Jenna Jameson Says She Believed This ‘Seriously Ridiculous’ Myth About The Keto Diet Before Starting It

Jenna Jameson opened up on Instagram today about her decision to breastfeed on the keto diet—and how, for a long time, she didn’t think it was the right decision.

“The subject is quite taboo it seems,” Jenna wrote. “A lot of naysayers rattle off falsehoods like ‘you have to eat oats to produce sufficient milk.’ I thought the same thing for a long time.”

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Let’s talk breastfeeding and #keto This subject is quite taboo it seems. A lot of naysayers rattle off falsehoods like “you have to eat oats to produce sufficient milk”. Seriously ridiculous. I thought the same thing for a long time. So when I started my #weightlossjourney I slowly subtracted carbohydrates over a week long period while monitoring my supply. I’m not quite sure why I thought processed foods contributed to my fabulous supply. I was absolutely wrong. The moment I got into full ketosis my milk increased. I think a lot of people think Keto is all about bacon salami and copious amounts of cheese. It’s actually quite well rounded with lots of organic veggies, fish and eggs. I am aware all women are not the same, but I think if you do your research, start slowly and monitor yourself…. nursing and keto go hand in hand 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 ps- I started the keto lifestyle when Batel was 1. She was eating lots of Whole Foods as well as breastfeeding. #normalizebreastfeeding #ketotransformation #beforeandafterweightloss #intermittentfasting #weightlosstransformation #postpartumbody #postpartum MY QUEEN SHIRT IS AVAILABLE ON MY POSHMARK IN ALL SIZES (link in my bio)

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Let’s talk breastfeeding and #keto This subject is quite taboo it seems. A lot of naysayers rattle off falsehoods like “you have to eat oats to produce sufficient milk”. Seriously ridiculous. I thought the same thing for a long time. So when I started my #weightlossjourney I slowly subtracted carbohydrates over a week long period while monitoring my supply. I’m not quite sure why I thought processed foods contributed to my fabulous supply. I was absolutely wrong. The moment I got into full ketosis my milk increased. I think a lot of people think Keto is all about bacon salami and copious amounts of cheese. It’s actually quite well rounded with lots of organic veggies, fish and eggs. I am aware all women are not the same, but I think if you do your research, start slowly and monitor yourself…. nursing and keto go hand in hand 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 ps- I started the keto lifestyle when Batel was 1. She was eating lots of Whole Foods as well as breastfeeding. #normalizebreastfeeding #ketotransformation #beforeandafterweightloss #intermittentfasting #weightlosstransformation #postpartumbody #postpartum MY QUEEN SHIRT IS AVAILABLE ON MY POSHMARK IN ALL SIZES (link in my bio)

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Let’s talk breastfeeding and #keto This subject is quite taboo it seems. A lot of naysayers rattle off falsehoods like “you have to eat oats to produce sufficient milk”. Seriously ridiculous. I thought the same thing for a long time. So when I started my #weightlossjourney I slowly subtracted carbohydrates over a week long period while monitoring my supply. I’m not quite sure why I thought processed foods contributed to my fabulous supply. I was absolutely wrong. The moment I got into full ketosis my milk increased. I think a lot of people think Keto is all about bacon salami and copious amounts of cheese. It’s actually quite well rounded with lots of organic veggies, fish and eggs. I am aware all women are not the same, but I think if you do your research, start slowly and monitor yourself…. nursing and keto go hand in hand 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 ps- I started the keto lifestyle when Batel was 1. She was eating lots of Whole Foods as well as breastfeeding. #normalizebreastfeeding #ketotransformation #beforeandafterweightloss #intermittentfasting #weightlosstransformation #postpartumbody #postpartum MY QUEEN SHIRT IS AVAILABLE ON MY POSHMARK IN ALL SIZES (link in my bio)

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Let’s talk breastfeeding and #keto This subject is quite taboo it seems. A lot of naysayers rattle off falsehoods like “you have to eat oats to produce sufficient milk”. Seriously ridiculous. I thought the same thing for a long time. So when I started my #weightlossjourney I slowly subtracted carbohydrates over a week long period while monitoring my supply. I’m not quite sure why I thought processed foods contributed to my fabulous supply. I was absolutely wrong. The moment I got into full ketosis my milk increased. I think a lot of people think Keto is all about bacon salami and copious amounts of cheese. It’s actually quite well rounded with lots of organic veggies, fish and eggs. I am aware all women are not the same, but I think if you do your research, start slowly and monitor yourself…. nursing and keto go hand in hand 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 ps- I started the keto lifestyle when Batel was 1. She was eating lots of Whole Foods as well as breastfeeding. #normalizebreastfeeding #ketotransformation #beforeandafterweightloss #intermittentfasting #weightlosstransformation #postpartumbody #postpartum MY QUEEN SHIRT IS AVAILABLE ON MY POSHMARK IN ALL SIZES (link in my bio)

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In fact, Jenna had some concerns about decreasing her carb content when she first started dieting. “When I started my #weightlossjourney I slowly subtracted carbohydrates over a weeklong period while monitoring my supply,” she wrote. “I’m not quite sure why I thought processed foods contributed to my fabulous supply. I was absolutely wrong.”

