When you’re starting the ketogenic diet, a few things can happen:
First, you may experience a “whoosh.” In the weight loss world, a “whoosh” is a sudden drop of at least a few pounds.
Many (though not all!) new keto-ers experience rapid weight loss initially. Some of that weight may be fat, but some of it may also be the water that your body is holding on to as you reduce your carb intake.
Second, you may begin to experience symptoms of the keto flu. When your body flushes out retained water, many crucial electrolytes are flushed with it. When your body’s electrolytes are out of balance, you may begin to experience headaches, fatigue, and insomnia.
One of the best-known fixes of the keto flu is replenishing your electrolytes. Which is where exogenous ketones or BHB come in.
You could drink a scoop of BHB with water, add it to your coffee, or blend it into your smoothie. But you can also get creative with your BHB and try things like this awesome BHB jello recipe!
What is BHB?The star ingredient in this recipe is Keto BHB. BHB stands for beta-hydroxybutyrate, also known as exogenous ketones.
One of the most popular supplements for ketogenic dieters, this supplement can help you reach ketosis more quickly and help you recover after a carb slip-up.
The reason BHB can help so much with the keto flu is that it’s a potent electrolyte. With a high concentration of calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium, just a couple scoops of BHB per day can replenish nearly half of your recommended daily intake of most of these minerals.
The Top 5 Benefits of BHB
Besides acting as a potent electrolyte, BHB has a few other benefits appreciated by those following the ketogenic diet. It can help:
- Curb cravings and suppress your appetite
- Prevent or minimize “keto flu” symptoms
- Rehydrate your body
- Enhance ketosis
- Provide an energy boost without the carb crash
- 2 scoops Keto BHB
- 3 tablespoons gelatin
- 4 cups water, divided
- In a medium saucepan, boil 2 cups of the water.
- In a separate bowl, add 2 cups of cold water, Keto BHB, and gelatin. Stir until mixed. It’s okay if the gelatin isn’t completely dissolved in this step.
- Once water has boiled, pour into cold mixture and stir for 60 seconds. Make sure all the gelatin is now dissolved.
- Divide evenly among 6 containers and allow to set up in the fridge. Setting time is approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour.
- You can top your jello with fresh strawberries and home-made, sugar-free whipped cream to make it an even more decadent treat!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 6