Keto Flu

Your Keto nutrient intake should be something around 70% fats, 25% protein, and 5% carbohydrate.

This triggers a special state of Ketosis, it is a state where your body switches its energy source to fat than carbohydrates. So, Ketosis can be broadly defined as the body producing ketones in the liver to supplement energy. Ketone are a type of organic compounds like insulin.

After entering ketosis within 3 to 5 days, the body might get uneasy. Some folks reported headaches, fatigue, dizziness, irritability, lack of motivation, muscle cramps, stomach pain, sugar cravings and nausea. This state is called Keto Flu – which generally is not harmful and will soon pass, however a trained dietician and doctor on standby helps a lot to bring your routine back to normal.

Drink plenty of water during this period, take adequate sleep, practice only moderate exercises during this period. The dietician may increase electrolyte supplements and may also suggest medical consultation to determine if your state is due to ketosis and analyse its impact.