Anonymous said: Have you ever spoken to a doctor or a nutritionist about the keto diet? I'm curious to what they may have said. If so has it negatively effect your blood work or health?
I have! I’m a RN so I tend to talk to physicians quite frequently in regards to my personal health (kinda creepy, but beneficial, in a sense). Many physicians aren’t knowledgeable in regards to the keto diet, or nutrition in general, so chances of them actually thinking about the keto diet in a good light is slim to none. So you have to do something based on your own research as chances of a health professional being well versed in nutrition is just as reliable as a magazine.
I actually spoke with my OB/GYN about it when I first started (the only Dr. I was going to at the time), and she said, “Low Carb is the ONLY way to go!” (yes, that is a direct quote). So, some do their homework … but not all by a long shot!
But, regardless, you should do your own research, read books, read studies, make up your own mind about EVERYTHING! You should never take what doctor says at face value. Remember that someone has to be ‘last in their class’ to graduate, barely squeaking by with a C- !! It might be the doctor sitting across from you! I always assume it is until proven otherwise.
I have to add to this that my PCOS-specific doctor approves highly of low-carb, but the nutritionist at the same clinic was shocked and appalled at my keto lifestyle. She also wanted me to drink more low-fat dairy and said nothing about soy, so…grain of salt when you’re talking to people. Get a bunch of opinions, listen to your body!
Since I went dairy free and back to low-carb, I already miss whipped heavy cream. APPARENTLY you can add Xantham Gum to Almond Milk with a little like, vanilla or something, and whip that fucker up.
Gonna make strawberry shortcake tomorrow morning for breakfast with the leftover donuts, whipped almond milk, and some strawberries! HELL YEAH