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What Are Some Keto Diet Side Effects?

Are you tired of trying every type of exercise under the sun with no results? Have you been trying different fitness plans and diets to see which fits your lifestyle best?

One of the most popular diets right now is the Keto Diet, and it’s a great one to try out!

However, just like any other diet, there are Keto Diet side effects that you should be aware of. Keep reading to learn more about these!

The Keto Flu

The Keto Flu is the most common side effect of the Keto Diet. If you’re just starting out on this diet, you may notice your body is starting to feel different. Some common symptoms of the Keto Flu are:

  • Headaches
  • Irritability
  • Brain fog
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue

Because your body is producing more ketones, you will be urinating more often. In turn, you may be dehydrated from this which is the main cause of the Keto Flu. You should add more electrolytes to your diet to keep the dehydration from getting worse.

Lack of Energy

When you first enter ketosis, your body is adapting to a new diet. If you start feeling tired on Keto, you’re not alone. This lack of energy is usually coupled with the Keto Flu.

In the first few weeks of your new diet, you should limit your exercise but do not fully stop. You should also try different supplements to increase your energy in those first few weeks.

Bad Breath

When changing your diet, the first thing you think of has to do with health and weight loss. But have you ever considered that different foods are going to change your breath?

When you enter ketosis, the extra ketones will produce a byproduct, acetone, which the body will get rid of through your breath. Your sweat and urine are other ways your body excretes acetone.

When we say acetone, we do mean the same thing that gives nail polish remover the distinct smell. While you may excrete this smell for a bit, it should go away within a few weeks.

Other Bodily Issues

With a long-term reduction in carbohydrates, many people will start to experience diarrhea or constipation.

There have also been studies that point at an increase in kidney stones when going on the Keto Diet. To reduce your calcium and uric acid, stay away from too many processed meats. Make sure to mix up the diet you are getting from Keto and not overdoing it with one thing.

Drinking plenty of water will help you deal with any other side effects you experience!

Ready to Face the Keto Diet Side Effects?

It’s important with any diet, new medication, or fitness program to know what kinds of side effects you may experience.

If you’re ready to face these Keto Diet side effects, go get started! We’re rooting for you!

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