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? 😀