For the last few weeks I've been having muscle spasms and "pins and needles" feelings throughout my body, but especially legs/feet and arms.
I know these symptoms from the past and took corrective action- increase Vitamin D (since I'm normally deficient in that and COVID hasn't helped), increasing magnesium and potassium.
Those helped a tiny but bit what really made a huge difference this weekend is having a ton of salt. And by ton, I mean several teaspoons worth of salt.
Sodium is probably the mineral that I ignore most, usually just adding a small bit but it's ultimately needed as a transport for muscles and nerve function. When on keto, I my body doesn't hold onto sodium a lot, so I need to supplement a great deal. I even filled a little shot glass with about a teaspoon of large grain pink salt that I'd grab a few grains every so often and ate that over the weekend.
Far fewer symptoms now.
A good reminder that keto, for me, requires diligence.
may I ask you why are you on a keto diet ?
Isn't it a bit too extreme ?
Too extreme for what?
I have the opposite problem
I was diagnosed with a bit of water retention and the salt in my diet was curtailed
for unrelated health conditions I have to monitor my kidneys and I have a clear indication to not underdo with carbs, because of that
So your experience sounded as unusual to me
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