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Keto For Women Show

The Keto For Women Show is designed to help women thrive on a high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet in a safe and effective approach. The keto diet can be an extremely powerful and healing diet for women, but needs to be approached differently than men in order to get these benefits! Holistic nutritionist and passionate health-seeker, Shawn Mynar of shawnmynar.com, provides you with the tips and tricks you need to feel amazing, have great energy, find your happy weight, and heal your body.

Podcast Episodes


High Cholesterol With Keto, Cyclical Keto For Workouts, Fiber Needs, Growth Hormone Treatment, and more! -- #079

We have some great questions to get to, once again, in this Keto Hot Seat episode! It’s stuff that you guys are wondering and need to know about in order to become the healthiest versions of yourself. So let’s dive in!

Visit http://www.shawnmynar.com/ketoforwomen/ for the complete show notes of every podcast episode.

 

Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • How do you eat loads of low-carb vegetables and still stay keto?
  • Once fat-adapted, should we try to stay in ketosis 24/7, 365 days a year?
  • Do we really need fiber? What if you’re someone who gets digestive distress when you eat a lot of fiber?
  • What if you’ve started to train more, lifting weights, and you find it hard to stay in ketosis because you’re also eating more? How do you restart your eating and get back in ketosis and stay there?
  • What should you do when your LDL cholesterol increases over 300 on keto?
  • What are some tips for nursing moms on keto?
  • What is cyclical keto? How can you avoid muscle loss while following this? What is a typical day of eating and timing look like?
  • Possible digestive reflux issues aside, if you’re feeling hungry before bed, will eating something small prevent growth hormone from being released when it’s supposed to during sleep?
  • Can HGH treatment help with hormone balance on a keto diet? What are its benefits?

 

Key Takeaways:

  • For most people, it is a lot more vegetables than you think before you get kicked out of ketosis.
  • If you are working on building a keto lifestyle and you want to do this for a while, then it may be okay for you to come out of ketosis now and then for that lifestyle piece and make this feel like it’s something that you could do for the long term.
  • If you go out of ketosis and start producing that level of ketones that you’re used to for a day or a couple of days, or even weeks, that doesn’t mean that you’re not fat-adapted anymore. You can still be fat-adapted and in that metabolic flexibility whether you’re in ketosis or not.
  • Fiber can definitely help a lot of digestive issues, but it can also either help or worsen constipation or diarrhea. There is a fine line for everybody as we all have our “fiber sweet spot”.
  • Cholesterol and even LDL cholesterol isn’t the end all, be all to determine our cardiovascular health.

    Find the full shownotes here.

Your Keto (Or Not) Holiday Guide -- #078

Are you worried about the stress and the not-so-healthy food choices that come along with the holiday season? How can you stay keto this time of the year? Here are some tips to make it through the holidays and still feeling good by the time the New Year rolls in.

Visit http://www.shawnmynar.com/ketoforwomen/ for the complete show notes of every podcast episode.

 

Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • Tips to stay keto during the holidays
  • The health and happiness scale and how to use it
  • Tips to manage your stress and practice self-care
  • What to do around parties
  • Learning a more intuitive/flexible keto approach
  • How to deal with the friends and family that don’t understand what you’re doing

Key Takeaways:

  • For the most part, those meals that you’re having, regardless of what time of year it is or what’s in front of you, should always be the meals that you enjoy but that also provide you health.
  • It’s no secret that this time of year, the whole month of December, is the most stressful time for all of us. This is where we have to stay in the right mindset in order to continue putting our health as a priority and not giving in to emotional eating.
  • What you eat is ultimately your decision. It’s all about you and what you want to do.
  • There is so much room within keto, and this holiday season could really be a chance for you to experiment with how flexible your keto can be.
  • The best way to start the conversation with someone who’s interested in knowing more about keto is telling them your story, sharing your health journey, and letting them know how keto has been for you.

 

Action Steps:

  • Ditch the diet mentality.
  • Do daily check-ins of how your meals make you feel. Where does each of your meals fall on the health and happiness spectrum?
  • Practice daily gratitude.
  • Take your stress management and self-care to a whole new level starting NOW.
  • When you’re going to a party:
  • Bring your own keto dish to pass.
  • Don’t go hungry. Eat before you go.
  • Give yourself a pep talk. Get back to your bigger WHY.
  • If someone questions what you’re eating or not eat and why you’re putting certain things on your plate, the simple thing is just to let them know that you’re working on XYZ health issues and eating this way has really helped it and is continuing to help it.
  • Keep your ‘movement’ a high priority.

