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Ketogenic Diet and Sleeping Problems

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Ketogenic Diet and Sleeping Problems

Ketogenic Diet and Insomnia Many low-carb and ketogenic dieters often find sleep to be an issue once they eliminate carbohydrates. Insomnia is a common side effect of the diet but doesn’t have to stop you from following the diet. One of the reasons for insomnia on keto is from the lack of the amino acid L-tryptophan getting into the brain because of the reduction of carbohydrates. Tryptophan is the precursor of serotonin, serotonin converts to melatonin the sleep hormone. Some people find that taking take some 5HTP, which is a precursor for serotonin to help in this regard. Very low...

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Are Ketostix accurate for a ketogenic diet

Are Ketostix accurate Are Ketostix useful measuring ketones measuring ketosis using ketostix

Are Ketostix useful - Should you use Ketostix to Measure Ketosis. Are they telling you what you want to know or just half the story? Seeing purple on the Ketostix doesn't also mean what you think it means. They measure excess ketones and only measure one of two major ketones and thus are unreliable for measuring whether you are in ketosis or not. You cannot use them to titrate your carbs. Factors affecting color/readings on the Ketostix: Dilution - drink more water, the Ketostix level changes and if you drink enough it will read negative...false negative result Excess ketones -...

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What is the right type of potassium for a ketogenic diet

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Potassium Chloride vs Potassium Citrate for the ketogenic diet Did you know that an electrolyte imbalance is common when eating keto? In addition to sodium (which seems to be the most important mineral to take when on a ketogenic diet)  Potassium is a mineral needed by the body which often runs low on a keto diet. According to WebMD, symptoms of low potassium include: Weakness, tiredness, and cramping in arm or leg muscles, sometimes severe enough to cause inability to move arms or legs due to weakness (much like a paralysis) Tingling or numbness Nausea or vomiting Abdominal cramping, bloating...

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How to relieve constipation on a Ketogenic Diet

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A ketogenic diet which comprises of mainly protein and fat tends to be low in vegetables and little to no fruit. Because of this, many low carb and keto dieters find themselves constipated more often than not. Below are some tips and useful items to include on a ketogenic diet to keep the pipes moving so to say :) Flax meal -  one of the best fiber sources also has healthy Omega 3 fatty acids.   Optimum Nutrition - Fitness Fiber (white powder NO taste very simple and can add to anything) - Fiber Blend (Polydextrose, Digestion Resistant Maltodextrin, Inulin, Partially Hydrolyzed...

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PSMF - Protein Sparing Modified Fast | Lyle McDonald Rapid Fat Loss

PSMF - Protein Sparing Modified Fast  PSMF stands for Protein Sparing Modified Fast. A PSMF is a temporary diet to kick-start rapid weight loss in people who are already severely obese or for people that are very lean, in-shape and need to lose those last few pounds be it stubborn body fat or just the last few pounds when trying to reach their goal weight. A PSMF is often used the last few weeks before a photo shoot, vacation (hitting the beach), fitness shows, etc or to break a stall. A PSMF should NOT be considered a long term solution...

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