“Why do I feel out of it?”
You may have heard about the wonders of the ketogenic diet. People have experienced weight loss and altered their eating habits for the better, even cooking for the first time ever.
But the keto diet has challenges. Some are mental, others are physical.
There’s one challenge that awaits all keto practitioners: the dreaded keto flu.
How keto flu affects the body differs per individual, but it’s the greatest threat to your progress on the keto diet. Your temptation to abandon the keto diet rises when it strikes. It’s disruptive to your daily activities. And annoying.
The good news is that once you’re finished with keto flu, the symptoms usually never return.
What are ways to combat symptoms of keto flu? Is it possible to experience relief faster? What is the timeline of keto flu effects? Read the FAQ below to browse common problems that keto practitioners face with keto flu.
Common FAQs About Keto Flu
IMPORTANT VITAMINS AND MINERALS
It’s easy to focus on maximizing fat and protein intake while decreasing carbohydrate consumption, but some problems happening during keto flu is a result of micronutrient deficiency. Or otherwise, the lack of important vitamins and minerals that help the body function properly. These elements include:
- Heme Iron
- Vitamin K
To learn more about them, including how much to consume daily, you can read our blog post about important vitamins and minerals for the keto diet.