Anyone living the awesome KEETZ way of life will tell you it’s not always smooth sailing getting started. Your body is about to adapt into a new energy making, fat burning machine. So you’ve got to adapt!
The Keto Diet is a significant lifestyle change, and when you nail the diet it will improve the function of your brain and body. For some people, transitioning into ketosis can initially be more challenging than others.
Don’t worry! Getting headaches and feeling tired are temporary, and entirely normal. The symptoms you may be experience are not necessarily a direct result of the Ketogenic Diet. The infamous ‘Keto Flu’ for example, can be worsened by a combination of lifestyle factors.
Check out this KEETZ cheat sheet for a smooth transition to the Keto side!
If you are feeling run down your diet is the first thing to re-examine.
Are you eating the recommended amount of fats, proteins and carbs?
Are you eating healthy fats?
Are you eating a safe caloric intake for your body type and lifestyle?
Are you eating a variety of nutritious food?
It’s vital to eat enough calories, of the right foods at the right times. Check out our KEETZ Kitchen recipes to help you stay on track.
Drink loads of water - at least 3 quarts per day! Those headaches are a common symptom of dehydration. If you’re exercising, up the liquid intake. Drink plenty of water during and post workout, and make this in addition to the daily quota.
When starting a Keto Diet, maintaining general daily activity can ease the symptoms associated with the transition into ketosis. Give yourself more energy, boost your mood and metabolism, and improve your sleep by doing simple exercises such as walking, riding a bike, or doing a light workout.
Don’t smash out strenuous HIIT sessions it if you’re not feeling up to the task. As your body shifts from one energy source to another, strenuous exercise isn’t always the best idea. You’ll be fighting fit before you know it with more energy than ever. Trust us it’s worth the wait!
When you cut out the carbs, your body no longer needs to produce insulin to transport glucose. As a result, you’ll experience a drop in sodium levels, as insulin usually helps to hold salt in the body.
Low salt levels can contribute to low energy, nausea, headaches and general fatigue. Increase your sodium levels by using salt as a seasoning on your food or choosing snacks with salt, such as salted nuts or dried meats. You can also take electrolyte supplements to increase your levels of sodium and other minerals. Sugar free sports drinks like Gatorade are a great option.
Exogenous Ketones are ketones that are produced externally and are consumed when needed.
Taking exogenous ketones will ease and speed up the transition into ketosis. They will boost your energy levels and help to speed up the body’s shift to relying on ketones for energy. Check our range of great tasting KEETZ exogenous ketones here.
If you’ve done everything you can to reduce the symptoms of transitioning into ketosis, the last thing to do is be patient.Trust the process. Trust your body. Before you know it you will be loving the KEETZ way of life.