Keto And Keto-Green Dieting- What's The Difference?

I’ve been interviewed over 100 times in the last 2 months and the thing most people want to know is the difference between keto versus keto-green!  

Now, if you’ve been following me for awhile and read my book, you can answer this.  You may also be asked this same question as you share your journey being keto-green. So read on.

If you are new to this, I will clarify a few things.

Maybe you have tried keto dieting but haven’t been able to stick to it? Or maybe you felt miserable and cranky while on it as I had? That’s no fun!

Here’s the solution: Go “Keto-Green,” my breakthrough detox, lifestyle and diet plan outlined in my book The Hormone Fix.

My Keto-Green Way is more than a refinement of the traditional keto diet. It does include more alkaline vegetables, especially low-carb green veggies, and dietary and lifestyle strategies to maintain the fat-burning state called ketosis. I also emphasize a “test don’t guess” rationale of checking urine pH it to get it to 7 - 8 regularly. Very quickly, you will experience the following benefits:

  • Rapid and steady weight loss
  • More energy and less fatigue
  • Improved sleep
  • More clarity
  • Resolution of symptoms related to fluctuating hormones associated with perimenopause, menopause, or postmenopause (This is because the Keto-Green Diet naturally manages your body’s three most important hormones – insulin, cortisol, and oxytocin!)
  • Glowing skin and hair
  • Improved health and feelings of well-being.

There are very specific differences between traditional keto dieting and the Keto-Green Diet. Here’s the skinny:

keto vs keto green

 Ketogenic Diet 

My Keto-Green Diet

Favors many acidic foods such as meats and strictly reduced carbs

Favors alkaline and plant foods such as green leafy vegetables and other low-calorie veggies. Favors free range, wild caught, and clean protein sources.

Favors more acidic fats like butter and bacon

Favors more alkaline fats like avocado, nuts, and olive oil

Is based on the ratio of eating 60 to 75 percent of your daily calories from fat (60 to 120 grams daily); 5 to 10 percent of your calories from carbs (20 to 50 grams a day); and 15 to 30 percent of your daily calories from protein (approximately 100 to 150 grams or slightly more, depending on your body weight and activity level).

Is based on a different ratio and plate image. Visualize a plate with a majority of alkaline foods (with a ton of low carb veggies) and 20 percent high quality protein and fats.

KG encourages ketosis through intermittent fasting and no snacking.

KG focuses on principles to manage the hormones insulin, cortisol and oxytocin

Limits (or even restricts) fruits to berries

Allows a larger variety of low-sugar fruits for greater alkalinity

Has potential side effects such as keto-flu, dehydration, nausea, and other issues that stem from eating too many acid-forming

Prevents these side effects by incorporating plenty of plant-based alkaline foods and a “test, don’t guess”, philosophy

Can build-up acidic toxicity in cells

Has a natural detoxifying effect on the body, thanks to the inclusion of vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, sprouts, and cabbage – all of which help eliminate the build-up of acidity in your cells

Tests ketones only

Tests urine ketones and alkalinity (pH). Use my special Keto-Ph test strips and follow the directions to get your results.

Of course there is more information in my book The Hormone Fix! You’ll start my Keto-Green Diet with a 10-Day Keto-Green Detox, on which you can lose up to a pound a day. Then you progress to my 21-Day Keto-Green Diet. It outlines what to eat day by day, provides delicious, mouth-watering recipes, and gives lifestyle tips for losing weight and fixing and balancing your hormones naturally. Sound good?

Here’s how you can start going Keto-Green right now:


These include low-calorie/high fiber/detoxifying veggies (like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, sprouts, peppers, green beans, asparagus, leeks, all types of greens, among others); keto foods such as eggs, poultry, meat, fatty fish (like salmon and mackerel); and healthy fats such as coconut oil, MCT oil, olive oil, nuts and seeds, and avocados.


Place 1 scoop of my Keto-Green® Shake Powder , 1 tablespoon MCT or coconut oil, 2 scoops of my green powdered supplement Mighty Maca® Plus (a great alkalinity booster), and 8 ounces of water. Blend well, and you’re good to go!


Use apple cider vinegar, baking soda, lemons, limes, and my Mighty Maca® Plus to boost your alkalinity.


It will guide you every step of the way so you can begin your Keto-Green lifestyle and reap all of its fat-burning, health-building benefits. It’s available at major bookstores, online retailers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and my website, Order yours today - and start burning fat, fixing your hormones, and attaining the body and level of health you desire and deserve!

P.S. If you’re ready to harmonize your hormones and begin your Keto-Green journey...

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Dr. Anna Cabeca

Dr. Anna Cabeca

Certified OB/GYN, Anti-Aging and Integrative Medicine expert and founder of The Girlfriend Doctor. During Dr. Anna’s health journey, she turned to research to create products to help thousands of women through menopause, hormones, and sexual health. She is the author of best-selling The Hormone Fix, and Keto-Green 16 and MenuPause.

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