Keto For Women Show

By Shawn Mynar

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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.

Episode Date
KetoCon 2018 Recap, Rants and Takeaways -- #054
01:12:28

If you wanted to go to the KetoCon 2018 but couldn’t make it, don’t be dismayed! I recorded this episode especially for you! Fresh from the KetoCon, let me give you a recap of my trip and share takeaways from some of the talks that I found really helpful, as well as talk about the vendors that I loved. Enjoy!

Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • The power of keto success stories
  • Getting out of the keto closet
  • The KetoCon 2018 talks
  • Mental health and keto
  • Oxidative priority
  • Resistance-trained athletes and lean body mass hyper-responders
  • The journey towards self-discovery and finding freedom in keto
  • The results you’re looking for when you’re doing keto
  • Anxiety and depression and how they are related to ketosis

Key Takeaways:

  • The first thing your body is always going to burn off is alcohol. So as soon as you have alcohol, no matter how much you’re making ketones, your body is going to burn the alcohol instead of the ketones.
  • Everything else could be going right and you could be doing every other thing perfectly, but if you’re stressed and your cortisol is dysregulated, things are not going to turn out well.
  • Studies have shown that people who have elevated blood sugar are two times more likely to develop depression and anxiety.

Action Steps:

  • Don’t give up but keep looking for answers for whatever problem, disease or condition that you have.
  • Cut off or cut down alcohol, find your protein sweet spot, keep your carbs low, and use fat to satiety (unless you are transitioning into ketosis).
  • Test your carb tolerance and/or your protein tolerance, and add carb ups throughout the week or whenever it feels necessary.
  • Test for food sensitivities and work on healing your gut.


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

I just want to remind you guys that the next round of The Fat Burning Female Project is happening in July. The one-day enrolment takes place on July 2nd and the class starts on July 9th. So if you are interested in joining, make sure to click on the link and sign up to be on the email list.

You also the have option to join The Fat Burning Female Self-Study, which you can enrol in anytime. So if you’re not quite up to joining The Fat Burning Female Project just yet, this might be a good fit for you.

As always, if you have any questions that you would like for me to answer, be on the lookout for the Keto Hot Seat call for questions on Facebook and Instagram. You can also email me your questions at info@ketoforwomenshow.com with “Keto Hot Seat” as your headline and I will make sure to get the answers out to you.

Take care!


Shawn said:

“I think for a lot of people… they are so much more inspired and everything is so much more confirmed by the stories, by just hearing people’s stories of success and total transformation on a huge level… That stuff cannot be denied.”

“Powerful — it’s such a perfect word to describe what’s going on here in the keto community. And it’s not going anywhere, it’s just getting started. And we’re really at the tip of the iceberg right now, I feel. There’s going to be so much more out there.”


Sponsor Links:

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TRIBALI Foods - Use the coupon code keto4women to get 15% off your order.

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KetoCon 2018 speakers mentioned in the show and their websites:

Carrie Brown: https://carriebrown.com/

Maria Emmerich: http://mariamindbodyhealth.com/

Ryan Lowery: https://ketogenic.com/about/

Jimmy Moore: http://www.livinlavidalowcarb.com/

Leanne Vogel: https://www.healthfulpursuit.com/

Ali Miller: https://www.alimillerrd.com/

 

Past episode mentioned:

Episode 16 - How To Eat Keto Without Calculating Macros, Keto For SIBO & Candida, Building Muscle For Weight Loss, Eating More When Not Hungry, Bariatric Surgery, and more!

 

More from Shawn Mynar:

Shawn's Website

Shawn's Instagram

Shawn's Facebook

The Fat Burning Female Project

The Fat Burning Female Self-Study

Best Ketone Test Kit

Precision Xtra Blood Ketone Meter

Precision Xtra Blood Ketone Test Strips

 

The advice and opinions in The Keto For Women show are intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical care or advice. Please always consult your medical professional for your specific health concerns.

Jun 22, 2018
Keto Hot Seat: Lowered Metabolism, Eating For Workouts, Hypoglycemic Episodes, Addressing Keto For Hormones Naysayers -- #053
59:54

Welcome to another Keto Hot Seat episode! I always find it exciting to do one because I never know what questions I’m going to get. As much as I’m excited to answer your questions, I hope you’re just as excited to hear the answers. Enjoy!

Keto Hot Seat questions answered in this episode:

  • Should I eat more when I work out?
  • Is it recommended to eat “estrogenic foods” when trying to correct amenorrhea?
  • Does not eating when you’re not hungry lower your metabolism?
  • Are blood ketones showing ketones that we are using or excess ketones? When is the optimal time of day to test?
  • Why do I have hypoglycemic symptoms with keto?
  • What is the proper meal to consume before a half marathon?
  • How can I correct getting heavy periods?
  • Is there a network of affordable functional doctors?
  • Why do I get my period twice a month whenever I go keto?
  • Can keto be used to improve my irregular post-pill menstrual cycle?
  • Why do some people don’t recommend keto when you have hormonal imbalances?
  • Why can’t some people eat nuts and seeds? What causes the inflammation?
  • How can I follow keto when I can’t eat berry or nuts?
  • Is there a certain percentage of body fat over a standard range that we should be concerned about?

Key Takeaways:

  • As far as tracking how many calories you burn when you work out, if you’re looking at a machine, it’s super inaccurate. If you’re looking at a gadget, it could be a little more inaccurate, but there’s just no way to fully track the calories that you burn.
  • When you have amenorrhea, have to find out why you’re not cycling. There are a number of possible reasons why and it’s different for every woman. Eating “estrogenic foods” will not solve the problem.
  • A great hack to getting your metabolic capacity to go up and making you hungry to eat enough food is to work out.
  • It’s very easy for keto not to work for your hormones and to make it actually worse. This is the reason why there are practitioners out there saying not to do it. Keto needs to be done differently for women. We should not be following the man’s approach to keto.
  • If you do keto like a man, you may worsen your hormonal imbalance and worsen your thyroid imbalance, your adrenals, and your metabolism. When you do keto for a woman, you heal those things.

Action Steps:

  • Get rid of the “calories in versus calories out” mentality.
  • Eat intuitively, even when you work out.
  • Expand the variety of fats in your diet.
  • Look at your body and see if you notice any changes like excess body fat in places where they didn’t use to be.

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The Fat Burning Female Self-Study is now officially open for enrolment. It will be an ongoing enrolment so you can join anytime! As for The Fat Burning Female Project, the enrolment for the next round will be on Monday, July 2nd, the course materials will be delivered on July 6th, and the class will start on July 9th.

Also, I just want to remind you that I will be at the KetoCon in Austin, Texas, this weekend. I will be speaking on Sunday, late morning, on Finding Your Version of Keto. So if you’re going to be there, let me know and come to find me. I would love to meet all of you!

I will also do a webinar on the same topic, so if you can’t make it to the KetoCon, make sure to catch my webinar on Finding Your Version of Keto.

As always, if you have any questions that you would like for me to answer, be on the lookout for the Keto Hot Seat call for questions on Facebook and Instagram. You can also email me your questions at info@ketoforwomenshow.com with “Keto Hot Seat” as your headline and I will make sure to get the answers out to you. 

Take care!

Shawn said:

“Just because we’re becoming fat burners, that doesn’t mean that your metabolism or your metabolic capacity isn’t going to change along with that. It doesn’t mean that we keep burning at this high rate just because we’re keto. It’s not keto’s fault.”

“You don’t have to worry about losing the fat, you just need to worry about gaining the muscle. If you gain muscle, your body is going to change. Your body is going to take care of that fat because it’s going to need more fuel.”

Sponsor Links:

Ample Keto Meal Replacement - Use the coupon code keto4women15 to get 15%off your order.

The Osso Good Bone Broths - Use the coupon code keto4women to get $10 off your order.

TRIBALI Foods - Use the coupon code keto4women to get 15% off your order.

ButcherBox - Get free bacon for life when you order.

Rasa Koffee - Use the coupon code keto4women and get 15% off your order.

 

Resources mentioned in the show:

Past episode mentioned

Episode 33 - All About Ketones: Part 2 – Breath vs. Blood Testing, What Your Numbers Mean, Troubleshooting

 

More from Shawn Mynar

Shawn's Website

Shawn's Instagram

Shawn's Facebook

The Fat Burning Female Project

The Fat Burning Female Self-Study

Best Ketone Test Kit

Precision Xtra Blood Ketone Meter

Precision Xtra Blood Ketone Test Strips

 

The advice and opinions in The Keto For Women show are intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical care or advice. Please always consult your medical professional for your specific health concerns.

Jun 15, 2018
Using Keto for Fertility + Optimal Female Health with Dr. Isaac Jones and Erica Jones -- #052
56:07

If you’re interested to learn more about keto and fertility, and just women’s health in general, then this episode is for you! Dr. Isaac Jones and Erica Jones talk about how they use the ketogenic diet in their practices to help their patients optimize their health, and in particular to help women gain fertility.

Topics Discussed in this Episode

  • The benefits of the ketogenic lifestyle from an inflammatory perspective
  • The benefits of the ketogenic lifestyle from a fertility perspective
  • The 3 main things that cause infertility
  • The 5 things that create chronic inflammation on a cellular level
  • The ways that you can support your gut health and address infertility issues

Key Takeaways:

  • The majority of people genetically actually need a more low-carb diet, especially if they’re dealing with inflammation.
  • Most people have inflammation in their body on a cellular level, and the goal is to get rid of it. One of the best ways to do that is a low-carb diet, and one of the best strategies within the context of a low-carb diet is to follow the ketogenic diet.
  • The ketogenic diet is one of the best tools that anyone can use to get to a high state of performance.
  • Sugar is estrogenic, and one of the reasons why women can’t get pregnant is because they’re in a state of estrogen dominance.
  • Fertility issues improve when we see people get to a healthier weight.
  • Micronutrient deficiency is at very core of a lot of the challenges that we’re seeing in the 21st century.
  • Men have as much healing and digging to do with their health as women.

Action Steps:

  • Get a food sensitivities test.
  • Create a balance in your diet in terms of including the low-carb vegetables that you can eat and the leafy greens.
  • Supplement with a micronutrient complex when you’re on the ketogenic diet.

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The Fat Burning Female Self-Study is now officially open for enrolment, and it will be an ongoing enrolment so you can join anytime. If The Fat Burning Female Project doesn’t quite appeal to you but you want to learn about transitioning to the keto lifestyle and all the other good stuff I always talk about, then this could be a good option for you.

As for The Fat Burning Female Project, the enrolment for the next round will be on Monday, July 2nd, the course materials for Week 1 will be delivered on July 6th, and the class will start on July 9th.

Also, I just want to remind you that I will be at the KetoCon in Austin, Texas, which is from June 15th to 17th. I will be doing a talk on how to find your version of keto. So if you’re going to be there, let me know and come find me. I would love to meet all of you!

As always, if you have any questions that you would like for me to answer, be on the lookout for the Keto Hot Seat call for questions on Facebook and Instagram. You can also email me your questions at info@ketoforwomenshow.com with “Keto Hot Seat” as your headline and I will make sure to get the answers out to you. 

Take care!

Dr. Isaac Jones said:

“There are so many powerful things that your body can do when you’re in a healing state of ketosis.”

Erica Jones said:

“It’s important that the keto lifestyle doesn’t become another point of stress.”

Sponsor Links:

Ample Keto Meal Replacement - Use the coupon code keto4women15 to get 15%off your order.

The Osso Good Bone Broths - Use the coupon code keto4women to get $10 off your order.

TRIBALI Foods - Use the coupon code keto4women to get 15% off your order.

ButcherBox - Get free bacon for life when you order.

Rasa Koffee - Use the coupon code keto4women and get 15% off your order.

Resources mentioned in the show:

Cancer as a Metabolic Disease: On the Origin, Management, and Prevention of Cancer

Fifth Avenue Fertility Wellness

More from Dr. Isaac Jones and Erica Jones:
Elevays

More from Shawn Mynar

Shawn's Website

Shawn's Instagram

Shawn's Facebook

The Fat Burning Female Project

The Fat Burning Female Self-Study

Best Ketone Test Kit

Precision Xtra Blood Ketone Meter

Precision Xtra Blood Ketone Test Strips 

The advice and opinions in The Keto For Women show are intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical care or advice. Please always consult your medical professional for your specific health concerns.

Jun 08, 2018
Keto Hot Seat: Significant Other Not On Board, Intuitive Keto, Wine On Keto, Counting Veggies As Carbs -- #051
55:51

We have a fresh new batch of questions to start this round of Keto Hot Seat episodes. Are you ready to get through them? Let’s dive in!

Keto Hot Seat questions answered in this episode:

  • What are your thoughts on castor oil packs for detoxifying the liver?
  • How can you maintain a keto lifestyle when your spouse/significant other is not on board?
  • What does it mean when you change your diet and later you notice some changes in your cycle?
  • How does one eat intuitively when they’re cooking for a family that still wants and needs three meals a day, meal planning for a time, and budgeting is absolutely necessary?
  • Does electrolyte and mineral deficiency cause keto “stink”? Why do some people get it and some don’t?
  • Does drinking a glass of wine bump you out of ketosis? How much alcohol is okay to drink when you’re on keto?
  • Can vegans be keto?
  • What are the ratios of electrolytes we need and which supplements do you recommend?
  • What are some of the hormonal changes and symptoms you might experience as your hormones level out when you have PCOS and have been doing keto for a few months?
  • How can a keto diet assist with cognitive symptoms of depressions like negative thinking, difficulty concentrating, distractibility, indecisiveness, etc?
  • Do carbs from veggies count towards your total carb count?
  • Can intermittent fasting cause silent reflux?

Key Takeaways:

  • Changing your diet causes stress on your body, and when your body is stressed, it takes a toll on your hormones and it will show up in changes in your cycle.
  • Food intake is one of the biggest stressors on the body because the body needs nourishment. As soon as it’s not getting the nourishment that it needs or that it’s used to, it gets stressed out.
  • We all have different electrolyte levels in our bodies and they all need to be in balance with each other and with what you do.

Action Steps:

  • Take the time to prep your body before using castor oil packs to detoxify.
  • If your spouse/significant other is not on board with keto, find support elsewhere.
  • Get into the habit of intuitive eating as much of the time as you can.
  • If you have a stronger body odor than normal or maybe have stinky feet, raise your magnesium levels and electrolyte levels in general and drink more water overall.
  • Take away any feelings of restriction you might have when doing keto, otherwise, you won’t be able to sustain it.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The next thing coming up for me will be the KetoCon in Austin, Texas on June 15th to 17th, where I will be speaking about finding your own version of keto. If you happen to be there, please come and find me. I would love to meet all of you in person!

Today is the first day that you can join The Fat Burning Female Self-Study Class. If you feel that you’re not quite ready yet to take on The Fat Burning Female Project but still want to learn more about keto, then this self-study class would be a good option for you. It will be an ongoing enrolment so you can join anytime you’re ready.

As always, if you have any questions that you would like for me to answer in future Keto Hot Seat episodes, be on the lookout for the next Keto Hot Seat call for questions on Facebook and Instagram. However, if you’re someone who doesn’t do social media, you can still email me your questions at info@ketoforwomenshow.com with “Keto Hot Seat” as your headline and I will make sure to get the answers out to you. 

Take care!

Shawn said:

“We have these really awesome ideals and goals and ideas for our health, but it’s not always possible.”

“There’s a lot of healing that takes place in the brain because of ketone production.”

Sponsor Links:

Ample Keto Meal Replacement - use the coupon code keto4women15 to get 15%off your order

The Osso Good Bone Broths - use the coupon code keto4women to get $10 off your order

TRIBALI Foods - use coupon code keto4women to get 15% off your order

ButcherBox - get 2 lbs of free salmon added to your order if you are a first-time customer

Rasa Koffee - use coupon code keto4women and get 15% off your order


Past episodes mentioned:

Episode 16: How To Eat Keto Without Calculating Macros, Keto For SIBO & Candida, Building Muscle For Weight Loss, Eating More When Not Hungry, Bariatric Surgery, and more!

Episode 18: The Supplements I Do And Don't Recommend

Episode 46: Healing PCOS Forever with Ximena de la Serna, NTP

More from Shawn Mynar

Shawn's Website

Shawn's Instagram

Shawn's Facebook

The Fat Burning Female Project

Best Ketone Test Kit

Precision Xtra Blood Ketone Meter

Precision Xtra Blood Ketone Test Strips 

The advice and opinions in The Keto For Women show are intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical care or advice. Please always consult your medical professional for your specific health concerns.

Jun 01, 2018
Raising Healthy Kids, Impacts of Stress, + Meat Quality with Angela Mavridis of Tribali Foods -- #050
53:51

When it comes to keto, there is always something new to learn and discover! Tune in as Angela Mavridis, the founder of Tribali Foods, shares about how she relied on the ketogenic diet to help with her own health issues in the past. As a holistic nutritionist and a single mom, she also talks about how to incorporate a healthy lifestyle when raising your kids.

Topics Discussed in this Episode

  • Angela’s health journey from paleo to confusion and back again
  • Instilling a healthy lifestyle in your kids and teaching them how to cook
  • How stress impacts your health and what you can do about it
  • The issues you need to be aware of about the meat that you put on your plate

Key Takeaways:

  • You actually have to adjust your food and nutrition to the stage of life you are in and to everything else that is going on in your life. Everything needs adjusting in context. What used to work in your 20s may not work anymore in your 30s or 40s.
  • Being on keto can quiet down sugar cravings.
  • When it comes to your diet, don’t just stick to dogma. Tinker a little bit and find out what works for you.
  • It’s so important to not let the things that balance out stress go by the wayside. Sleep, community, support, exercise, movement, food — all these can counterbalance the stress that’s weighing on you.

Action Steps:

  • Adjust your food to the stage of life you are in.
  • Build your plate with a reasonable amount of protein that correlates with your body structure and your nutritional goals.
  • Monitor your ketone levels.
  • Do some baseline tests to know where you’re at when it comes to your health.
  • Make sure you carve out some time for yourself to balance out the stress.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

I am actually away when this episode comes out. I had been invited to be a speaker on the Low Carb Cruise where I will be doing a talk on Why Keto is Different for Women. I can’t wait to share the experience with you, so look forward to my recap of the event!

The Fat Burning Female Self-study Class is opening for enrolment on Friday, June 1st, and it will be an ongoing enrolment so you can join anytime you’re ready. I will go over next week on who this would be good for and who this would not be good for, so be on the lookout for that in the next episode.

As always, if you have any questions that you would like for me to answer in future Keto Hot Seat episodes, be on the lookout for the Keto Hot Seat call for questions on Facebook and Instagram. However, if you’re someone who doesn’t do social media, you can still email me your questions at info@ketoforwomenshow.com with “Keto Hot Seat” as your headline and I will make sure to get the answers out to you. 

Take care!

Angela says:

“The best thing you can do for yourself is to take pride in nurturing your body.”

“Food can either be your poison or your medicine.”

Sponsor Links:

Ample Keto Meal Replacement - use the coupon code keto4women15 to get 15%off your order

The Osso Good Bone Broths - use the coupon code keto4women to get $10 off your order

TRIBALI Foods - use coupon code keto4women to get 15% off your order

ButcherBox - get 2 lbs of free salmon added to your order if you are a first-time customer

Rasa Koffee - use coupon code keto4women and get 15% off your order 

More from Angela Mavridis

TRIBALI Foods

More from Shawn Mynar

Shawn's Website

Shawn's Instagram

Shawn's Facebook

The Fat Burning Female Project

Best Ketone Test Kit

Precision Xtra Blood Ketone Meter

Precision Xtra Blood Ketone Test Strips

 The advice and opinions in The Keto For Women show are intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical care or advice. Please always consult your medical professional for your specific health concerns.

May 25, 2018
All About Birth Control! Side Effects, Natural Options, How To Transition
56:08

Have you got any questions about birth control? As women, it’s certainly a very important topic that we need to chat about. There are just so many options out there and I want to empower you to make the best decision for YOU.

Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • The reason why most physicians prescribe the birth control pill
  • The side effects of using the birth control pills
  • The risks of using IUD
  • Natural family planning (NFP) or fertility awareness method (FAM) — the safer birth control alternative
  • How to know when you’re ovulating

Key Takeaways:

  • In a lot of cases, taking the birth control pill is like putting a Band-Aid on your hormonal issues.
  • Your menstrual cycle or lack thereof is one way for you to gauge your health status. But if you’re using birth control, you can’t really do that.
  • When you’re on the birth control pill over a period of time, your personality changes and you become more moody and irritable.
  • Women on the birth control pill have a higher risk of cancer, such as breast, ovarian, cervical, liver, and uterine cancer.
  • A ketogenic diet is going to help a lot when you get off the birth control pill or have your IUD removed.

Action Steps:

  • Consider all the possible side-effects before deciding to use the birth control pill or the IUD.
  • Talk to your doctor if you decide to get off the pill or have your IUD removed.
  • Reduce the amount of stress that you can to help your hormones get back into balance.
  • Learn the natural family planning or the fertility awareness method

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

If you have any questions that you would like for me to answer in future Keto Hot Seat episodes, be on the lookout for the Keto Hot Seat call for questions on Facebook and Instagram. However, if you’re someone who doesn’t do social media, you can still email me your questions at info@ketoforwomenshow.com with “Keto Hot Seat” as your headline and I will make sure to get the answers out to you. 

Take care! 

Shawn says:

“Birth control options don’t fix your hormonal issues.” 

“You’re not doing anything to heal your body by being on birth control.”

SHOW LINKS:

Kindara

Taking Charge Of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler

 

Sponsor Links:

Ample Keto Meal Replacement - use the coupon code keto4women15 to get 15%off your order
The Osso Good Bone Broths - use the coupon code keto4women to get $10 off your order
Tribali Foods - use coupon code keto4women to get 15% off your order
ButcherBox - get 2 lbs of free salmon added to your order if you are a first-time customer
Rasa Koffee - use coupon code keto4women and get 15% off your order

More from Shawn Mynar

Shawn's Website
Shawn's Instagram
Shawn's Facebook
The Fat Burning Female Project
Best Ketone Test Kit
Precision Xtra Blood Ketone Meter
Precision Xtra Blood Ketone Test Strips

The advice and opinions in The Keto For Women show are intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical care or advice. Please always consult your medical professional for your specific health concerns.

May 18, 2018
Keto Hot Seat Hormone Edition: Menopause Differences, Amenorrhea, Birth Control, and more!
59:10

We have another fun Keto Hot Seat episode in store for us! This time, it’s going to be a special edition where I will be answering questions that I couldn’t get to during my Keto for Hormones Webinar. Enjoy!

Keto Hot Seat questions answered in this episode:

  • How does menopause change things in your life? Is it okay to go on keto when you’re going through menopause? How do adrenal dysfunction and hormonal imbalance affect menopause?
  • Is there any harm in doing intermittent fasting? Is it okay to do intermittent fasting when you have hypothyroidism or you’re postmenopausal?
  • How do you know if you’re not eating enough calories when the obvious signs appear to be under control? How do you know if you’re causing more stress on your body by unintentionally not eating enough?
  • Is there a supplement that can help reduce cortisol in order for you to be able to sleep better?
  • How can you balance your hormones to better handle menopause?
  • What can you do to get your cycle back or get it back to normal when you’re on keto? How about when you’re spotting or bleeding while on birth control and on keto?
  • How can carb cycling be part of a ketogenic diet?
  • How can you get rid of bloating?

Key Takeaways:

  • Having a negative mentality and focus towards your body is detrimental to your health.
  • Just because you are going through menopause or have already gone through menopause, it does not mean that you no longer have hormones. You still have hormones and they still need to be in balance for you to feel at your best.
  • The symptoms that you feel while going through menopause and beyond are usually a sign of something that has probably been there for years prior.
  • If you want to do keto and want to heal your body, then you have to understand the power of fatty acids and the necessity of having healthy fats in your diet to the degree that your body can produce ketones. 

Action Steps:

  • Get your hormones tested through saliva or urine instead of through blood.
  • Get rid of fat fear. Give yourself about 2 months of eating high fat, use that time to work on healing your body, and see how it goes.
  • Get into the rhythm and habit of eating enough food.
  • Make sure to get yourself relaxed before bed in order to sleep well.
  • Don’t overthink and overanalyze your body.
  • Move your body and build some muscle. 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

If you didn’t get the chance to watch the Keto for Hormones Webinar, it’s now available in the Keto For Women Show YouTube channel. It’s also where I post these episodes along with other webinars and quick videos, so make sure to subscribe on YouTube!

The May edition of The Fat Burning Female Project has already started. If you missed out on that opportunity, there’ll be another one coming up in July so be on the lookout for that and sign up at The Fat Burning Female Project website to get notifications.

July will be your last opportunity to join the class and get invited to The Fat Burning Female Retreat coming up in September. And if you have already completed The Fat Burning Female Project in the past, you can now register for the retreat. For inquiries, send an email to fbfretreat@gmail.com.

If you want to do the class on your own, you now have the option to take The Fat Burning Female Self-study starting on June 1st. And you will always have the option to also enroll in the Project as enrolment becomes available. 

If you have any questions that you would like for me to answer in future Keto Hot Seat episodes, I will be taking questions through Facebook and Instagram, so watch out for my post that says “Keto Hot Seat Questions Needed.” However, if you don’t have any social media, you can still email me your questions at info@ketoforwomenshow.com with “Keto Hot Seat” as your headline and I will make sure to get the answers out to you. 

Take care! 

Shawn says:

“No matter what, when you have these kinds of hormonal symptoms, it’s your body telling you something is not right.” 

“Whether you’re 25 or 65 or 85, move. There is no excuse not to [work out].”

Sponsor Links:

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Rasa Koffee - use coupon code keto4women and get 15% off your order 

More from Shawn Mynar

Shawn's Website

Shawn's Instagram

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The Fat Burning Female Project

Best Ketone Test Kit

Precision Xtra Blood Ketone Meter

Precision Xtra Blood Ketone Test Strips 

The advice and opinions in The Keto For Women show are intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical care or advice. Please always consult your medical professional for your specific health concerns.

May 11, 2018
Finding Your Happy Weight + My Experience With Fasting -- #047
01:03:56

What has your journey through ketosis been like? Have you already found what works for you? Let me share about my own personal health journey in the hope that this will motivate you to find your own story, empower you to learn more about your body, and help you take the time to actually understand what is and isn’t working for you. 

In this episode you will learn:

  • What is happy weight versus ideal weight
  • The checklist for your body when you are at your happy weight
  • How I put my body through stress in order to lose weight and its consequences on my health
  • How I went keto
  • My fasting experience and the things that I learned from it
  • How I found my happy weight

 

Key Takeaways:

  • There is a very clear distinction between happy weight and ideal weight.
  • Your weight struggle is a symptom of something deeper going on with your body and that weight isn’t going to change until you are well.
  • You cannot lose weight before you lower inflammation, before you get your blood sugar under control, and before you get your hormones balanced.
  • Fasting has some amazing benefits but it’s not for everyone.

