I. Have. The Flu.
Well...the keto flu. It’s when you’re dehydrated and your missing fluids took all your electrolytes with them. I tapped into the niKETO community and they suggested I try broth.
I’m finally putting my slow cooker to use today because I decided to make the chicken broth for myself and use the meat for meal prep the next few days. It smells amazing.
Because of how exhausted I felt last night I was thrilled when my niKETO Exogenous BHB powder got delivered this morning. I mixed a scoop of the chocolate truffle flavor, a cup of ice, a spoonful of coconut oil, and a splash of iced coffee in my blender and basically made a keto mocha. You guys, it was good.
I feel sluggish enough to skip yoga, so I started taking the electrolyte supplements I’ve been avoiding. Obviously, I’m the type of person who hates taking pills, that should be apparent by now: I am the epitome of path of least resistance.
The electrolyte supplements I take are made up of three minerals: magnesium, potassium, and phosphorous. These nutrients are leached out of the body during the transition into ketosis when your body start shedding excess water; this is what causes the flu-like symptoms I’m experiencing today. To balance my nutritional deficit and dehydration symptoms, I am taking electrolytes, drinking water and homemade chicken broth, and of course, taking the exogenous ketones that will hopefully speed this process up.
Hopefully the achiness passes soon! I’m ready to get fully into ketosis and start feeling more like myself again. Have a favorite remedy for the keto flu? Share it on our Facebook page so we can all start to feel better!
Day 6 Stats
Current Weight: 138.3 (Down 4.4)
Ketone Reading: 0.8