8. Add Some Carbs Back in
If none of the above seem to calm your keto flu woes, you may want to consider a more scaled approach to keto dieting. This means upping your carb intake slightly to give your body more time to adapt to using more fat for fuel.
Depending on what your diet looked like before going keto, dropping your carb goal to less than 5% of your calories can feel pretty drastic for some. If your new lifestyle is feeling a jolt to the system, you can slow down and take your time by cutting back on carbohydrates a little bit at a time.
Start with a more moderate approach. For example, if your old eating habits put your macro ratio somewhere in the ranges of 50% carbs, 20% protein, and 30% fat, try starting out around 20-30% carbs and 40% fat. Then keep adjusting every couple of weeks as your body becomes more fat adapted and metabolically efficient.
Know When to Quit and When to Keep Going
Remember, it's a marathon, not a sprint, and as long as you are continually working to control your portions (calories) and make improvements each day, you will get there. You won’t destroy your hard work with a few slip ups, cheat days, or missteps, just hang in there and keep at it.
Additionally, cutting carbs alone won’t transform your health and going keto is only one approach to losing weight and improving your health. Ultimately the best diet for you is the one that makes you feel good from the inside out, with healthy foods you enjoy eating.
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