The Keto Flu and How to Deal With It

The Keto Flu The keto flu is your body’s response to the withdrawal of carbohydrates from your diet. The transition period your body goes through when learning to burn stored body fat (instead of chips, white bread, pizza and sodas) for fuel causes you to experience flu-like symptoms for a short period of time. This is known as the “keto flu”.   Why Do You Get the Keto Flu? When starting the ketogenic diet most people feel flu like symptoms related to carb-withdrawal. Just like a drug addict who is getting off drugs, your body is addicted to garbage carbs. Carbs have been your bodies main energy source most of your life, especially for Americans. Replacing garbage carbs as the main energy source is the goal of a ketogenic diet for weight loss. You want to change your diet so that your body uses stored fat for energy instead of your daily dose of garbage carbs via the typical Americans pretty disgusting eating habits. Take a look at the back of a bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos below. It contains 140 calories, 210mg of sodium, and 16g of carbs. Add that to a Subway Italian BMT sandwich that has 1330mg … Continue reading The Keto Flu and How to Deal With It