Welcome to day 4 of
The 21 Day Keto Challenge
You probably aren’t feeling so hot today…. Short Read 1-3 mins.
By Cassius Fragomeni
Today your Begins
If you’ve been following along to a tee then today you should begin to feel the symptoms of the Keto flu, you will feel dizzy tired and a whole list of other symptoms varying from person to person. If you aren’t yet feeling sick you might be over eating carbs if you are on your own diet plan.
The worst week of keto
Before you get to all the glorious weight loss and other benefits you will have to get through this next week. This is when your will is tested like no tomorrow, your body is going to feel like it’s having it’s essence drained by your diet. This is absolutely normal and will pass in time you must hold!
We’re going to cover some techniques to help the process smooth over and even potentially speed it up! On top of that we’ll go into a bit of the science behind what is actually happening during your Keto Flu.
First let's talk what's happening to your
In these first few days of the keto flu, your body finished off the remainder of it’s carbohydrates from before you started keto and is now struggling to maintain your bodily functions. This process obviously doesn’t feel fun nor should it it’s essentially your body running out of gas and having to break out the electric battery and learn to wire it to you.
Yeah you are being compared to a car right now.
As stated previously Ketosis is essentially the bodies survival mechanism for when it runs out of carbohydrates. The fat that is stored on your body is the last resort oh shit type of fuel source, this fuel source of course takes a bit of reworking to gain access to. Your hunger hormones will shift, and your brain will be adapting to getting it’s energy from ketones instead of carbohydrates.
Welcome this change with open arms, though it comes with a shitty feeling it is essentially confirmation that you are on the right track. This process of going into the flu and recovering will happen everytime you knock yourself out of ketosis hence the importance of keeping to your diet and carefully weighing/measuring out your caloric and macronutrient intake.
How to relieve the
While it’s practically impossible to completely avoid the Keto flu it’s important you take some counter-measures to keep your head in the game while your body catches up to the keto score.
Water, with cucumbers in it are your new bae
Cucumbers contain electrolytes and the shift in your hormones is causing your body to lose excessive amounts of water. You need to stay incredibly hydrated even if it means going pee every hour just keep drinking water, it will make you feel much better and speed up the process.
Your body is also going to be lacking in sodium hardcore due to the increased water flow and the shift in your hormones. Thus to aid n the process it’s imperative you increase your sodium intake, whether that’s by straight up adding more salt into your meals or by slobbering everything in franks red hot sauce or any other sodium filled carb free product.
That was Day 4, the flu is going to get progressively worse before it gets better and will last anywhere from 2-10 days. It’s going to suck and you are going to hate it, but know that there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Stay the course and you shall reap the benefits!
Have an amazing day, stay strong I’ll see you tomorrow!