Powering Through Your Period for Women on Keto

Powering Through Your Period for Women on Keto

Ladies, when it’s your turn for the menstruation phase of the month, powering through your period takes a little knowledge. We already talked about eating for your hormones throughout the month but now let’s talk about how you can power through the RED.

Prepared Yourself.

This is where spending a little extra time prepping those fat bombs and other treats (and maybe stashing and freezing them so you don’t over-indulge…) goes such a long way. It’s so much better for you to have a keto treat on hand for when the cravings are overpowering than to reach for a Kit Kat and later feel bad about it.

If you haven’t been able to prepare and you need something right now or you’ll go postal, go for a square of dark chocolate – the darker the better. My two favorite dark chocolates are ChocZero or Lily’s. These would be the best choice for anyone who follows the keto lifestyle. I also love to use my Vegan Chocolate Meal Replacement or my Vegan Chocolate Mocha Meal Replacement (which also comes in Vanilla flavor or a whey version) to help me ward off the snacking, over eating and need fo chocolate! 

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Watch These When Powering Through Your Period.

Do NOT under any circumstances weigh yourself when you are all bloated up. That will majorly mess with your head. I hate the scale. You should just throw it out altogether. But if you still like to weigh in I cannot tell you enough you will not be pleased with that scale during this time of the month!

Also you will want to chill on the cheese a bit. Dairy can puff our bloated tummies up even more. Of course if you must have some dairy, stick to 4 ounces of dairy per day at most.

Keep on eye on things.

Keep a tab on your calories – make sure you’re eating ENOUGH. Don’t go into some weird crazy starvation mode because you are feeling extra bloated. Eat enough and keep exercising – exercising releases endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people don’t shoot their husbands (remember, Legally Blonde?!)

Also, keep your pH levels in check. Drink lots of water with some True Lemon packets in there. True Lemon is just dehydrated lemon juice, and you can pick up packets at Walmart or grab a bulk pack on Amazon.

Lastly, when powering through your period…

The moral of today’s story is that your hormones can be supported with a ketogenic lifestyle. It’s amazing in how it fills us up, makes us FEEL good, and heals our beautiful bodies!

So ladies, where are you at in supporting your hormones? And men (if you are reading this) how will you use this information to support the women in your life?

Eating For Your Hormones as a Woman on Keto

Eating For Your Hormones as a Woman on Keto

Eating for your hormones can truly make a world of difference throughout the month for a woman following the keto lifestyle.

Ladies, when we can eat to support our hormones, versus eating because we are hormonal, our bodies – and minds – feel so much better. Why spend half of each month – practically half of our lives – miserable, bloated, and craving everything but the kitchen sink? We can prevent crazy hormone symptoms with delicious, ketogenic foods.

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Even if you no longer get a period, this is useful information as your body is still changing monthly.

Eating For Your Hormones During Each Phase

During the menstrual phase of your cycle your body is calling for proteins and fats. This is a week to stay very low in your carbs and really focus on upping your fats and proteins. You can read more about how to keto through your period by clicking here.

The follicular phase is when you should be focusing on fermented foods – sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles and pickled veggies (beware of added sugars), and raw cheeses. Your body is preparing for ovulation and is asking you to take care of your gut health. If you’re not yet taking a probiotic, now is the time to consider it. Probiotics are truly one of the best probiotics out there and the one I take every single day and I highly recommend you add this to your daily routine.

While we are ovulating, our bodies love raw foods. This is a week to load up on avocados, coconut milk, raw cocoa powder, salads, and raw seeds/nuts. My favorite “raw” treat during ovulation week is the Bulletproof Get Some Ice Cream, and I have it leftover from my menstrual week when I’m focused on proteins and fats.

The luteal phase is most well known for PMS symptoms – aka becoming a frothing-at-the-mouth lunatic! But it doesn’t have to be that way, and if you are eating to support your hormones, it won’t. This phase calls for fully cooked foods. Instead of raw salads, go for a bowl of roasted veggies, drenched in butter or ghee. Alternatively, you can opt for some tasty protein slow cooked in your crock pot or Instant Pot.

At each phase, eating the right keto foods can make a world of difference!