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How NOT to Catch the "Keto Flu" - Why It Happens & How To Avoid It · Dr. Latt Mansor
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Headaches, heart palpitations, cramps, fatigue, mood swings, brain fog, nausea...these are some of the issues people trying out the ketogenic diet for the first time could experience.
How and why does the infamous "keto flu" happen?
Many don't experience it all, some can power through in just a few days...while some studies show that the keto flu can persist for 14 days.
With all the positive benefits driven from the keto diet, why must some deal with these negative side-effects? We've even experienced a few of them firsthand.
Perhaps, from the wise words of Spiderman 's Uncle Ben: "With a great diet comes great responsibilities."
The main causes include:
- The natural metabolic shift from glucose to fatty acids.
- Inefficiency in metabolizing fat during the adaptation period, leaving you feeling lethargic.
- Electrolyte and water loss.
- Hormonal responses to the shift in metabolism.
Keep in mind that keto flu is not a traditional "flu", rather the symptom caused by the changes happening in your body as you go through the diet.
Dr. Latt Mansor, H.V.M.N. Research Lead, explains these causes and what you can do to make your transition to the keto lifestyle much easier. If you understand the mechanisms behind those less-than-deal moment of keto flu, you'll be in a much better position to solve it and go on your merry, ketosis-fueled day.
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