 Action Steps:

  • Ditch the scale entirely.
  • Lose weight in a healthful way.
  • Fix your health issues and get to your happy weight.
  • Know enough about your body and decide if fasting is right for you.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 We have the new class of The Fat Burning Female Project starting this week. If you missed out on that and but still would like to get a jump start into ketosis and doing it safely and effectively using the Fat Burning Female protocol, stay tuned and watch out for The Fat Burning Female Self-study Class which will be available in the coming weeks.

If you were part of the Keto for Hormones webinar that I hosted last April 30th, thank you so much for being there! Webinars are definitely something I will be doing more of, so be on the lookout for my future webinars! I will be doing a follow-up to the Keto for Hormones webinar real soon. And if you have any topic that you would like to have discussed in more detail, you can email me at info@ketoforwomenshow.com.

And if you have any questions that you would like for me to answer in future Keto Hot Seat episodes, I will be taking questions through Facebook and Instagram, so watch out for my post  that says “Keto Hot Seat Questions Needed.” However, if you don’t have any social media, you can still email me your questions at info@ketoforwomenshow.com with “Keto Hot Seat” as your headline and I will make sure to get the answers out to you.

Take care!

Shawn says:

“When you’re so sick, you just want to feel better as quickly as possible, and that’s what fasting was able to do for me.”

“The true help is in empowering you to find out what works for you.”

SHOW LINKS:

How I Used Keto to Find My Happy Weight

Sponsor Links:

The Osso Good Bone Broths - use the coupon code keto4women to get $10 off your order

Tribali Foods - use coupon code keto4women to get 15% off your order

ButcherBox - get 2 lbs of free salmon added to your order if you are a first-time customer

 

More from Shawn Mynar

Shawn's Website

Shawn's Instagram

Shawn's Facebook

The Fat Burning Female Project

Best Ketone Test Kit

Precision Xtra Blood Ketone Meter

Precision Xtra Blood Ketone Test Strips

The advice and opinions in The Keto For Women show are intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical care or advice. Please always consult your medical professional for your specific health concerns.

May 04, 2018
Healing PCOS Forever with Ximena de la Serna, NTP -- #046
01:06:11

Can you heal your body of PCOS by changing your diet? Yes, you can! Ximena de la Serna will talk about how you can be PCOS-free forever through a low carb high-fat diet and by making the necessary changes in your lifestyle. 

In this episode you will learn:

  • How Ximena suffered from PCOS for 20 years
  • What is PCOS and what are its symptoms
  • What high levels of insulin do to your body
  • What happens when you don’t ovulate
  • How to address PCOS and have it go into remission
  • How fast you can recover from PCOS through keto
  • What is the most important function of food
  • What other things besides food that you need to consider when you have PCOS 

Key Takeaways:

  • Having PCOS doesn’t mean that you have cysts in your ovaries. It cannot be diagnosed by ultrasound only.
  • Insulin resistance is not a symptom of PCOS, it’s the trigger of PCOS.
  • It doesn’t matter that you have the PCOS gene in your DNA. It doesn’t mean that you’re going to develop it. But if you give it what it needs to be activated, it will develop.
  • Just because you have your period, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re ovulating.
  • Once you remove the disruptor from your body, then you can ovulate again. And once you start ovulating, then the free testosterone in your body starts to lower.
  • Testosterone is not bad. As women, we need it. But we don’t want too much free testosterone that creates all of these problems.
  • Food is a genetic messenger.
  • You don’t need supplements for PCOS but they can be the cherry on top that will help you improve and become insulin-sensitive.

 Action Steps:

  • Control your food by eating healthy and eating enough.
  • Detoxify.
  • Learn about your cycle and optimizing your cycle.
  • Manage stress. 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 I am hosting a free live webinar about Keto for Hormones on Monday, April 30th at 11:00 AM MST. So if you’re interested to join, register now! And if you can’t attend live, a recording will be available for you as long as you are registered in advance. And if you have any questions specifically about using the ketogenic diet to heal and balance your hormones, email them to info@shawnmynar.com beforehand and I’ll get to as many questions as possible on the webinar. 

If you are looking to participate in the next round of The Fat Burning Female Project, don’t miss the one-day enrollment on May 1st. Not only will you be making new friends and be among peers who will give you support and encouragement throughout the six-week program but you will be learning a bunch of things about yourself and your body along the way.

And if you do get in the May class or have completed The Fat Burning Female Project in the past, then you are welcome to join The Fat Burning Female Retreat in Boulder, Colorado on September 14th to 16th. And The Good Gut Project and The Happy Hormones Project, which I run in small groups, will also be open to you.

And if you’re not yet ready to take on the 6-week course, I have created The Fat Burning Female Self-study Class which will be available in the next few months.

If you have any questions that you would like for me to answer in future Keto Hot Seat episodes, watch out for my post on Facebook and Instagram that says “Keto Hot Seat Questions Needed.” You can also email me at info@ketoforwomenshow.com with “Hot Seat Question” as the subject and I will make sure to get the answers out to you.

Take care! 

Ximena says:

“The only way for you to be healthy is that you allow your body to do things itself.”

“You are the thing standing between your body and your health.”

SHOW LINKS:

The Keto for Hormones Webinar  

Sponsor Links:

Ample Keto Meal Replacement - use the coupon code keto4women15 to get 15%off your order

The Osso Good Bone Broths - use the coupon code keto4women to get $10 off your order

Tribali Foods - use coupon code keto4women to get 15% off your order

More from Ximena de la Serna:

Nutritional Therapy with Ximena

Ximena’s Website

Ximena’s Instagram


More from Shawn Mynar

Shawn's Website

Shawn's Instagram

Shawn's Facebook

The Fat Burning Female Project

Best Ketone Test Kit

Precision Xtra Blood Ketone Meter

Precision Xtra Blood Ketone Test Strips

The advice and opinions in The Keto For Women show are intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical care or advice. Please always consult your medical professional for your specific health concerns.

Apr 27, 2018
Keto Hot Seat: Bad PMS with Keto, Reasons For Low Ketones, The Importance Of Self-Acceptance, BHRT, Accelerated Heart Rate, and so much more! -- #045
58:23

Are you ready to burn through some more Keto Hot Seat questions with me today? There is so much to learn and still so much that we are all dying to know. We can never get enough when it comes to keto! 

Keto Hot Seat questions answered in this episode:

  • Why do ketone levels dip below 0.5 two weeks before menstruation?
  • Why do hormonal issues like cramping, period pain, and mood swings get worse on keto?
  • How can I get into nutritional ketosis?
  • How bad is it to eat legumes on keto?
  • Why do some people talk about carb cycling or re-feeding to break ketosis once in a while as a necessary action to ward off some perceived negative long-term effect of a constant ketogenic diet?
  • In bone broths, are there bones that are superior to the others or have different benefits depending on the type of bone used?
  • What is the most budget-friendly way to get your blood tested?
  • What foods are recommended for Hashimoto’s or other autoimmune conditions? Why isn’t dairy among them?
  • What is keto rash and how do you deal with it?
  • How do you keep a handle on how much time you spend on your phone, computer, social media, etc.?
  • Can anemia cause lower blood ketone readings? On the flip side, can iron dextran infusions raise ketone readings?
  • What problems are you creating when you’re having those off-the-wagon days when you’re eating high fat and high carbs? Do those high fats end up just getting stored?
  • Is accelerated heart rate part of the fat adaptation process?
  • When using keto to treat a neurological disorder, what is the therapeutic level of blood ketones and how do you get your ketones that high and maintain them?
  • How do adrenal fatigue and keto work together?
  • Why would someone gain weight when starting keto?
  • How does the absence of self-love and self-acceptance affect keto?
  • What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and is it beneficial for you?

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Our ketone readings change as our hormones change throughout our menstrual cycle.
  • As soon as you experience stress, it shows up in your menstrual cycle because your hormones get out of balance.
  • If you want to get higher ketone readings, it’s really important to not just look at what’s on your plate. Look at your whole situation and make sure everything is falling into place.
  • If you have been a past dieter of any sort where you have restricted your calories, then sometimes being keto can cause weight gain while your metabolism is adjusting. It is temporary and often necessary. It is healing and is not a bad thing.
  • You have to start changing your mentality and your mindset around YOU as a person, physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and just really love every piece of you for who you are today. 

Action Steps:

  • Eat enough food to keep your body healthy and happy.
  • If you want to get into nutritional ketosis, increase your fat intake by a few servings a day and drop the protein a little bit.
  • Start working out if you haven’t started yet.
  • When it comes to what to eat and what not to eat, find what works for you and find what makes you feel good.
  • When it comes to making your own bone broth, look into the quality of the animal and how it was raised.
  • When dealing with autoimmune disease, look at the health of your immune system and work on your gut health.
  • When dealing with keto rash, you can take essential oil baths or Epsom salt baths and soothe your skin using natural creams.
  • Supplement with electrolytes when you’re in ketosis.

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

If you are looking to participate in the next round of The Fat Burning Female Project, then don’t forget to mark your calendars! Classes will start on May 7th and the one-day enrolment will be on May 1st. Make sure you don’t miss out on a spot by getting on the email list at The Fat Burning Female Project website.

 

And if you do get in the May class or have completed The Fat Burning Female Project in the past, May 1st is the day when you can start making reservations for The Fat Burning Female Retreat in Boulder, Colorado on September 14th to 16th. So mark those dates on your calendars and I hope to see you there!

 

Also, I will be hosting a free live webinar on April 30th about Keto for Hormones. Registration will be about a week prior, so you will have plenty of time to register and be able to attend that live. A recording will also be available, so you can watch out for more information about that.

 

If you have any questions that you would like for me to answer in future Keto Hot Seat episodes, watch out for my post on Facebook and Instagram that says “Keto Hot Seat Questions Needed.” You can also email me at info@ketoforwomenshow.com with “Hot Seat Question” as the subject and I will make sure to get the answers out to you.

 

Take care!

 

Shawn says: 

“Self-love and self-acceptance are absolutely essential to healing your body.”

 “Right now, today, you need to love every piece of yourself.”

 

Sponsor Links:

Ample Keto Meal Replacement - use the coupon code keto4women15 to get 15%off your order

The Osso Good Bone Broths - use the coupon code keto4women to get $10 off your order

Tribali Foods - use coupon code keto4women to get 15% off your order

 

Past episodes mentioned:

Episode 1: Why is the keto diet different for women?

Episode 2: Common Keto Mistakes Women Make

Episode 3: Using Keto to Regulate Adrenal, Thyroid, and Sex Hormones

Episode 7: Keto For Healthy Hormones At Every Age with Jackie Eberstein, RN

Episode 44: Detox And Liver Health With Keto

 

More from Shawn Mynar

Shawn's Website

Shawn's Instagram

Shawn's Facebook

The Fat Burning Female Project

Best Ketone Test Kit

Precision Xtra Blood Ketone Meter

Precision Xtra Blood Ketone Test Strips


The advice and opinions in The Keto For Women show are intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical care or advice. Please always consult your medical professional for your specific health concerns.

Apr 20, 2018
Detox And Liver Health With Keto -- #044
01:02:33

How serious is the issue of toxicity? No matter who you are, liver health is definitely something for you to consider. So join me as I talk about this very important topic as it relates to keto and women’s health.

In this episode you will learn:

  • Why we need to care about our liver health
  • How we can support our liver
  • What role does keto play in having good liver health
  • What are some things that could go wrong with your liver health
  • What are some supplements or herbs that are found in nature that can nourish and support the liver and help with detoxification 

Key Takeaways:

  • The liver is responsible for breaking down our fats into fatty acids so we need to have a really good functioning liver in order to digest our fats.
  • There is a need to support the liver in the process of becoming keto-adapted.
  • We need a good amount of dietary fat to produce bile that in turn breaks down fat.
  • We need a healthy balance of electrolytes.

Action Steps:

  • Download the Liver Health Guide that corresponds to this episode.
  • Take a liver support supplement when you’re doing keto.
  • Take electrolytes as needed and make sure you have a healthy balance of electrolytes in your body.
  • Eat a variety of different foods, and especially ones that are good for the liver.
  • Work on the quality of the fats in your diet.
  • Choose organic produce.
  • Watch your alcohol intake.
  • Talk to your doctor about any medication that you’re on but that you might not really need to be on.
  • Take natural supplements that will help with detoxification and support your liver.
  • Sweat out the toxins in your body through workouts or in a sauna.
  • Get a good water filter and filter the water that you drink or use.
  • Switch to beauty products and cleaning products that use safe, natural, non-toxic ingredients.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The Keto for Women Show has a brand new partner, and it’s none other than Tribali Foods, which I absolutely love. They are this line of really amazing burger patties made of high-quality meat, and if you haven’t tried them yet, now is your chance! Go to tribalifoods.com and take your pick from their three flavors (or get all three!) and get 15% off your order by using the coupon code keto4women upon checkout. I can’t wait for you to try them!

The latest edition of The Fat Burning Female Project will soon begin in May. The one-day enrolment will be on May 1 and classes will start a week later, on May 7. Even when you already are in ketosis, if you want to be in a community of ladies who are working on their health and you want to make sure you are doing keto correctly, this is definitely something you should look into.

And anyone who joins this May class of The Fat Burning Female Project , along with those who have joined in the past, gets an invitation to The Fat Burning Female Retreat in September! So make sure to watch out for that.

