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The Girlfriend Doctor w/ Dr. Anna Cabeca

Sep 6, 2022

On this week’s episode of The Girlfriend Doctor, I had a conversation with Kristina Hess, a premier health coach and licensed clinical nutritionist who’s passionate about a ketogenic approach to treat inflammation and restore metabolic health. She’s also the host and founder of Keto Symposium, the first low-carb conference in New York City.

Adapting a ketogenic lifestyle can prevent diabetes, heart disease, cancer, menopausal symptoms, brain fog and mood swings. It can also help with weight loss and autoimmune disorders. Having a keto green diet is mandatory for brain health and cognitive function. 

A keto green diet promotes a metabolic state where you’re burning fat preferentially over sugar. Eating a lot of protein is key, along with lots of greens and other vegetables. Once you reach a state of ketosis, you no longer experience hunger cravings for carbs and sugar. It’s also important to drink lots of water between meals and keep your greens intake high as well.


[3:22] Bio-individuality and the importance of keto for menopause

[6:39] Auto-immunity and the keto diet

[8:13] How to handle carb cravings

[9:21] Details about upcoming low-carb conference in New York City

[22:34] How to build muscle with a keto diet

[26:10] The importance of staying hydrated

[41:43] How the keto diet can reverse diabetes


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“It's really important every morning to not just greet the day, but to visualize yourself in that optimized, ideal body that's super healthy and then give gratitude for what is working, as opposed to focusing on all the things that we are still seeking to improve.”


“80% of making lifestyle changes is really mindset, but 20% is having a really good strategy that works for you in your bio-individuality.”


“When we reach a goal, let's set another goal and let's set another goal. We have an endless opportunity in our lives to really shine and it's all about progress, not perfection. Progress is what gives us juice in life.” 


“The time to hydrate is in between meals, typically two hours after you've eaten. Stop 20 minutes before you eat and drink no more than four to six ounces with your meal.” 



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