Keto and fatigue

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I have been following the Keto diet plan for six weeks now. I’m wondering why I am feeling so very tired and shaky. I get headaches now where as before, I rarely got a headache.

One month in, I began to follow a specific protocol to heal my gut; it’s Keto friendly. I haven’t strayed and had hoped that by now I would be feeling great. But I’m not. Headaches and fatigue. I am only having one cup of coffee a day (down from 3-4). Around 4:00 pm, I get terrible brain fog and have a hard time thinking.

I would be grateful for any thoughts and ideas you all have.

Thank you so much!

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Wow, I drink about 24-32 ounces of coffee.  When I feel tired I add pure MCT oil – make sure if you buy it you check the label – PURE coconut oil only!!!  Start with 1 tsp up to 1 TBSP. keep your carbs under 20 grams – you’d be surprised at how many carbs are in foods.  Drink lots of water – as your body switches to fat you will be releasing lots of toxins – if you aren’t drinking enough water – you will not feel very good.  Don’t overeat proteins – most Americans eat way too much protein.  By the way, coffee has potassium in it – AND make sure you are consuming enough salt.  As your body eliminates the toxins through your urine, away goes the salts and potassium in your body – could be your minerals are out of whack.

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Hi,

Of course, it’s really hard (pretty much impossible) to say exactly why you’re experiencing all of those issues without knowing so much more about you, your diet, etc.

However, some of the common reasons for that sort of thing are (a) not eating enough – more common than you’d think, (b) micronutrient deficiencies – like carnitine, or (c) particularly low sodium/potassium/magnesium.  The latter of these is almost always the most common one, and many people feel a LOT better almost as soon as they start eating more salt and potassium.

That said, it could also be other things, and if you try all of this but nothing helps, then I would definitely try to alter my diet and lifestyle in small ways until I found something that worked.  A little fatigue and headache can be common in the first week or two, but it shouldn’t last for long.

  • David33
    Be carefull adding potassium just add a good multiviatamin to get your potassium if your going to take a potassium suplament talk to doc first
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