You’ve tried a dozen diets in the past, but when a close family member said she had great success on the low-carb, high-fat keto diet, you thought you’d also give it a shot. What she forgot to mention was in spite of all the many advantages, comes one major drawback—diarrhea. But, for all that discomfort and running full-on to the bathroom, the keto diet is effective, although it can be a bit messy.
First used by the Mayo Clinic way back in the 1920s to control seizures, the keto diet has since proved to be helpful in a number of ways beyond weight loss, including:
The keto (short for ketogenic) diet is all about eating more healthy fats and minimizing carbs. When you eat carbs—ice cream, breads, rice, potatoes, corn, sugary sweets, whole fruit, etc.—your body retains fluid to store carbs to use as energy. But, when you reduce your carb intake and up your fat intake, your body is forced to use fat as the first-line source of energy instead of glucose from carbs. If only fat is available to use as fuel, your body will convert the fats into fatty acids, and then into ketones (thus the keto diet). These ketones are then used to fuel your body’s cells. Fats and proteins keep you fuller than carbs, which leads to lower calorie intake overall.
And, while your close family member may be able to handle the 60-75% increase in calories from healthy fat, your body may be different, resulting in a messy bout with diarrhea.
As it turns out, diarrhea is not uncommon with the keto diet. As with any major change in diet, your body will take a few days to, uh, adjust. But, you may also be asking why you need supplements if you’re getting all of your vitamins from food? Because alone, the keto diet is not enough to maintain an optimum output of minerals like magnesium, potassium, and calcium. And, because you’re not eating many of the foods you ate prior to going on the diet, supplements can add the specific nutrients you may be missing, while reducing the annoying effects of diarrhea.
While on the keto diet, you may also experience other symptoms—along with frequent trips to the bathroom:
These symptoms are all tied to an inability to digest certain foods, increased fat intake, and “carb withdrawal.” Thankfully, just about the time you begin to notice the scale go down, your symptoms will subside, which is usually in about 7 to 10 days.
In the meantime, there are a number of things you can do to stop diarrhea.
In fact, if you’re looking for relief fast, supplements are the best answer!
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Just a few of the many benefits include:
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