Updated: Aug 6, 2018
As our body enters ketosis and starts using protein and fats for energy instead of carbs, our pancreas does not need to produce as much insulin. Insulin makes the kidney retain water. So as insulin levels drop, the kidneys release fluid. This phenomena can lead to excess urination which causes dehydration. Symptoms of dehydration include but are not limited to headaches, dizziness, cramps, and a lack of energy. That is why it is important to drink a minimum of 64 ounces of water a day. Apart from executing this advice a cleaver life hack you could take away from this article is to drink a glass of water next time you feel hungry. Industry experts recommend to do so before you eat because often times the body thinks it is hungry when in fact it is thirsty. So rather than automatically assuming you are hungry, slow down and drink a glass of water. Remember it is easy to get thirst and hunger confused. And even if you are still hungry after drinking the glass of water, you will likely eat less. Adequate hydration is imperative therefore all members of the Mindful Living Network have their hydration levels tested weekly as part of their Body Composition Analysis.