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Third Day of a Whole 30, too soon to feel Keto flu?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 03, 2013 at 7:49 PM

I started a Whole30 on Saturday (after taking most of the week to wean off of the limited number of carby foods I was eating). Felt fine first day. Sunday I kind of had weak and shaky symptoms, but they went away when I ate some squash with salt added to it (trick I picked up from reddit's r/keto board). Today, I am feeling weak, shaky, having difficulty concentrating, all the "flu" symptoms, but it feels like it's hitting early. I've been eating when I feel hungry, using nuts and seeds as a snack, with dried figs as a little natural sugar source. Is it normal to start going into ketosis after such a short time? Is it more likely something else?

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on July 31, 2013
at 08:20 PM

*Peas are just fine on Whole30 "We’re fine with green beans, sugar snap peas and snow peas. While they’re technically a legume, these are far more “pod” than “bean,” and green plant matter is generally good for you." http://whole9life.com/2012/08/the-whole30-program/

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on June 03, 2013
at 08:49 PM

nope, day 3 sound about right. day 4 is usually bad too. day 5 starts getting better.

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on June 03, 2013
at 08:37 PM

I'd suggest getting some potassium, if you haven't already. Your electrolytes might be off.

Edit to add: bananas and sweet potoatoes are totally whole-30 compatible ;)

As for answering the question, which I apparently find impossible to do if my most recent 'answers' are any indication, I think this is a pretty normal day time frame, since your body had to run through previous day's SAD/carb stores. My gf went through this period starting day 2 and it lasted until day 5, but then she felt amazing.

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on June 18, 2013
at 05:58 AM

Oh yeah. I felt the effects after a day or two and it was bad. Lots of dizziness, light headed, and brain fog.

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on June 18, 2013
at 08:38 AM

Yes, 3 days is about right. Number of days depends on how full of liver glycogen your body was before you started, and how low carb you're currently going on the diet (as well as any possible exercise you've done to use up glycogen).

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on July 31, 2013
at 07:25 PM

Peas are not allowed on the Whole30...

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on July 26, 2013
at 02:31 PM

According to the Whole30 folks, the worse you feel the first several days is an indicator of how poorly you were eating/have been eating long term. Scale back sugary snacks (dates are mega high in sugar), and try dark blue berries instead (still a satisfying sugar, but much lower).

I've been using dehydrated veggies as a snack. "JustPeas" brand is really crispy and satisfying, and it's only dried peas (no additional ingredients!).

Eat more, dark green leafy vegetables and good fats.

E7f15b5e573fd65667ea795d7126993b

on July 31, 2013
at 08:20 PM

*Peas are just fine on Whole30 "We’re fine with green beans, sugar snap peas and snow peas. While they’re technically a legume, these are far more “pod” than “bean,” and green plant matter is generally good for you." http://whole9life.com/2012/08/the-whole30-program/

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