Facts About Keto and Menopause

An increasingly popular diet craze involves eating all the foods you were once told to avoid: fatty meats, cheese, heavy cream, and more. If this makes you do a double take, you’re not alone. But the ketogenic diet, commonly known as keto, is a weight-loss plan that continues to gain adherents.

Some people advocate this eating plan or related versions of it for midlife women who want to drop pounds and improve their health during the menopause transition.

But experts urge women to proceed with caution.

It’s true that some midlife women have lost weight with this plan, but “the keto diet has the potential to create other health issues in the process,” warns Bonnie Taub-Dix, a registered dietitian nutritionist in New York City.

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