Have you recently started the keto diet and noticed that you feel almost as if you've got the flu? Headaches, lethargy, irritability, nausea, mental fogginess, muscle aches, the list goes on. While this can be a concerning experience out of the gate, the “keto flu” is really just a sign that your body is heading in the right direction.
MCTs is the acronym for a unique subclass of saturated dietary fats that contain 6, 8, 10, or 12 carbons in their fatty acid chemical structure. Most of the saturated fat found in a typical Western diet is in the form of long-chain triglycerides (LCTs) which are packaged into micelles in the small intestine and absorbed through the lymphatic system.
The holiday season is upon us and this time of year comes with a ton of social gatherings, visits with friends and family members, holiday office parties and lots of carb-filled foods, desserts and overall temptations to break your ketogenic diet.
When starting a Ketogenic diet, it's important to note that there are three different types, and depending on your lifestyle and preferences, one may be more enjoyable or sustainable to follow.
It’s hard to imagine that a physician recommended diet would be unsafe, but then again, doctors used to demonize fat, and are now actually recommending fat...pretty crazy when you think about it. But yes, the Ketogenic diet is safe, however, there are a few things to keep in mind when starting/being on the Keto Diet.