Trouble with Keto?

Why do I start to have leg cramps on keto?

When you’re in keto adaptation, your body requires more potassium and magnesium, especially if you’re just coming off of a high-carb diet which probably has already depleted these two minerals.

When you add intermittent fasting, you can become deficient in these minerals. This is why it’s recommended that you either take potassium and magnesium in an electrolyte powder, or get more from your diet.

Leafy greens contain an abundance! The recommended amount is 7 to 10 cups per day. If this amount bloats you, cut back and then gradually increase.

It’s also recommended that you consume half-raw, half-cooked vegetables by steaming or stir-frying them to counter bloating. Make sure you consume the water they were steamed in, to get the most nutrients.

If you’re eating enough leafy greens but still getting leg cramps, it means your salt level is too high. Simply cut back on your salt to make your cramps go away. If you’re not consuming enough greens but you get lots of salt, simply increase your greens. Use Himalayan sea salt, not regular table salt.

Lastly, it could be that your blood pH is off. Add apple cider vinegar to your water.

Last updated: Mar 27, 2023 23:29 PM