Brandy Buskow joins us this week as we’re digging into low carb and keto and how this can help when you are TTC.

There is a lot of information regarding combining a low-carb diet and keto diet.

It can help with craving less junk food, fat loss, and increased energy.

But is this approach right for you when you are on the fertility journey?

We break down the top myths so that you can determine if this approach is right for your body.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  1. How low carb/keto diet impact leptin, LH hormone, thyroid, and why this matters for the menstrual cycle
  2. When is the best time to start the low carb/keto diet if you are TTC (hint there are specific times in the menstrual cycle)
  3. What to do about impulsive eating and why it’s not your fault
  4. Why under fueling is a stress on the body and how to determine the right amount of food for you
  5. Go to snacks and easy meals you can start with right now

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TIMESTAMPS:

05:57- INTRO TO TODAY’S EPISODE AND BRANDY BUSKOW’S BIO

06:27- WHY THIS TOPIC? WHAT ARE THE TOP MISTAKES WHEN CONSIDERING KETO OR LOW CARB?

  • Understanding the difference between how men and women handle carbs and what to consider when hearing generalized recommendations
  • The three BIGGEST mistakes we see with women doing low carb or keto

09:04- WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO FAST? WHAT SHOULD WE CONSIDER?

  • Defining fasting, and understanding how our body responds
  • “Fasting is normal and important.”
  • Taking fasting to the “extremes” and how that can impact your hormones
  • Looking at fasting from a female hormone perspective- what we recommend
  • Considering your CYCLE with when and how you fast (break down of each phases)

17:02- YOU DON’T HAVE TO “FAST” & UNDERSTANDING THE TYPES OF FAST

18:38- WHAT IF MY CYCLES ARE NOT REGULAR? HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO

  • Understanding the moon cycles (how to follow)
  • “If your cycles are all over the place- that is an indication of dysfunction and maybe fasting will not be right for you.”

19:42- WATER FASTS: WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE?

21:51- WHAT IF YOU ARE SOMEONE WHO STRUGGLES WITH EMOTIONAL EATING?

22:46- BONE BROTH- WHAT’S THE BEST KIND?

24:00- WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO START FASTING? OR GOING LOW CARB?

27:45- CRAVINGS AND IMPULSIVE EATING: HOW CAN THIS WAY OF EATING HELP WITH THAT?

  • “Give yourself grace and meet yourself where you are.”
  • “Be gentle with yourself and make small changes.”
  • Other ways to satisfy the “crunch” craving

30:06- UNDEREATING AND THE IMPACT ON HORMONES

  • “Focus on the quality of your foods.

32:06- GO TO DINNER MEAL IDEAS & FEELING FULL THROUGHOUT YOUR DAY

36:11- GREAT SNACK IDEAS WHILE GOING LOW CARB

39:38- FAVORITE RESOURCES ON THIS TOPIC

41:37- FINAL THOUGHTS & WHERE TO CONNECT WITH BRANDY

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