episode #205

Ideal Body Fat Percentage, Diet Breaks and Ketosis



What is considered optimal body fat percentage? Why is it that you don’t need to be in Ketosis forever? Dr. Stephanie breaks down the benefits of a cyclical approach to Keto, the issues with chronic calorie deficits, and how you should take a break from your diet if you want to set yourself up for long-term success.

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 Episode Overview:

  • 5:15 Introduction
  • 7:57 The Estima Diet – Do You Have To Do Keto Forever?
  • 10:39 Cyclical Approach To Keto
  • 16:10 Caloric Deficit
  • 19:10 Diet Breaks
  • 20:48 Optimal Body Fat Percentage
  • 27:48 Conclusion

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I’m Dr. Stephanie

Part geek, part magic, and all the way passionate about being a well-lived woman.

I want to throw my grandkids in the air in my 70’s. I want to be squatting even more weight than I am now, and putting my OWN luggage in the overhead bin. Sound like weird goals? For me these are just some of the little things that represent a life well-lived.

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