Changes in eating patterns created by following a calorie-deficient diet or avoiding certain food groups can create imbalances in our body, especially dehydration. That's because the electrolytes that you would normally receive through your food and drink are no longer available and but still need to be replaced. And when the body is low on electrolytes, a crucial component for maintaining proper hydration, the resulting imbalances in fluid levels can steal away your energy and while experiencing fatigue, headaches, muscle cramps, and irregular heartbeat.
What It Means To Be Dehydrated
To be dehydrated is not just a sensation of thirst; it reflects a state where your body's systems are struggling to perform efficiently, emphasizing the importance of adequate fluid intake to keep your body running smoothly and maintain overall health. At its core, dehydration signifies an insufficiency of water and electrolytes, which are vital for maintaining bodily functions like temperature regulation, nutrient transport, and waste elimination.
How To Prevent Dehydration
The body becomes dehydrated when there is an imbalance between fluid intake and fluid loss, disrupting the delicate regulation of water and electrolytes. Dehydration can manifest in various degrees, from mild to severe, and its effects can range from feeling thirsty and having dry mouth to experiencing fatigue, dizziness, and dark urine. Preventing dehydration involves maintaining adequate fluid intake + electrolyte levels while adjusting both during times of physical activity, hot weather, other body detox processes. Additional considerations, like a reduction in diuretics (ex: coffee, tea) during non-fasting times could also be considered.
The Need For Electrolytes When Fasting
During fasting, the body's natural electrolyte balance becomes disrupted, as the usual intake of foods rich in essential minerals like sodium, potassium, and magnesium is significantly reduced. And by pairing more movement and exercise as part of your fasting protocol, you will excrete electrolytes at a higher rate through sweating and heavier breathing. That is why a big factor of any successful fast is keeping the body and our cellular structures hydrated.
Help You Stay More Hydrated
When you sweat during physical activity or in hot weather, you lose not only water but also important electrolytes like sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Electrolytes help regulate body fluid balance, ensuring proper hydration by retaining moisture in the cells and facilitating efficient absorption of water in the body.
Supports Insulin Management
Maintaining adequate electrolyte levels can contribute to better insulin management and overall metabolic health. When electrolyte levels are imbalanced, insulin can't effectively transport glucose into cells for energy or storage, creating blood sugar spikes or crashes. Consistently low insulin levels can also allow for other conditions like Keto Flu to set in.
Deje de causar un problema de insulina
El ayuno intermitente requiere que elimines cualquier cosa que pueda causar una respuesta de insulina durante los tiempos de ayuno, incluidas incluso pequeñas cantidades de azúcar o aditivos en algunas bebidas comerciales con electrolitos.
Working Against Electrolyte Deficiency
Trying to keep your electrolyte levels balanced when practicing intermittent fasting can quickly become unmanageable as the fasting body increases its excretion of electrolytes in an attempt to maintain homeostasis. Combined with a reduction in dietary intake of carbs, this increase in urination can quickly cause a significant depletion of electrolyte levels in the body. This disruption in electrolyte balance then progresses into common fasting-related symptoms like headaches, fatigue, dizziness, and muscle cramps.
A Multi-Mineral Approach
ReMyte® Mineral Solution, formulated by Dr. Carolyn Dean using proprietary technology, stands out as an exceptional oral electrolyte solution. This 8.1 oz liquid concentrate offers a balanced blend of twelve different minerals, uniquely stabilized in picometer size for full cellular absorption. These minerals, functioning as ionic conductors, activate nerve and muscle cells, regulate metabolism, and support overall electrolyte balance in the body
Find Out Your Somatotype
Start building a personal intermittent fasting plan with this short quiz to determine your somatotype and the type of fast that works best for your body: