Reasons Long Term Keto Sucks For WomenJan 03, 2022
You're listening to Episode 51 of the Fit Moms Squad Podcast where I will talk about Reasons Long Term Keto Sucks for Women.
If you are a woman, you need to know the long-term effects of the keto diet (without breaks.)
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Reasons Long Term Keto Sucks For Women
Reason #1 Fat burning slows down
As your body fat drops the survival part of your brain sets off an alarm, thinking that you are running out of fuel source and slowing down your metabolism and fat burning.
Reason #2 Insulin gets too low
Long-term keto can trigger a rise in blood sugar by driving insulin levels too low.
When insulin stays too low, your liver gets signaled to increase glucose production to avoid your body going into “starvation mode”.
Reason #3 Thyroid Problems
The thyroid regulates your metabolism and being in ketosis too long or severe calorie restriction can reduce thyroid function and lead to hypothyroidism.
This again has to do with survival in response to perceived famine.
Reason #4 Lack of Variety
Our body evolved to adapt but if you don’t change your diet, you aren’t forced to adapt.
By making your metabolism adapt to new dietary patterns, you increase hormone sensitivity, raise growth hormone, and strengthen your microbiome.
Reason #5 No Feasting Benefits
Many benefits of fasting don’t occur until after the fast is over.
During the refeeding phase, muscle breakdown stops, fat burn starts again and the stress of the fast improves your health.
The rebuilding of cells and tissues happens during refeeding. If you stay keto too long, you aren’t able to benefit from the refeeding phase.
So what should you do instead? I recommend you try carb cycling. Specifically, carb cycling alongside keto.
Now, when I talk about carb cycling, many people get confused because they think about bodybuilders cycling a bunch of carbs before competitions but that is not how I teach carb cycling.
In fact, on January 20th, I'll be hosting a free webinar talking about this exact topic and my approach to cycling carbs for women.
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In this webinar, I will teach you how you can burn more fat without giving up the carbs you love using carb cycling.
I’m currently working with a small group of women and helping them do this exact thing so I wanted to share exactly what they are doing so that you can do it too.
So if you’re wanting to wean off keto, experience any of the issues I mentioned today, miss carbs, or want to burn more fat and build more muscle, you’ll want to sign up for this free webinar.
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