What is Keto Flu?

Keto flu is a group of symptoms that might appear during your first week on the Ketogenic Diet.

Headache, brain fog, fatigue, irritability, muscle cramps, insomnia, and constipation are just some of the symptoms of this condition, which absolutely can be handle if you can do Keto Diet properly.

Just imagine, that whole your life you ate – tons of carbs and had 5-6 meals a day. Your body works only on glucose, because it didn’t know any other fuels, you were hungry every 2-3 hours, your blood sugar was low, and you have to eat again any high carbs food, until you feel satisficed. Condition that almost every 3rd person has. that makes him hungry and the problem number one in weight gain is called insulin- resistance .When your body’s cells don’t respond normally to insulin. Glucose can’t enter the cells as easily, so it builds up in the blood. This can eventually lead to type 2 diabetes.

And one day you decide to try Keto. And here what is happened when that one day you cut out all the sugar, fruits, sweets ,pastry’s ,bread, corn, rice, cereal an so on.

Your body is in SHOCK. probably, your body gets toxified due to a carb withdrawal, which might show you all the symptoms of keto flu. Your blood sugar will be low too, so you feel headache, weakness, cravings, dizziness, and many other things. So your body needs time to cure insulin resistance and then switch from working on glucose to working on ketones.

How to Avoid Keto Flu Symptoms?

First of all with going on any diet , go slowly, If you want to try Keto diet , try cut carbs by eliminating some categories of food, cut milk, then avoid sugar itself, then replace pasta to zoodles, replace bread to low carb egg thins wraps and you will see that day by day it becomes easier when you can add more fats and less high carb products to your daily meals.

High Fat food is longer to digest so it will keeps you full for longer hours.

Even if you use all this steps and go in Keto you are still feeling Keto Flu symptoms, it is ok, insulin resistance is not healing so fast.

How long does the Keto Flu last?

Keto flu symptoms can hit you already on 3 rd. day of your Keto Journey, and lasts to week. But in some cases the keto flu can last up to a month.

However, all people are different, and you may never experience the keto flu.

How to treat or eliminate keto flu symptoms?

For every symptom there are something you could help yourself.

Here are the table with info

Below is also a Printable Graphic Table with Keto Flu Symptoms and Treat Advices.