Like any significant change to your diet, when starting a ketogenic diet, it is normal to experience one or more side effects as the body adapts to a new way of eating.
When going on a ketogenic diet, the body has to switch its fuel source from the glucose in carbohydrate to using its own fat stores, and this can lead to experiencing some of the following side effects:
- Loss of salts
- Changes in bowel habits
- Leg cramps
- Bad breath
- Loss of energy
Usually these side effects are temporary and can usually be remedied.