Over the years, I’ve talked to a lot of women about their keto experiences and helped them troubleshoot their keto problems to find what works best for them. Recently, a new keto side effect has been making a buzz on the internet: keto crotch. Making changes to your diet can cause a noticeable change in body odor, but can going keto really affect your vaginal health, and is keto crotch really something you should be concerned about?
I know what you’re thinking: mushrooms? Really, Leanne? Yes, really. I get asked all the time about how I incorporate the superfood power of mushrooms into my ketogenic practice — whether it’s Chaga, Lion’s Mane, Cordyceps, or Reishi, supplementing with mushrooms has become one of my favorite ways to give my Rocket Fuel Lattes even more of a boost. In fact, mushroom coffee is what helped me finally kick my caffeine habit!
Finding a work/life balance has been an ongoing challenge for me; even when I don’t have a heavy workload, I love to schedule every minute of my day to be SUPER productive. But lately, I’m learning that being productive isn’t making me happy… and I’m over it!
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.
The idea of consuming a diet of mostly fat after so many years of eating low fat can be a bit terrifying, right? I mean, the dogma of fat fear is drilled into us: from doctors to food labels, magazines, and health resources everywhere. Fat is bad! So how can keto be good?!
One thing I love about keto is how easy it is to adapt to fit an individual’s needs. Whether you’re doing keto for weight loss, overall health benefits, or specific goals like fertility, there are tons of adjustments you can make to really find what works best in your body.
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…
When I first started working on my relationship with my body, the whole concept of “just love yourself!” was WAY intimidating and not accessible to me. I want women to feel okay with not feeling okay, and encouraged to take that first step, wherever you are.
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?
I get emails and Instagram messages almost daily asking how to find a good keto doctor, and while I don’t have connections in every city, I thought it would be great to interview a keto doctor that I love and respect and get some answers from a healthcare provider’s perspective.