There is so much proven science and clinical studies backing the huge impact that a Low Carb and Keto Diet can have on your mind and body.
A Keto Diet is the quickest and easiest way to drastically improve your body's ability to create premium and sustainable fuel for life's toughest challenges.
It can help you manage your weight, boost your energy and spark your metabolism. It's a vital tool for success in all of your health and wellness endeavors.
A lifestyle with amazing health benefits that promotes longevity, sounds like a no-brainer right? Yet, there are so many people that have not followed through on their Low-Carb or Keto Diet.
The reason is, cutting out carbs completely can be really tough. Carbohydrate withdrawal is not fun and the discomfort that it brings people can be off-putting. 90% of people that don't reach their goals on the Keto Diet have not made it past the first week.
Fortunately, there is a proper way to slowly cut down on your carbs and supplement your body so that you don't feel any discomfort or withdrawal symptoms. By focusing on proper nutrition, you will be able to smoothly transition your body to Ketosis and receiver a stronger boost of energy then you ever got from carbohydrates.
First Three Days: Withdrawal
The first three days are usually the most difficult when cutting carbs, you may be prone to experiencing withdrawals. Your body may experience intense cravings because you are depriving of it what it is used to consuming. Below are few tips to getting through the first three days.
Days Three through Five: Carb Crashing
On the third day you might start to experience a carb-crash. Carb-crashes happen when your body runs of all of its reserve glucose that has been stored up from all of the carbs that you consumed before your diet.
Your body needs to transition over towards relying on health and premium sources of fuel to replace the carbohydrate energy. This can take your body some getting used to but it is well worth the wait.
If you feel shaky, burnt-out or fatigued we recommend a serving of low-carb fruit such as raspberries, oranges, bananas, mangos, or apricots.This can help replenish your body of vitamins and minerals.
Days Five through Fourteen: Full Transition
As you approach two weeks of low to zero-carb dieting you are well on your way to noticing the many amazing benefits of low-carb and keto diets. You should have more mental clarity and focus less frustration, less stomach aches and less controlling cravings.
At this point it's time to reward yourself. Hopefully, you should be able handle a single cheat meal or cheat day before getting back into the swing of your diet. Enjoy a delicious low-fat frozen yogurt, some dark chocolate or whatever it is you enjoy in moderation. You certainly deserve it!
Your body undergoes a huge transformation when you slowly replace carbohydrate energy for healthy fats and fiber for fuel.
As we explained earlier, this can take a lot out of your body which is what leads to withdrawals and eventual crash. The best way to prevent all of these negative symptoms is to supplement your body properly with all of the nutrients that are lacking during this transition.
Top 3 Mineral Deficiencies Associated with a Low Carb or Keto Diet:
Many bodily functions depend on electrolytes. Optimal performance requires a consistent and adequate supply of these important nutrients.
Your goal in replenishing electrolytes is not so much to prevent cramping, but to maintain specific bodily functions at optimal levels.
In order to reach your weight and fitness goals, you need your body to be operating at 100%, you need high quality fuel supported by electrolytes.
We recommend drinking a high quality electrolyte beverage or adding electrolytes to your water.
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2. “Top-3 Mineral Deficiencies On A Ketogenic Diet (And How To Fix It).” Dr. Marc Bubbs, drbubbs.com/blog/2017/1/top-3-mineral-deficiencies-on-a-ketogenic-diet-and-how-to-fix-it.
3. “Electrolyte Replenishment - Why It's So Important and How to Do It Right.” Hammer Nutrition, www.hammernutrition.com/knowledge/electrolyte-replenishment-why-its-important-and-how-to-do-it-right/.
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