Have you ever felt dehydrated on Keto Zone? If you haven’t thought about fluids and electrolytes differently now on Keto Zone than before, it’s time to start.
Believe it or not, your body handles fluids and electrolytes differently once you’re eating very-low-carb.
And, it’s imperative that you learn these differences and make adjustments to hydrate and feel your best.
Here’s how fluids and electrolytes work on Keto Zone, and how to stay hydrated for the end of summer and the dry Autumn/Winter months.
It’s true. When you begin eating very low carb, your body will lose fluid. This isn’t to say your weight loss is just fluid loss, of course, you’ll lose fat! But, especially in the beginning, fluids are excreted.
As you cut out most carbs, your body will no longer make as much insulin (this is a good thing!). Without insulin to help store carbs, glycogen becomes depleted. For every gram of glycogen lost, 3 grams of water are excreted.
And, your kidneys have to do work.
Your kidneys will begin to excrete these water grams rather than retaining them.
You will feel less bloated and begin to look leaner and better.
However, your lost fluid needs to be replenished through diet. And, you’ll lose the electrolytes through the fluids you excrete. Which can lead to dehydration.
Of course, fluids are very important to hydration, no matter how you eat. But, electrolytes are the game-changer with Keto Zone, since they’re excreted with the glycogen grams of water.
This is important.
Electrolytes are vital to life. These minerals enable many functions in the body, including muscle contraction, heart contraction, hydration of the whole body and brain, nerve function, digestion, and much more. If you’ve ever been extremely dehydrated or low on electrolytes, you know your body will dysfunction in a hurry.
The most important and most impacted mineral electrolytes are sodium, calcium, potassium, and magnesium.
As you get into the Keto Zone, electrolytes tend to rebalance without the glycogen. But, if you’re just beginning, or cycling in and out of ketosis, you’re at risk of low electrolytes again and again.
Low electrolyte status is also known as the Keto Flu.
As electrolyte levels fall, you can begin to feel symptoms of heart racing, headaches, poor digestion, and more. This is just an adjustment period, but it can be avoided. And, you can easily keep electrolytes balanced in general while in Keto Zone.
Since you’ll no longer carry electrolytes in glycogen, it’s imperative you replenish them through your diet.
So, how much should you drink and add electrolytes?
You can stay well hydrated and electrolyte-balanced when getting into, and staying in the Keto Zone. You don’t have to be dehydrated on Keto! It simply takes a bit of know-how (you’ve got that now), the use of helpful supplements like Instant Ketones, and consuming adequate fluids with extra electrolytes when needed.