Thin and Healthy on Keto

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Can you be thin and healthy on a ketogenic diet? What I have to do to maintain my goal weight, the rules I live by, and what I can’t even handle hearing anymore in the ketogenic diet space.

Hello fabulous you! In 2017, I’ll be adding more vlog-style videos like this one into the video rotation on the blog. You guys have ask for a more candid-style video, so I’m doing it!

The videos will highlight the struggles and daily hustle of a ketogenic woman (me!)… starting with today’s highly controversial topic. Some of you will love this, some of you will dislike it, and that’s okay. I know that, had I heard these words a couple of years ago, it would have saved me a lot of heartache and self-loathing.

Can you be HEALTHY and THIN at the same time?

How do you LOVE your body, while also achieving your body goals?

What I have to say to people that think I’m fat…

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  • How I feel about negative comments toward my body
  • The positive behaviors behind health
  • What an extra 20 pounds says about you, your body, and your health


How do you view the thin vs. healthy conversation? Do you have people in your life that support your view? Let’s chat about it in the comments!

Struggling to lose weight


  1. Love love this!!! Constant struggle. I’m enjoy these short videos! Keep it up!

  2. Hi,

    I love your blog on youtube. After watching a few videos I tried keto for 4 weeks and had to stop it because of elevated resting heartbeat and unbearable anxiety. I would like to go back on keto. Do you have any thoughts why I was experiencing those issues? I was taking plenty of salt and magnesium as a supplement.

    Thank you in advance.


  3. I agree with everything you said. It is hurtful the way that society puts an expectation on anyone to look a certain way. I feel the same way about the often referenced BMI. I was anorexic as a girl, then again as a young woman, and will always be recovering. Therefore, I have to be very careful of how I handle a WOE like Ketogenic or any other.
    A lot of what you say has resonated loud and clear with me. I will totally obsess if I try to count macros, use a counting app, or try to be thin and healthy. I am actively working to change my mindset to just being healthy. I only allow myself to weigh two times a month and at my request, my husband is the keeper of the scale, which helps me stick to that plan.
    Thank you for your blog and all you do. You make the most sense of any of the keto bloggers out there and I appreciate that. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

    • I agree, it’s so hurtful. Good for you for making such great progress! Ditching the scale was a huge help for me, too. Thanks for your kind words, Kathy! I really appreciate your support. Happy Holidays to you, too!

  4. Yes, everything you said, YES. I love you and the gal behind Coconuts and Kettlebells for the way you are both so transparent about this topic. I think sometimes nutrition and exercise experts aren’t very open about what it takes to have a six pack, to lose “those extra five pounds” and what not. I love how you shed some light on the obsessive, unhealthy behaviors that can surround physical goals and how that can cause us to miss out on all the beautiful moments because we’re fixated on a goal that we likely will not be that happy about once we reach it; that totally resonates with me. I’m really sorry you received that comment, and I so admire you for the way you received it. Keep shining your light, sister!

    • I agree, I think that talking about these types of issues is the first step to changing things, so it makes me really happy that there a lot more bloggers standing up and speaking out now. And I’m grateful to be able to add to the conversation a little bit ;) Thank you so much, Britta– I sure will!

  5. Wow. Thank you! I am sending a link to all my readers so they hear this. You are fabulous. Thank you for doing all that you do!

  6. Awe! Where is that dirt bag that left you that comment? I want to poke him in the eye! Thanks Leanna for your encouragment! You are so right you don’t have to be thin to be healthy!

  7. YES, YES, YES, Thanks again Leanne! Keto is the only diet that has me thinking of my health more than my weight. You’re Beautiful and so glad you shared this. I’m in my early 40’s and have come to understand that my body will never be in the 120’s again and i’m ok with that. Just now focusing on what makes me feel Happy + Healthy. Boo to that man for posting negativity, not sure why people waste their time doing that. Love your Inspiration….

    • I’m so glad keto has helped you shift your focus. Happy and healthy is what’s all about! Thank you for your kind words and support, Heather <3

  8. Leanne, your messages are always “bang on”!! I can completely relate to this one, and know so many people who are still stuck in the never-ending pursuit of the “perfect” body- equating that to perfect health. Keep preachin’ the truth, and shutting down the igrnorance of the haters!

    • Ah yes, and pursuing “perfection” is just so exhausting! Thanks so much Pam– I’ll keep it up for sure ;)

  9. I absolutely adore you. Even though keto didn’t work for me and my body I still continue to follow you because I learn so much! Keep rockin’ on, Leanne–you are awesome!