When you cut out processed refined carbs, your body’s first reaction is to use up all the body’s glycogen stores. After this point your liver begins to convert nutritional fat and body fat into ketones for energy - a much superior energy source than glucose. However, as you lose all this water the hydration from the carbo-hydrates, you also flush out and dilute your electrolytes. So you’re left thirsty and electrolyte deficient.
Electrolytes are also lost in sweat during exercise, including sodium, magnesium and potassium which are vital for the body to function properly. You can get these crucial electrolytes by adding a little extra sodium (specifically pink Himalayan sea salt, not table salt) to your food and eating plenty of fish, grass-fed beef, chicken, nuts, raw cacao, leafy greens, mushrooms and avocados.
Himalayan pink salt is bursting with taste and flavour plus is also packed with minerals like Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium. It’s these minerals that actually give Himalayan salt its characteristic light pink hue.
Supplementation is also very important to replenish your body with the right balance of electrolytes.
You should always obey your thirst. Generally if you wait until you're thirsty you are likely already dehydrated. A good indicator is to monitor the colour of your urine. If your urine is yellow, you need to drink more water. Clear pale urine is an indication that you’re well hydrated. Never go thirsty folks!
Alongside 2-3 litres of filtered water daily, a few products i keep at hand are: Precision Hydration effervescent tablets, magnesium and megahydrates. If you don’t like the taste of filtered water, try one of these alternatives:
I keep these supplements in my office and have one Precision Hydration tablet plus 2-4 megahydrates daily.
I consume a little extra Himalayan pink sea salt and use magnesium oil spray after my evening shower (if this makes your skin tingle then you know you need it!) plus I take magnesium capsules daily. I also add Epsom (magnesium) salts to my bath. During the initial transition into ketosis your body will flush out a tremendous amount of water. You’ll notice you urinate a lot (can be annoying in the middle of the night) but you’ll lose the ‘bloatedness’ from the water that the glycogen stores need to be stored in the body.
This is one of MKb’s favourite products. By far one of the best and most abundant antioxidant supplements on the market!! I take two capsules twice a day with my exogenous ketones and filtered water. Living in London I never drink tap water as its full of toxins including chlorine. Buying bottled water can be expensive plus is causing serous problems in our oceans. So i bought an Ultrastream which is permanently attached to my kitchen tap. Note: it’s just for cold water. Hot water damages the filter. Thankfully it comes with a clever switch so you don’t have to detach from your tap every time you need a drink. They're expensive I know, however weighing up the cost of bottled water plus plastic damage to both your body and the planet I think its worth every penny!
I fill my water bottle ⅔ full, add a sachet of exogenous ketones (a caffeine version in the morning and non caffeine in the evening) and add the contents of 2 megahydrate capsules or a small spatula of the mild tasting megahydrate powder, shake it up and voila!! A hydrating, ketone bursting, fat burning drink all in one.
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One of these tablets is 2x stronger than a typical electrolyte drink. Take to combat cramp, dizziness, dehydration and fatigue.
Take the 'hydraytion test'. You can do this online. Is a must for professional athletes when they're competing to know exactly their sweat levels and how to stay properly hydrataed.
For maintenance, dissolve one effervescent table in 500ml of water. This product contains 1000mg sodium, is low calorie and will keep your essential electrolytes topped up. Research says we need 3000mg - 5000mg of sodium daily. This varies depending on how much you sweat!