    Find the full shownotes here.

What Your Keto Diet May Be Missing with Jimmy Moore and Christine Moore, NTP -- #077

How do you feel about listening to a nutritional therapy nerd-off session? Well, this episode turns out to be exactly that, with nutritional therapy practitioners Jimmy Moore and Christine Moore as they talk about their new book, Real Food Keto. Join us as we geek out and just go crazy over everything nutritional therapy!

Visit http://www.shawnmynar.com/ketoforwomen/ for the complete show notes of every podcast episode.

 

Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • Christine’s and Jimmy’s health stories and how they got into keto and into real food
  • Going on the Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Program
  • Putting all the principles of nutritional therapy into one book
  • Tips to make sure that the food you’re getting is truly ‘real food’
  • Tips for people who don’t like drinking water
  • The importance and benefits of vitamins and minerals
  • What’s going to happen to keto in the future

Key Takeaways:

  • Thinness does not equal healthfulness. There are so many more important things to health than how much a person weighs.
  • Anything that is not ‘real food’ is actually a food-like disease agent.
  • The more you eat ‘real food’, your body is going to get nourished and you’ll end up not being hungry as often as before, so you get to save on your grocery bill, too.
  • Jimmy and Christine’s HEALTH acronym:
  • Holistically healed and optimized
  • Exercise the body and mind
  • Absence of disease or sickness
  • Loving yourself and others
  • Trusting God or a higher power
  • Handling day-to-day stressors
  • Carbonated water can interfere with your body’s ability to digest and absorb calcium.
  • Vitamin B1, the way it’s excreted through the skin, is a natural insect repellent.

 

Action Steps:

  • Not everybody can afford to eat grass-fed, grass-finished beef and other organic and free-range foods.

    Find the full shownotes here.

Healing Adrenals Vs. Insulin Resistance, Food Quality On A Budget, Keto And Insomnia, Keto Quickstart Tips + More! -- #076

We have another Keto Hot Seat episode for you with questions that make for some very interesting topics. And like I always say, any information that helps us to become the healthiest and happiest we can be is good for us. So let’s dive in!

Visit http://www.shawnmynar.com/ketoforwomen/ for the complete show notes of every podcast episode.

 

Keto Hot Seat Questions Answered in This Episode:

  • How can we eat healthy on a budget?
  • Insulin resistance versus adrenal fatigue -- which is more important to tackle first?
  • What do you do for ketosis and insomnia?
  • Is keto a sustainable lifestyle?
  • How can we increase our testosterone levels without medication?
  • Which hormones that affect mainly women are most impacted by the keto lifestyle?
  • Can CBD oils help with anxiety, joint pain, and inflammation?
  • What is an easy way to start being keto?

Key Takeaways:

  • For you and your family, it will always be the best thing health-wise and the best thing budget-wise to eat real food.
  • It will be pretty much impossible to completely become insulin sensitive and get this really great fasting insulin number while you still have adrenal fatigue. Blood sugar issues will continue to keep your adrenals taxed and your adrenals being taxed will continue to promote blood sugar issues.
  • If you have low testosterone, you will have a poor libido, you will be unable to gain muscle, you will have no energy, and you won’t even be able to improve in your workouts.
  • Keto has two different ways it can go -- it can get into this place of being really stressful for the body or it can be a really healthy, healing protocol when done in the proper way for us as women.

Action Steps:

  • Eat real food.

    Find the full shownotes here.

How long should YOU do keto? -- #075

Should you be doing keto longer-term or shorter-term or in a cycle? How long should you be doing it? I actually won’t be able to answer this question for you, but I’m here to give you some tools that can help you figure out your own version of keto and for how long YOU should be doing it.

Visit http://www.shawnmynar.com/ketoforwomen/ for the complete show notes of every podcast episode.

 

Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • Our goals for being in ketosis
  • The benefits of being in ketosis
  • Things to think about in order to determine whether to continue being on keto for longer or not
  • What cycling in and out of ketosis could look like
  • The fear of coming out of the ketogenic diet

 

Key Takeaways:

  • There are so many reasons out there why we are in ketosis and doing a ketogenic diet, but for a lot of us, we have similar goals such as metabolic flexibility.

    Find the full shownotes here.

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