I lost 24 pounds my first two weeks on the keto diet, but I’m so bloated you can’t tell. What gives?
It sounds like you need to increase your intake of digestive enzymes. Starting the keto diet forces the pancreas to abruptly dial back production of carb-digesting enzymes and amp up output of enzymes that break down fat and protein. But the organ can’t always keep up with the body’s demands as it makes the switch. As a result, partially digested protein and fat molecules can build up in the gut, where bad bacteria feed on them and release bloat-triggering gas.
Fortunately, it’s easy to flush the bloat and reveal your slim belly beneath. The key is eating at least 2 cups of raw green veggies daily. The enzymes and acids in these picks eliminate the undigested food particles in the gut and lessen the pancreas’ workload as it adapts to keto. Many dieters report seeing 95% flatter bellies within 24 hours of filling up on raw veggies!