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How Do I Replace Electrolytes Without Breaking My Fast?

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Why do some people feel energized during a fast while others feel weak and tired? There are a few potential reasons, but one of the most likely suspects is electrolytes.

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The primary electrolytes include sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, and magnesium. They are so important for your cells, nerves, and muscles that you’ll feel lousy if you don’t get enough.

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When you fast, you keep your caloric intake low (many experts say 0 to 50 calories per day), so your body will deplete its store of glycogen (carbohydrates) and enter ketosis where it burns fat instead of sugar.

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Ketosis can reduce inflammation, lower cholesterol, help balance blood sugar, and even improve mental clarity.

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Ingesting too many calories during a fast will disrupt ketosis so you miss out on the benefits. Even the sweet taste of artificial and zero-calorie sweeteners can trigger higher blood sugar and kick you out of ketosis.

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You need to replenish your body’s electrolytes, even if you are fasting, but you usually get your electrolytes from food. So how do you give your body electrolytes without fast-breaking calories?

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Re-Lyte is the zero or low calorie hero that can rescue you from a miserable fast. It’s a blend of perfectly balanced electrolytes that you can take in a capsule or add to your water, coffee, tea, or other fasting-friendly beverages.

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Zero Calorie Electrolyte options:


Other Re-Lyte varieties have only 5 to 10 calories per serving, depending on which variety you choose.

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There are other electrolyte options, but they may not have all (or enough of) the electrolytes you need. Re-Lyte has a research-backed ratio of electrolytes from natural sources.

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Redmond Re-Lyte refuels electrolytes better than traditional sports drinks and it lives up to Redmond Life (and your) standards: Simple, Clean, Real. Its zero and low-calorie options are the best answer to the age-old electrolyte dilemma so many fasters face.

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