Also, if you are still looking for a ranch dressing recipe, go to my website and get my recipe. I have had the best feedback for that little recipe and it’s my joy to share that yummy goodness with you!

And as a tip to be able to eat the veggies that you need, try a slaw! Let me know if you do and make sure to take a photo of it and tag me over on Instagram or Facebook. And be on the lookout for my slaws too. I’m going to be making them all summer and I’ll show you how to do them over on my Instagram Stories or my Facebook stories when I do. 

As always, if you have any questions that you would like for me to expand on further, please email me at info@ketoforwomenshow.com , and I will make sure to get the answers out to you.

Take care!

Shawn says:

"It is our duty as women who cares about their health to do what you can do to control [toxins] because it’s going to make a difference in your overall health, especially in your liver health.”

“As women doing keto… take charge of your health. And you’ve got to take charge of your liver health in order to do that.”

SHOW LINKS:

Ample Keto Meal Replacement - use the coupon code keto4women15 to get 15%off your order
The Osso Good Bone Broths - use the coupon code keto4women to get $10 off your order
Tribali Foods - use coupon code keto4women to get 15% off your order
LIVER HEALTH GUIDE PDF

EWG

Past episode mentioned:
Episode 16: How To Eat Keto Without Calculating Macros, Keto For SIBO & Candida, Building Muscle For Weight Loss, Eating More When Not Hungry, Bariatric Surgery, and more!

More from Shawn Mynar
Shawn's Website
Shawn's Instagram
Shawn's Facebook
The Fat Burning Female Project
Best Ketone Test Kit
Precision Xtra Blood Ketone Meter
Precision Xtra Blood Ketone Test Strips


The advice and opinions in The Keto For Women show are intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical care or advice. Please always consult your medical professional for your specific health concerns.

Apr 13, 2018
Getting Women Keto-Adapted with Vivica Menegaz -- #043
55:07

You may have been doing the ketogenic diet for a while now, but are you keto-adapted? What difference does keto-adaptation make? Vivica Menegaz joins me in the show to talk about all these and more!

In this episode you will learn:

  • What it means to be keto-adapted and what are its benefits
  • The value of keto-adaptation and how we apply it in our modern lives
  • The difference that keto-adaptation brings to your body
  • The different players involved in metabolism and understanding its complexity
  • What are the different aspects we need to consider when doing keto for women?
  • The foundation upon which the ketogenic lifestyle rests
  • What is the quick fix mentality and what are the problems that result from it

Key Takeaways:

  • It’s not always easy to get keto-adapted, it depends on a number of factors such as your metabolic profile, your insulin resistance, your liver’s ability to convert fats into ketones, etc.
  • Less than 20% of the people who are doing the ketogenic diet now are able to reach a satisfactory state of keto-adaptation.
  • The first thing we need to address, when it comes to achieving weight loss, for example, is toxicity.
  • Ketosis and keto-adaptation are part of our natural physical genetic code.
  • Ketosis was not invented by nature for us to lose weight. It was invented to keep us alive.
  • It is perfectly natural to go in and out of ketosis. It is part of the natural state of well-being.
  • Keto can be done in many ways. There are different ways for different people of different ages and different lifestyles.

Action Steps:

  • Take whatever you read, especially when it’s labeled scientific research, with a grain of salt. It’s not necessarily true.
  • When it comes to doing the ketogenic diet, don’t be afraid to be your own experiment and see how things go for you.
  • Embrace a more holistic perspective on what healing really means. What does it take to be healthy and live healthy in your mind and in your body?
  • Take responsibility for your own health and well-being. This is the first step in the ketogenic journey.
  • Bring mindfulness and awareness to everything you do, especially eating.
  • Be loving and compassionate to yourself and have a true support system among women.

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

I have now moved into my new home and I am loving it! Follow me on social media @shawnmynarhealth and see all that I’ve been up to since I’ve moved into my new space.

As always, if you have any questions that you would like for me to expand on further, please email me at info@ketoforwomenshow.com, and I will make sure to get the answers out to you.

Take care!

“Ketogenic is really not a diet. It is this ancient program inside our body.” — Vivica Menegaz

“Ketogenic is a physical state of being that is natural to our bodies.” — Vivica Menegaz

SHOW LINKS:

Ample Keto Meal Replacement - use the coupon code keto4women15 to get 15%off
Keto-Adapted by Maria Emmerich
The Osso Good Bone Broths - use the coupon code keto4women to get $10 off your order

More from Vivica Menegaz

The Keto Paleo Kitchen by Vivica Menegaz
The Nourished Caveman (Vivica’s website)

More from Shawn Mynar

Shawn's Website
Shawn's Instagram
Shawn's Facebook
The Fat Burning Female Project
Best Ketone Test Kit
Precision Xtra Blood
Ketone Meter

Precision Xtra Blood Ketone Test Strips

 
The advice and opinions in The Keto For Women show are intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical care or advice. Please always consult your medical professional for your specific health concerns.

Apr 06, 2018
Keto Hot Seat: Explaining Weight Gain On Keto, Healing Acne, Wonky Menstrual Cycles, Keto For Viruses, Net Carbs vs. Total Carbs -- #042
59:13

Welcome to our third Keto Hot Seat episode! We’ll be rounding out the last of the questions many of you sent over through Instagram, so stay tuned and get ready for some awesome Q&A!

TOPICS:

  • Using keto to address chronic viral issues
  • The beauty of the ketogenic diet: having the power to figure out what works for you
  • The importance of letting go of the notion that every single day needs to be the same
  • Becoming more intuitive and fluid with your food
  • How your head needs to get out of your body’s way
  • Why you could be gaining weight while on keto
  • Belly fat woes as a consequence of hormonal imbalances
  • Why you’re getting cellulite
  • Calculating net carbs vs total carbs
  • When to test for ketone and blood sugar levels
  • Reasons for having cystic acne and how to heal it
  • Having a wonky menstrual cycle since reaching ketosis
  • The pros and cons of doing a food sensitivity test vs an elimination diet with gradual reintroduction of foods
  • Losing sleep because of keto and what to do about it

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Look out for the next time I ask for questions for future Keto Hot Seat episodes! Make sure to be in the loop by following me on Instagram and in the Facebook group.

On a personal note, by the time this episode comes out, I will have officially moved in to my new home! And if you are at all interested in home furnishings or interior design or fashion and keto, follow me on social media, @shawnmynarhealth, as I share a little bit more about the things that I am into.

Anyone that has participated in The Fat Burning Female Project you’re a Fat Burning Female for life! And I would like to invite any of you who can come to the Fat Burning Female Retreat that I will be hosting in September in Boulder. So be on the lookout for more information on that.

And if you’re not yet in The Fat Burning Female Project, you still have a couple more opportunities to do so before the retreat! We have a class coming up in May, with enrollment at the end of April, and another one coming up in July.

I also would like to mention that just in case you want to start traveling and learning more about keto, I will be on The Low Carb Cruise that will set sail on May 20.  And in June, I will be in Austin for KetoCon. I would love to meet you and see you there!

I will also be hosting a live webinar about the talk that I did at The Low Carb Universe Keto Ladies Conference, which was Keto for Hormones. So watch out for that in April!

As always, if you have any questions that you would like for me to expand on further, please email me at info@ketoforwomenshow.com, and I will make sure to get the answers out to you.

Take care!

“This is the beauty of a ketogenic diet is that you have all the power in the world to figure out what works for you.”

“There’s so much that’s different about our lives and our bodies on a day-to-day basis.”

 

SHOW LINKS:

Ample Keto Meal Replacement - use the coupon code keto4women15 to get 15%off

Food Sensitivity Testing vs Elimination Diets

KetoCon

The Low Carb Cruise

The Osso Good Bone Broths - use the coupon code keto4women to get $10 off your order

 

Past episodes mentioned

How To Eat Keto Without Calculating Macros, Keto For SIBO & Candida, Building Muscle For Weight Loss, Eating More When Not Hungry, Bariatric Surgery, and more! — #016

All About Ketones: Part 2 – Breath vs. Blood Testing, What Your Numbers Mean, Troubleshooting — #033

The Keto Hot Seat - Hair Loss, Building Muscle, Carb-ups, Protein Amounts, and so much more! — #036

Keto Hot Seat: Increasing Calories Without Gaining, Increasing Body Fat, Gluconeogenesis, Home Workouts, PMS and more! — #039

 

More from Shawn Mynar

Shawn's Website

Shawn's Instagram

Shawn's Facebook

The Fat Burning Female Project

Best Ketone Test Kit

Precision Xtra Blood Ketone Meter

Precision Xtra Blood Ketone Test Strips

 

The advice and opinions in The Keto For Women show are intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical care or advice. Please always consult your medical professional for your specific health concerns.

Mar 30, 2018
Keto Ladies Conference and Travel Recap -- #041
01:04:34

Are you excited to hear the breakdown of my recent travel and the conferences I’ve been to? Well, as promised, in this episode you will hear all about it! Plus, I will share my learnings and takeaways from the speakers I listened to. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the episode!

TOPICS:

  • The idea of bio-individuality and what it actually means
  • Param Dedhia’s talk on why dieting does not work
  • The importance of body fat composition to your long-term health and how you can change it
  • Why sleep well is important
  • Stephanie Dodier’s talk on mastering your food cravings — understanding our emotional connection to food and the reasons why we binge
  • How to increase dopamine in our body without using food
  • Why we have food cravings
  • The ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) study and how the ACE score is linked to autoimmune disease
  • Dr. Trudi Deakin’s talk on debunking the eat-less-move-more mentality and how that doesn’t work to lose weight
  • How stress makes you produce up to 600 grams of excess glucose in your body
  • Why having health issues doesn’t mean you can’t do keto
  • Ximena de la Serna’s talk on reversing PCOS through keto
  • Franziska Spritzler’s talk on slowing down the aging process using a low carb, low sugar, high fat ketogenic diet
  • Pia Holmstedt-Englund’s talk on MediYoga and how to do it
  • Bitten Jonsson’s talk on sugar addiction and what addiction means
  • Why food addiction is the hardest addiction to work with

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

I am thrilled to announce that as of Episode 40 of The Keto for Women Show, we have hit 1 million downloads of the podcast! I want to thank you all so much for making it happen!

Do continue to share the podcast with others, and keep sending me your feedback. I would love it if you can also leave a review on iTunes.

As always, if you have any questions that you would like for me to expand on further, please email me at info@ketoforwomenshow.com, and I will make sure to get the answers out to you.

Take care!

“There are some different paths you can take within keto and we want to encourage the one that’s the best for our health as women.”

“You are the person responsible for you and your health and your goals, which means, find out what’s best for you and don’t be afraid to go against what someone else has told you.”

SHOW LINKS:

Ample Keto Meal Replacement - use coupon code keto4women15 to get 15%off

Integrative Approaches to Health and Performance by Param Dedhia, MD

The ACEs Study

The Keto for Women Show Episode 24: My Keto Travels + The Best Info From The Low Carb Universe Conference

The Keto for Women Show Episode 34: Breaking Down Cholesterol, Insulin, and Dangerous Fats with Dr. Trudi Deakin

The Low Carb Universe

The Low Carb Cruise

 

More about the speakers

2018 NTA Annual Conference Speakers

The Low Carb Universe Keto Ladies Conference Speakers

Param Dedhia

Stephanie Dodier

Dr. Trudi Deakin

Ximena de la Serna

Franziska Spritzler

Pia Holmstedt-Englund

Bitten Jonsson

 

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The advice and opinions in The Keto For Women show are intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical care or advice. Please always consult your medical professional for your specific health concerns.

Mar 23, 2018
Low Carb/Keto Diets For Pregnancy, Gestational Diabetes, And Breastfeeding with Lily Nichols, RD -- #040
01:01:16
Welcome to another episode that’s packed with really great information not only for moms-to-be but for all ladies out there! Today, I am joined by Lily Nichols who is a real food dietician and the best-selling author of Real Food for Gestational Diabetes. Enjoy!
 
TOPICS:
  • How did Lily transition into the real food world from the field of conventional healthcare?
  • What is gestational diabetes?
  • Why would someone get diagnosed with gestational diabetes?
  • Is gestational diabetes a sign of more serious blood sugar problems?
  • What is the glucose tolerance test?
  • What are the issues concerning the glucose tolerance test?
  • What should someone diagnosed with gestational diabetes do with their diet?
  • How much carbohydrate do you need in your diet during pregnancy?
  • What is the big argument against going low-carb during pregnancy?
  • What is the type of ketosis that is harmful in the context of somebody with diabetes?
  • What are the different types of ketosis that your body can go into?
  • Why is a diet lower in carbohydrates better for the baby’s development?
  • What are the considerations we need to make with our nutrition during pregnancy?
  • Why do we need to eat more salt during pregnancy?
  • What do you need to do once you start breastfeeding?
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
The Good Gut Project is a six-week class that I have developed for women to learn more about their gut health. If you are interested to join, the enrolment for the May class is happening right now! It’s going to close in a matter of days, so if you don’t want to miss this chance, head over to the website right now and enroll!
As always, if you have any questions that you would like for me to expand on further, please email me at info@ketoforwomenshow.com, and I will make sure to get the answers out to you.
Take care!
 
“The issue with ketosis comes down to misinformation and misinterpreted research about ketosis.” Lily Nichols
 
“Make every decision about food as an act of self-care, not punishment because you need to lose the baby weight right away.” Lily Nichols
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The advice and opinions in The Keto For Women show are intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical care or advice. Please always consult your medical professional for your specific health concerns.

