Fluid Retention on the Ketogenic Diet?


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In this video, Dr. Berg talks about water retention weight gain on the ketogenic diet. Water retention is an excessive buildup of fluid in the circulatory system. Several causes of water retention includes, low B1, low potassium, fiber, high salt and consuming too much carbs. You are not going to gain actual fat on keto (Ketogenic Diet), it is mainly water weight.

Possible Cause of Water Retention:
• Low in Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) – Vitamin B1 deficiencies will create fluid retention and edema in the ankles. Add nutritional yeast in your diet.
• Low Potassium – By not consuming enough vegetables. But if you are consuming a lot of vegetables and still have fluid retention, it’s because you can’t digest all the fiber and that it is too much for the microorganism that you have. Potassium source must be from the leafy greens and it is needed to push out the fluids.
Two Types of Fiber: Soluble and Insoluble – Both will retain fluid in water.
• Fiber – It is a hidden source of fluid retention. It retains fluid and the body will demand fluid to bulk up to make the stool form and go through the system.
• High Salt
• Carbs Too High – Consuming too many carbs because carbohydrates retain fluid.

So you find you’re getting water retention weight gain on keto (ketogenic diet)? This video is for you. There’s several scenarios, it could be that you’re low in vitamin B1. Vitamin B1 deficiencies will create fluid retention and edema in your ankles actually like little hold waters so you just need more nutritional yeast. Next one is low potassium. This is interesting because if you’re not consuming enough vegetables, you’re not going to get enough potassium. But if you’re consuming a lot of vegetables and you’re getting water retention, it could be you can’t digest all that fiber. It’s too much for the microorganism that you have and there’s two types of fiber, soluble and insoluble. And both of these types will retain fluid and water. And this is why sometimes when you eat a salad you’re thirsty. I mean it’s kind of weird, there’s not a lot of salt in salad but you consume the salad and also now you have to drink a lot of water. Why is that? Because the fiber retains fluid and your body will get thirsty because it’s demanding that fluid to then bulk up to make the stool form and go through the system. Fiber is a hidden source of fluid retention and let’s say you don’t have enough microbes to digest this fiber and you get constipated. In fact that can even increase your weight by 3, 4 and 5 pounds but it’s just water weight. It’s just water it’s not fat. So if you get bloated or constipated after introducing all this vegetables, then you need to cut it back because you’re not ready to digest all those vegetables so cut it back to a small amount and start consuming that for a while and slowly build up so you can actually gain water retention by doing a low potassium diet, by not consuming enough vegetables or by consuming too many vegetables.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 52 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.

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