Video: Why I Don’t Eat Dairy on Keto

Why I Don’t Eat Dairy on Keto #keto #lowcarb

Why my approach to the keto diet is dairy-free and what consuming dairy can do to your body.

It’s no secret that the standard ketogenic diet uses dairy. Cheese, butter, cream, you name it. And, while some people may do really, really good on that, a lot of people don’t. But, they continue to eat it because a) they don’t know that the dairy is causing issues for them, and b) they don’t know that there’s an alternative.

Going dairy-free on your keto diet may be for you if you’re…

  • Having a hard time becoming fat adapted
  • Constantly dealing with eczema, diarrhea, itchy skin, or ear infections
  • Trying to balance an autoimmune condition
  • Stuck at a weight plateau
  • Dealing with inflamed sinuses
  • and more…

I created this video in April for the launch of my keto audiobooks and shared it on YouTube but it was never posted on the blog. The most popular question I get is why my ketogenic diet protocol does not include dairy. So, here’s the video!


  • The benefits of consuming high-quality dairy sources
  • Why eating dairy is bad
  • When we should stop eating dairy
  • Signs you’re allergic or sensitive to dairy
  • How to eat low-carb and dairy-free


Do you practice a dairy-free approach to your ketogenic diet? What steps did you take to go dairy-free? Let’s chat about it in the comments!

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  1. This is completely unrelated to the video (which of course contained very useful information) but I couldn’t help notice your cardigan is the same one that Rashida Jones (character Ann Perkins) wore in season 5 of Parks and Rec! :)

  2. Hi Leanne, I am new to Keto and have so many questions, but my first is. I love butter on my veggies, what can I use to substitute for it? Can you recommend a good substitution and where I can find it?

    • I’m loving Ellyndale Organics butter infused coconut oil right now! Or, if you can tolerate it, ghee is fabulous as well.

        • Some ghees do, but there are brands that are free of both casein and lactose. Fourth and Heart ghee is the only brand I’ve been able to tolerate.

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