The “keto flu” is what it feels like to have carbohydrate withdrawal symptoms. This usually happens in people who were previously eating a high carb diet – the abrupt change can cause an electrolyte imbalance and leave you feeling unwell. Don’t worry – this is actually a good thing! It means that your body is adapting to the lower carb diet. Remember, just like any withdrawal symptoms, these too shall pass. Stay strong and don’t give in to the temptations that will come up at this time.
No two people experience the keto flu the same way, and depending on how carb or sugar filled your diet was previous to starting this way of eating, you could experience anything from mild symptoms to feeling like you are coming down with a full-blown case of the flu. It can last a couple of days, or for some, up to a couple of weeks. There are way to make the transition less painful and I can show you how.