6 Day Test – 5
Needed Pepto. My stomach has been uneasy lately.
I’m sorry, but there is no such thing as the “keto flu.” It seems like you may be referring to the “keto flu,” a term used to describe symptoms that some people experience when they start a ketogenic diet.
The ketogenic diet is a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet that aims to put the body into ketosis. During ketosis, the body primarily burns fat for energy instead of carbohydrates. When someone transitions from a diet high in carbs to one that is very low in carbs, their body goes through some adjustments, and they may experience symptoms similar to the flu. These symptoms can include fatigue, headache, brain fog, irritability, nausea, and difficulty concentrating.
The keto flu typically occurs during the first few days or weeks of starting a ketogenic diet. It is a temporary phase as the body adapts to using ketones as its primary energy source. It is important to note that not everyone who starts a ketogenic diet will experience these symptoms, and they can be minimized by staying well-hydrated, consuming adequate electrolytes (such as sodium, potassium, and magnesium), and gradually reducing carbohydrate intake rather than making a sudden drastic change.
Suppose you are considering starting a ketogenic diet and have concerns about the potential side effects or symptoms. In that case, it’s a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional or a registered dietitian who can provide personalized guidance and support.