Keto for women is just different. As a female, we have to tinker the keto diet a little more than our male keto-ers do. For example, during shark week I can’t eat meat or I’ll end up on the couch in agony, with a heating pad, wanting to tear my ovaries out. So, I have to opt for things that are more easily digestible to my puffy, unhappy insides.
For one week every month we have brain-consuming cravings, we weigh more, have a hard time digesting, we get headaches and cramps and dammit we just want a blanket, some chocolate and a tub of icecream. end </stereotype>
OK, but you get it. We also have other things to think about, like vaginas and boobies. For these two special things, we need to make some alterations too. You can’t just cut out some things.
How to make keto for women easier and less grouchy
Here are some tips I’ve cooked up over the past year that I’ve been told have been really helpful. I’d love for you to share your pointers in the comments as well.
- Eat yogurt. The diet says no, but I SAY YES. Men don’t need to care about the Lactobacillus acidophilus in yogurt, but a good healthy vagina does! Dannon makes a Light & Fit “Diabetic Friendly” vanilla yogurt that’s only 3 carbs per cup, but I opt for the carbier Fage 5% greek yogurt at 7g because it doesn’t have anything artificial added, and it has fat in it.
- Take cranberry supplements. Additionally, some of us can benefit from cranberry to ward away pesky urinary tract infections if we ever plan on forgetting to pee after sex again. I take a cranberry supplement every day, and accept the couple carbs that come with it.
- Prepare for the lady in red. When the red devil is in town and you “need” sweets, opt for a handful of dark chocolate chips. The gourmet ones, real dark chocolate ones have the least carbs. The Milk Chocolate Almond Bars from Melaleuca only have 7 carbs for the entire bar, 9 for the DHA-enhanced dark chocolate ones which is also awesome.
- Remember that meats take more to digest. If you’re like me, even taking digestive enzymes don’t help when it’s that time of the month. I stick to broth, fat bombs, veggies, and berries. Digesting meats when you’re all puffed up inside can hurt like hell. If it doesn’t, then… lucky you! …keep on keepin’ on.
- Don’t weigh yourself during your period. Duh. Your period may get longer and/or come early for a little while but then regulates itself magically!
- Chill on the cheese and peanut butter. Some people don’t lose weight while eating these two items and so many women I know on keto think that you get a free pass on peanut butter (definitely not) and cheese (close, but no cigar). You should only have 4oz of cheese per day, and peanut butter isn’t exactly carb free! I do like Teddie Flax Peanut Butter though, which has a good net carb ratio.
- Watch your estrogen. Some women’s doctors will tell them that their estrogen has dropped. The popular belief is that we’re so used to ingesting estrogen-inducing hormones through processed soy, that suddenly we’re deficient. Your body should technically fix this deficiency on its own, but I like to drink Vega (whole food shake, no soy, gluten, fake sugar, etc.) with almond milk (water is not so tasty) once in a while which has ingredients that help balance hormones. And it only has 7 net carbs. 22 total with 15 grams of fiber!
- Keep tabs on calories. On keto, sometimes you don’t realize that you’re not getting enough calories! I feel like women don’t gorge ourselves on bacon all day like the dudes do, and we hurt our metabolisms by not eating enough!
- Easy on the proteins too. Women burn less protein when exercising and at rest, which means we don’t need to ingest as much as men. Also, if you can’t seem to get into ketosis, reduce your intake of proteins.
- Push-up to keep the boobs up! Weight loss can lead to saggy boobs (in men too!). Try doing pushups every day to keep everything tight up there!
- Take Omega-3! Seriously! You need to have more Omega 3 in your system than Omega-6 (all those fats you are consuming) otherwise all that oil and stuff will do you harm.
- Keep your pH in check. As a lady, our pH levels are especially important. A scientist I talked to who tested my blood after joining keto told me to drink lemon water every day. I LOVE True Lemon packets, which is literally dried lemon juice and nothing else.
And since we get craving way worse than men (shuttup guys, you don’t even know):
- Land O’ Lakes makes a whipped cream that’s sugar-free because it’s made with heavy cream. It has zero carbs and it’s amazing. Cool Whip also makes a heavy cream version that’s super low carb too, even lower than their sugar-free tub.
- Anything that’s “light” or “sugar-free” is usually still full of carbs, sometimes more than the original one.
- If you whisk up heavy cream and peanut butter (I like Teddie Flax PB) you can use less peanut butter to make more and create a creamy delicious mousse we like to call “Peanut Butter delight” around here – add a little stevia if you want!
- Ghee is amazing. I mean, butter is awesome, but ghee is amazing, especially if you throw it on steak.
- Make these keto peanut butter cups. They stay in the freezer so they never go bad and are always on hand for a chocolate craving!
Please share your insights on keto for women in the comments!
A little crass but there’s some useful info.
Thanks! I think? 🙂
You know your stuff that’s a good thing 😉
Need to be careful with the lemon in the water. If you drink it daily you run the risk of wearing down the enamel on your teeth.
On come on …. So fun!
I plan on going keto but will be dairy free due to intolerances. Is raw chocolate (made with stevia) suitable, along with raw fermented coconut or cashew yoghurt? Also – sorry for the hounding of questions – do you recommend women on keto count calories (except during shark week)?
Raw fermented coconut would be fine because coconut has so much fiber, but I believe cashew yoghurt is very high in carbohydrates. I’m not sure on the raw chocolate made with stevia … if there’s a label for it, you can find out that way.
Have you thought about doing paleo instead of keto? Paleo is a lot like keto except without dairy and they’re more lenient on things like oatmeal and honey I believe. Once I hit my goal weight, I plan on switching over.
Personally, I don’t count calories, but I keep track of everything via the MyFitnessPal app on my iPhone and it tells me how many I’ve had. If it’s the end of the day and I still need to eat 500 calories (happens often), I make sure to eat some peanut butter or something. I worry more about the carb count (remember, it’s net carbs, so your carbs minus your fiber). I find that it’s actually really hard to hit 1500 calories a day on this diet, and without any dairy in it you will probably find the same thing. 🙂
One major thing I’ve discovered over time is that you will lose more weight by rotating the number of carbs you eat. For example, if you eat 20 carbs one day, 50 the next, 20 the next, 50 the next, so on and so forth, you’ll lose more than if you ate 20 for a week straight. I hope that helped. Happy to elaborate on anything.
Hi Amanda, thanks for your reply. I have a lot of weight to lose (about 190lbs) and I’ve followed a raw and vegan diet for 7 years that’s been unsuccessful for me due to PCOS. So I want to go aggressive with the low-carb, hence keto minus dairy. The carb rotation is interesting, I haven’t read about that before, why does it help with losing more weight? Doing this would really help as I’m expecting the reduction of vegetables will be my greatest challenge, so at least I could have more every second day!
I’d recommend getting into keto first (takes a few days to a week) of 20 net carbs per day. Once you find that you’ve stopped losing weight, try it then. Many people can have 50-100 carbs and stay in ketosis.
Basically the science is that your metabolism shuts down after a while because you’re not really challenging it, and carb cycling keeps it active. It’s why a lot of people find that they drop a few pounds after a cheat day, they’re reactivating their metabolism. I don’t usually recover well from cheat days though (aka, one slice of pizza leads to a week of pizza), so I don’t do them anymore. 🙂
I’ve done keto induction four different times and this is the first time I did it this way and the results are very different, and I’m losing a ton more weight. I feel a lot better too, more balanced. 🙂
So good to hear you’re going well doing it this way. That’s very interesting as well, and I’ll have a go at it once I get into the swing of things. Thanks so much 🙂
Thank you for all of this amazingly helpful info. I’ve been doing the Keto diet for one month now. I’m using the app called Carb Manager. I’m finding it VERY helpful. I lost 5-6lbs right away, and I’ve been stuck for over 2 wks at this weight. It’s sort of driving me nuts. I’m 50, so I’m wondering if my hormones are playing a part in being stuck. I saw how you wrote to up carbs, then lower carbs. Wondering if you can comment on being “stuck.” Thanks!
Hi, i find it hard to even reach 20g carbs eating spinach and salads, so my question is, what can i eat to UP my carb count thats healthy? thanks
You can ad more varieties of veggies into your mix, plus berries. I typically have berries almost every day in the morning.
Isn’t the guideline to have UP TO 20g net carbs? It’s okay to be under – you shouldn’t eat carbs just to check a box.
Just my two cents, but better stick to the 20-30g a day – or whatever works for you. Not eating enough carbs on a keto diet (under 20g a day) can lead to other issues such as having a hard time to sleep or even hair loss which is countered by upping your carbs intake. Having too little carbs can actually be counterproductive.
Magnesium make help both chocolate cravings and intestinal slow-downs. And you can make your own super low carb chocolate with stevia and coconut butter melted with baking (unsweetened) chocolate.
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Hi I just recently started the keto diet, but find it hard to get my fat in without going over my protein. I am also having trouble reaching my calorie intake and I think its slowed my bowel movements. Any suggestions?
Put Kerri gold butter on your protein and eat more leafy greens to increase your fiber. Water is your best friend. Drink drink drink.
Nice post, I get super hungry during shark week, so I avoid overindulging in carbs by increasing my fats, stops the hunger and bloating from overindulging in carbs. Michelle Keto Cure Me
”The popular belief is that we’re so used to ingesting estrogen-inducing hormones through processed soy, that suddenly we’re deficient.” Soy doesn’t have estrogen in it. It has phytoestrogen. A very different thing.
Common mistake I suppose.
jessunshine Hey, not sure how recent you’d started keto, and hopefully since then your bowel movements have regulated. But it’s not uncommon at all for constipation to occur, it took me about 2 or 3 weeks to be able to poop like normal. For the most part, if you’re a relatively healthy person, it’s just your body adapting to the new foods, and with keto, you’re eater a lot cleaner than before. Also, drinking boat loads of water is necessary. And make sure that your electrolytes are in check, too (magnesium, potassium, sodium, etc.). Magnesium especially helps with the facilitation of bowel movements (but too much can be harmful, and give you a leaky bum). Using butter a/or oil a/or avocados is also a good way to hit your fat intake without overdoing it on the protein.
As an older (69) woman who is well aware of the continuation of the cycles of woman hood well past menopause I appreciate your sharing and comments. I have followed the Adkins diet off and on for about 20 years but really need a kickstart as my weight is up and the dark months are coming with carb cravings that really get me and I feel like I have eaten all the raw veggies and greens I can stand especially since my garden is under snow. What I can buy even at my co-op just doesn’t measure up. I look forward to lots of good recipes to make my foodie heart happy to cook and my body healthier.
i recommmending this to my ladies going on keto. i totally forgot to factor in your lady in red. haha
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Great post as most of the women I have heard from who said low carb/ keto just didn’t work for them were most of the time not eating nearly enough!
I have been on a keto diet for about 12 weeks now. Started as a school experiment but I really like it. I lift 3 to 4 days a week. ( Before lunch or evening before dinner) Steady state cardio 3 to 4 days a week ( am fasted) and HITT, 2 or 3 times a week. (sometimes fasted)
Here is my struggle….the scale….I know I know. IF my body was leaning out, I wouldn’t say a word. My upper body is really looking great but my lower body, butt and hips are the size size they were 12 weeks ago. I have lost a total of 5 to 7 lbs. Depending on the day.
I am trying to be patient but seems like the changes are not coming as I had expected with keto.
My instructor says, stop focusing on calories. Just eat 75/20/5..I have been and fat is not going away.
My goal is 1200 calories and honestly, I push 1300-1400 most days. (In the back of my mind, everyone says, I am not eating enough!).
So, what gives….I’m 45, female, healthy as an ox, 5″1 BUT I am 140!
I do IF with the exception of coffee with heavy cream. 14-16 hours fasting
Do I give up on keto? People are saying I am going to lose lean muscle if I don’t pick up the calories. But at the end of the day, too many calories will increase my butt not decrease it.
Feeling helpless, anyone have feedback to share?
Great to see you are starting Keto! I have been on it for over 1 year (with ups and downs of course!) and also try to exercise quite a bit. As a tip – you will need carbs to work out or you will crash. I usually take about 1/2 a banana before a workout (1/2 hour beforehand) and it helps me get through the workout. Also, as a 5’4″ 120lb female, I usually clock in around 1600 calories so I think I think that your calorie count is a little on the low side. Try to remember that keto is tricking your body into thinking that it is starving so it uses the ketone bodies as fuel. If you are actually lowering your caloric intake AND on keto, you could really be starving your body and it is doing everything it can to hang on to the calories it does have.
Read up on what happens to people who do excessive weight loss and what happens when they start to eat normal again.
Again, good luck. Keep up the keto!
Your age is a factor here too. Hormones start or have started messing with you. It makes the weight struggle even more difficult. It’s normal (although very annoying) to have a shift in your weight during peri menopause (the decade before menopause).
I hate to say this, but you should try giving up the cream in the coffee. 50 calories “breaks” your fast, so you not technically doing the IF. I am in the same boat (except I’m older than you and weigh lots more!). I’m doing the IF and finally starting losing weight when I gave up the morning cream!
Great article, I’d replace the peanut butter with Almond butter. You will still satisfy that craving without the carbs.
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Instead of cranberry anything try d mannose for urinary tract health. Totally diabetic safe and 100% keto. Don’t do yogurt…get vaginal health probiotics and you’ll be golden. I was doing this prior to switching to keto, so I didn’t even notice my Eve’s curse time changing. It was actually easier than it was before I was on keto.
Anyone experiencing vaginal dryness? I’m totally in the mood, but it’s like a desert down there! What gives?
I drink 60-90 ounces of water every day..
It could simply be that you need some lube – I love coconut oil! Absorbs nicely, tastes good (tmi!), and won’t mess with your bacteria/yeast balance. Perfection!
Water intake want help. Have your hormones checked You may need to balance your estrogen, progesterone and testosterone
I have read that men should stay away from beer…okay, I get it. What about wine? I do enjoy a glass or two of sauvignon blanc after work. Am I just drinking sugar and negating my initiative with the new way of eating?
I make up batches of little tupperware pots of sugar free jelly, small handful of frozen unsweeted berries and topping of plain full fat Greek yogurt and tiny amount of grated very dark chocolate for daily evening desserts. I believed it was helping me lose weight, which averages 1 pound a month on keto 900 – 1,000 daily cals (hey don’t shriek that’s not eating enough! I am a lady age 64, height 4ft 9, about 30 pounds overweight, no thyroid function and full on metabolic syndrome. I gain weight if I eat more or enjoy a rare carby treat with friends and family ! Is sugar free jelly (Hartley’s?) ok on a keto diet or do the sweeteners halt ketosis?
fatcat2u Wine has less sugar (usually 5 ish carbs per glass) however, alcohol can kick you out of ketosis, as it’s processed in your body first before fat, just like carbs. So most people find that alcohol stalls them (I do also).
Try eliminating dairy you might see some changes.
Crass?! This is absolute brilliance. Straight talk gets you straight results. Thanks for sharing your experience and keep up the great work!
Started Keto about Feb 23rd 2017 I’ve lost 6-7 pounds, feel great most days. I have been off and on logging my food. (but I really should) When I don’t I think I’m probably not eating all my calories 1200 a day. I’d like to lose another 10-15 pounds. I like the info above!! I had a horrible period last month and haven’t had one like since I was a teenager. I’m 44 and have gone up and down with my weight over the years but all the fringe benefits of the Keto diet intrigued me so I started. I’m nervous about stopping Keto because I don’t what to gain all the weight back. But don’t know if I’m getting enough nutrition from the reduced calories and the high fat.
Are there any long term concerns with staying on a Keto Diet, just not used to eating all the healthy fats. lol We have cholesterol issues in my family and will find out in April how mine is doing on this diet.
There have been a few days that I felt really exhausted (in my body but my mind really sharp and clear) Wondering if that’s due to fewer calories?
Laura I just had to reply to your post because I’ve never visited this site until today and happened to read these comments. I’m also 44 and also started keto around Feb 23rd and also have lost 6-7 pounds so far (6.5) and also want to lose 10 more and, ha ha, this is starting to sound silly, I also was just researching about staying on keto long term and am also concerned about not getting enough nutrients. Anyway, I hope someone replies about that concern but mostly I couldn’t help leaving a reply to someone who could very well be my doppelganger:)
I’m not comfortable offering medical advice, but what I can tell you is that I personally saw my bad cholesterol levels drop (triglycerides in particular dropped in half), and my good levels raise after a strict 6 months on keto a couple years ago. I was extra strict for that test actually because I wanted to see how it would effect my levels. On that note, I am in my early thirties and healthy as-is, so I don’t want to offer medical advice especially if you have a history of high cholesterol in your family. From what I’ve read, sugar is more of a culprit than fat, in a lot of heart issues. When you’re on a ketogenic diet, the fat you’re consuming is burned for fuel, whereas when you’re on a carbohydrate-based diet, its not burned efficiently because you’re burning carbohydrates for fuel instead. That may be why a high fat low carb diet seems to be beneficial but I’ll leave it at that. If you google “ketogenic diet drop cholesterol” you can find some good, more scientific answers.
As for your question about feeling tired, that’s totally normal for the first week or two. Are you following a strict diet without cheats and consuming enough calories (I would say at least 1500 but my minimum is 1800)? If not, fluctuating in an out of ketosis from some bread or sugar here and there could cause that. The think about keto is either you’re in or out, anything in between isn’t good for you.
I hope this helps!
I love the diet. I have lost 10 pounds and have 50 to go. I did a ton of reesearch After reading the replys I feel that a lot of people are not eating enough. My coach has me on 1700 calories 20 carbs 30 proteins and 100 fat gram. It hard sometimes to eat all of it. My ketonstick has been almost black for 5 days straight. Keys I find important. Weigh yourself once a week. Don’t eat 2 hours before bed. And don’t and I mean don’t weigh your self starting 4 days before your period and through it. I stayed in keytosis through my period.
Just stay in keytosis. And keep on keeping on. Watch those carbs. No more then 20 and watch your protine. Stay around 30. Don’t lift weights until you get the weight off. Cardio 3 to 4 times a week. It works. Don’t give up. Focus. And get it done is how I’m doing this. Keytosis is keytosis. If your in it your burning stored fat. The scale can stay the same and in one day go down 5 pounds. You are burning stored fat in this diet. Your largeT area will lose fat last sorry for the miss spelled words I can’t find my glasses. Lol
I do not usually bother reading articles on food blogs or even post on them. I usually go straight for what I am looking for; usually a recipe or helpful tips. But I found this article peaked my interest and was informative and helpful in a keto food world seemingly dominated by males..at least from what I have experienced. I reallllllly appreciate your insight and knowledge above. Thank you for taking the time to write it. It helped explain to me some issues I had been having myself. I feel like you pointed out alot of things I had not been aware of and also a few things that took me a long time to realize that no one else had mentioned on other websites.
True lemon may be lowering your ph due to added acids which I don’t think reduce to alkaline ashes
If you’re using it for that reason you may want to research that aspect.
Thanks for all the tips!
I’ve been on Keto for 3 weeks and I’m spotting every day. Will this go away?
did you just assume my gender!
You say its important to get your Omega-3 to prevent harm from the fats/oils…Im allergic to fish so this is not an option for me. What would you suggest for someone in my situation?
From what I’ve learned, if you buy grassfed meats, you’ll be getting enough Omega 3’s to counteract the Omega 6’s in the meat. You can also get Omega 3’s from flaxseed oil, Chia seeds, walnuts and spinach.
Foods you may want to avoid because they’re high in Omega 6’s and you might not be getting enough Omega 3’s to counteract them are foods like vegetable oils and salad dressings that user vegetable, safflower, and corn oils.
Other foods like pork, chicken and butter are considered high, but I believe the organic, grass-fed, free range etc. versions are higher in Omega 3’s, although I’m not sure why.
I hope this is helpful!
I take a fenugreek oil supplement, I found it at a local organic Indian grocery store but I believe you can buy it on amazon as well. It has a good omega ratio and has a whole bunch of health benefits, including with the female reproductive system and carb digestion/insulin resistance 🙂
A great article..!
I have been in a keto diet for 2 weeks now and got my period a week early ..im a lil worried as I used to have normal periods.. is it normal to have irregular periods during a keto? Will it affect our body in any other way? I’m confused now
Very informative! Thank you!
How can you trust any article after having a picture of the person, whose appearance does not prove what they write about, at all?…. If you want to lose weight and want to get a personal trainer, whom do you choose: a fat guy or a slim and toned one?
You really came to the wrong blog to fat shame someone, and your comment is rude, but I’ll answer your question. I’ve lost 100 lbs on the ketogenic diet. I’ve gained some back, then lost it again, sure, and yep indeed, I still have more to lose. Thanks so much for your lack of tact in pointing it out. But I guarantee I have more experience and history with all of this than most people out there blogging about it now that are calling themselves experts after making their first cauliflower crust pizza.
Because darling, you don’t know where people start, or what other health issues they might be battling that make losing weight extremely difficult. A million thin people can write keto blogs who have lost a total of 5lbs and get instant cred just for having good genes (maybe that’s you, congrats on winning the lottery). In fact I know of someone who just published a cookbook, has been doing keto for less than a year while calling herself an expert, and is the same size as when she started. But her cookbook is selling huge. Image. I get it. It’s all marketing.
You can’t compare me, who is just here to cook and try to help other people who are on the same path… to a personal trainer. But yes, I WOULD prefer a personal trainer who started out “fat” as you say, and got skinny. I appreciate people who put in the work, just like I’m doing. Sorry you can’t appreciate that.
Boom…Get him girl!
My suggestion to you is that you might try reading a person’s bio before commenting on their appearance. Very shallow, and I am embarrassed for you! Some kindly advice – I think you might want to spend less time worrying over appearance, and spend more time working on your inner self.
I’ve found that consuming ANY carbs is what causes cravings. I’m on my 18th week of ZC and I’ve never felt better in my entire life. Trying to include small amounts of carbs again made me feel crappy again so I stopped (I was Keto). Yes, even during my period (“shark week”? Seriously?). It was difficult at first but by the third week all cravings had subsided (I got myself an organic sweet smelling lip balm and called it a day). My cramps are less severe (I have a history of debilitating cramps), I actually don’t bloat like I do if I consume carbs and can still wear my tightest fitting jeans and have no mood swings whatsoever. I don’t take supplements (you can research this but you don’t need to on ZC and actually supplements while in ketosis can actually make you feel like crap as well). To each their own, but, if you’re feeling like crap it’s probably because you’re consuming carbs which are still messing with your insulin and glycogen levels.
I’ve had check ups and blood tests and I’m healthy all my numbers are lower than what they were on Keto. I’ve also lost more weight more steadily and no longer eat my feelings. I eat when I’m hungry and don’t stick to a set time and I eat until I’m full. My point is, you have to find what works for you and unless you try different things you won’t figure out what that is.
hi ! I am just starting keto and intermittent fasting (no food from 7pm until 12am. It’s fourth day and started feeling really easily upset and hyper yesterday. I am taking various supplement to lower my oestrogen : Dim with a liver cleanser, omega 3, kelt for supporting the thyroid, vit E, magnesium, an anti oxidant. I am 46 and watching dr Eric Berg advise (youtube). I am cincerned about what you said (don’t take supolement as might make you cranky on keto). Is that explained or from personnal experience?
