When I first started keto, I needed a way to know if I was doing it “right” — since I had never been aware of exactly what ketosis felt like in my body before, I wasn’t able to recognize the signs. Tracking my macros and getting to know which foods were more carb dense helped me better grasp what to eat to feel my best on keto, but I knew there had to be more to keto than macro tracking with MyFitnessPal and figuring out the difference between total carbs and net carbs.
We rely on hormones as little messengers that carry signals for various functions within the body. Keto can help to balance your hormones so that your body can better understand when to store body fat, or when to trigger a stress response after an injury to help with healing. Keeping your hormones balanced is essential…
As more people try keto and advocate for packaged options without processed sugary junk ingredients, there are bound to be companies who try to capitalize on the opportunity to jump aboard the keto train. So how can we tell the real keto packaged goods from the “keto” frankenfoods loaded with fillers and preservatives?
Chances are, if you’ve ever followed a diet, you’ve also heard about cheat meals, or cheat days. Framing eating higher carb food as “cheating” has brought me a lot of shame in the past, which triggered a lot of restrictive behaviors around food, so I stay away from that word for the most part. But I know many people who use the term, and I thought maybe it deserved a bigger conversation.
Doing all the “right” keto things, but you’re still struggling? Maybe your cycle is changing, or classic keto isn’t cutting it when it comes to managing those pesky menopause symptoms, and you’re ready to pull your hair out THIS INSTANT?! Take a breath, and hear me when I say: you’re not alone, in fact, many women can’t do the classic ketogenic approach. So what should we do instead?
Eating keto is more than just finding keto food that will fit the classic keto macros, it’s about finding food that makes you feel good and nourishes your body. When your body feels nourished and supported with high quality whole foods, it’s more likely to promote healing so that you can feel your best on keto.