The keto diet involves cutting carbs and eating fat. It’s very popular because it puts the body into ketosis, a metabolic state. This results in the body burning fat instead of sugar for fuel.
Overall, this diet is safe and can be a part of a healthy lifestyle. However, especially when first starting this diet, there are a few things to keep in mind as it can cause dehydration.
Carbohydrates are what holds your body’s water and sodium to help ensure you stay hydrated. Because the keto diet involves eliminating carbohydrates, you can easily sweat and lose necessary electrolytes such as sodium, magnesium, potassium and calcium.
The risk of dehydration is greater when first starting a ketogenic diet because your body is undergoing a lot of changes in how it handles water and electrolytes. While water is important in any diet, it is even more so in low-carb diets where the loss of essential electrolytes can quickly lead to symptoms of dehydration.
Dehydration is a common side effect of the keto diet and can cause symptoms such as:
Because you need to drink more water on the keto diet, here are five tips on how you can avoid dehydration:
Drinking water and other clear fluids can help you rehydrate, but there may be times when that isn’t enough and you need a faster fix. At Arizona IV Medics, our medical professions offer mobile IV therapy to alleviate moderate and severe dehydration by getting fluid and electrolytes into your system fast.
Our IV vitamins, such as our signature Myer’s Cocktail, will help restore your body’s balance. To set up an appointment, please contact us.