How a keto lifestyle can help with the menopause
From PMS to pregnancy and of course the menopause, it can feel like we are constantly being challenged by our hormones.
Right now, millions of women around the world are going through the menopause and are suffering debilitating side effects from this. However, despite it being more openly discussed in recent years, for many people talking about the menopause is still a taboo subject.
At Heylo, we want to put an end to this. We are here to support women on every stage of their journey to a low carb, keto lifestyle and want to give an extra helping hand to those going through the menopause.
Whether you’re experiencing brain fog, hot flushes, fatigue, mood swings or even weight gain, it’s important to remember you’re not alone.
The menopause is something all of us women will experience and whilst there is no magical cure to take away all the symptoms, there are ways to help manage and reduce the impact these symptoms have on our daily lives.
One of the most effective, and healthy, ways to help manage your symptoms is through following a keto diet.
A ketogenic (keto) diet is a low-carb, moderate protein, higher-fat diet that can help you burn fat more effectively. Unlike other low-carb diets, which focus on protein, a true ketogenic diet centres on fat, which supplies as much as 90% of the daily calories.
Many people going through the menopause experience weight gain and because of this avoid foods that are high in fat however the keto diet requires these foods to actually help burn fat.
Another symptom that has been associated with the weight gain in menopausal women is the cravings as the hormone levels have become unbalanced. The keto diet has been designed to help combat these cravings and to make healthy choices readily (and tastily) available.
One of the most common, and some would say inconvenient, symptoms of the menopause is the brain fog. The keto diet has been proven to help reduce brain fog and help those following the lifestyle to experience a clearer mind.
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