When I started the Keto Diet over 6 years ago, I had started it in desperation to lose weight. I hadn’t been diagnosed with Lipedema at that point, much less heard of the condition. I thought that I was the only person on the face of the earth who couldn’t figure out how to lose weight so I could eliminate the weight related issues I was having on my joints.
Keto isn’t magic, however, it is possible I kept the Lipedema from progressing. It probably has also kept the secondary lymphedema from being worse and it corrected some non-lippy related issues like dump syndrome (I have no gall bladder), joint inflammation, indigestion, and acid reflux.
I’m glad to see Keto finally become “the” diet for Lipedema but I’m not really happy to see how many people think it’s complicated and need join expensive programs to succeed on the diet. It’s not complicated and I’m laying out everything you need to know to start.
- The willingness to start counting macros and calories.
- A food scale.
- A measuring tape.
- Keto friendly foods.
Yup, that’s right. That’s all you need to start Keto.
So to keep this page insanely simple, I’ll be adding links to other things breaking down the keto diet on this page. Things like learning what macros are and why they’re important, how to properly count calories (they still matter), what foods are more keto friendly than others, so on and so forth.