Keto for women is different: we have different hormone cycles, different environmental stressors, and different needs for our low carb experience. Acknowledging that women’s health differs from men’s health, especially when it comes to intermittent fasting and other ketogenic practices, is the first step — but what about some actionable steps to take your experience as a low carb keto lady to the next level?
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.
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?
How fasting and keto work together, the benefits and downsides to fasting, how fatty coffees affect a fast, how fasting helps with excess weight loss, and so much more. A healthy ketogenic practice should be about finding what works for you and making adjustments as you go along. If you find yourself less hungry, and…
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.
I get so many questions about fasting: what fasting is, how to fast, whether or not fasting is right for [insert medical condition here] — you get the idea! What I want keto people to know about fasting is that, just like almost everything else health related, there’s no one size fits all approach.