If you consume lots of caffeine while you’re in ketosis you may have experienced making a bunch of trips to the restroom. Those two diuretics working together can make for a rough experience.
Caffeine as a diuretic, and especially while in ketosis, you’re losing lots of sodium. If you don’t replace the lost sodium and maintain its level, you’re probably going to have an unpleasant experience.
Ketosis & Caffeine
If you’re a coffee drinker you know how often you’re heading to the bathroom after drinking a few cups. Caffeine is a natural diuretic and it flushes water out of your body causing the frequent urination trips. Ketosis acts the same way.
In ketosis on a low-carb diet when the body flushes water out of the system the kidneys
You’re probably like me and heard of ketosis, the Adkins® diet and making your fat burn but didn’t understand really what it was. Up to a few months ago I had only a cursory understanding of the low-carb approach. Many years ago I actually thought I was doing the Adkins® diet and gave up carbs for meat. I failed on the diet because one, I was eating way to much protein and two, the Adkin’s flu, also known as Keto Flu or Ketogenic Flu made me feel like crud and I decided it wasn’t worth it.
During 2013 to 2015 I started to gain weight and worse perhaps was I bonked on the bike in each of my Ironman triathlons. Bonking means that my glucose (sugar) stores in my blood dropped so low my brain was worried it wouldn’t have what it needed and said, “You’re done racing hard. I’m shutting you down to a snail’s pace.” I didn’t know it at the time that that’s what was actually happening.