Keto Flu: What Is The Keto Flu And How To Avoid It

Keto Flu: What Is The Keto Flu And How To Avoid It

July 22, 2019 29 By William Morgan


What is the keto flu and how to avoid it?
Learn the basic mechanisms so that you
understand why it happens and you can
avoid it and comfortably transition into
that healthy keto lifestyle so a lot of
people they get all excited about
ketogenic lifestyle they want to lose
the weight they want to feel better
they’ve heard so many stories and then
they jump head in and three to five days
later they feel terrible and some of the
symptoms can be headaches fatigue nausea
cravings dizziness brain fog muscle
cramps irritability the list is pretty
much endless and a lot of these things
are often associated with a flu so
that’s why they call it the keto flu but
of course it’s not a flu at all there is
no infectious agent it’s just that
you’re feeling as if you had the flu so
you’re not going to contaminate anybody
and there is no bug involved but what’s
really going on why do you feel so bad
well there’s really two reasons it’s not
rocket science it’s very very simple
first is that you are doing a change
okay so for decades you have taught your
body how to get energy out of
carbohydrates you’ve taught your body to
install a machinery that can use
carbohydrates but it doesn’t know how to
use fat it knows how to convert
carbohydrates into fat and put it on
your body but it doesn’t know how to use
that fat so its main source of fuel is
carbohydrate and now you’re pulling the
rug out from under your machinery
literally overnight and it only knows
how to use a carbohydrate and you just
took it away so now your body has no
source of energy and it’s scrambling and
it’s changing but it doesn’t really know
where to get it
so you
get hypoglycemia and you get all these
different things so realize that you
built a machinery to do one thing and
now you have to build a machinery to do
something else namely to learn how to
use fat again so all your cells are
going to change the enzymes they’re
gonna have to up regulate production of
enzymes and receptors and it doesn’t
happen overnight some people can do it
in a week or two some people are gonna
be more like several weeks or maybe even
months before they’re fully adapted
before they’ve established a machinery
that can use fat instead of carbs so
that’s the first reason you’re feeling
so terrible you just change so fast that
your body has no idea where to get the
energy or you’re starving it in a sense
the second reason is fluids so
carbohydrates are stored in the bone in
the form of glycogen and glycogen is
sort of like a sponge that it holds on
to a lot of water so imagine that you
have a bucket of saltwater and you dip
the sponge into it and then you take it
out and you squeeze the sponge and all
the water runs out well when the water
runs out it’s going to take the salt
with it and that’s what happens in the
body as well so glycogen holds on to
water and then you burn up the glycogen
because you’re not adding any more carbs
and then the water that the glycogen
held on to is going to leave the body
that’s the first three to four pounds of
weight loss that you experience within
the first couple of days it’s fluid loss
and when you lose that fluid it takes
your minerals with it and these minerals
are crucial for your brain for your
nervous system for your metabolism there
you even need more minerals to handle
the transition from carbs to fat because
your body goes through many changes so
you’re increasing the demand
on the body but at the same time you’re
robbing it of minerals because it’s the
change that it hasn’t it’s it’s too fast
to change anytime you change something
your body is gonna have to adapt and if
it’s too fast it’s not gonna be able to
cope you’re losing fluids and it has
minerals so it’s as simple as that so
how do we get into a ketogenic lifestyle
without feeling terrible well here are
the steps that you do first you increase
the water intake you increase salt and
you increase minerals don’t be afraid of
salt make sure it’s a good salt not the
sterilized industrial table salt but a
sea salt or a pink salt minerals come in
vegetables
okay so salt table salt or rather pink
salt has primarily sodium in it and
you’re also losing potassium and
magnesium and calcium so you want to try
to get plenty of all of those and
vegetables is the top source vegetables
have tons of potassium and magnesium
then you want to increase your fat
because part of the reason is that maybe
you’re not eating enough a lot of people
will start just cutting out the carbs
but they’re not in the habit of eating
anything else so now they don’t know
what to eat and they haven’t put enough
fat in to make up for the carbs that
they’re taking out so now if you’re
trying to turn your body from burning to
stop burning carbs and instead burn fat
but you’re not adding enough in the diet
and your body hasn’t learned to use the
fat on your body
now you’re low on both carbs and fats
you’re literally starving so therefore
you want to make it gradual okay a lot
of people they’re so ready they so want
to get into this and and we as humans
were impatient we want instant results
we want to do it now and I would advise
to not do it all at once
for all the reasons that we talked about
but when you do it gradual when you take
some carbs out you want to put something
else in and there’s so many diets out
there where people jump in and then they
get off the doesn’t matter what you call
them and one that comes to mind is whole
xxx which it’s a great diet it teaches
you how to eat Whole Foods but the very
idea of 30 days gives people the idea
that you get on it and you get off it
and it’s such a sudden change that you
feel terrible and you can’t wait to get
back to eating the way that you used to
so gradual means two things first it
gives you the chance to change habits it
gives you the chance to learn new foods
so you take something out that’s high in
carbs and you put something else in
that’s low in carbs and higher in fat
and as you change this may be a few
things per week you gradually transition
into a lifestyle that you can maintain
and as you do it gradually and you teach
yourself some new habits you also teach
your body some new habits you give it a
chance to gradually go from using carbs
as the primary fuel to using fat as the
primary fuel okay so there’s two things
it’s your cellular habits and it’s your
own human personal habits so I think
that you should start cutting it back
maybe – if I want to give you some
numbers this isn’t necessarily right for
everybody but if you start cutting it
down to maybe 80 grams a day of net
carbohydrates and then you go down
gradually from there maybe reduce it by
1015 grams a week and that way you can
gauge how you’re feeling if it’s too
fast you can back off a little bit and
don’t be in a hurry you have the rest of
your life to do this number four
exercise you want to be really careful
with exercise but you do want to do
exercise so what
my videos on aerobic versus an aerobics
and and videos on exercise that I’ve
done so you understand these principles
but exercise is great because it reduces
insulin resistance and when the body
needs more energy it tends to burn more
fat and increase ketone production so
that’s a good thing what’s bad about it
is if you do exercise too intense
because now when you’re short of fuel
your body will start screaming for carbs
it will make cortisol it will raise your
blood sugar and it will make you feel
really bad it’ll make you feel a lot
worse than if you didn’t exercise but if
you do very gentle exercise like walking
or yoga or stretching then the exercise
will actually help you instead so low
intensity exercise to activate the body
but not so intense that you start
producing lots of cortisol don’t count
calories because a lot of people they
get into it they’re gung-ho they want to
make it happen right now I cut back the
carbs oh yeah I can do this but again
they don’t put the fat in and they think
oh well I can do this if I don’t eat so
much I can lose the weight even faster
that’s not what this is about it’s about
finding a lifestyle you can do for the
rest of your life take your time and
don’t count calories let your body find
the balance so as you cut back the carbs
as your body learns to use fat instead
you will stay full longer you won’t get
hungry you won’t need snacks between
meals you can go eight hours between
meals but don’t push it let it happen
let it just develop the way your body
wants it to and then you can get through
all of these with no discomfort no
deprivation and no hunger so please
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