New York Times bestselling author Dr Sara Gottfried shares a new, female-friendly Keto diet that addresses women's unique hormonal needs, so readers can shed pounds fast and keep them off forever.
As the most-searched diet term online, Keto is the new Paleo, and Keto-mania is becoming more and more mainstream. Yet more women over 35, who are stressed, have adrenal dysregulation, thyroid problems, or are dealing with hormone issues, are frustrated that their low-carb diets, like Keto, are not working for them. In this book, Dr Gottfried will take on the new world order of the Keto paradox: why does Keto help men lose weight and cause women to gain weight? Why does Keto reverse some diseases and exacerbate others? When does Keto clear inflammation and when does Keto cause it? The answer: hormones!
Dr Gottfried gives readers a proven way to enter mild ketosis that activates their skinny hormones, reverses inflammation, and gives responsible health practitioners peace of mind. Women, Food and Hormones offers a medically sound, effective way for women to get the benefits of the ketosis craze without ruining their health or their hormones: the 16:8 Diet. Achieving mild ketosis through a 16-hour overnight fast increases mental acuity, lowers blood sugar, resets insulin block, triggers autophagy, repairs DNA and regulates mTOR (the gene involved in healthspan).
Drawing on twenty-five years of experience and insight gained from working with over 25,000 patients, Dr Gottfried has devised an easy-to-follow, eight-week plan that features recipes and tips on what to eat and what not to eat, as well as the science behind it. This is a transformative, step-by-step approach to making keto and fasting work for all by providing a full understanding of female hormones.