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11 Dangers of a Ketogenic Diet


2. Cramps

When starting any low-carb diet, leg cramps can be common. Although they are not usually severe, they can be annoying and cause the sufferer to have issues falling asleep and can be painful at times. A loss of minerals such as magnesium due to an increase in urination is to blame for the leg cramps experienced. Like we mentioned above, make sure that you are consuming enough sodium and drinking plenty of water and fluids. This will help reduce your chances of experiencing leg cramps. In more severe cases, you can supplement the magnesium that has been lost with supplements.

Another solution is to slightly increase your intake of carbs. Doing so should provide relief. However, it should go without being said that the more carbs you consume, the less effective the keto diet will be.