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8 Ways To Blast Through Low-carb Flu And Dive Into Ketosis

Have you just started a low-carb diet? Do you find yourself feeling exhausted and overcome by tiredness? Perhaps you are thinking that going low-carb wasn’t a good idea after all… You might already know that these symptoms are not uncommon, especially if you are doing low-carb for the first time. Also known as “low carb flu” or “Atkins flu”, this phase is completely normal – although by no means pleasant. This condition occurs when you cut your carb intake sharply, to about 20-30g a day, in order to induce ketosis. What is low-carb flu? Your body is used to running on carbs. It’s been operating this way for decades. Cutting carbs in favour of fat is a huge change for your metabolism. Your body needs some time to adjust to this change. This period of adjustment can sometimes cause flu-like symptoms. Fatigue is the most common one, but you could also get muscle cramps, headaches, dizziness and mental fog. Some of these symptoms are markers of sugar withdrawal. Sugar addiction is real and common, so trying to break away can be difficult. Low-carb flu is not actual flu Please note that “low carb flu” does not include fever or respiratory cold-like symptoms such as c Continue reading >>

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  1. Drumroll

    Whenever I hit ketosis, my body temperature seems to drop. It has nothing to do with fasting specifically, but just the general state of ketogenesis. I can fast for 24 hours after a reefed and still not be in ketosis and body temp is normal. Or I can eat a high fat meal and enter into ketosis, and bam, body temp drops.
    When I'm in ketosis, I get cold all over. Not, like, unbearably so, but it's definitely noticeable. I've noticed this for a while, and it seems to be a pretty reliable indicator.
    Am I the only one that has noticed this? I wonder if it means anything.

  2. 2ndChance

    I notice it, too. I get goosebumps, I've been wondering if maybe they have something to do with fat cells emptying out fat for energy?

  3. Drumroll

    Originally posted by 2ndChance
    I notice it, too. I get goosebumps, I've been wondering if maybe they have something to do with fat cells emptying out fat for energy? Possibly. I was also thinking that the reduction of fat cells means less "insulation" on your body. But then, I'm pretty skinny, so if that were true, I'd be cold all the time, and it just seems to be when I'm in ketosis.

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