The Case For Keto: Why Eating Fat Won't Make You Lose Weight with Cheryl McColgan

ABOUT THE EPISODE It was an essential tool we used to lose nearly 200 pounds and keep it off. If done right, a low-carb or KETO diet is a powerful tool to not only lose weight but it can also boost your energy, clear up brain fog, and more. Admittedly, it’s not for everyone and is often trashed by critics calling it a fad diet that is unhealthy, unsustainable, and too restrictive.

Our guest disagrees. Cheryl McColgan is is the founder and editor of Heal Nourish Grow. She came to low carb and keto in 2015 after a particularly difficult time in her life in which she was gaining weight, not sleeping well, and overly stressed, despite lots of healthy behaviors.

Once she began low carb, there was a huge shift in her health and outlook. Not only did she lose the weight she gained, but long-term anxiety, depression, sleep, and brain fog greatly improved.

At 48 she’s feeling better than ever and uses her experience and extensive research into keto to educate and coach others to greater health and wellness.

In this episode of The Fit Mess, she offers strategies to improve your diet, your sleep, your habits…and why using the language of a healthy person will train you to become one.

What We Discuss with Cheryl: 00:00 Intro 1:46 Why Jeremy started keto 2:54 Why Zach started keto 4:15 Unexpected benefits 5:50 No halfway with keto 8:44 Cheryl’s health journey 10:12 Changing habits 13:55 Replacement behaviors 16:31 Making a mindset shift 19:19 How meditation helps 20:20 Why Cheryl started keto 25:22 Is Keto safe? 30:16 Why Zach had to stop keto 34:18 Benefits of fasting 41:13 Keto for vegetarians 44:13 Summary Resources: Guest Website

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