You learned in our previous post about how a ketogenic diet causes your body to switch from glucose to ketones for fuel. To help set some clear expectations around the transition, I outlined the general timeline for getting into ketosis and what you may experience along the way. Keep in mind, there are exceptions to this timeline, as some people reach ketosis quicker than average, while others may find the process slower than expected. While every body is different, the outline below gives you a general sense of what the experience is like to transition into ketosis. Pro tip: If possible, I recommend starting the keto diet on a Thursday, as days 3 and 4 are usually the hardest part of the transition. With a Thursday start day, the toughest days fall on Saturday and Sunday which can give your body and brain a bit more grace throughout the transition this advice applies to the M-F worker bees, of course feel free to adjust your start day to best accommodate your schedule. Your body is hard at work figuring out how to keep going without glycogen. Some symptoms you may begin to experience are headaches, fatigue, muscle aches, nausea, brain fog, and irritability. Buckle up. T his will probably be the worst carb-flu day you experience. Try to keep activity to a minimum, and if you can, minimize how much work you have to do, too.
Some dieters combine low-carb with intermittent fasting. Typically, if you experience diarrhea in the first week of keto, it is because your body is excreting excess water, and one route it uses to release that water is your digestive tract. Stop worrying, and have another serving of bacon and eggs. February 27, , pm. Keto rash. My latest lipid panel was triglyceride,cholesterol,ldl The combination of carb restriction and ketosis is what makes the keto diet so effective for so many. To learn more about the rationale behind changing your exercise routine, check out our guide to keto and exercise. See how to choose the right low-carb diet for you. It should subside after a couple of weeks. Ramping up exercise is one of the ways to deplete glycogen stores more completely and make the switch quicker. But rather than suffering needlessly during this time, why not address the cause and start feeling better right now?
To agree to this, please click Accept. Thank you for pointing this out though. I get up to pee on three different occasions, experience strange abdominal pains, have a dry mouth, and have trouble staying asleep. Use the links below to learn more: Constipation. The iron, manganese, and potassium in green vegetables all play a crucial role in keeping your mind clear and energy levels consistent. Keto breath. Start your diet off with an intermittent fast. After all, who could argue with heart health, better brain function, increased focus and more energy? For more specific info and recommendations, check out our guide on how to remedy the keto flu. This is not my site but take a read.