I was visiting my in-laws during the second week of my keto diet. They was having a barbecue and did really well with my eating. Avoided the carbs such macaroni and cheese, Cole slaw, potato chips, bake beans, and many other favorite BBQ side dishes.
I went all in on the MEAT!!!! I was hearing Ving Rames doing an Arby’s commericial “WE HAVE THE MEAT”
I ate bunch of ribs, chicken, pork, and hamburger. Did really good by avoiding the sugary sauces and just used mayo and mustard.
Overall I got to nearly 3,000 calories that day.
But I wasn’t 100% keto compliant because I had 1 Light beer and shot of vodka.
Later on the night my body was hurting!
I was starting to get extremely light headed and week. It felt like I was having a hang over due to excessive drinking, but I didn’t.
I concluded that this little amount of alcohol and all that protein gave me the Keto Flu.
Instead of getting my usual hangover relief “Dr Pepper” I found Powerade ZERO. I remembered that Keto will drain your electrolytes. I need to add back that potassium, sodium, and minerals back into my body.
Powerade Zero is sugar free and nearly zero carbs. Purchased the grape flavor and salty peanuts. Immediately, I felt better!
The following day I visited Walmart to stock up on Powerade.
Standing in the front of the drink aisle I started to look at the ingredients. That’s when it dawned on me.
I can get these ingredients and put it together myself.
During my research I recalled that Potassium was the important ingredient. Lot of the pill form of potassium only has 99 MG which amounts to less than 3% of daily requirements. Not sure why that is the upper limit for Potassium.
So I went to the spice aisle looking for Himalayan salt that is known to have vital minerals and stumbled upon LITE Salt.
Looking at the label it was 50% salt and potassium . A 1/4 of teaspoon equals to over 25% of potassium requirement.
And it was only $2!!!!
Came up with my own KetoAide Recipe
- Pink Himalayan Salt
- Lite Salt
- Lemon Juice
- Mineral Water
- Magnesium Citrate (in the health Aisle next to Pepto Bismal)
- Apple Cider Vinegar (optional)
Every morning I mix this in a small water bottle. This is mix is highly concentrated because I fill my normal water bottle and add a couple of ounces of my ketoAide drink.
Shake the drink and sip it throughout the day.
Now I purposely removed the amount to put in. This is because you need to portion the amount that you are comfortable with. I like mine more salty because I end up diluting it when I mix it with regular water.
This was the magic potion to get me thru my keto diet.
I drink this every day and it’s like liquid gold.
Hope this helps relieve your Keto Flu, Let me know what you think in the comments.
Also published on Medium.
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