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Mar 16, 2018
Keto Hot Seat: Increasing Calories Without Gaining, Increasing Body Fat, Gluconeogenesis, Home Workouts, PMS and more! -- #039
57:24

Welcome to another Keto Hot Seat episode! Today, we will have round two of answering all those great questions you guys sent me, not only about keto but about anything that has to do with women’s health. It’s going to be a fun Q&A so I hope you guys enjoy it!

TOPICS:

  • Exogenous ketone use
  • Some non-dairy ideas for increasing fats in your diet without going way over in protein
  • Keto while on birth control
  • How do you add calories without gaining weight?
  • What happens to your body when you don’t eat enough food
  • Is butter coffee good for you?
  • What happens when you skip breakfast
  • Magnesium supplementation
  • Will being on keto help relieve PMS?
  • What to do when someone starts gaining weight on keto
  • How often and how long should you exercise, and what sort of exercises you should include in your home workouts
  • How much should you worry about gluconeogenesis if you’re insulin-resistant
  • Essential oils

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

As of the airing of this episode, I am over in Mallorca, Spain for the second round of The Low Carb Universe Conference. And just before that, the weekend prior, I was at the Nutritional Therapy Association Conference. Be on the lookout for my update on these two conferences, and everything in between, in a future episode that I’ll have for you in the next few weeks!

 

One other thing that I’m pumped up to share with you is that I’m finally moving to my very own condo! If you’re someone who wants to have a behind-the-scenes look at that whole process and my new place, follow me on Instagram or on Facebook and catch all my Stories about that!

 

The next enrollment period for The Good Gut Project will start on March 14, and the program will begin on April 30. So if you want to work on your gut, mark your calendars and make sure to head over to my website and enroll!

 

Finally, I have a new podcast partner that you guys are going to love! If you haven’t already tried Osso Good Bone Broth, they deliver the best quality bone broth on the planet! I just can’t stop raving about them, and I’m sure you will too! Go to their website and use couple code keto4women to get $10 off your order!

 

As always, if you have any questions that you would like for me to expand on further, please email me at info@ketoforwomenshow.com, and I will make sure to get the answers out to you.

 

Take care!

 

“There are so many women that think they’re healthy because they’ve been ‘eating healthy’ for so long and in fact, they’ve done damage to their blood sugar at that point.”

 

“If you’re just having a moderate level of protein three times a day at your meals, you’re not going to go over any sort of amount to the point that you’re kicked out of ketosis.”

 

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Precision Xtra Blood Ketone Meter

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The advice and opinions in The Keto For Women show are intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical care or advice.  Please always consult your medical professional for your specific health concerns.

Mar 09, 2018
Keto For Cancer with Miriam Kalamian, CNS -- #038
47:14

In today’s episode, we’re going to tackle a topic that I find absolutely fascinating and something that I think we all really need to pay more attention to. Our special guest Miriam Kalamian will help us get the knowledge we need under our belts. And whether or not cancer will be something that will affect us down the road, I hope we can all take this topic to heart.

TOPICS:

  • Miriam's personal cancer story
  • How Dr. Thomas Seyfried’s research about keto for cancer helped Miriam's son
  • How the ketogenic diet helped Raffi improve his condition
  • What improvements were they able to observe in Raffi when switched to a ketogenic diet
  • What made Miriam decide to study more about the ketogenic diet
  • How does the ketogenic diet help fight cancer?
  • What is the extra benefit of keto over low carb?
  • Keto as a tool in the toolbox for those with cancer
  • Is there a difference in a cancer patient’s ketogenic diet versus someone who’s just doing it for health benefits?
  • Is there ever a need for exogenous ketones in cancer patients?
  • When exogenous ketones are helpful

 

“There’s an explosion of new information out there now and you still have to glean the nuances of cancer from what’s happening in the whole wider keto world.” — Miriam Kalamian

 

“I have not seen any evidence that a ketogenic diet on its own will knock out cancer.” — Miriam Kalamian

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

If you are someone at the Nutritional Therapy Association Conference happening at the moment, maybe you’re listening to me right now and seeing me in person at the same time! I am one of the speakers at the NTA Conference and I will be on a panel with my friends Jimmy Moore and Leah Williamson of the Low-Carb Conversations podcast. We will talk about how to help people comply with a low-carb/ketogenic diet followed by a Q&A session with the audience. Make sure catch me in the chat if you are there!

Afterwards, I will be over to Mallorca, Spain for the second round of The Low Carb Universe Conference. This one, specifically for keto ladies only! I will be doing a talk on Keto for Hormones, so for those of you who are going to be there, I would love to meet all of you!

Be on the lookout for my breakdown of these conferences in future episodes!

 

As always, if you have any questions that you would like for me to expand on further, please email me at info@ketoforwomenshow.com, and I will make sure to get the answers out to you. Take care!

 

SHOW LINKS:

More From Miriam

Miriam’s Facebook | Twitter
Dietary Therapies
Keto for Cancer

Resources Mentioned

The Charlie Foundation
Care Oncology Clinic
Low Carb USA

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The advice and opinions in The Keto For Women show are intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical care or advice.  Please always consult your medical professional for your specific health concerns.

Mar 02, 2018
Using Keto To Eat Intuitively -- #037
01:07:08

What is intuitive eating and how can keto help you become intuitive with your food? Today, I’m going to talk about that and share my story of how I was able to achieve food freedom, and hopefully, help you become more intuitive, too, when it comes to food. Watch out for the special guest we have at the end of the episode and enjoy the show!

TOPICS:

  • What is intuitive eating?
  • How can you achieve food freedom?
  • Why is keto such an amazing approach to becoming healthy?
  • How to listen to what your body is telling you
  • The easiest way to start with an intuitive eating approach
  • Finding your ‘bigger why’ and why is it important for you to find out what it is
  • The questions should you ask yourself in order to achieve intuitive eating

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

The Fat Burning Female Project is a six-week course that is designed to safely take women into a ketogenic approach to eating. It is not a diet program; it is not a weight loss program; it is a health gain program. Click on the link to find out more and get on the email list! And if you want to be part of the March class of The Fat Burning Female Project, the enrollment will be on February 27 and the course begins on March 5.

As always, if you have any questions that you would like for me to expand on further, please email me at info@ketoforwomenshow.com and I will make sure to get the answers out to you.

Take care!

 

“You have to tap into what your body is telling you and use that information to determine what your plate looks like.”

“The primary thing that needs to happen for you to start this process is you’ve got to release that diet mentality.”

 

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Feb 23, 2018
The Keto Hot Seat - Hair Loss, Building Muscle, Carb-ups, Protein Amounts, and so much more! -- #036
01:06:03

Join me on the hot seat as I answer a variety of questions, both related and unrelated to keto, that I received from you guys via Instagram and Facebook. Enjoy!

QUESTIONS ANSWERED:

  • Why do some people still claim keto is detrimental to women’s hormone health despite all the research proving otherwise?
  • My thoughts on the zero carb carnivore diet.
  • Is there a benefit in using exogenous ketones for fat loss?
  • How much protein should you take if you want to lose fat but increase muscle?
  • How much fat should you take in your diet if you want to lose fat?
  • What causes hair loss and what can you do about it when you’re on keto?
  • My tips to reduce bloating
  • What is the reason for magnesium supplementation causing extreme hunger?
  • My thoughts on 'carb-ups'.
  • Is being on keto harmful to your pregnancy?
  • Should you take CLAA supplements when you’re on keto?
  • My uses for yacon syrup
  • How does doing keto affect your thyroid?
  • How can you increase strength and gain muscle?
  • How do you push yourself enough to increase strength and continually progress without going too hard and overdoing it?

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

If you want to be part of the March class of The Fat Burning Female Project, get ready for the one-day enrolment period coming up on February 28. Course materials will be delivered on March 2, and the actual six-week process will officially begin on March 5.

And if you want to be part of The Good Gut Project, a new class is coming up for that, also in March! So be on the lookout for that!

As always, if you have any questions that you would like for me to expand on further, please email me at info@ketoforwomenshow.com. And if you liked how this episode went or if you want something a little more structured, please let me know as well. will make sure to get the answers out to you. Take care!

“Doing keto in a way that is very healthy and responsive to the female body really makes all the difference in the world.”

“Keto, while it’s great and super healing, will bring to light some other things going on in your body.”


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The advice and opinions in The Keto For Women show are intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical care or advice.  Please always consult your medical professional for your specific health concerns.

Feb 16, 2018
Keto And Poop - How It Should Be, Things That Can Go Wrong, How Keto Changes It -- #035
57:11

This episode is special because I talk about two of my most favorite topics — poop and keto. Learn how to tell whether your digestive system is working as it should, what could mess it up, and how being on keto affects it. I also give some tips on how to keep your digestive system in tip-top shape. Listen and enjoy!

 

TOPICS:

  • How do you know that your digestive system is working well?
  • What are the things that can go wrong in your digestive process?
  • Why is fully chewing your food important?
  • What type of environment do we need in our stomachs to break down food properly?
  • How does leaky gut begin to develop?
  • What does the color of your poop tell you about your health?
  • What problems can a candida overgrowth cause?
  • What factors can impact your gut bacteria and affect your bacterial balance?
  • What are the possible causes of bloating?
  • How does being on keto affect your digestive system?
  • How can you support your liver?
  • Should you use MCT oil?
  • Why is drinking water with high-quality sea salt beneficial?
  • Why is it important for you to find out what your food sensitivities are when going on keto?
  • How can being on keto help your digestion?

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

I’ll be speaking at some events in the next few months and I would love to meet you there!

 

If you have taken the Nutritional Therapy Association course (or even if you haven’t), you can attend the NTA conference on the first weekend of March in Vancouver, Washington. I’ll be part of a panel that will be speaking on implementing low carb diets for clients.

 

On the second weekend of March, I’ll be in Spain for the Keto Ladies Conference as part of the Low Carb Universe tour of conferences. As one of the speakers, I’ll be discussing keto for hormones. I’ll also do a breakout session about how to adopt keto as a lifestyle and finding out what works for you. If it’s possible for you to attend this conference, I highly recommend that you do it!

 

In mid-May, I’m headed to the beautiful Caribbean to join the Low Carb Keto Cruise. I’ll be talking about why keto is different for women. It’s a week-long cruise, so grab the opportunity to have fun and learn something at the same time!

 

I’ll also be at the KetoCon in Austin, Texas, happening in mid-June. This is a big event with a lot of really good speakers. Tons of people who are on keto will be there, so I hope you can join us!

 

And lastly, just as a reminder, we have an upcoming class for The Fat Burning Female Project. The enrolment starts on February 27 and the class starts on March 5. So if you’re looking for some guidance on doing keto or wanting to become part of this great community of ladies to support you in this process, mark your calendars because Fat Burning Female is where you’ll want to be!

 

As always, if you have any questions that you would like for me to expand on further, please email me at info@ketoforwomenshow.com and I will make sure to get the answers out to you. Take care!

 

“When you eat food, you need to be in the rest-and-digest mode.” — Shawn Mynar

 

“You need to start looking at your poop because it makes a huge difference to know this information about yourself.” — Shawn Mynar



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The advice and opinions in The Keto For Women show are intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical care or advice.  Please always consult your medical professional for your specific health concerns.

Feb 09, 2018
Breaking Down Cholesterol, Insulin, and Dangerous Fats with Dr. Trudi Deakin -- #034
54:21

Today, I bring you a fantastic interview with health care expert Dr. Trudi Deakin! She and I get the same questions all the time on topics about cholesterol, insulin, diabetes and types of fat. So today we’re going to answer those questions for you in a way that really makes a ton of sense. Enjoy!

TOPICS:

What is hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance?
What happens when your insulin levels are high?
The not-so-obvious contributors to high insulin levels
How yo-yo dieting affects your insulin levels
How to lose weight and not damage your metabolism
The difference in the effect of intermittent fasting versus an overall calorie-restricted diet
The types of cholesterol and why none are "good" or "bad"
Why cholesterol is absolutely essential for life
Why we shouldn't blame cholesterol for heart disease
The REAL markers we need to look at for cardiovascular risk
The different forms of fat and which are good and bad


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

I want to introduce you all to a brand new keto product, the Ample K Ketogenic Formula! It’s a full meal replacement shake that’s ketogenic style. It’s made of real food and lots of different types of fat making up 70% of the calories. They really put a lot of thought into the ingredients and it tastes so good! I highly recommend that you check it out!

 

As always, if you have any questions that you would like for me to expand on further, please email me at info@ketoforwomenshow.com, and I will make sure to get the answers out to you. Take care!

“If people understand things, they’re so much more motivated to make the lifestyle change.” — Dr. Trudi Deakin

“We don’t need to worry about having saturated fat in our diet as long we’re eating it in unprocessed foods that we’re cooking ourselves at home.”  — Dr. Trudi Deakin

 

SHOW LINKS:
Ample Keto Meal Replacement

X-PERT Health with Dr. Trudi Deakin

 

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The advice and opinions in The Keto For Women show are intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical care or advice.  Please always consult your medical professional for your specific health concerns.

Feb 02, 2018
All About Ketones: Part 2 - Breath vs. Blood Testing, What Your Numbers Mean, Troubleshooting -- #033
52:02

Why are we getting into ketosis? Why are we following the ketogenic diet? Why do we care what the numbers on our blood ketone meter say? We really need to know more about why we’re doing what we’re doing. So coming on the heels of last week’s episode, today, we’re moving on to Part 2 of All About Ketones!