Jenna started the keto diet—a diet known for being super low in carbs and high in fat–in April 2018, a year after her daughter Batel was born. And according to her latest post, it actually helped her milk supply. “The moment I got into full ketosis my milk increased,” she wrote.

Her insight? She thinks a lot of people are actually pretty off-base about the keto diet—especially the foods it includes, which contributes to their hesitation (both about doing the diet, and about breastfeeding on it). “I think a lot of people think Keto is all about bacon, salami, and copious amounts of cheese,” she wrote. “It’s actually quite well rounded with lots of organic veggies, fish, and eggs.”

Women are generally discouraged from being on any kind of diet while breastfeeding, but as long as you’re getting enough calories (around 2,500 a day, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) and nutrients, the keto diet shouldn’t be an issue for your milk supply.

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Happy #breastfeedingweek ! Batelli and me are 16 months strong 👏🏻 I wanted to talk about eating healthy and 🤱🏼. Obviously it’s So important, but is Keto ok while breastfeeding? From my experience it ABSOLUTELY is! My supply is healthy and strong, I haven’t seen any dips in supply, letdowns, or in Batellis reaction to taste. I think we are indoctrinated to think we HAVE to carb-load to have lots of milk… it’s simply untrue. Make sure you’re getting adequate veggies, leafy greens and grass fed meats and fish… I also recommend slowly siding into the #ketolifestyle by slow subtraction of carbs to monitor your supply. On another note, today is the last day to enter my giveaway contest!!!! A few posts ago is the contest! I will be announcing the lucky winner tomorrow!!!!! ♥️ #keto #normalizebreastfeeding #momlife #fitmom

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Happy #breastfeedingweek ! Batelli and me are 16 months strong 👏🏻 I wanted to talk about eating healthy and 🤱🏼. Obviously it’s So important, but is Keto ok while breastfeeding? From my experience it ABSOLUTELY is! My supply is healthy and strong, I haven’t seen any dips in supply, letdowns, or in Batellis reaction to taste. I think we are indoctrinated to think we HAVE to carb-load to have lots of milk… it’s simply untrue. Make sure you’re getting adequate veggies, leafy greens and grass fed meats and fish… I also recommend slowly siding into the #ketolifestyle by slow subtraction of carbs to monitor your supply. On another note, today is the last day to enter my giveaway contest!!!! A few posts ago is the contest! I will be announcing the lucky winner tomorrow!!!!! ♥️ #keto #normalizebreastfeeding #momlife #fitmom

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Happy #breastfeedingweek ! Batelli and me are 16 months strong 👏🏻 I wanted to talk about eating healthy and 🤱🏼. Obviously it’s So important, but is Keto ok while breastfeeding? From my experience it ABSOLUTELY is! My supply is healthy and strong, I haven’t seen any dips in supply, letdowns, or in Batellis reaction to taste. I think we are indoctrinated to think we HAVE to carb-load to have lots of milk… it’s simply untrue. Make sure you’re getting adequate veggies, leafy greens and grass fed meats and fish… I also recommend slowly siding into the #ketolifestyle by slow subtraction of carbs to monitor your supply. On another note, today is the last day to enter my giveaway contest!!!! A few posts ago is the contest! I will be announcing the lucky winner tomorrow!!!!! ♥️ #keto #normalizebreastfeeding #momlife #fitmom

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Happy #breastfeedingweek ! Batelli and me are 16 months strong 👏🏻 I wanted to talk about eating healthy and 🤱🏼. Obviously it’s So important, but is Keto ok while breastfeeding? From my experience it ABSOLUTELY is! My supply is healthy and strong, I haven’t seen any dips in supply, letdowns, or in Batellis reaction to taste. I think we are indoctrinated to think we HAVE to carb-load to have lots of milk… it’s simply untrue. Make sure you’re getting adequate veggies, leafy greens and grass fed meats and fish… I also recommend slowly siding into the #ketolifestyle by slow subtraction of carbs to monitor your supply. On another note, today is the last day to enter my giveaway contest!!!! A few posts ago is the contest! I will be announcing the lucky winner tomorrow!!!!! ♥️ #keto #normalizebreastfeeding #momlife #fitmom

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While, no, there is no definitive ruling on the keto diet while breastfeeding (there’s just not enough research to say one way or another), breastmilk is high in fat—one cup has one cup has 11 grams, per the USDA—which could mean that newborns are in a natural state of ketosis and are keto-adapted. “A mom on a keto diet would be likely be able to keep her baby well nourished,” Jennifer Wider, MD, a women’s health expert previously told Women’s Health.

Still, Jenna understands all women are different—and recommends taking it slow if you start the keto diet while breastfeeding.

“If you do you research, start slowly, and monitor yourself…. nursing and keto go hand in hand.”

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