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They sell electrolyte drops you can add to your water. My girlfriend uses this brand from amazon it doesn't have any flavor and just a few dops per bottle is plenty so it last a long time.
So, there's always some sort of natural carbs in veggies. I eat only cruciferous vegetables, like broccoli, brussel sprouts, and cauliflower. I'll eat a few pieces of carrots, and celery, onions, and bell peppers, but avoid corn, for instance.
I eat no refined sugar, no carbs (flour, potatoes, corn starch, or sugar derivatives like malodextrine, dextrose etc.), and no starchy legumes, or veggies.
I cook with healthy fats, like coconut oil, and butter. I eat lots of protein, and healthy fats, with green veggies.
I bought (for the first time in my life, electrolytes. I bought liquid drops, from Amazon, called Lyteshow because I was getting cramps, and won't eat bananas anymore. I also bought MCT Oil, because I think that medium chain triglycerides are important.
Other than that, I just try to eat as clean as possible, and have fun making keto recipes. I also bought one of those fancy Multi-pot electric pressure cookers, because I'm eating a lot more real meats, and it requires very little prep, and I don't think about food all day. I only eat one meal a day, and try my best not to load up on fat. I've got plenty of fat on my body.
Also to anyone interested -
My girlfriend and I have been buying unsweetened koolaid mix, stevia, and this awesome electrolyte formula called LyteShow. All you need are a few drops of it with the koolaid mix. It’s a great alternative to Gatorade zeros!
Here is a link for the electrolyte formula if anyone is interested!
I either swig pickle juice or a few drops of lyteshow
LyteShow Sugar-Free Electrolyte Supplement for Hydration and Immune Support - 40 Servings - Keto Friendly - Zinc and Magnesium for Rapid Rehydration, Workout, Muscle Recovery and Energy - Vegan [link]
I need crazy amounts of electrolytes. I use the powdered propel, or my program approved these drops. They're flavorless so i can put them in everything.
LyteShow on Amazon is my favorite! I don't supplement electrolytes otherwise.
ETA: I drink this with a squirt or two of Mio or Dasani drops and it tastes just like poweraid.
Not DIY, but I like Lyteshow. Comes with a tiny travel bottle. Fill the cap, dump into a smart water bottle and you're good to go. I tried Hammer Nutrition's Electrolyte Caps, E-lete (basically the same as Lyteshow, they have a unflavored version and flavored called Citralyte), Nuun, Ultima, Skratch, and Tailwind.
It has a nice slight citric taste, no sugar or stevia like others have, easy to dose, and no gunky undissolved powder.
I was with you, I looked at recipes for DIY and it ended up being NuSalt/Lite Salt and Epsom salt and a bunch of other stuff and I was kinda like nah even though its fine.
do you have amazon in the uk? the natural electrolytes are good for immune recovery and hydration and are just sodium and vitamins and minerals. this one is the one i use read the reviews and ingredienta [link]
I use lyteshow. I don’t believe it has silicon dioxide or other additives.
thanks for the clear answer. For me, I'm pretty heat adapted, having grown up playing sports in SoCal, and I'm generally doing longer distances. I haven't had issues during a run, but what I want electrolytes for is to make sure I get properly rehydrated after a hard workout in the heat with lots of sweat.
>Electrolytes comes down to simple elements and minerals: sodium and chloride will help with water retention. Potassium, magnesium, and Calcium will help with cramping.
Based on this info I decided to get LyteShow, which is basically concentrated salt/mineral liquid
Now this might just be my own personal experience but hear me out, you might just be dehydrated. I have found that when my electrolytes get low I'm quicker to anger and slower to work out complex problems. Not supported or anything but the best solution I've found is LyteShow, it's basically salt water, no calories or garbage.
I don't know if you can get this in the UK, but this liquid electrolyte has been super helpful for me, I found it on Amazon.
Electrolytes. I take magnesium in pill form daily and use this when drinking. Stay away from drinks with sugar and experiment to find out how much you need. I can be downright drunk and wake up the next day feeling great.
LyteShow - Electrolyte Concentrate for Rapid Rehydration - NO Sugars, NO Additives - 40 Servings (with Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc) [link]
No offense to the commenters so far but these are really good questions that have yet to be answered... what is the most beneficial electrolyte ratio and strength after intense exercise or a hangover etc?? Seems like that would be documented science.
I think what is most likely is that the body is used to and is very good at dealing with this problem. Provide a good base of electrolytes, plenty of water, and not too much sugar and the body will take care of it.
Personally I like coconut water diluted with ice water and a few drops of LyteShow from Amazon after working in the garden here in Houston.
LyteShow - Electrolyte Concentrate for Rapid Rehydration - NO Sugars, NO Additives - 40 Servings (With Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc) [link]
Same for hangovers.
the mint pills are called pudin hara, basically mint essential oil in capsules that when released in your stomach get rid of any bad vibes down there! I bring loads of them whenever I come back from India. they're also great at fixing that "I overate and now everything hurts" feeling!
I've used this one for years, but honestly I've never thought about making my own. maybe I should do that...
What are your thoughts on this to remain hydrated during a fast?
LyteShow - Electrolyte Concentrate for Rapid Rehydration - NO Sugars, NO Additives - 40 Servings (With Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc) [link]
Edit: Deleted original comment and resubmitted this one with a better link.
Honestly, I swear by Lyte Show. It's a clear, tasteless liquid I add to every other bottle of water I drink during the day. It's literally just sodium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and a few other minerals. No added dyes, flavors, etc.
I haven't really heard many people talking about it here, but I am happy to spread the word because it's been such a huge help to me.
I used to get those deep, burning stomach cramps and terrible headaches when I first started IF. At that point, I had no concept of how much electrolytes affect your body's ability to function normally. Drinking more water just made my already depleted system worse. Then forcing down a salt water mix felt like torture.
Lyte Show saved the day for me because it was so easy to integrate into my daily routine, and it covers all of your basic electrolyte/mineral needs so you're not stuck choking down a handful of supplements trying to make yourself feel better. This gets in your system quickly and you're in control of how much you use. Some people can go for weeks without needing any extra supplements, some people need a little more than average. Whatevs - it's up to you!
Also, an added benefit is that it is basically a hangover cure as well. A 1 liter bottle of water with a cap full of Lyte Show usually knocks it down to a manageable level and has been a lifesaver on more than one Sunday morning :)
Totally not a shill - I just really love this particular product
follow a strict ketogenic diet (no fake sugars, no foods you are allergic/intolerant to even if they are keto, total carbs under 20 grams a day) when not fasting. also, no caffeine or stimulants. let your dopamine and norepinephrine receptors upregulate naturally... this will take at least a few days.
when you fast, don't just do a zero calorie fast. make sure you do a water+electrolytes only fast. I have started supplementing electroloytes (this product [link]) at all times, regardless of whether i am fasting or not fasting. I no longer get muscle cramps. I was still experiencing muscle cramps, dizziness when I was "manually" mixing up salt, potassium, magnesium etc myself. This product seems to have the right ratio and right amount... at least for me.
i also try to drink only pure spring water now in addition to the electrolytes.
I hike and backpack. I try to avoid "extreme" heat, but my local area is desert/high desert, so 90 degree days with lots of exposure have happened. Managing electrolytes and avoiding those deep calf cramps is key. I like Nuun tabs, the Saltstick chewables that come in rolls, but I also have tried Lyteshow (a liquid electrolyte treatment) and found it works well to treat a whole 3L bladder before setting out for a day.
This is all excellent advice. Fibrous vegetables are ESSENTIAL to keto, and large amounts have never thrown me out of ketosis. I also recommend a capful of this in your water everyday: [link]
This provides all those essential electrolytes that can run low on keto.
I drink Lyteshow and while it's not a powder, it comes in liquid form and you just squirt it right into your water. It doesn't have any additional flavoring or sweetness and does have a salty taste to it, so if that's not your thing then adding a packet of Crystal Light, or something similar will solve it. I like that it's more than just salt. It also contains Magnesium, Zinc, Chloride, Potassium, & Sulfate.
anyone know of / used LyteShow off of amazon? [link]
reviews well.. affordable. added it to a race face chester pedal order... i've been working on pushing myself for longer rides, and i had a bad time on a recent outing. i've added a water bottle to my bike, and also wear a pack w/ ~2l bladder. i try to eat a bannana during each ride too. i want to try an electrolyte mix in my bottle, and carry 1/2 to 1l of straight h2o on my back. flavor is not important, 'effects' or restults are. and if i have a snack/bannana/h2o to wash it down with, it should be tolerable for me.
Or just buy some LyteShow like a true alcoholic. Take before drinking, before bed and in the morning when you wake up; plus Advil in the am too.
You're welcome. [link]
I have the same problem and have been using an electrolyte mixer called LyteShow that you add to your water bottle. LyteShow. Has blend of 5-6 electrolytes plus a little zinc.
Also have tried pickle juice which also helps a little.
thanks for the suggestions
after a bit of searching, i think i am going to try [link]
[link] just get a bottle of this, dose before bed and when waking up after drinking. Cheaper and more convenient than getting Pedia lyte every time and works real well once you get over the fact it's like drinking ocean water.
For cycling I've been using LyteShow and it seems to be working. Drink a capful of the stuff at the start and in the middle, and it works for me. Says on it not to exceed 8 caps a day. During the day at work, I drink two cups of Knorr Chicken Broth.
Don't forget that you have to stay on top of your electrolytes the whole time; keto flu can happen months after you start if you don't keep on top of it. For me, its just really bad leg cramps while I'm trying to sleep, rather than headaches or anything like that.
I take a magnesium pill every day and drink a lot of lite salt + mio. I also recently discovered this stuff which is great if you don't want to deal with a really salty taste.
This will probably get buried, but on a recent trip to Vegas, I tried Lyteshow . I really just got it because of the Amazon reviews, but it worked really well. tastes like crap, but works wonders.
Someone posted this a while ago and it’s amazing! Keeps me so hydrated and 0 cal [link]
hey! a lot of the ones i know of do contain sugar or variants, but i have seen buoy and that is toted for not containing sugar or artificial sweeteners. i have heard they are working on a bottle return program for after the pandemic.
i have also used lyteshow before, and i really enjoyed it. no sugar added to this one either.
For electrolytes I use this stuff from amazon. It's awesome. LyteShow - Electrolyte Concentrate for Rapid Rehydration - 40 Servings (With Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc) [link]
I really really love Lyte Show electrolyte drops! They help enormously with muscle cramps too.
Get electrolytes. Or at the gas station grab a suerox. Make sure no sugar.
Check this out, [link]
I drink this everyday, I dont like the taste with just water so I add my BCAA flavored powder with it. Also i take two of these on workout days and one on rest days [link]
I never had the low-carb flu.
Other option: Flavored powders with less than 1 carbs [link]
I use this every time I take a stim and it helps a lot to keep my levels right.
I am going to be using these drops I found on Amazon.
Ive been using this one. It has helped me with the shits and calf cramps.
LYTEshow from Amazon - easy to use and taste is negligible and I've used these for the past year.
The one I've personally used is LyteShow that I got from amazon ([link]), but you can also make your own. You can look up Ketoade, it's relatively simple to make (water, salt, magnesium citrate, maybe some other supplements if you want).
The /r/keto subreddit has a really good FAQ to get you on your way if you're interested: [link]
Is this product can help instead of salt:
I got these lemon flavored electrolyte drops to help with keto flu when I first started. They actually taste REALLY good though. I put them in my water just for the taste now. Try em’ out - LyteShow - Electrolyte Concentrate for Rapid Rehydration [link]
I like Lyteline you add the drops to water and it tastes like a squeeze of lemon!
I found this...
Otherwise I drink a big bottle of Powerade Zero everyday.
Lyte Show is a life saver
ultima electrolyte drink mix
The ultima has no added fake sugar, or brominated veg oil or any of that crap and has a lot more minerals than Gatorade/Powerade. I love the raspberry but there's tons of flavors and they also come in individual packets but I prefer the scoop to make pitchers of it.