I take the Dim to be less emotional, aggressive and loose some of of these thights but i am having headaches and yesterday when i did not take the dim (i am still detoxifying from excess oestrogen), i became this super cranky too high energy freak with zero patience… is coffee? The supplements? The detox effect? Keto side effects? If any have experience the sale thing, please help! I want to
Try keto as it seems that i may have some insulin resistance issues : brown spots, lack of vitamin C, flabby skin..
If you don’t want to add the yogurt for keeping your girl parts healthy, buy probiotic supplements either on Amazon or at Sprouts. Get at least 40 billion. Another option is Nancy’s cottage cheese. if you have always hated cottage cheese, Nancy’s taste like the kind you find in England. It is the only one I can eat and I actually crave it. It is great with cherry tomatoes and is full of probiotics.
Any experience with keto fighting cancer? Also, first steps to actually pulling off the keto diet? I’ve been trying for a week, and finding it really stressful. I had to back off and just work on dropping sugar and wheat, and adding more greens. I’m not sure what to tackle next.
Hi Amber, not personally, but I do get emails regularly from women who are fighting cancer and whose nutritionists from their cancer center has put them on the ketogenic diet. Keto can be stressful if you try to gather all your information from the internet (there’s a lot of misinformation). I highly recommend Maria Emmerich’s 30-Day Keto Cleanse to those who are serious about using food to heal their bodies, and not just as a weight loss diet: http://amzn.to/2wjztDs
I wish I would have seen this before IT arrived! 1st in 6 months and she’s competing with Irma…well damn…I caved badly and now I’m on hcg. I couldn’t understand why the scale hadn’t budged and the cravings were out of control. I fought it as long as I could but couldn’t pull it off. Sooo I then decided to do the full on junk out days with hcg. My plan now is to do a few weeks on hcg with a couple stabilization weeks and then get back into keto…I love the keto diet and that is my end goal. Thanks for the article…I just wish I would have been armed and ready….however I will be next time!
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I was Vegan for over a year and completely lost my period! So one of the main reasons I switched to a Keto diet was to try and get it back! And boy have I – after only 2 months on a Keto diet I’ve had 2 periods but they are FULL ON! Worst PMS of my life!!! Is it just my body getting used to the new diet? Will my hormones adjust and chill out? I can’t take this kind of PMS every month!! What can I do to lessen the bloating, cramps and all the rest?
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Thank you for addressing Keto from a female perspective!! I really appreciate all of your insight. It seems like it’s been hard to find info that is specific to women’s needs. Please keep up the AWESOME work! Your recipes rock! I’ve been stalled out, and I think I am going to try carb cycling. I typically exercise fasted, and I am a runner, so my plateau has been a bit of a shock. Fingers crossed!
Starting Shark week! This might become my go to article to help me remember. Thank you!
I need hints for being menopausal!!!
I also like my drinks after work!! Mostly dry wine, I’ve been switching up to vodka and water
Thanks for sharing your insights. Your tip to get enough calories was really helpful for me. I definitely seem to lose more when I carb cycle a bit (but still keeping carbs low). I think everyone is different and the way bodies respond is going to vary–it’s just trial and error finding the things that work for you. And what works for you might change over time. For me personally, I have been feeling low energy for a few years despite prioritizing my sleep and eating healthy. I recently upped my protein to about 70 grams a day, and I feel much, much better now. Previously I had only been eating about 45 grams of protein a day, and I am a fairly active 44 year old woman. I think I’ve read that perimenopausal women might need extra protein; it worked for me! Most important to me is not the number on the scale, but how I feel. Thanks again for the great article; so many people ignore that women’s bodies are much more complicated!
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