Is Keto Safe During Pregnancy?

Is Keto Safe During Pregnancy?

By Leticia

Thousands of people have had success losing fat with the Keto Diet…but is it safe for women who are pregnant?

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Why is Keto So Popular?

  • Thousands of Success stories
  • Burn tons of fat without starving yourself
  • Reduces Inflammation
  • Helps relieve PCOS
  • Allows indulgence of high fat comfort foods like cheeses and avocado

Since the beginning of time, people have been
searching for the best tips and tricks to have slim, sleek and sexy bodies.

Over the years we’ve seen cult-like followings of South Beach Diets,
Low Fat Diets, Mediterranean Diets
and so much more.

All promise to be the
best to help you lose weight, have more energy and feel healthy.

But recently theres been a new trend making big waves and catching all the attention…

The Keto Diet.

Thousands of success stories flood the internet almost every
single day as moms, dads, people from all walks
of life share their wonderful experiences with keto.

Did you know the keto diet was discovered as a possible treatment for children with epileptic seizures.

But is keto safe during your pregnancy?

Can keto dieting hurt your baby?

Is keto dieting safe long term?

Keep reading to find out if you should stick with or start your keto journey during your pregnancy and beyond.

How Does The Keto Diet Work?

Normal Americans eat very high-fat and high-carb meals which can be dangerous for our waistlines.

If you’re reading this you probably already know there are numerous problems with the foods most people eat.

Hamburgers, pizzas and junk food provide very little to no nutrition while giving us “empty calories.”

Empty calories are calories from foods that have no vitamins, minerals or health benefits except tasting great!

These calories don’t tell your body when your full like normal foods do and could cause us to overeat every single day.

Did you know ONE can of soda can have over 150 calories?

When was the last time you were full after drinking a Coke or Pepsi?

Not only does it lead to unwanted fat but its also very unhealthy and could lead to diseases later on.

Diseases like heart disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver, certain cancers and even Alzheimer’s.

Learn more about why Alzheimer’s is considered Type 3 Diabetes.

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When you eat lots of carbs your body is forced to pump out more and more insulin in order to bring  down your blood sugar.

When your blood sugar is high, your body stops burning fat for energy.

Most of the calories from foods like hamburgers, pizzas, and sandwiches are from carbs.


So this means that eating lots of carbs is stopping your body from burning the fat on your body.

New research claimed that eating a diet low in carbs would put a person’s body into a state of ketosis.

Ketosis is when your body is no longer dependent on carbs for its energy and fuels itself from the ketones or fat in your body.

Once you’ve gotten through the keto flu, you are now fat-adapted and your body has become a fat-burning machine!

What Keto Does to you and your baby?

Before pregnancy, the keto diet could be
EXTREMELY helpful in getting rid of stubborn belly fat.

Its also been documented as a viable option for women who have been having trouble getting pregnant!

But what about during pregnancy?

Pregnant women are much more inclined to take better care of their eating habits because they have to feed the baby as well.

For many women who have seen success in dropping fat with keto dieting can have a hard time stopping once they’re expecting.

But one of the biggest controversies with this diet is the lack of studies with pregnant women.

Many doctors believe ketones can be harmful for your baby.

On top of that, it is true that keto diets limit or completely restrict you from eating most nutrient dense veggies and fruits.

Theres no doubting how important these vitamins and minerals are for a growing baby.

What are some of the key reasons women try keto diets?

  • To lose weight, specifically unwanted fat.
  • Reduce Insulin resistance which can help PCOS and infertility problems
  • Get rid of inflammation in the gut causing other health problems

But losing weight is one of the last things a women should focus on during pregnancy.

The most important goal of an expecting mother is to give birth to a happy, and healthy baby!

Is Keto Safe During Pregnancy?

Lets checkout some research.

In this article from the Diet Doctor, a doctor by the name of Dr. Michael Fox has been successfully recommending the keto diet to his patients for 17 years.

Read More here

Now if you read any online forums you’ll most likely find numerous women sharing their success of keto dieting while pregnant.

These should always be taken with a grain of salt…

because you obviously can’t believe everything you read on the internet.

The safe answer and one that Complete Women’s Wellness always recommends is to do your research,
find a doctor you can trust and consult their advice.

Is Keto Safe During Breast-Feeding?

As mentioned earlier, Keto diets can often limit women from eating nutrient-dense and healthy veggies and fruits.

If you’re concerned you aren’t eating enough of these foods,
try a moderate style of keto where you eat keto
during the week and carb refeed during the weekend.

This could be a helpful way to keep the keto benefits while still feeding
your new born the vital nutrients
they need to grow happy and healthy!

Complete Recap

Chances are there is nothing more exciting than expecting to
bring a beautiful healthy baby into your family’s life!

Your baby develops
from what you eat and consume
while pregnant.

This is not something to take lightly.

  • Thousands of Success stories
  • Burn tons of fat without starving yourself
  • Reduces Inflammation
  • Helps relieve PCOS
  • Allows indulgence of high fat comfort foods like cheeses and avocado

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