The lyte show is great to keep in your bag for when you really need help. It's also great for athletes and binge drinkers because of how quickly it replenishes. It does taste like salt water but not as bad as you would
Think. The other option will
Taste better and be easier for you to drink but this is for when you need it quickly...and it really doesn't taste that bad
I swear by both of these.
There are electrolyte supplements available, though most have carbs. Here is one that has no carbs: [link]
This one has 3g of carbs that you have to account for but is cheap, often available at the grocery store, and has LOTS of potassium, if you need to balance your sodium intake (who doesn't?): [link]
I decided against keto sticks since they're so hit-and-miss and vary so much on your hydration status. If you're hard-core interested in monitoring your keto status, go for the blood meter. That said, it's really not that useful beyond the initial induction period, since as your body becomes adjusted, you excrete fewer ketones anyway.
Also, as paper-lights suggested, broth!
I have been using this.
LyteShow is my favorite product for this kind of mineral replenishment need.
This is my festival go-to. Before I pass out and as soon as I wake up. [link]
Lyteshow and scivation bcaas are my jam. I try to do more of the raw bcaas, but the "unflavored" isn't great.
LyteShow for the electrolytes and rehydration and Revil for overall liver support!
Hello! We are in the same boat. I've been researching Keto and just started my diet yesterday. I too am afraid of the dreaded Keto-Flu and Mind-Fog because I take care of multiple small children.
Here are some things I found on Amazon to help me with the induction phase. I cannot recommend anything because it's arriving tomorrow via Prime - but you may want to check them out too!
LyteShow Electrolyte Concentrate
Mestrength Electrolyte Drink Mix
(Something about pure C8 Compounds clearing mind-fog)
Thick it up
-Planned to use this to make a thick and creamy spinach soup, since the idea of drinking broth is kind of meh to me.
Not sure if I got the right brand? But this seemed right.
(Loving Amazon's "People who purchased this also purchased" feature, on this diet. lol)
Like others have said, if you are feeling good, keep what you are doing. I can usually tell if mine are low if I am getting muscle aces or muscle craps/spasms. I'll usually put a couple drops of Lyteshow in my daily water, a few more if I am feeling low. As for broth, I like the Better than Bullion brand. They have a few different flavors and the taste is decent. I don't use it that often for an electrolyte boost but its nice to have in case you need it or for use in recipes.
LyteShow is another option for an overall better nutritional kick in the ass without all the high fructose corn syrup.
Your BMR is 2700 calories (what you burn a day simply by existing). I started around this weight when I started keto and I have been maintaining 1500-1600 calories a day for solid weight loss. I also do intermittent fasting, so I eat two meals a day (sometimes a snack) in a 6 hour feeding window. I have lost 60 lbs since I stated a few months ago.
Here are your macros for fat and carbs:
Daily protein: 107g. Try to stay around this amount. Under by too much will cause muscle and metabolic loss. Over by too much can take you out of ketosis.
Carbs: at or below 20g net per day.
The rest of your calories will come from fat.
If you are experiencing fatigue, I recommend a lot of water intake. I drink close to a gallon a day. Also eat a healthy amount of salt to retain it.
When I started going back to the gym I put in 2 hours a day 5 days a week and started to feel EXTREMELY fatigued. I took electrolytes and was amazed at how I'm no longer tired after workouts, and feel more energized during them. Put one or two cap fulls in a bottle of water and shake it up. Drink this while working out and you'll feel MUCH less lethargic:
Rules? What rule lol. Sure, here you go:
I put one capful in my water bottle during workouts. For reference I have not used other brands, but this one works for me.
Lyteshow comes in larger quantities though. On Amazon, Keto Chow is $7 for 3/4 oz. Lyteshow is $2.48 per oz. Perhaps one or the other is cheaper elsewhere, but my go-to for pricing is Amazon.
I had the same problem, but this stuff is great. Adds a small citrus taste to water otherwise extremely palatable!!
In case you are wondering what I use for work. It is a concentrated electrolyte mix (3ml or cupful for every 32oz of water).
Drinking a cap full during exercise has drastically reduced my fatigue and elevated my energy levels. Highly recommend: