Today’s is guest is Shawn Mynar, a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP™), Restorative Wellness Practitioner, Certified Personal Trainer, Real Food Foodie, and Passionate Health Seeker!

She grew up with the standard American diet until finding out she had an autoimmune disease, ulcerative colitis (UC) in 2008. Through experimenting and changing her nutritional approach, she healed herself through a ketogenic approach. She is now thoroughly versed in issues related to autoimmune disease and numerous other disorders.

She hosts the Keto for Women podcast which consistently ranks as a top podcast in Fitness and Nutrition on I-tunes.

Top takeaways

  1. Don’t fear GOOD FATS. You need to increase your fat significantly to ensure you become ketogenic.
  2. You need to moderate protein to stay ketogenic. Too high protein is a very common mistake.
  3. Toxins are stored in fat so you need to choose high quality cuts of meat.
  4. You can’t go ketogenic with subpar foods – you can but you shouldn’t. This is Keto for Health.
  5. Use blood ketones to fine tune ketosis. Test for information. When you feel great, test to find out optimal ketone levels. Get the specific number.
  6. Be in ketosis for 3-5 weeks before you intermittent fast.

1:0             Video version? Shawn is #1!

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3:45           Shawn’s story (from SAD to KETO)

7:15           The danger of Mold exposure

8:45           Random health issues & the environment

12:00         Keto (What’s the difference between women and men?)

13:45         Common issues with becoming ketogenic

17:45         You don’t understand how much fat you need to get into ketosis.

19:15         The “Catch 22” of eating a lot of FAT

20:00         The idea of “nutrient dense” keto

23:30         Why vegetables are important

24:00         Biggest obstacles to “I just can’t do it”

25:30         Hunger signals and cravings with keto

27:00         The keto lifestyle (should you cycle on and off?)

28:30         The psychological barrier

31:00         Binge tendencies

31:45         Keto and the menstrual cycle

33:15         Measuring ketones

35:30         Intermittent fasting and ketone levels

39:30         Pay attention to stressors

40:00         Exogenous ketones (Do shortcuts work?)

42:45         Getting into ketosis to start the healing process

43:30         Take a holistic approach to health

44:30         Shawn reveals her “cheat” foods

45:10         Key takeaways

49:45         What about fruit? Eat seasonally

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