 

TOPICS:

  • Do you need to add more fat in order to get into ketosis?
  • The 3 different options for testing ketones - blood, breath, and urine
  • Why I do not recommended to test for ketones with urine strips
  • The pros and cons of breath ketone testing vs. blood ketone testing
  • When is the best time to test your blood ketones?
  • What the numbers on your blood ketone test mean
  • How often should you do blood ketone testing?
  • How you can use blood ketone testing to get more information about your body and what foods impact you

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Now is the last week for you to get your hands on the ButcherBox Free Bacon promotion! So if you love bacon, make sure you don’t miss out on that! And if you sign up now before the end of January, every single time you order throughout the whole year, you will receive a free package of bacon in all of your orders!

 

If today’s episode has spurred some additional information that you need, please let me know. Send your questions about testing or any other questions you have about keto for women in general to info@ketoforwomenshow.com.  

 

“No matter what, just you eating a ketogenic style meal on a daily basis, making this your thing, that’s healing your body.” —Shawn Mynar

 

“It’s not something to stress over or to beat yourself up, or your body up, if it’s not producing ketones right away.”  —Shawn Mynar

 

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The advice and opinions in The Keto For Women show are intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical care or advice.  Please always consult your medical professional for your specific health concerns.

Jan 26, 2018
All About Ketones: Part 1 - Do You Really Need To Produce Them? -- #032
54:53

Ketones have many healing properties that are backed up by research. Today, I’m going to discuss some of these benefits and the science behind them. You will learn a lot from this episode, so listen and enjoy!


TOPICS:

  • What your body is doing when it produces ketones
  • The two metabolic pathways by which the body produces energy
  • Why you need to get a high-fat diet going at the start of keto
  • Why is Alzheimer’s disease referred to as type 3 diabetes?
  • Ketones and brain health
  • Ketones and efficient energy production
  • How ketones improve mitochondrial function
  • How does being on a ketogenic diet reduce inflammation?
  • What is brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)?
  • A ketogenic diet to alleviate depression and stabilize mood
  • Ketones and cancer prevention?
  • What is GABA and what is its function?
  • Ketones for hunger and satiety
  • How do ketones improve your cardiovascular health?
  • Does being ketogenic enhance athletic performance?

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Now is the final week to register for The Good Gut Project! If you’re interested to enroll in the program and work with me, you can go to my website to register. You can also find out more about The Fat Burning Female Project as well as The Happy Hormones Project.

I also want to remind you of The Low Carb Universe conference that’s happening in March in Mallorca, Spain, where I’m going to be one of the speakers. It’s a special conference that’s just for keto ladies, so I really want to encourage you to join!

Lastly, I am so thrilled to announce that The Keto for Women Show has been nominated to be one of Healthline’s Best Keto Podcasts for 2017! And it’s all because of you! So I really want to thank you guys for always taking the time to listen and giving me your rating and and feedback on the show. Your reviews really do mean so much to me and they really do help the show.

As always, if you have any questions that you would like for me to expand on further, please email me at info@ketoforwomenshow.com, and I will make sure to get the answers out to you. Take care!

Shawn said:

"Ketosis is an awesome, clean way to produce energy."

"Your body is not going to do anything that's not smart for itself."

 

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Jan 19, 2018
Finding Your Weight Loss Code with Karen Martel -- #031
01:01:46

I am interviewing one of my friends, Karen Martel, who is an expert on weight loss resistance, which I know is a HUGE topic in the keto community. It’s something we need to keep hearing about and it helps to hear it from different people, so stay tuned and enjoy!

 

TOPICS:

  • The number one cause of weight loss resistance
  • What do we have to look at when trying to figure out weight loss resistance?
  • Hormonal dysfunction and weight loss resistance
  • What is stress?
  • Why it's important to address your gut health issues
  • What are some of the symptoms of a gut infection?
  • Things you could you be doing in your diet that are contributing to weight loss resistance
  • When should you do the keto diet versus the paleo diet?
  • What is the difference between the keto diet and the paleo diet in terms of fighting weight gain and weight loss resistance?
  • The importance of working through your emotional issues

 

WRAPPING UP…

There have been some changes to my business structure and one of those changes includes a new course. It’s all about your gut health, specifically being able to test what’s going on in your gut through the use of functional lab testing and optional food sensitivity testing. It’s open to anyone and everyone, and if you are one of the many people out there who have issues with their gut health, I would love to work with you!

 

Enrolment for the beta group is currently open. For more information, you can check out The Good Gut Project at www.shawnmynar.com under Nutrition & Health Services, Work With Shawn.

 

As always, if you have any questions that you would like for me to expand on further, please email me at info@ketoforwomenshow.com, and I will make sure to get the answers out to you. Take care!

 

SHOW LINKS:

Evan Brand and Jack Kruse talk about EMF's and Ketosis - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dr-jack-kruse-emf-ketogenic-light-exposure-and-fat-loss/id578597740?i=1000375984061&mt=2     

Steven Ozanich Book - The Great Pain Deception - http://amzn.to/2Cxit2f

 

“When you think about stress, think about what in your life isn’t making you happy.” — Karen Martel

 

“If you have stress in your life, probably you also have digestive issues.” — Shawn Mynar

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Jan 12, 2018
Keto Q&A: Resolution Ideas + High Body Temp, Keto Rash, Building Muscle On Keto, Shortness Of Breath, And More! -- #030
58:34

Welcome back and Happy New Year! Today, we are doing a rapid-fire Q&A episode. I am taking all of the questions I’ve been getting over the past 6 months and the goal is for me to get to as many questions that have relatively quick answers within the next hour. Enjoy!

 

TOPICS:

  • Tips to make sure your resolutions are realistic and attainable.
  • Is it normal to have increased body temperature and sweat easily when you’re on the ketogenic diet?
  • Why would you eat more carbs after establishing your carb tolerance?
  • Should you lower your fat intake on those days when you’re eating more carbs?
  • Should you consider doing intermittent keto?
  • What is a keto rash and how do you deal with it?
  • Why do you get shortness of breath when transitioning to keto and how do you fix it?
  • Can you get rid of facial hair when you balance out your hormones?
  • Why do you get nightmares when you’re on the ketogenic diet?
  • How well does keto work for women who are trying to gain muscle?
  • If cow’s milk is bad for humans, what are the alternatives we can give to babies and young children?
  • How do we get enough fat into our ketogenic diet to make us actually produce ketones and keep our protein moderate?


WRAPPING UP…

If you are following me on Facebook at Shawn Mynar Holistic Health, then you can now view my Instagram Stories over on Facebook! Stories are what I primarily use to communicate with all of you when I’m not podcasting. If you want to get to know me a little better and see what I’ve been up to on a daily basis, find me over there!

 

The Fat Burning Female Project also has its own Instagram and Facebook page! You can go check those out to see if the course is right for you or not and see what people are saying about it.

 

As always, if you have any questions that you would like for me to expand on further, please email me at info@ketoforwomenshow.com, and I will make sure to get the answers out to you. Take care!

 

SHOW LINKS:

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Grazed and Enthused Baby Food Post: http://grazedandenthused.com/real-food-baby/

 

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Jan 05, 2018
Keto And Sleep: Why You May Not Be Sleeping Well & What To Do About It -- #029
01:00:37

In today’s episode, we are talking all about sleep! It’s one of the bigger topics that come up when people switch to a ketogenic diet because they find that sometimes their sleep tanks, while at other times, it’s amazing! Today, I’ll talk to you about why you may be experiencing disrupted sleep on keto and how you can achieve that amazing sleep you’re wishing for.

TOPICS:

  • The reasons why you may not be getting good sleep while keto
  • The #1 cause of disrupted sleep
  • How hormonal imbalances affect your sleep
  • How ketosis can help your sleep when done correctly
  • Does caffeine and alcohol consumption affect your sleep?
  • My best tips for getting amazing sleep



WRAPPING UP…
If you are following me on Facebook at Shawn Mynar Holistic Health, then you can now see my Instagram Stories over on Facebook! Stories are by far my favorite way to use social media to communicate with all of you. If you’re following me on Instagram or on Facebook, it’ll be really fun to see what I’ve been up to beyond the podcast!

 

If you want a spot on The Fat Burning Female Project January 2018 class, I just want to remind you that the enrollment will be on January 2nd. The class will start on January 8th and the materials will be given to you on January 5th. You can sign up at The Fat Burning Female Project website to receive email notifications.

 

As always, if you have any questions that you would like for me to expand on further, please email me at info@ketoforwomenshow.com, and I will make sure to get the answers out to you. Take care!

SHOW LINKS:
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Natural Calm: http://amzn.to/2zciQcZ

 

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Dec 29, 2017
Establishing A Healthy Mindset + Manageable Menopause with Evelyn DeDominicus -- #028
52:06

We have a special guest for today’s episode of the Keto for Women Show! Evelyn DeDominicus is here to talk to us about how to be healthier, more balanced, and make it through menopause with a ketogenic diet. I know it’s a topic that’s been top of mind for so many of you, so listen in and enjoy!

TOPICS:

  • Finding your carb tolerance
  • The role of the mindset in overall health
  • What other factors are at play for weight loss to occur
  • What is menopause vs perimenopause vs. postmenopause?
  • Common symptoms of menopause that don't HAVE to happen
  • Keto for menopause and peri-menopause
  • How do hormonal fluctuations affect your diet?
  • What can you do to make going through menopause smoother for you?

WRAPPING UP…

If you are interested in The Fat Burning Female Project, check out the new Fat Burning Female website! I’ve been spending tons of time updating the webpage so that you can all have a better idea and vision of what you can expect from it. And even better, there are now 8 different testimonials from 8 different Fat Burning Females!

We all know how quickly these next few weeks go by when we’re in the holiday season, so I’m really excited for the new class coming up on January 8th! The enrollment will be on January 2nd, so if you want to join the class, make sure you mark that date on your calendar.

As always, if you have any topics that you would like for me to explore, please email me at info@ketoforwomenshow.com. Take care!

SHOW LINKS:

Evelyn's website: http://evelynd.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/evelyndedominicis/

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Dec 22, 2017
Keto As A Diet Vs. Health, The Calorie Talk, Low-Carb Purgatory, High Morning Blood Sugar, + When & What Else To Test -- #027
59:46

We’re going BIG in today’s episode of the Keto for Women Show! We’re going to tackle some big questions about the ketogenic diet that I think need some big answers! This is something I’m really passionate about and it is my hope that you can figure out where you may be stuck and learn something new and valuable from today’s episode. Enjoy!

 

TOPICS:

  • What is the difference between the health industry and the diet industry in terms of perspective on the ketogenic diet?
  • What is the keto diet community like within the diet industry?
  • Why is the diet cycle in the diet industry harmful to your body?
  • Why is your fasting glucose higher when you’re on a keto diet?
  • What are the blood sugar markers that you need to be aware of?
  • What is low carb purgatory?
  • Who are the people who need to worry about low carb purgatory?
  • What should you do if you find yourself in low carb purgatory?
  • Why is “calories in, calories out” a hoax?
  • How does the body’s fat storage mechanism work?

 

WRAPPING UP…

I hope that all that I’ve talked about with you today really resonates with you, and I really hope you will continue to join me on this health journey.

 

On a happy note, I would like to announce that The Fat Burning Female Project has a brand new webpage! I’m inviting everyone to go check it out! If it’s something that you’re considering doing this coming new year, the new website contains more information that would hopefully help you in your decision. And if you do decide to join The Fat Burning Female Project class that begins on January 8th, note that the enrolment will be on January 2nd.

 

As always, if you have any questions that you would like for me to expand on further, please email me at info@ketoforwomenshow.com, and I will make sure to get the answers to you in the upcoming episodes. Take care!

 

SHOW LINKS:

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Dec 15, 2017
Your Hormones And What Your Doctor Is Missing with Dr. Ken Berry MD -- #026
01:06:04

I’m super excited for today’s episode of The Keto for Women Show because I will be interviewing a very special guest — a medical doctor and the very first male to come to the show! Dr. Ken Berry will talk to us about a variety of data, knowledge, and research that supports the ketogenic diet, as well as the “lies" that doctors tell their patients simply because they don’t know any better. This is going to be an awesome episode, so sit back and enjoy!

 

TOPICS:

  • Who is Dr. Ken Berry?
  • How did he become an advocate for the ketogenic diet?
  • How does he prescribe the ketogenic diet to his patients?
  • Why do women have more difficulty managing their weight than men?
  • What is the false paradigm regarding weight loss that people have been operating under?
  • What controls weight gain and weight loss?
  • Why do people have to fix their diet?
  • What kind of doctor should you look for?
  • What is good stress vs bad stress?
  • What tests should you get to check your thyroid’s health?
  • What is the difference between bioidentical and synthetic hormones?
  • What are the risks of taking synthetic hormones?
  • How did Dr. Berry come up with his book, “Lies My Doctor Told Me”?
  • What are some of the “lies” that medical doctors tell their patients to this day?
  • What was Dr. Ancel Keys’ “Seven Countries Study”?
  • Why is milk not good for adults?

 

WRAPPING UP…

The Keto for Women Show has been around for a full 6 months already! I really want to thank all you ladies out there for tuning in to the show every Friday and I hope that I can keep delivering content that you love for many more months to come.

 

I just want to make sure that you all know that I have a FREE Simple Keto Treats Recipe Book on my website! They’re my top 10 favorite keto approved dessert recipes that I created myself! So if you need some new dessert ideas or want to try some new things in the kitchen, head over to shawnmynar.com and you can find it right on the homepage. Just simply enter your email address and the e-book will be sent right to your inbox.

 

Also, the tickets to the Low Carb Universe Conference coming up on March 8th-11th, 2018 in Mallorca, Spain have officially been launched! So you can now go and purchase your ticket at The Low Carb Universe! Each ticket already includes the meals and accommodations so you just need to pay for everything once.

 

Lastly, I just want you to know that The Fat Burning Female Project is now on social media! Like and follow @fatburningfemale on Instagram and Facebook, and you’ll be able to see some of the plates that we’re cooking up and be able to read some of the testimonials that we receive from the ladies that are in the course.

 

As always, if you have any questions that you’d like for me to answer in an upcoming episode, please email me at info@ketoforwomenshow.com.

 

SHOW LINKS:

Lies My Doctor Told Me

The Berry Clinic

Stop the Thyroid Madness

KenDBerryMD

Dr. Ken Berry’s E-visit

@kendberry.md



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Dec 08, 2017
Keto (Or Not) For The Holidays -- #025
50:20

I love today’s topic, mainly because I love both the holidays and food! We’re talking about how to stay keto - or not - during this holiday season. How can we navigate the upcoming season to make it work for us, whether you stay keto, don’t want to stay keto, or try and it doesn’t happen.  Regardless of what you decide, I hope this episode will help get you through the holidays! Enjoy!

 

TOPICS:

  • How I stayed in ketosis for Thanksgiving with my family
  • What to do if you want to stay keto during the holidays
  • What questions to ask yourself when you go into a situation where there’s food that you don’t normally eat
  • Why you should be intuitive about your body
  • What to do when you don’t want to stay keto over the holidays
  • Why you shouldn’t beat yourself up for not staying keto
  • What to consider when you decide if you want to stay keto or not
  • What to do if we are keto and people make comments or start questioning us

“We need to remember that the holiday season is a season, but as it relates to food, it’s just one meal.”

“You really have to get in touch with your body to know how you feel about different foods.”

 

WRAPPING UP…

To all you keto ladies out there! There will be another Low Carb Universe Conference coming up on March 8th - 11th, 2018 in Mallorca, Spain, that’s going to be tailored to us! And guess what? They have asked me to be one of the speakers! So make sure to check out The Low Carb Universe to learn all about it. Mark those dates on your calendar and I hope to see you there!

Also, if 2018 is the year that you want to get your health in check, get off the diet pattern, and stop worrying about food all the time, then The Fat Burning Female Project is the place to be for you! Classes will start on January 8th and the enrollment will start on January 2nd, so make sure to get a spot!

There are so many recipes to satisfy what you want over the holidays and still feel great afterwards. So check out my website and sign up to get a free Keto Treats e-book with 10 recipes for desserts!

And if you have friends and family who are asking about the keto diet and the keto lifestyle, you can send them to Diet Doctor. That is such a great place for them to start learning and get free information!

As always, if you have any questions that you’d like for me to answer in an upcoming episode, please email me at info@ketoforwomenshow.com.

 

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The advice and opinions in The Keto For Women show are intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical care or advice.  Please always consult your medical professional for your specific health concerns.

 

Dec 01, 2017
My Keto Travels + The Best Info From The Low Carb Universe Conference -- #024
01:06:34

In today’s episode, I am coming to you from my Low Carb Universe Conference experience in the beautiful island of Mallorca, Spain! I will go over all that I’ve learned from this amazing experience and you guys can all just pretend that you’re here chatting with me about these great speakers and what we think about all the valuable information that they imparted with us. I absolutely had a blast in the conference and I hope you will too in this episode!

TOPICS:

  • How I maintained my ketogenic diet during my travel to Spain
  • What the Low Carb Universe Conference is all about
  • Ivor Cummins’ talk on general health and things going on within the low carb, high fat community
  • How to look for risks of heart disease
  • Stephanie Dodier’s talk on Mastering Your Food Cravings
  • Patricia Daly’s talk on Carb Restriction and Cancer: Where Do We Stand?
  • Dr. Eric Westman’s talk on the history of ketogenic diets
  • Dr. Trudi Deakin’s talk on Discovery Learning Supports People With Diabetes in Restricting Carbohydrate and Finding Their Personal Threshold
  • Why we get such high insulin levels
  • Darryl Edward’s talk on Insulin, Inflammation and Irisin — the Impact of Physical Inactivity
  • Why the BMI is inaccurate and not a good measure of anything
  • How much we should be exercising per week
  • Sam Feltham’s talk on Creating Change in Public Health and his experiments on overeating
  • Jamie Caporosso’s talk on Potential Advantages to Taking Your Keto Diet Paleo
  • Why having dairy in your diet may not be the best move for your body
  • Emily Maguire’s talk on The Therapeutic Potentials of the Ketogenic Diet — An Update on Where the Evidence Is At

SHOW LINKS:

Sam Feltham’s Experiments on Overeating

What Happens If You Eat 5,800 Calories Daily on an LCHF Diet?  
Is Overeating Carbs Worse Than Overeating on an LCHF Diet?

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Nov 24, 2017
Keto For Gut Health + Establishing A Positive Mindset And Choosing Health with Quest Nutrition's Lisa Bilyeu -- #023
01:02:07

You can't miss this story!  My guest, Lisa Bilyeu was down to eating 4 foods for 6 months because of her gut health issues (!) until she found keto, which she attributes to getting her life back.  The chat I had with Lisa was just SO cool and interesting.  What begins as a conversation about keto turns into a talk about choosing health, remaining positive, and establishing your identity.

TOPICS:

  • How keto brought Lisa back from rock bottom gut health issues
  • Why Lisa chose to focus on health over physique and how she made that switch mentally
  • How Lisa got over her fear in order to start keto
  • The power of positive thinking as it relates to your diet and body
  • Fixed Mindest vs. Growth Mindset
  • How Lisa’s workouts and body composition changed with a keto diet
  • The importance of identity for female empowerment 

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The advice and opinions in The Keto For Women show are intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical care.  Please always consult your medical professional for your specific health concerns.

Nov 17, 2017
Fasting 101: Part 2 - The Benefits and Downsides To Fasting - #022
57:24

The topic of fasting continues on in this episode with a huge list of the health benefits of fasting and a look at some of the downsides to fasting.  With this information, now you can be informed on whether adopting a fasting protocol is right for you.

TOPICS:

  • How fasting helps with detoxification and digestion
  • What hormones are positively affected by fasting
  • The impact fasting has on your metabolism
  • Fasting's role in healing leptin resistance
  • The cardiovascular markers that can improve with a fasting protocol
  • Fasting and cancer prevention
  • Fasting for brain health
  • Why you may look younger when you fast
  • My biggest warning for women who want to fast
  • The important hormones that can be negatively impacted by fasting

SHOW LINKS:

 

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Nov 10, 2017
Fasting 101: Part 1 - What It Looks Like, Who Should Do It, What To Expect -- #021
57:33

I've decided to tackle the massive topic within the keto community that is FASTING.  I have so much to say on the subject that I'm devoting two whole episodes to it!  In this episode, we cover the basics of fasting, plus I cover my own personal experience with fasting and what I learned from that experience. Hint: I'm still incorporating fasting. :)

  • What it means to fast and the history
  • What a fasting protocol looks like - types, lengths, and what you CAN have
  • My personal story with fasting
  • Tips to make fasting easier
  • Do you need to be in ketosis to fast?
  • What to expect when you fast
  • Working out while fasting

SHOW LINKS:

 

The advice and opinions in The Keto For Women show are intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical care.  Please always consult your medical professional for your specific health concerns.

Nov 03, 2017
Keto Sweeteners and Treats, PCOS and Metformin Breakdown, Keto With No Gallbladder, Birth Control and Keto -- #020
01:01:54

This listener keto Q&A episode is filled with some of the most common topics in the keto community -- PCOS, no gallbladder, sweeteners, oh my!  Before I get into the answers, I take a few minutes to start this episode explaining in more detail who is NOT good for The Fat Burning Female Project.  Listen in if you're not sure if it's right for you!

TOPICS:

  • What exactly is PCOS?
  • Why those with PCOS get prescribed metformin
  • What markers you need to stay on top of to monitor PCOS
  • Why women with PCOS may have a hard time getting into ketosis
  • Health considerations with the birth control pill
  • How to get off birth control while keto
  • The role of the liver and gallbladder in ketosis
  • Can you be keto without a gallbladder?
  • My top 3 keto-friendly sweeteners
  • Thoughts on erythritol
  • How sugar-free sweeteners affect ketosis and cravings

SHOW LINKS:

 

The advice and opinions in The Keto For Women show are intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical care.  Please always consult your medical professional for your specific health concerns.

Oct 27, 2017
Breaking Down Emotional Eating, Cravings, Binges, and Weight Loss with Stephanie Dodier, CN -- #019
01:02:43

Today's guest, Stephanie Dodier, is bringing up a new topic to KFW that I am incredibly passionate about and excited to share with you!  Whether you realize it now or not, emotional eating, negative self-talk, and your ego are playing WAY too big of a role in your health journey.  But, there is a way out!  

TOPICS:

  • Why weight loss doesn’t equal immediate happiness
  • How our thoughts can destroy our chance at true health and happiness
  • Understanding negative self-talk
  • Binge eating - why it happens and how to stop
  • How to stop the diet mentality
  • Achieving body acceptance
  • Breaking down emotional eating
  • The power of meditation
  • Tips for self-love

 

SHOW LINKS:

 

 

 

 

The advice and opinions in The Keto For Women show are intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical care.  Please always consult your medical professional for your specific health concerns.

Oct 20, 2017
The Supplements I Do and Don't Recommend For Keto Women -- #018
59:27

I get questions about supplements all the time from ladies in the keto community, so I am taking the whole episode today to talk about the supplements I think women should and shouldn't take.  We're talking general health, keto-specific, hormones, sleep support, all of it!  Plus, you can get a downloadable PDF with all of my specific recommendations.

TOPICS:

  • The two no-brainer supplements all keto people should take
  • Why I don't love multivitamins and what you can take instead
  • Are probiotics necessary?
  • Fish oil: yay or nay?
  • My favorite way to support the adrenals
  • What to take for low progesterone
  • How supplemental support can help those with PCOS
  • What to do when you have trouble sleeping
  • How to find supplement brands you trust

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Oct 13, 2017
Keto For Diabetes Management and Prevention with Hanna Boethius -- #017
57:02

At some point, we will all come across someone in our lives who is dealing with metabolic disease, whether it's ourselves, a loved one, friend, coworker, etc. because it is THAT common.  Now is the time for you to learn as much as you can so you can help these people live an awesome life!  I invited Hanna Boethius, the diabetes expert, to the show to help us be more informed about diabetes so we can pass the information on to others.  

TOPICS:

  • How and why we develop type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • A simple breakdown of what happens with type 2 diabetes 
  • What brought Hanna to a low carb life for her type 1 diabetes
  • What doctors missed with her type 1 diabetes
  • Why she decided to go keto and how she got there
  • How keto impacts blood sugar
  • The difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes 
  • What to do you if you suspect you or a loved one has diabetes
  • Current treatments for diabetes and how keto can change that
  • How stress impacts diabetes
  • Symptoms of diabetes
  • A typical day of keto meals for Hanna
  • How Hanna became intuitive with her keto diet
  • Hanna’s take on MFP
  • Hanna’s tips for women on keto

IMPORTANT LINKS:

 

The advice and opinions in The Keto For Women show are intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical care.  Please always consult your medical professional for your specific medical concerns.

Oct 06, 2017
How To Eat Keto Without Calculating Macros, Keto For SIBO & Candida, Building Muscle For Weight Loss, Eating More When Not Hungry, Bariatric Surgery, and more! -- #016
57:48

It's another Keto Q&A episode with more of your questions being answered!  This week, there are a few topics that get me fired up, including tracking macros, 30-day keto cleanses, and working out.  Tune in to see what gets me so upset!

IMPORTANT TOPICS:

  • My method for figuring out keto macros without measuring and tracking
  • How to find your version of keto without getting obsessed
  • Keto for SIBO, candida, and healing the gut
  • The importance of building muscle for weight loss
  • My thoughts on ketogenic cleanses
  • What it means when you don't have hunger cues
  • How to eat more when you're not hungry
  • My thoughts on keto and bariatric surgery

SHOW LINKS:

 

The advice and opinions in The Keto For Women show is intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical care.  Please always consult your physician for your specific medical concerns.

Sep 29, 2017
Keto Q&A: hot flashes and hormonal side effects from keto, blood ketone readings fluctuating, hunger on keto, markers for insulin resistance, mold illness marker, and more! -- #015
56:54

I'm making it my mission to get through as many of YOUR questions as I can for the next few weeks so you get the answers you've been waiting for!  Today's episode will help clarify your questions on blood ketone readings, insulin resistance markers, hunger, hot flashes, other hormonal symptoms, and more!  I've also been getting LOTS of questions about the inflammatory response I got from mold exposure, so I'm taking the time to go into detail about testing and treatment for that.

 

TOPICS:

  • How to test to see if your body has been affected by mold
  • What treatment steps are necessary to combat mold illness and the inflammatory response it causes
  • Question #1: Why am I getting hot flashes (and other hormonal symptoms) while keto?  
  • Question #2: Will my blood ketone readings get higher the longer I am in ketosis?  What do low numbers mean?
  • Question #3:  What are the signs of being fat-adapted?
  • Question #4: Is it normal for ketone readings to fluctuate throughout the day?
  • Question #5: Why am I so hungry while eating keto?
  • Question #6: Why are fasting glucose readings normal when I suspect insulin resistance?  What markers do I test for insulin resistance?

