DON'T BEAT YOURSELF UP. BE KIND TO YOURSELF.
The ‘keto-flu’ is a group of symptoms that occur shortly after commencing a ketogenic diet. These symptoms may include headache, brain fog, fatigue and irritability and occur when your body is transitioning into ketosis, which means it will be switching from burning carbohydrates to burning body fat.
The good news is that these symptoms are very short lived! You can expect them to hang around for 3-4 days until you start feeling the benefits of ketosis – energised, suppressed appetite, and better quality sleep!
The best way to help yourself feel better during this period is to:
Avoid high intensity exercise
(until you’ve adapted to a change in energy source)
Get adequate sleep
Eat enough each day
And most importantly, keep reminding yourself that this is going to be SO worth it!
A happy and healthy body is most definitely worth the effort.
There are a few things you can be doing to help get you through to ketosis, and to help you start feeling fine again (in fact - better than fine!). Have a listen to our bonus podcast to learn more.
Be Fit Food’s programs, including The Refresh Program™, are based on a mild ketogenic approach, designed to get your body burning fats rather than carbs as fuel. But what exactly does this mean for you right now?
When you’re first starting out on a keto diet, you’ll probably notice a range of different responses from your body. Some of these, like weight loss and increased energy, will be very welcome. But many people also experience some mild side effects, like constipation and odd-smelling breath. What else can you expect?
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