You may have heard from people or you may have read some unflattering stories about the dreaded keto flu. What is it? Why does it happen? How do I overcome this?

“Keto flu” is a reaction your body may go through when switching from burning sugar to burning fat. This can occur after a few days from starting a ketogenic lifestyle. This “keto flu” is not actually the flu—although it certainly may feel like it! What are the symptoms of the keto flu?

• Fatigue
• Headache
• Irritability
• Brain fog
• Lack of motivation
• Dizziness
• Muscle cramps
• Nausea
• Sugar cravings

Luckily, this keto flu may only last 1—2 weeks as your body detoxes off of sugar and processed foods. Don’t worry—after this detoxing, you will start to feel better—you just need to stick with this way of eating!

Here are some tips to help you get over this hump:

• Increase your water, salt, and magnesium intake
• Eat more fat
• Adjust your carbohydrate intake
• Rest
• Eat until full

Let me help you overcome this “keto flu” and customize a personalized ketogenic plan to help you reach your goals. I will help you navigate through these potential pitfalls and achieve success. Please feel free to contact me at brian@theketogenicpharmacist.com for a free consultation or if you have any questions.