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    I’ve been reading more about the benefits of a higher carb to fat ratio and am curious if anyone knows how this effects fertility. Previously, I’d read a lot about the benefits of fat for fertility and for years ate healthy fats such as avocado, raw whole milk, coconut oil, grass-fed butter, etc… At the time I was eating pretty paleo and low carb and didn’t get my period. Once I started eating everything (fat, carbs, protein) my period has returned. I’m still eating high everything but have eaten some low fat things recently because I was staying with my family and that’s what was in the fridge. I am totally satisfied eating low fat yogurt and eating more carbs and protein as opposed to fat but I would hate to do anything that would jeopordize my chances of getting pregnant. I’m confused with all the info out there and would love to hear what others think. Thanks!

    Hannah Ransom

    I wouldn’t eliminate or even try to eliminate/lower either fat or carbs, unless you have good personal reason to do so.

    In my experience, I find a lot of men do better on higher carb diets and a lot of women do better on more fat, but that even is a generalization.

    You definitely need the good healthy fats, and you need the carbs, too.

    Personally, I am particularly not fond of anything altered to be something it isn’t, such as low fat yogurt. Whole foods are the way to go.


    Thanks, Hannah. I don’t have any good reason to besides thinking that it may result in weight loss but getting pregnant and giving birth to a healthy baby is more important to me than that. When I buy dairy products for my home I usually buy raw whole milk and grass-fed full fat yogurt so that’s what I’ll keep doing.

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