Staying hydrated is one of THE most important things when you are following a ketogenic lifestyle.
Ketosis & Dehydration Video
Your body is quickly getting rid of glycogen (stored
Since you aren’t holding onto water like you used to be, it is easier to become dehydrated.
Dehydration – under any circumstances – can put you at a higher risk for kidney stones, and we do NOT want that!
The ketones your body is producing are detoxing your cells.
You’ll feel the mental clarity and focus as your brain is producing more antioxidants, but what you won’t feel is your body decreasing the production of free radicals and amyloid plaque – the substance that leads to Alzheimer’s disease.
As your liver works to produce ketones and deplete glycogen, drinking water rinses the liver and kidneys, expelling toxins via urine.
Liquids will get you through the “keto flu” – aka carbohydrate withdrawal.
As soon as you feel a headache or fatigue coming on in your first few days of low-carb eating, start drinking your broth with butter, electrolyte, and wheatgrass supplements, and Sole water with Himalayan salt and magnesium, and/or pickle juice.
Finally, water is going to help you metabolize your fat faster. WOO!!! Aim to drink at least half of your body weight in ounces of water each day!
Signs You Are Dehydrated
- Dry Mouth
- Blurred Vision
- Dry Eyes
- Muscle Cramps (Charlie Horses)
- Not Sweating when you should be
- Dark Urine
- Dry or shriveled skin
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