Keto, anyone else?

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  1. DrPepper

    DrPepper Tele-Afflicted

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    I have finally found what seems to work best for me as far as weight loss goes, a ketogenic diet. Extreme, yes, but 20 lbs off in a month works for me.

    Who knew coconut oil in black coffee tasted so good? with the keto diet, fat is essential. Check out "Butter Bob's"youtube videos, and there are tons of other youtube videos about keto.

    A balanced keto meal is usually 5% carbs, 20% protein, and 75% fat.

    I transition from a "normal" diet to keto by doing one week of a two week boiled egg diet, lost 10 lbs that week.

    I am now eating one meal a day, and I feel great.
     
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    Keto, low carb, heck anything that seems to go against the food pyramid we were all taught in our youth is the third rail here. You touched it buddy. Be prepared to be food shamed, fat shamed and told how bad this is for you.

    The truth? As long as it's good with your physician, go for it. But don't use it to lose weight and then go back to carbs. That won't work. Consider this your new normal. And, again, as long as your physician weighs in, it could be. There are no consistent studies that show that long term keto has harmful side effects IN OTHERWISE HEALTHY INDIVIDUALS. I know. I've kept abreast of the research. It's my job. But the red meat causes cancer crowd will soon be on your ass, so saddle up. It will be an interesting thread.
     
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    Ah, the "food pyramid"... follow the money.

    Fat shaming, go for it, I won't be fat forever, no worries.

    I am fully aware that it is a lifestyle not just a fad diet.
     
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    JustABluesGuy Friend of Leo's

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    I try to just follow a paleolithic diet as closely as possible. We evolved eating certain foods, and do best with them.

    Anything similar should work.

    I’ve lost close to 60lbs following such an “evolutionarily appropriate diet”.

    Much of our modern, industrial diet is inappropriate for how our digestive system works.
     
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    I lost 90 pounds between February 2017 and March 2018. It started as keto, but I transitioned to away from it after a month or so. I ate low carb, roughly under 40g a day while avoiding most processed sugars and such, and ate less, ie lower caloric intake. I've found this easier to maintain over time than strict keto and other diets that have strict, often unbalanced, requirements. Oh, and don't forget exercise.
     
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    The evangelism of fad diets is always amusing. You lose weight by consuming less calories. That's it. It doesn't matter what you eat.
     
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    I'm fully in it, loving it, and dropped 13 lbs in three weeks

    my only cheat is wine
     
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    I agree totally, less calories by whatever means.



    I did Keto with moderate success, more power to you. Are you checking you PH daily? Have you hit prime Ketosis?

    Find something that works and is healthy and go for it. I use the My Plate app to track calorie intake, which works for me.
     
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    not entirely

    you lose fat by changing your muscle metabolism away from taking away its first choice to burn simple sugars (which carbs break quickly into)

    to lose fat, you starve your muscles of quick-hit sugars and force them to grab and burn fat and protein

    you feel sorta meh for a week, then things pick up

    I don't miss the carbs, and a dessert now and then doesn't derail the train
     
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    If every persons insulin production, testosterone production and metabolism were identical I might agree. The science behind some of the keto, Atkins type diets is being more widely accepted as folks continue to use it to battle diabetes and cholesterol problems and show improvement without meds.
     
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    Yes entirely. Reduced calorie consumption tracks weight loss with a near perfect linear correlation.
     
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    Health issues are an entirely separate topic wrt diet.
     
  13. drf64

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    Fad shaming is real.
     
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    I'm saying it's not the whole story. You could still eat carbs and sugar and not change your metabolism. So after weight loss, you'll put it right back on again. Change what you eat.
     
  15. Frank'n'censed

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    ”A balanced keto meal is usually 5% carbs, 20% protein, and 75% fat.”

    Sorry, but common sense says that’s far too extreme, in terms of a balanced diet...the inevitability of coming back to reality will be an even bigger physiological jolt to your system!
     
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    Yes. Health and diet are in no way related...:confused:
     
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    As long as there's no carbs in beer, I'm fine.

    Joking aside, I eat a primarily vegetarian diet and recently looked into veg. keto recipe ideas. Some of the offerings actually look really good, albeit some interesting ingredients. I'm going to try a few things out, I def eat (and drink) too many carbs
     
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    what is reality? he could conceivably, barring intolerance, live on that forever.

    edit. Well, not forever. sorry. your alotted number of seasons on this mortal coil.
     
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  19. Frank'n'censed

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    “what is reality?”

    That’s a good & fair question...I know the likelihood of a prolonged existence on a quick fix, extremist, weight loss diet, is against the odds
     
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    I didn't say they weren't related. Using diet to control health problems as you described is an entirely different topic.
     
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