The Keto Diet may come with side effects for some, especially during initiation of the diet. The most side effects can include:
- Brain Fog
- Muscle Cramps
- Stomach Pain
- Impaired Sleep
- Muscle Weakness
While some of these symptoms may be a result of your body transitioning to utilizing fat and ketones for fuel instead of carbs, many of these symptoms are a result of electrolyte deficiency and can be improved through electrolyte supplementation or consuming foods high in electrolytes.
Hair loss and Keto rash are less common symptoms that may occur on Keto and typically resolve themselves over time.