Is the Keto Diet good for Women?


For example, one study in 45 women with ovarian or endometrial cancer found that women who followed a ketogenic diet for 12 weeks had significantly less total body fat and lost 16% more belly fat than women assigned to a low fat, high fiber diet.

Another study in adults with obesity that included 12 women demonstrated that following a very low calorie ketogenic diet for 14 weeks significantly reduced body fat, decreased food cravings, and improved female sexual function.

Additionally, a review of 13 randomized controlled trials — the gold standard in research — that included a population comprised of 61% women found that participants who followed ketogenic diets lost 2 pounds (0.9 kg) more than those on low fat diets after 1 to 2 years.

The right time of the month for women to eat more carbs


Not being a woman I can’t really say anything about this article other than that this is all new information to me. Apparently keeping your leptin levels in balance is important.

Carb cycling on a keto diet means you are intentionally increasing carbohydrate intake during specific times of the month to ensure that leptin levels don’t get depleted and the body maintains an active metabolic balance—as opposed to increasing the body’s stress response, causing potential imbalances in the body.

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