Podcast Episode 26 – The Keto Diet, Fasting & Finding Your Own Keto

What is the keto diet, and what does it mean to find your own keto? Learn all about keto from author and keto enthusiast Leanne Vogel as she talks about her own keto journey. Have a look into the keto lifestyle and learn how you can do keto right.

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Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • What happens when you do the ketogenic diet wrong
  • The woman-friendly approach to the keto diet
  • How we can use our period as a biomarker for health
  • Why you should do carb-ups and how to do it
  • Going dairy-free on keto
  • How to do keto if you have an issue with saturated fats
  • Keto and thyroid health
  • Tips on fasting
  • Navigating the RV lifestyle on keto


Key Takeaways:

  • There’s this thing in the ketogenic space that everyone is terrified of called gluconeogenesis, that could lead some people to go about the ketogenic diet the wrong way.
  • There’s still a lot of misinformation about what works and what doesn’t work in the ketogenic diet.
  • The ketogenic diet is such a therapeutic diet and it heals our bodies in such a way that the body that we had a year from starting keto was a completely different body from the body we have today.
  • Holding fear around change actually holds us back from actually accomplishing more with our eating styles.
  • By giving ourselves permission to eat carbs when we feel it’s best for our body, it puts the onus on our body to tell us when it’s time to have carbs.
  • Fasting is a tool that you can use at your disposal.


Action Steps:

  • Make sure that you’re doing the ketogenic diet right and figure out what works for you.
  • Take note of your blood color during your period and find out what it could mean for your health.
  • Switch to using a menstruation cup instead of the usual menstrual pads.
  • Use carb-ups to your benefit.
  • Use fasting as a tool according to what works best for you.


Leanne said:

“Being in a constant state of ketosis maybe isn’t that great, just like riding your bike 24/7 isn’t great… Dipping in and out of ketosis with the ebb and flow of foods available and activities going on, that just makes more of a lifestyle change that you can live long-term.”


“It’s important for anyone, regardless if you’re a blogger or a nutritionist or an expert in whatever, to show vulnerability in whatever you do because that’s how you live from your truth and you continue to learn more about yourself and about the world around you.”


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