Source - The keto diet has risen in popularity as a fad weight-loss solution for people who want to drop pounds off their body.
Celebrities including Gwenyth Paltrow, 46, and Jenna Jameson, 44, have toted the benefits of the low-carb diet to help lose weight and stay healthy. But some women on the diet have complained about changes in their feminine region — which has since been nicknamed the ‘keto crotch’.
According to Women’s Health, there has been an increase in women saying their vaginas have emitted a strong odor after altering their diet. …
OB/GYN Dr. Sherry A. Ross, women’s health expert and author of She-ology,’ explained in an interview with DailyMail.com why food can alter the odors emitted from the vagina.
‘The saying “you are what you eat” holds true to odors coming from the vagina,’ she said.
On the keto diet, the body will enter into the metabolic state of ketosis where fats will be broken down for fuel instead of carbs. Ketosis then releases ketones — chemicals made in the liver — which can then cause an alteration in how someone’s breath, poop, pee and vaginal discharge smell. …
Dr. Ross recommended for any woman experiencing a change in her body odor to see an expert if it persists.
‘If a food gives you foul-smelling urine, farts, or breath, chances are it will affect the taste and smell of your vagina,’ she said.
I’m torn on this just because, while I acknowledge Gwyenth Paltrow is a certified nut job, Jenna Jameson is one of America’s national treasures. And I say that not just as a fan of her 1990s-early 2000s work, but as someone who has had a Twitter conversation or two with her.
Here’s the thing. I support my sisters when it comes to the cause of women’s health. Not everybody has to be super thin necessarily. But fitness, low cholesterol, heart health, stamina, low body fat index and all that are essential to sustaining a long and productive life.
That said there are limits. If the price of getting into good shape is suffering from Keto Crotch, I ask you ladies to seriously consider if it’s worth it the cost. Sure, it’s human nature to want to look like my Hall Pass Katharine McPhee:
Or my top of the rotation starter, Gal Gadot:
But I ask you, at what price? If looking that good means your “breath, poop, pee and vaginal discharge” smell like the penguin enclosure at the aquarium, I say do not pay that price. And that goes for men too. If there was a diet that could give me a body like Rob Gronkowski but the side effect was it made my yam bag smell like the trash barrel at a dog park, I’d content myself to keep looking like me.
You know how when you hear an ad for a medicine they have to give you the disclaimer at the end? And sometimes it goes on and on and makes it sound like the cure is way worse than whatever ails you? They used to run this one on all the Boston stations for this fat blocker pill where the side effects literally included (I memorized this), “may cause frequent bowel movements and the inability to control them. May cause gas with oily discharge.” And I wondered who was so desperate to lose weight that they wouldn’t be deterred by that. “Say, Dave, you smell like you crapped yourself again and the seat of your pants look like the bottom of a bag of Fish & Chips. But I do have to say you look like you’ve dropped a few pounds. Good for you!”
And this is just as bad. Ladies, from a male feminist who stands by you, I urge you to say no. I recommend smaller portion sizes. More fresh vegetables. And exercise regularly. But nothing is worth Keto Crotch.