All posts tagged: keto flu

4 Great Remedies for Keto Flu

Whilst ketogenic diets have numerous health and weight loss benefits associated with them, like most extreme dietary and lifestyle changes, making the initial transition is not necessarily going to be smooth sailing. When you cut carbs out of your diet and enter ketosis, chances are you might feel pretty awful for the first few days. You may have no energy, your might will hurt, you’ll probably crave carbs and sugar like they’re going out of fashion, and all you’ll want to do is sleep. These are all symptoms of something known, colloquially, as ‘keto flu’. What is ‘Keto Flu’? Keto flu occurs when people cut carbs from their diets and make the into ketosis, also known as becoming ‘keto-adapted’. Generally, keto flu lasts anything from 3 days, up to 7 days on average. As your body has been so used to getting its energy from carbs for so long, when you take them away you might experience a few mild side-effects. Some even consider keto flu as a form of withdrawal from an addiction! The …

Beating Keto Flu

4 Simple Tips for Dealing With Keto-flu

It’s no secret that the ketogenic diet is a restrictive diet. There is no other way to put it, as harsh as it may sound. The term ‘restrictive’ has gotten a lot of bad press in recent years, being tarred with the same brush as ‘crash dieting’ or ‘extreme dieting’. But keto is neither extreme, nor is it a crash diet. It is a genuinely effective way of cutting fat and maintaining a natural state of ketosis in order to keep the weight off. However, some of us can experience certain symptoms during the first few days of becoming adapted. This is colloquially named the dreaded ‘keto flu’. What Are The Symptoms of Keto Flu? Just like regular influenza (but in NO WAY as serious or as unpleasant), keto flu can cause the following symptoms: General feelings of fatigue and sleepiness Upset stomach or feeling nauseous Difficulty concentrating, or ‘brain fog’ Headaches Everyone is different, so some people may only experience one or two of the above symptoms, some only one and some none at …

New to the Ketogenic Diet? Avoid These 5 Slip-Ups

Starting out on any diet or healthy lifestyle change can be confusing at first. There are bad habits to break, new rules to follow and a tonne of preparation to go through to make sure that you set yourself up for the best start possible. After all, getting healthy and losing weight is a serious business! The ketogenic diet is no exception this. It’s easy to fall foul of a few misconceptions and make errors in judgement when you’re new to the world of ketogenic dieting. Here are five of the main slip-ups that newbie ketogenic diets should avoid: 1) Being Impatient When you start any diet or weight-loss regime, you usually want to see results immediately (even if there’s a part of you that knows that this just isn’t rational thinking).  Although the ketogenic diet does lend itself quite well to speedy weight loss in comparison to other diets, it still takes time for the numbers on the scale to start shifting. One common mistake among newbie keto dieters is not giving fat adaptation …