After much toing and froing I finally bit the bullet and purchased Leanne Vogel’s Happy Keto Body 12 week training program. Leanne, of Healthful Pursuit fame, is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the ketogenic lifestyle, in particular in relation to women.
I will be documenting my progress working through the Happy Keto Body program, including my big take aways and learning experiences each week. If you are interested in working through it with me (I would LOVE the company) then sign up below, so you will be informed when the program opens again.
I am most excited about learning how to tailor my ketogenic diet to suit my body’s requirements, fine-tuning my ability to recognise my hunger signals and working on my mindset around my body image.
What is Happy Keto Body?
Leanne’s new 12-week, doctor-approved program is her answer to all the pleas for one primary A-Z resource (with optional group coaching calls) where you can discover how to reset your metabolism, learn to listen to your body, uncover all your healing possibilities and become a fabulous fat-fueled female.
With contributions from Dr. Nina Lewis-Larsson (a certified Naturopathic Doctor), Leanne takes us from the beginning of our keto journey, through life-long keto bliss – dealing with every issue/problem/objection/mistake under the sun.
She’ll show you how to eat to fuel your brain, support your hormones, and surround yourself with meals that will make your friends want to go keto and your doctors stand in awe of your super strong healthy body.
How does it work?
As soon as you sign up you have immediate access to the week one materials, which is great for people like me who need instant gratification! Then each week as you progress through the program a new week opens up. Staggering the material over the 12 weeks of the program.
Each week has a specific theme and includes at least one video from Leanne and one video from Dr Nina around the weekly topic. There is also a range of helpful downloads to go along with each week.
One really beneficial aspect of the program is the ability to order specific blood work which is then reviewed by a medical doctor. The results are then available for you to access yourself online. This is a great resource for anyone based in the US (excluding MD, NJ, NY and RI). This really enables you to have an in depth look at your blood markers, without the need for a compliant doctor.
There is also a download included that details the blood tests you should be monitoring as part of the program, for anyone that is unable to access the online option.
- Positive vibes calendar
- Reducing your toxic load
- Supplements to support
- Dealing with allergies, sensitivities or diet restrictions
- Blood work data
Week 5 resources – Mindset: It’s Not About The Food
1 video from Leanne, which totals 23 mins
- Body kindness for ongoing success
1 video from Dr Nina, which total 14 mins
- Self care, stress and its impact on health
2 Expert Interviews, which total 40 mins –
- Bingeing and hunger with Stephanie Dodier (19 mins)
- Self esteem and self worth with Shawn Myner (21 mins)
Bonus Material, 2 downloads
- Learning how to eat intuitively
- Where to get help
my week 5 take aways
I really liked the message in this week of the program, and it is something I need to continue to work on. I am coming up to 2 years on the keto lifestyle in July, and it is certainly just my way of life now. Having this mentality enables me to occasionally eat off plan and that not snowball into starting again on Monday. I am so proud of myself for making such positive changes in my mentality around diets.
However, because I am not at my goal weight yet I still struggle to view myself in a positive way at times. Loving myself where I am right now, instead of when I reach my ‘ideal weight’ is something I need to work on. The videos this week provided a great insight into mindset and provided practical approaches to help with working on your self love.
So we finally moved house this weekend, and now I can hopefully put all that stress behind me. I have certainly struggled with my eating over the past few weeks. I took the opportunity while we were unpacking and living in disarray to do a 44 hour fast over the weekend. It really helped get me back in the swing of things.
Now I have about 3 weeks before we head off to Hawaii for a holiday, so I am taking this opportunity to commit to trying out a dairy-free version keto. Sunday afternoon I did some meal prep for the week ahead including; bone broth, avocado oil mayo, ghee and our spiced coconut chia pudding (join our mailing list for the recipe, it is delicious!).
I have my dairy free coffee down pat now (check out the details here), so that is good. For lunches, I will have tuna or egg with mayo served with some seed crackers or salad, or leftovers from dinner the night before. I stocked up on lot of fresh herbs to make my dinners tasty, so hopefully I won’t miss that dairy one bit. I have some nuts and salami for snacks if I feel like it too.
want to join me?
Are you interested in joining me on this learning adventure and finding your own happy keto body?
The program closed on the 22nd of April, but you can sign up below to be notified when it reopens so you don’t miss out!
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