Ketogenic Way of Eating (WOE) for Lipedema

Lipedema and Keto
Lipedema and Keto

Thank you so much for your interest!

We are excited that you are here and hope you find this information useful.

Our purpose is to support the learning, discussion and practice of the Ketogenic Way of Eating for those with lipedema.

A ketogenic diet is high fat, moderate protein, and very low carb (LCHF) that produces a state of ketosis, changing your system from a glucose burning one (produced by carbs) to fat burning.

One way of eating will not work for everyone.

That’s evident by the abundant diets and vicious cycles of diet/regain/diet again that most of us have tried again and again.

We are here to explore the KETOGENIC WAY OF EATING (Keto WOE).

Above all, we hope you find answers here, as we journey together on this path of healthy eating, healing and hopefully breakthroughs.

DISCLAIMER: Please do not construe the advice given as medical advice or treatment – always consult your primary care physician or qualified healthcare provider.



Catherine Seo moderates a discussion with Leslyn Keith who talks about the science of the ketogenic way of eating, Kim Duren who talks about how she has lost over 100lbs over the last year by following a ketogenic diet and Katrina Harris who has lost over 200lbs over the last two years.

Topics Discussed

  • Science behind ketogenic eating
  • Losing weight with lipedema
  • Questions and answers about a ketogenic lifestyle


Katrina has struggled with her weight for her entire life, starting her first diet at age 10. As an overweight adult, she knew she was pear shaped, but she had never even heard of lipedema. In September of 2014, at 400 pounds, she began a ketogenic way of eating – high fat, moderate protein, and low carbs – and began to lose weight immediately. After about 6 months, her weight loss plateaued, so she joined a gym, hired a trainer, and began lifting weights 5 days a week. At the same time, she started both an Instagram and a Facebook page about her weight loss journey. After about 14 months on keto and 160 pounds lost, a follower on her social media accounts commented that her legs looked similar to the follower’s, and wondered if she might have lipedema. A simple Google search revealed the truth, and in February 2016, Katrina was diagnosed at Stage 1.

Topics Discussed

  • Katrina’s weight loss history
  • How Katrina found out she had lipedema
  • Following a Ketogenic Diet for lipedema

Interview with Leslyn Keith, OTD


Leslyn Keith completed her Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy in 2015 with an emphasis on lymphedema and obesity. Previously, she received a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University in 1998 and began studying lymphedema the same year. She was certified as a Lymphedema Therapist under Klose Norton Training & Consulting in 2000 and became LANA-certified in 2001. Dr. Keith has started four lymphedema therapy programs in California including two in private practice. In addition to treating lymphedema, she currently researches, consults, and lectures on lymphedema, obesity, and private-practice issues nationally. Professional memberships include: Occupational Therapy Association of California, American Occupational Association, National Lymphedema Network, Lymphology Association of North America, Obesity Medicine Association, and International Society of Lymphology.

Topics Discussed

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