Electrolytes are super important, especially in the beginning.
The Keto diet is a diuretic diet. It also has an anti-inflammatory effect.
Also, you need to be drinking a lot of water with it so the body can flush out toxins. When you put a lot of water through your system, you will flush out electrolytes.
That’s why it’s super important to add electrolytes into the water you drink.
If you have ever been seriously dehydrated, you will remember the feeling of complete exhaustion and flat energy that comes with it. You get foggy brain, and so tired you couldn’t think anyway.
In Keto, there’s a situation called “Keto Flu”. It’s a combination of low electrolytes and dehydration. It makes you feel draggy, foggy brained, low energy, and just plain yucky.
Drinking lots of water, and electrolytes will really smooth your path a lot. It is the main antidote to Keto flu.
The liver is about to get really involved in processing the toxins, and making ketones to tell your body to burn that fat.
So drink up.
If you can afford it, buy bottled spring water. Some bottled waters are simply city water run through a filter. Make sure you look at the label. It should say “Spring water, bottled at the source”, or something like that. You can look up brands online.
I personally use Trader Joe's Gallons that come from New Zealand. It is expensive, but it is alkaline (the best for the body) and tastes fantastic. Try to drink water with a ph of 7 or above which makes it alkaline. Acid water is hard for the body to deal with.
If you have trouble drinking plain water, you can also add in those zero calorie flavor drops. Also herb teas can be used for flavor.
The water content in broths and other drinks also counts toward your daily water goal. And broth especially has lots of electrolytes already in it. (Vegetable broth works fine for the non meat people).
The best advice I have seen for how much to drink?
Take your body weight, divide in half, then drink that amount in ounces every day.
For example, if you weight 100 pounds, divide that by 2. That gives you 50. Drink 50 ounces of liquid per day.
Don’t be super uptight about getting it exact every single day. But if you slack off, you might start feeling lousy and not know why. Remember? You will be mentally foggy so you probably won’t realize you need more liquid to feel better. It’s a vicious cycle.
Drink then drink some more.
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