this is crazy and think you´ll never get lose weight eating this way, but you will.
    Don’t eat too much protein – The body can transform protein into glucose so if you eat too much of it in the first days it will slow down the transition. Go for fatty meat and cheese if you can, add fat to protein shakes etc.
    Drink water, replenish electrolytes (sodium, magnesium, potassium) with food and supplements, drink broth, eat fat and not too much protein.
    I hope this helps, and have a great day

  2. rockyromero

    ” Take a multi-vitamin and a multi-mineral.”
    I have been forgetting to take a multi-vitamin on fast days. Thanks for the reminder.
    “Eat more fat – Yup, I said MORE fat. ”
    I will have avocado more often.

  3. AussieJess

    Thanks for that info, very interesting

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Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kellie_keto/ Hey guys! Many people think that they will go through a sort of "illness" when they are transitioning into ketosis when beginning the ketogenic diet. This is a giant misunderstanding and is actually completely avoidable. I break it all down in this video so you will never suffer from keto flu. -------------------------------------------------- Music: http://www.hooksounds.com

What Is Keto-flu??

Sustained, long-term ketosis can have side effects in some individuals, but these are usually easily managed and are most common during the first few months, when the individual is gradually becoming keto-adapted. Most of the problems people have with the ketogenic diet are experienced early on and can usually be remedied by proper hydration and mineral supplementation. – Dr. Dominic D’Agostino (research scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition) As you transition from burning glucose for energy to producing ketones, you may experience a “cross-over” point that brings some undesirable side effects. This phase is often referred to as “keto-flu” and it is temporary. As glucose levels dip, you may experience constipation, carb cravings, muscle aches, headaches, diarrhea and gas, disrupted sleep, bad breath, increased urination, and mental fogginess. It’s important to realize that you may or may not experience any of these, but even if you do, it’s normal and likely won’t last more than a week or two. If these symptoms persist longer than a few weeks, you may have never reached nutritional ketosis and you’re stuck in purgatory between being a sugar- Continue reading >>

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  1. Shocking

    Hey all,
    New to Keto. I've been on it roughly 5 days at this point, but I'm noticing I have random aches on random places on my body. For example right now it's my left bicep. It's not from exercise because my fat ass doesn't exercise right now.
    Is this something I should expect?
    Current macros:
    126g fat
    131g protein
    22g carbs
    From the keto calculator thingy on the sidebar (65% fat, 30% protein, 5% carbs)
    It seems like I'm getting adequate protein intake for my size (this is roughly the same amount of meat I'd usually eat, just add in a shit ton of other bad shit that I currently don't eat?
    It currently feels like I did a roaring bicep workout yesterday (you know the kind where it hurts to extend your arm?)
    Also, I have a strange feeling in the bottom of my stomach throughout the day and I don't understand what it is?
    One more random question: I'm not actually hungry but I haven't quite hit my macros yet today, (see picture for info). Do I really need to fill that out?

  2. erinizzie

    Keto flu, yes, you should expect it but that doesn't mean you can't manage it! This post really helped me: http://www.reddit.com/r/keto/comments/1b89uv/science_avoiding_keto_flu_explained/

  3. Shocking

    Two problems: I've already cut the sugar down for 5 days, so I'm not sure increasing it is gonna help.
    Secondly, I'm hypertensive so I think increasing my sodium intake is probably a bad idea. My BP before I started this diet was still a little on the high side 127 ish, so if this lowers it a little bit that'd technically be fine.
    I'm drinking about 1.5L of water a day and usually have one or two diet sodas fwiw.

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