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I take this brand hydrolyte. Up to three scoops a day, one in the morning washing it down with a couple pictures of pink salt on my tongue, then I'll do another one midday with more salt as needed, but I usually don't need to I'll do the two scoops in the evening with calm magnesium and a couple more pinches of salt on my tongue as needed. I only take salt when I either get cramps in my toes or when I feel light-headed or hungry. You can barely taste this electrolyte mix and it's the cleanest, most flavorless I have found. Not salty at all.
Try some electrolytes, helps keep you out of that dizzy phase. Hydrolyte - 100 Servings Sugar Free Electrolyte Powder with Magnesium, Potassium and Sodium - Boost Endurance and Reduce Fatigue with This Electrolyte Supplement - Maximum Hydration - Keto Friendly https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KCFQF2L/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_TOgoFbRKTMHHQ . This is my choice of electrolytes
I have Hydrolite that I take on occasion. Last night was the first time since starting this that I had restless legs, which I know comes from a lack of salt and/or electrolytes. (that day I had drank more water and put less salt on my food, so I think I flushed my system by accident) I took a shot of this and I was good to go.
Snake juice just provides essential electrolytes. I personally use Hydrolyte for that. Electrolytes are vital for well being and physical performance per se. so you definitely need them. Here is a link to Hydrolyte (IMO I felt better on it)
Hydrolyte - Sugar Free Electrolyte Powder with Magnesium, Potassium and Sodium - Boost Endurance and Reduce Fatigue with This Electrolyte Supplement - 100 Servings - Maximum Hydration - Keto Friendly https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KCFQF2L/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_iQSyCb1CARVA9
Yeah 100% use electrolytes. Sodium, potassium and magnesium. You need all 3! I use Hydrolyte it’s cheap, convenient, high dose and makes me feel incredible!
Make sure your electrolytes are in check. A lotttt of sodium, and also potassium and magnesium are equally important. Hydrolyte is what I use since it’s additive and sugar free and unflavored, but see what works best for you
This stuff is great. The flavored ones are also 0 sugar/carb/cal
I use Hydrolyte. It’s unflavored so I throw it in whatever drink I want. Sometimes I’m mix that in with vitamin C orange and it’s a yummy keto drink
It’s on amazon check it
Brawndo!! 🤣 No but really, something like this.
Hydrolyte - 100 Servings Sugar Free Electrolyte Powder with Magnesium, Potassium and Sodium - Boost Endurance and Reduce Fatigue with This Electrolytes Supplement - Maximum Hydration - Keto Friendly https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KCFQF2L/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_V6AW5G2M9921SB20CSZ7?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
LyteShow Sugar-Free Electrolyte Supplement for Hydration and Immune Support - 3 Pack, 120 Servings - Keto Friendly - Zinc and Magnesium for Rapid Rehydration, Workout, Muscle Recovery and Energy - Vegan https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EK0FGV4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_WGGB6KQ7MNYT38T593Z5?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Two that I’ve used in the past
I take Hydrolyte. It is super high dose which does the trick. Its the best bang for your buck I could find, but its unflavored so you have to mix with a ton of water or in something else (I use vitamin C). Check it out on Amazon
This electrolyte powder using baking soda as a source of sodium. It says its flavorless, but you can certainly taste the baking soda in it.
I use Hydrolyte (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KCFQF2L/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)...not to be confused with Hydralyte, I guess.
Everything you mentioned is fine and you should be using. As for electrolyte tabs, I stopped using those since you cannot have more than 99 mg of potassium per serving in tablet form, so I switched to using Hydrolyte which is a powder. I will link it below. Overall, you are doing a great job :)
Check Hydrolyte out. sounds like just what you need. 0 sugar or sweeteners and all that jazz. That's the one I personally use.
Yeah absolutely it impacts. Do not overlook the electrolytes though, they are very important, and this is coming from someone who has been doing keto for a very long time. I use Hydrolyte, its simple and easy. For vitamins, I have a regimen that is way too complex to describe here.
Absolutely use an electrolyte supplement while on keto. I will link the one I use below. As for bloating, this could be due to low water intake, or dietary issues. How is your fiber intake? in the 20 g a day range?
98% sure you're doing keto wrong my man/lady.
I read your comments in this chain and I think I can help. Been doing keto for 3.5 years through loss, gain and maintenance.
Lmk your specific questions but I'll answer a few I saw below.
Carbs are less than half the density of fats and simple carbs digest significantly faster leaving you hungry again sooner.
Keto, for me, is a nearly binary proposition. Everyone's body is a little different but eating all of my 10g a day limit at once will make me feel starving shortly after. Whereas, while maintaining or cutting weight, I can eat just once a day at around 3pm and feel great!
