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Should Men and Women Have Different Keto Diets?

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  Published on March 30th, 2021
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The age-old debates between men and women don’t end at ketogenic diets. We’ve received many questions related to the difference between men and women and how they should approach a ketogenic diet. Are there notable differences? Well, there are but it’s probably not what you’d think.Women’s bodies are different from men’s because women go through the 28-day menstruation cycle. How does that affect a ketogenic diet, you might ask?Well, it’s because the menstruation cycle is usually split into two phases–the follicular phase, which is the first 14 days of the cycle, and the luteal phase, which is the final 14 days of the cycle.The female body actually has different utilizations of fuel sources in each phase! Follicular & Luteal PhasesDuring the follicular phase, women use glucose from carbohydrates more than from fats.In addition to that, the body’s insulin sensitivity is increased.This provides an incredible opportunity to slightly increase carbohydrate intake.One can avoid the lower energy levels associated with the first phase of menstruation by consuming more carbs.Research shows that if you increase your carb intake from the usual […]…

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