 

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Sep 22, 2017
My Top 10 Keto Misconceptions -- #014
59:43

I hear from women all of the time who are trying to adopt a ketogenic diet but are stuck with so many rules and "supposed to's" around the diet change that they just can't seem to make it work for them.  So, today I'm breaking down the top 10 misconceptions I hear about the keto diet and debunking them for you!  

Before we get into this top 10 list, I take a few minutes at the beginning to clarify and simplify the answer to "Should I eat more fat or more protein?" and "Am I eating too much fat?" in response to episode #13.  

TOPICS:

  • How to determine the right macro ratios for YOUR keto diet
  • Debunking my top 10 keto myths:
  1. When following a keto diet, you also must fast.
  2. When following a keto diet, you must keep your carbs at 20g.
  3. When following a keto diet, you shouldn't eat snacks.
  4. When following a keto diet, you must drink a bulletproof coffee/tea.
  5. When following a keto diet, you will immediately lose a bunch of weight.
  6. When following a keto diet, there is no room for vegetables because they have too many carbs.
  7. When following a keto diet, NEVER eat fruit.
  8. When following a keto diet, eat lots of dairy.
  9. When following a keto diet, magic happens after just a few weeks.
  10. When following a keto diet, you should also drop your calories.

 IMPORTANT LINKS:

 

Sep 15, 2017
Keto For Mental Health: Using A High-Fat, Low-Carb Diet For Alzheimer's, Depression, and Anxiety with Amy Berger, MS, CNS, NTP -- #013
58:59

This week's episode is dedicated to learning more about how a ketogenic diet can improve and even reverse cognitive diseases like Alzheimer's and dementia and also mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.  This is an important subject to discuss, not only to help those we know who have already been diagnosed, but also in prevention for ourselves and loved ones.  To do so, I enlisted the help of Amy Berger, MS, CNS, NTP and author of The Alzheimer's Antidote, as a guest on the show to bring her knowledge on the topic and so much more about her low-carb journey.  We even have differing opinions on a few subjects as it relates to keto vs. low-carb!

TOPICS:

  • How Amy got started with a low-carb, ketogenic diet
  • Why she loves eating a low-carb diet
  • Our differing opinions on amounts of dietary fats and carbs
  • The "paralysis by analysis" effects of a keto diet in today's world
  • Alzheimer's as type 3 diabetes
  • Why the keto diet works in Alzheimer's patients
  • Keto for depression and anxiety
  • The role exogenous ketones can play in these diseases

IMPORTANT LINKS:

 

Sep 08, 2017
Keto Q&A: Carbs for Hypothyroid?, Should You Eat Less Fat To Lose Fat?, Is Keto Bad For Gut Health?, and When To Start Intermittent Fasting? -- #012
01:09:32

So much info packed into one episode!  This week, I'm answering your questions in another installment of Keto Q&A.  Before I dive into questions this week, we'll spend some time at the beginning learning more details on the who, what, why, and how of The Fat Burning Female Project - my online course that helps women get into ketosis safely, effectively, and in a fun environment.  Then, we move on to the most popular questions I get about the keto lifestyle.  

TOPICS:

  • What happens in The Fat Burning Female Project, who is a good candidate for it, and who is NOT a good candidate.
  • Question #1:  Is keto bad for the thyroid?  Should I include more carbs?  
  • Question #2:  If I need to lose fat, should I eat less fat on my keto diet so my body burns fat stores?
  • Question #3:  Will keto negatively affect our gut health and good bacteria?
  • Question #4:  When should I start incorporating intermittent fasting?

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Sep 01, 2017
Why Women Gain Or Can't Lose Weight (Even With Keto) Part 2: Estrogen Dominance, Adrenal Fatigue, PCOS, Menopause, Thyroid, Leptin -- #011
59:55

The second half of the conversation about weight gain and weight loss resistance has to be centered around female hormones because they are so incredibly important to you finding and staying at your body's ideal weight.  So, I'm taking the whole episode to talk about every little thing that could be going wrong with your hormones that may be hindering your weight loss efforts, even with a ketogenic diet.

TOPICS:

  • Why estrogen dominance is so common and what you can do about it.
  • How both low and high cortisol play into weight management.
  • What is PCOS and how to heal and reverse it.
  • What happens to our hormones in menopause/peri-menopause and what can go wrong.
  • The importance of testosterone in a healthy female.
  • How to get a complete picture of your thyroid health and what to do to heal.
  • What is leptin resistance and how you can reverse it.
  • How keto can help women heal their hormones.

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Aug 25, 2017
Why Women Gain Or Can't Lose Weight (Even With Keto) : Part 1 -- #010
01:01:26

In reading all of the awesome questions I've been getting from listeners, it became clear that many women are struggling to see the weight loss they had hoped for with a ketogenic diet.  There are many stories of weight gain with the diet switch, initial weight loss at first followed by plateaus, or just no change at all.  

So, I sat down and came up with a huge list of reasons why women can't lose, gain, or have weight loss plateaus, even on a keto diet.  

This topic is so big I had to split it up into two episodes!  This episode covers possible dietary culprits, issues in the GI tract, stress impacts, and mindset shifts.

TOPICS:

  • Why we need to think about more than just food intake when it comes to weight loss
  • Common keto offenders to weight loss resistance
  • How food sensitivities impact your weight
  • Why calorie restriction will make you fat
  • What to do about a stalled metabolism
  • Reversing the impact of chronic dieting
  • Why you need to think about your gut health when thinking about weight
  • The impact of stress on EVERYTHING
  • Why negative thinking will keep you stalled out

 

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Aug 18, 2017
Real-Life Keto: Ending The Diet Mentality, Using Keto for Breastfeeding and Fertility, Rebuilding After Overexercising with Real-Life Guest Leah Hosburgh -- #009
52:40

It's the first of many episodes of "Real-Life Keto" which is a segment of the Keto For Women Show that will focus on real women living a real life using a ketogenic diet, having success and maybe even some failures, but learning along the way.  Now, we can use the lessons these women have learned to guide our own keto journey.

Today, we have Leah Hosburgh, a mom of two little boys, former competitive Crossfitter, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, and recovering chronic dieter.  Leah began her ketogenic journey as a member of The Fat Burning Female Project while she was breastfeeding.   This was also the time in her life where she was finally able to stop dieting, measuring and weighing food, and just eat intuitively for health and freedom for both herself and her family.  

TOPICS:

  • Leah's history with chronic dieting and disordered eating
  • How competing in Crossfit changed her outlook on food
  • The health breaking point she used as a lightbulb to change her lifestyle
  • Leah's experience with using a ketogenic diet to fuel her breastfeeding relationship with her son
  • Using keto as a means to break the dieting obsession
  • Leah's version of keto to fuel her workouts
  • Encouraging high-fat kids
  • How to be intuitive with keto
  • Leah's advice for others on the ketogenic journey

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Aug 11, 2017
Keto Q&A: Do Calories Matter?, Keto vs. Fat-Adapted, Should You Fast, Exogenous Ketones, Vegetarian Keto, and more! -- #008
54:03

I'm taking your listener questions and rolling with them for another episode of Keto Q&A! This episode's questions are some of the most common, yet most confusing ones out there in the keto community including calories, fasting, exogenous ketone use, and what it means to be fat-adapted.

TOPICS:

  • Keto while vegetarian or vegan
  • Veggies and dairy on a keto diet
  • The difference between keto and fat-adaptation
  • Do calories matter with a ketogenic diet and adding more fat to your plate?
  • Should you fast? 
  • My fasting experiment and story
  • Nut consumption on a keto diet
  • Exogenous ketone use

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Aug 04, 2017
Keto For Healthy Hormones At Every Age with Jackie Eberstein, RN -- #007
01:01:56

Our guest today has a wealth of information to share about using a ketogenic diet to make every stage of a women's life manageable from both personal and professional experience.  Jackie Eberstein has used a high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet to heal her hormones since 1974 and, as a registered nurse, worked with Dr. Atkins in his clinic.  

TOPICS:

  • How a woman's hormonal changes throughout life affect metabolism and weight
  • Why it's so important to support you adrenals, pancreas, and liver as a woman
  • The importance of cholesterol for female hormone health
  • The blood sugar/hormone connection
  • Keto for menopause
  • The impact of stress in every stage
  • Weight loss resistance and hormones

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Jul 28, 2017
Weight Loss Resistance, Calorie Restriction, Finding Your Carb Tolerance, Alcohol on Keto, Testing Ketones and Blood Sugar -- #006
57:58

This episode's listener questions lead us into a great discussion about weight loss resistance, why calorie restriction doesn't work, why it takes longer for women to respond to keto, and so much more!  

TOPICS:

  • How to find your carb tolerance and who should do it
  • Why some women don't lose weight with a keto diet
  • What calorie restriction does to your body
  • What are optimal ketone readings
  • What are optimal blood sugar readings and how to use the information

 

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Jul 21, 2017
Carb-Ups, Weight vs. Health, and Emotional Eating with Leanne Vogel of Healthful Pursuit + Answering Your Listener Questions! -- #005
01:12:10

Leanne Vogel of healthfulpursuit.com is joining in on the Keto For Women discussion today!  With her online programs and new paperback book, The Keto Diet, Leanne has a wealth of information to help make the ketogenic diet accessible and practical for everyone.  

TOPICS:

  • The mistakes Leanne made when first trying keto and what she learned from that experience.
  • Our thoughts on how carbs fit in to a ketogenic lifestyle.
  • Our take on weight vs. health for maximum confidence.
  • What to do when you eat emotionally or binge.
  • Listener question: hair loss on keto
  • Listener question: getting enough veggies while eating keto
  • Listener question: how to know if you're eating too much protein

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Jul 14, 2017
Working Out & Keto: endurance, strength, Crossfit, or no workouts at all? -- #004
59:45

Trying to figure out the best and safest way to workout while doing a ketogenic diet?  Not working out at all because you're confused?  Scared to try keto because you don't want your workouts to suffer?  Then, this is the episode for you!

In this episode, you will learn how to workout for YOU while keto.  We will go through the different types of exercise and how keto can work for them, whether you are a Crossfitter, an endurance athlete, a heavy lifter, a yogi, or a 'walk-your-dog'er.  

IMPORTANT:  if you are someone who doesn't work out, PLEASE don't pass this episode by!  There is important info for you too!

We also shift gears quickly to discuss my 3 best tips for getting more fat into your diet to become truly ketogenic. 

IMPORTANT LINKS:

Learn more and get in touch with me: shawnmynar.com.

Submit your Keto For Women questions: info@ketoforwomenshow.com.

Enroll for the Fat Burning Female Project: bit.ly/fatburningfemale.

Ketone testing meter: http://amzn.to/2tohKMb

Ketone testing strips: http://amzn.to/2to2XBb

Jul 07, 2017
Using keto to regulate adrenal, thyroid, and sex hormones -- #003
01:01:48

As women, it's important for us to talk about our hormones, especially as it pertains to making the switch to a ketogenic diet.  Keto can be a very powerful healer for our hormonal balance as women if we know how to approach it properly.

TOPICS:

  • Explaining the role of cortisol, thyroid hormones, sex hormones, and insulin on our female bodies
  • How eating a carbohydrates causes stress on our bodies
  • How stress then leads to hormonal imbalances
  • The connection between the thyroid and adrenals
  • How using a ketogenic diet can balances these responses and lead to ultimate healing!
  • The best approach to make keto be a safe place for your hormones

 

IMPORTANT LINKS:

Learn more and get in touch with me: shawnmynar.com.

Submit your Keto For Women questions: info@ketoforwomen.com.

Enroll for the Fat Burning Female Project: bit.ly/fatburningfemale.

Ketone testing meter: http://amzn.to/2tohKMb

Ketone testing strips: http://amzn.to/2to2XBb

 

Jun 30, 2017
Common Keto Mistakes Women Make -- #002
53:59

Let's take a look at the common mistakes women make when trying a keto diet.  These mistakes happen both while transitioning and once in ketosis, so it is an important one for all of us to hear!  In order for ketosis to be truly healing for us females, we need to avoid these mistakes. 

TOPICS:

  • Testing for ketones
  • Eating the right macronutrients for your body
  • Finding your carb tolerance
  • Getting rid of the 'diet' mentality

IMPORTANT LINKS:

Learn more and get in touch with me: shawnmynar.com.

Submit your Keto For Women questions: shawnmynar@gmail.com

Be informed of the next Fat Burning Female Project start date: bit.ly/fatburningfemale.

Ketone testing meter: http://amzn.to/2tohKMb

Ketone testing strips: http://amzn.to/2to2XBb

 

Jun 19, 2017
Why is the keto diet different for women? -- # 001
49:00

Welcome to the very first episode of the Keto For Women Show!  In this episode, we are chatting about why the keto diet is different for women and what you need to change to make it a successful transition and healthy lifestyle.

 

TOPICS:

  • My Story:  how I used the ketogenic diet to finally heal my body after 2 years of chronic illness.
  • What is the ketogenic diet?
  • Why is the ketogenic diet different for women?
  • How you should approach keto to be successful.
  • What to expect of the Keto For Women Show in the future.

 

IMPORTANT LINKS:

Learn more and get in touch with me: shawnmynar.com.

Submit your Keto For Women questions: shawnmynar@gmail.com

Be informed of the next Fat Burning Female Project start date: bit.ly/fatburningfemale.

Jun 19, 2017