The "feeding window" has been debunked. Any protien consumption within about 7 hours of your workout will be enough to spare muscle.
STRING CHEESE IS YOUR BEST FRIEND! About 7g protien, 6g fat and 200mg sodium and portable (pocket cheese?) for any time I feel hungry.
Morning shake when building is 1 scoop isopure whey, an ice cube, some electrolytes and a cup of heavy whipping cream (800 cals from fat).
Electrolytes are huge on this diet. I'm 190lbs at 6'2" and powerlifting has me taking about 8grams throughout the day with plenty of fluids. Magnesium (chelated so you can absorb it), potassium, zinc and a few much more micronutrients are a must with sodium being king.
Sugar is poisonous. Not only literally but it keeps your taste buds used to such an extreme standard that only candies seem sweet. To me, broccoli is sweet. Sugar is also addictive and processed sugar will yo-yo your endocrine levels like crazy throughout the day leaving you exhausted. Cutting them out had me forcing myself to sleep because I just wasn't tired.
Hunger: after 2 weeks I forgot what that felt like exactly... I don't get the sharp pain or start feeling light headed. I just realized I hadn't eaten and it was rolling on towards 4pm. You CANNOT eat sugars and simple carbs and get this benefit in the same way you cannot do just a little bit of (insert addictive drug here for the pedantic).
Other benefits you may or may not see:
Rearranging of how fat is stored on your body. I went from a gut to year around abs without losing a significant body fat percentage.
Warmer extremities (possibly related to number 1): I used to have very cold fingers and toes. They are still cold but now it doesn't feel cold to me. Idk why really.
I'm not tied to my next freaking meal: I'm not CONSTANTLY thinking about when and where I'll eat next. I learned to cook delicious food I enjoy every time (and have ready in advance), and food cost dropped from $25 a day (I know) to about $4 a day while eating nearly double the calories.
No noticable loss in performance: I was worried my lifting would suffer without carbs but that has absolutely not been the case. I was a 20 mile a day cardio athlete and I just pulled a 405 DL for 2 a few days before Christmas. Added 15lbs a week to that lift only going 3x a week. Those are beginner gains numbers but I'm no beginner.
As many have said, the best diet is one you stick to and make into a new way of life. I make my food fun and tasty. I don't ever eat chicken breast and broccoli if I can help it. I eat pork, steak, eggs (all of them) and fish in descending order of quantity.
The only major drawback I've found is how hard everyone tries to feed me pizza and sweets every chance they get... also when bulking, fitting 4500 calories into your body without carbs is stupid hard... AND electrolytes. If they aren't right, everything falls apart.
Hydrolyte - Sugar Free Electrolyte Powder with Magnesium, Potassium and Sodium - Boost Endurance and Reduce Fatigue with This Electrolyte Supplement - 100 Servings - Maximum Hydration - Keto Friendly https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KCFQF2L/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_OsEBCbJW4YA1Q
I use this stuff in a 20oz water bottle right now but the last few sips are vile vs. Barely tasting the first 75% of the drink regardless of shaking... but it works so well I'm gonna put it in a capsule and take one every 5 hours or so.
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Blood test numbers look fantastic. You don't need a single carb to survive and thrive.
Ask questions if you have them.
I think the dosages are pretty high. For the electrolytes, check out Hydrolyte in terms of pure electrolyte mix. Their website also shows the studies. I do not think in any studies I have ever read, the dosage was ever that high.
Hypothetically yes. I am sitting at 12% bf without needing to do that, and I would highly suggest becoming fat adapted (keto) and then fasting (your body will use fat for energy way better). For electrolytes use a fast friendly electrolyte like Hydrolyte. My favorite and I feel amazing on it.
I always recommend Hydrolyte to my clients who do a lot of cardio. Its on Amazon, pretty cheap, high doses and works. I looked at the company, read the studies they posted, called them up, and they seem legit and very knowledgeable. I have to do this with all my supplements since my clients trust me blindly, so I make damn sure I do my research.
Link to Hydrolyte
I got Hydrolyte since it’s unflavored and I started mixing it in my preworkout and protein shakes. Unflavored so super convenient
Hydrolyte all day. Has no sweeteners or anything whatsoever and unflavored. I do one scoop of that plus a packet of vitamin C and Im good to go! Check them see if you like it
I use this, unflavored/unsweetened https://www.amazon.com/Hydrolyte-Electrolyte-Powder-Sugarfree-Supplement/dp/B07KCFQF2L/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=hydrolite+powder&qid=1596487487&sprefix=hydrolite+&sr=8-3
Okay so I definitely think 800 calories is way too low. Stay at the 1400 range and see how you feel. And definitely 100% supplement with electrolytes. Mio has too little of them. Check out Hydrolyte they are high dose which is what you need on keto to feel amazing.