I started keto about 4 months ago. I immediately realized I needed salt and electrolytes to beat fatigue. I was taking probably 4-5 grams of salt per day in tablets, water, bone broth, etc. It worked, and I was able to finally do a full workout without feeling exhausted a few weeks ago. (I also probably got better adapted.)
The problem: My signs of dehydration (very dry lips, fatigue) seemed to disappear, so I cut back a little on the salt (it’s kind of a pain to take tablets all day). I got very very tired that day and could barely make it through the afternoon without a nap (same symptom as before keto when I thought I was hypoglycemic).
I don’t know if this is salt or hypoglycemia. It seems like the only time I hear old timers talk about salt is when fasting. It also seems like they don’t have the enormous volume of pee (sorry to be crude) that I was producing.
What happens with salt after you’re adapted? Do you still produce a lot of pee? Do you still need 4-7 grams/day? I’m talking strictly keto now – not fasting. Thanks so much!