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LISA'S GONE KETO!
LISA: Hey Sharene, I've been reading a lot about Keto and decided to try it for a month.
Sharene: Ok, why?
LG: The Keto diet is perfect for those who have autoimmune issues. I have had Hashimoto Thyroiditis for the past 30 years. The keto protocol is highly recommended since it’s extremely effective in lowering systemic inflammation plus it improves digestion. Oh and by the way I have SIBO (small intestinal bacterial over-growth) which is quite common for those with auto-immunity.
SJ: Wow, that’s a lot. How about IBS?
LG: Yes Keto is a great plan for anyone suffering from IBS as well. Of course,
If you suffer from any autoimmune condition, you should research and discuss the Keto diet with your doctor. There are tons of books out there on Keto. I really like Diane Sanfilippo’s New York Times best selling book “Keto Quickstart- A Beginners Guide to a Whole-Food Ketogenic Diet.
Sj: I know you don’t eat a lot of meat, how’s that going for you?
LG: First off ,I eat a small portion of beef, say 4 oz. 1-2 times a week and it’s always quality grass-fed beef. Plus I eat fish, chicken, eggs, nuts and seeds. I supplement with Collagen peptides as well as vegetable based protein powder in my daily smoothie. But more importantly, the Keto diet is about consuming lots of healthy fats such as plant based oils, nuts, seeds, nut butters, avocado, olive oil, coconut products, hummus, tahini, cacao butter, MCT oil, olives, quality raised animal products, fatty fish and so much more. But the best part about it, is when you eat this way, you are satisfied in between meals and no longer have cravings or that empty feeling. My body feels less achy without the refined carbohydrates and I sleep better. So it’s a win-win.
SJ: Sounds great for you! Maybe I should try it!