Women & keto problems – ketogenic diet for women

Is keto healthy for women? Is keto safe? There are a lot of women who have problems with the ketogenic diet and LCHF. Results on keto vary. Some women thrive on the ketogenic diet and experience improved health, while other women have issues and side effects beyond keto flu such as constipation, weight gain, insomnia, hair loss, anxiety, depression, fatigue, fertility issues, amenorrhea or menstrual irregularities, bad breath, body odor, thyroid issues and acne.
What’s wrong with the ketogenic diet for women – we’ll talk specifically about keto for women and how a woman might have COMPLETELY different results from a man… or other women when doing keto or LCHF. There are many reasons keto doesn’t work for all women.


Low carb diet may affects women’s hormones:

A blogger details her problems with low carb:

Why I Ditched Low Carb

Kelly Brogan, M.D. is a Manhattan-based holistic women’s health psychiatrist, talks about the issues she had with low carb and the problems she sees in her clients:

Why a Low Carb Diet May Not Be Best For You

Another video about potential problems with keto without carb ups:
Insomnia on Keto. (and hair loss)

Info on the diet of the Inuit:

More on how the Inuit were not ketogenic:

Tons of women in the comments complaining of negative issues with low carb who did the atkins low carb diet:

Lyle McDonald: Fat Loss For Females
Iraki Nutrition

An article on Lyle’s webiste about women and fat loss: