Plant-Based Keto + Getting Rid Of Keto Dogma with Dr. Will Cole — #069

by | Oct 5, 2018 | ketoforwomen

What is a ketotarian? Functional medicine doctor, Will Cole, talks about a more plant-based approach to the ketogenic diet. Listen and see if the ketorarian way of living is for you. Enjoy!

Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • Dr. Will Cole’s health journey
  • The ketotarian or plant-based approach to the ketogenic diet
  • The three ways you can go ketotarian
  • Why we don’t have to be afraid of eating vegetables when we’re on keto
  • Why we should consider removing dairy from our diet
  • Why we should make sure that the soy that we’re consuming is organic and non-GMO
  • When you should take supplements and the types of supplements you should take
  • Mistakes that people make when doing the ketogenic diet that we can improve upon 

Key Takeaways:

  • Ketotarian is the amalgamation of the best of being plant-based and the best of being fat-adapted in nutritional ketosis and being a fat burner.
  • Food is primary. You cannot supplement your way out of a poor, crappy diet. However, a lot of people who just really want to be vegan are going to have to do some smart supplementation of fat-soluble vitamins and B vitamins and maybe iron.
  • Non-starchy fibrous vegetables are beneficial for the body and for ketosis. The fiber from plant foods helps produce butyrate, which is a relative of beta-hydroxybutyrate ketone and has the same functions.
  • Dairy is the gluten of the ketogenic world.
  • The most important part of being ketotarian is re-calibrating the conversations within the ketogenic community about giving your body grace, having a lightness to food again, and not being overly militant about it.

Action Steps:

  • If you’re not feeling optimal or if your lab results aren’t looking optimal or both, you have to realize what you have to do to be in alignment with your biochemistry.
  • Be open to bringing in certain foods to your diet for the sake of your health.
  • Be educated about wellness, not just about ketosis.
  • Listen to your body, and you can get the answers to what your body needs.
  • Try going ketotarian for eight weeks and see how it’s like and what it can do for you.



There will be a Fat Burning Female Project 2.0 in January 2019. Until then, there will be no more classes offered within the year. If you want to join the project at that time, watch out for when the enrollment will be taking place. And if you want to get a jump start, The Fat Burning Female Self-Study is always an option for you. You can start on The Fat Burning Female Self-Study anytime and join the project later on in January.

As always, if you have any questions, be on the lookout for the Keto Hot Seat call for questions on Facebook and Instagram. Make sure your questions are short, general, and that you haven’t heard the answer to them before.

Take care!


Will said:

“This is really about loving your body enough to nourish it with good foods, loving your body enough to try things like intermittent fasting, to allow your body to heal. It’s reframing our relationship with our body, reframing our relationship with food.”

“To me, what I’m eating is a reflection of my own self-respect. And I think that self-care and food is part of that, is a form of self-respect. And that’s what I think a healthy ketogenic diet is, is a form of self-respect for your body and feeling great.”


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More from Dr. Will Cole:

Dr. Will Cole’s Website
Dr. Will Cole’s Podcast (Keto Talk)


More from Shawn Mynar:

Shawn’s Website

Shawn’s Instagram

Shawn’s Facebook

The Fat Burning Female Project

The Fat Burning Female Self-Study

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The advice and opinions in The Keto For Women show are intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical care or advice. Please always consult your medical professional for your specific health concerns.

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