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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The Best Low Carb Keto Bread Recipes + Brands

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There was nothing that I missed more when I went on keto than sandwiches. As Liz Lemon so perfectly summed up, “I believe that all anyone really wants in this life is to sit in peace and eat a sandwich.”

Give me a sandwich & I’m happy. Every year on my birthday I throw a Sandwich Day – a day where my friends gather together and we eat sandwiches & drink wine together. Seriously. My love affair with bread is the real deal.

And not just bread – give me a good bagel, a crunchy cracker or a simple piece of toast & I’m happy. But this love is not easily attainable on keto – keto is low carb, bread is the devil type of diet, right?

Wrong! You can still indulge in a bagel or sandwich or crackers while still being true to your keto lifestyle. I have tried out the recipes & bought brands who claim to be the real thing. Out everything I’ve tried, these recipes and brands reign supreme.

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So you’ve made the decision to change your lifestyle and lose weight fast & easy with a keto diet – yay! But where do you start?

A new diet can be stressful. Constantly wondering if you are eating the right things, buying the right things and just doing it right in the first place. Sound familiar? It doesn’t have to!

I’ve created this grocery list guide for Keto beginner’s so you can jump right in and start losing weight!