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Keto Expert Explains Why Women Can’t Really Eat “Keto Diet” All Month

I thought this was an interesting find.  So apparently, even the Keto experts are claiming now that for women, the keto diet falls short of supporting our feminine hormones.

In the video, Leann Vogel, whose written a best selling book on the Keto diet, claims that for most women we just cannot eat a true keto diet the entire month long.  Instead, it’s more like 7 days, or a little more if you’re lucky.

Yes, you read that right… this is an expert on keto claiming that women can only really eat a true keto diet staying below 20 grams of carbohydrates and eating excessive amounts of fat (above 100 grams), for about 1 week out of the month.

For the other weeks she recommends a more “paleo-style” plate with paleo carbs such as sweet potatoes and such, and even on the more “ketogenic” days, adding up to 100 carbs and lowering the fat intake.

This is pretty much what I found out about a year ago when I started really researching this new fad diet, which models closely the Atkin’s diet (although with a ton more fat consumption, and more veggies and fiber).

Unfortunately for Keto Advocates, women need carbs to support our hormones, this puts the fad-dieters into a dilemma.  This is the problem Leann Vogel claims to have “solved,” for women, except ironically (or hilariously) the solution is a completely different diet (Paleo)!

Check out one of her older videos where she reveals all the problems women can have while on this diet (that can be remedied by going more Paleo and breaking from the Keto-fad):

In this last video, she even at one point says that sometimes there’s a problem with the program you’re following.

So again… to recap 😀  This is a Keto Expert admitting there is a problem with the base amount of carbs women should have in a keto diet, and is advocating for women to follow a completely different diet for about 3 weeks out of the month!

Am I the only one who thinks this is hilarious?  😀

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Jillian Michaels Slams Diet Fads & Instagram “Booty”

I love Jillian Michaels.  She was the first workout I did after I had our first baby that helped me to lose all the weight.  I do credit Tracy Anderson’s workouts for getting me back to being muscular and tiny (they are ballet based muscular structure/dance cardio), but I’ll always hold a special place in my heart for the motivation and inspiration Jillian gave me when I had 45 pounds of baby weight to lose.

So in this short clip she talks briefly about diet fads and how Keto is the exact same thing as the Atkins diet that was popular in the 80’s (yes, my mom did it, too… she remembers peeing on those sticks to see if she was in ketosis yet).  It’s unhealthy longterm *unless you have a serious medical condition and actually NEED this diet, otherwise, it’s just another fad that hopefully finds it way on out the door like the “Booty Instagrams” lol.