What is Keto Flu? (Plus 3 Ways To Cure It)

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Avoiding Keto ‘Flu’

The keto ‘flu’ happens when those new to the diet are not eating or drinking enough sodium or electrolytes. It is not an actual virus, like the flu, but just common symptoms when your body is low in both sodium & electrolytes. Your symptoms will likely include:

• Aches
• Headaches
• Cough
• Muscle cramps
• Mild insomnia
• Runny nose/ sneezing
• Sluggishness
• Nausea

This is a totally normal reaction when your body switches from burning carbs (sugar) for energy and switches to burning fat for energy (hello fat loss!). BUT these symptoms can be easily avoided.

How to Avoid or Manage Keto Flu Symptoms
If you are just starting out, definitely take thee steps in your first days of Keto. If you are already experiencing the keto flu, not to worry, these quick fixes will work for you too & you will be feeling great again in no time!

Take a Supplement
I have found that the best way to get electrolytes into your body quickly and easily is a supplement. I have tried a lot. Basically I have tried them all & in my opinion, there are two supplements that get the job done far better than any others.

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Hi-Lyte is a great supplement- it has a super high combo of Potassium, Zinc and Magnesium Electrolyte Concentrate. This makes it a perfectly balanced supplement for the keto flu, especially if you are experiencing dehydration and insomnia.

You can get a bottle here.

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Liquid I.V. is perfect for the person who can never seem to get enough water or their daily 8 cups. When you add this electrolyte super powder to 1 glass of water, it becomes equivalent to drinking 3 glasses of water – pretty incredible! It also tastes great & has 3X the electrolytes of traditional sports drinks and contains 11 essential minerals and vitamins & more Vitamin C than an orange, more potassium than a banana. 110% Daily Value of Vitamin C, B3, B5, B6, and B12. This does have calories & carbs so be sure to work into your macros!

You can get yours here.

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Broth It Up

Another great keto flu cure is bone broth! This is also a great healer when you are actually sick with a cold or flu or just want something comforting. Instead of its high carb alternative chicken noodle soup or even worse, store bought chicken broth (which is typically loaded with MSG and other preservative junk), bone broth is a delicious way to alleviate your flu symptoms. Bone broth is a great way to hydrate & it is also packed with electrolytes, god for you sodium and potassium.

If you are not making this at home, the best and only alternative I recommend is from Kettle & Fire. It is delicious & will have you feeling better fast!

You can get your broth here.

Need Help Kickstarting Your Keto Diet?

If you are new to this lifestyle & are interested in starting a low carb or Keto diet, take a look at my Low Carb Keto 101 post here, check out my 7 Day Low Carb Meal Plan here, take a spin through my Pinterest page or click on an e-book below!

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This is my weekly series “Transformation Tuesday” where I will be interviewing people who have lost weight, transformed their lifestyle or are just now maintaining a healthier life thanks to a low carb diet. If you would like to be featured please email me at lauren.rabadi@gmail.com to learn more.

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This week for my Transformation Tuesday series, I talked to Amber, a woman who has beat cancer & has become even stronger.

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Low Carb Keto Brownies

Low Carb Keto Brownies

Anyone else with a major sweet tooth? I love to have something sweet after dinner or with my 4pm coffee break. The only trouble is there are not a ton of sweets that are low carb keto friendly and the ones that are keto tend to be filled with chemicals.

These brownies are the answer to your sweets prayers. They have the perfect brownie consistency and chocolate taste without all the carbs & chemicals.

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I love the gifting season. I love giving to my friends, family & charities because it feels great and makes people happy.

Not to mention I’m pretttty great at knowing the perfect gift for someone! Speaking of, these are my picks for the fitness fanatic in your life. From workout tees to meal plans to watches, these are the gifts that can do no wrong!