SparkPeople Team Keto! Team Messageboard Team Keto is for members who are losing weight by eating Ketogenic (high fat, moderate protein, low carb) meals or those who simply want to learn more about going Keto. Welcome! SparkPeople Team Keto! Team Messageboard One month in, x more to go! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> Really excited to find this group. I have been doing Keto since March 14th and am really enjoying it so far. I have lost 17 lbs, gained a ton of energy and don't feel like I am depriving myself. I think my success is coming from the amazing community and support out there. I joined a group on Facebook, follow lots of fellow Keto-rs on Instagram and of course visit the Reddit subs for info. It's amazing how many people out there are so willing to answer questions, shar... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:49:28 EST No Bake Keto Key Lime Pie Girlfriend just sent me this link for a LCHF no-bake dessert so I thought I'd share! <BR> <link><BR>secake-in-a-jar/ </link> <BR> <BR> I also posted this on Pinterest in my KETO board - I think I am still @msdrpepper on Pinterest, if you do Pinterest (no worries if you don't - not many do!). Tue, 12 Apr 2016 08:36:57 EST So glad I found this group Hello my name is Deanna (everyone calls me Dee) I am not new to SP been here about 9-10 years. But I am sorta new (a few months in) to Keto. I want to learn all I can to be in the best health I can be in. Be prepared for lots of questions! lol So glad to be here!!! Sun, 3 Apr 2016 09:13:00 EST Beging with a different view I am almost a month into the Keto transition. I have lost 23 lbs so far. It was doctor recommended because I am pre-diabetic. I find it very hard to discuss any of my new lifestyle with the spark community. Looking for some fellow Keto buddies. To share experience and maybe some recipes. <BR> <BR> Happy Sparking!! Mon, 15 Feb 2016 16:40:23 EST New to this board but not new to Keto <img src=""> It's been a while since I have been on Spark but I have been doing Keto for about 6 months. I have lost 75 lbs on keto alone this last year and another 25 from eating clean. I couldn't be happier with Keto... off of three meds, down 100 lbs total and feeling better than I have in a while! I am looking for more support and hopefully new friends! Sun, 3 Jan 2016 01:39:53 EST Self Saucing Slow Cooker Meatballs These are absolutely AMAZING! I found them on two days ago, made my first batch yesterday, and am making another batch tomorrow :) The family loves them! Put 4 meatballs and a couple scoops of sauce over fresh lettuce and it tastes like a meatball sub from Subway (my personal favorite!) Anyway, supper easy and makes a ton. I had to halve the recipe, because I only had 1 lb of ground beef, and I got 18 meatballs out of it! (Not to mention, fed my family of 4, and then had the... Mon, 9 Nov 2015 11:13:21 EST Cutting out sugar for 10 days--a fascinating study <link><BR>sugar-study-kids/index.html </link> <BR> <BR> So the kids cut out sugar, not carbs--they did replace those with complex carbs instead, and look at the results. They only studied kids--imagine what 10 days might do for an adult not on a keto diet, and imagine what it might mean if they did it for more than 10 days! <BR> <BR> I thought for years--fat makes you fat, cholesterol raises your cholesterol, and a calorie is the same as any other cal... Fri, 6 Nov 2015 08:44:00 EST whats your fav keto channels youtube i like this girl . A bit too hyped but she seems to be the real thing <BR> stephanie <BR> <BR> <BR> tried putting in youtube link but doesnt take it to video . put in search for <BR> "stephanie Keto person" <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 8 Oct 2015 19:59:51 EST My Low Carb keto muffin I had such a sweet tooth tonight I made this up using several other peoples recipes <BR> <BR> 1Tablespoon Coconut flour (5 net carbs) <BR> 1 large egg (1 g carb) <BR> 1 sweet and low packet (1 g carb) use what you like and figure carbs ;o) <BR> 1 Tablespoon (yes a whole tablespoon!) coconut oil <BR> 1/4 tsp baking powder (I think this is optional next time I'll skip) <BR> <BR> Put coconut flour and baking powder in the cup last. <BR> Whisk with fork quickly put in micro. Mine is a lo... Wed, 7 Oct 2015 02:35:34 EST New to Keto Diet Hi everyone, I'm shirley a senior. I've been reading a lot about this diet on the web but have not made it to get a book. I'm definitely interested Tue, 6 Oct 2015 18:57:58 EST Hello, Friends! New to Sparkpeople! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm new to the Sparkpeople website; I've been eating Keto for almost three weeks at this point. I am so excited because I've lost a lot of weight, and my fitness level is going up. I've already dropped 20 seconds from my 2 mile run time, and I'm feeling great! <BR> <BR> I'm definitely looking for motivation, so I'm excited to be a part of this group! Yay, bacon! Tue, 6 Oct 2015 17:12:11 EST Steven Keto journey Going to write my journey in my weight loss . I am 51years old 290lbs and hope to get to 200 lbs by next august 15 on my birthday . I play tennis and will be doing weight lifting and rope skipping (HITT) . My wife is also starting this lifestyle so will have some support . Tue, 6 Oct 2015 12:03:31 EST newbie here . <BR> Hi My name is Steven . Was on the keto diet for 3 months and lost 30 lbs but went on vacation and been off since for about 6 weeks and put back on 10 lbs . So i am going to start again and want to keep track of my progress on here . Any one looking for a diet buddy would be good to motivate each other . Tue, 6 Oct 2015 11:59:57 EST not new but here again hi my name is cyndi and it seems like i have been here 1000 times but this time im here to get the job done and not delete i will be 60 in april and i want to be a healthier and happier me Tue, 29 Sep 2015 09:35:35 EST Keto Low Carb Raspberry Lemon Desert This is sweet and tangy for a great explosion of flavors in your mouth. <BR> <BR> Recipe on my blog: <BR> <link><BR>rry-lemon-dessert-in-a-jar-ketolicious/ </link> <BR> <BR> Recipe in Spark People: <BR> <link><BR>pe-detail.asp?recipe=2973469 </link> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 22 Sep 2015 11:34:51 EST Going Keto to beat Diabetes! Hi SP friends! I'm a 66 y/o retired nurse and I've just been diagnosed with Diabetes Type 2. I'm determined to beat this with the right diet and exercise. Mon, 21 Sep 2015 14:49:37 EST Keto Mac and Cheese<BR>il.asp?recipe=2970315 <BR> <BR> Still tweaking this, not sure how to edit the recipe once it is posted. I did not use all the sauce, but put about half aside. It is super rich,comfort food for those craving or missing mac and cheese. Mon, 14 Sep 2015 18:33:58 EST Keto Low Carb Lemon Bars Some Lemon bars I made a few days ago. They are very good. <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=2968514 </link> <BR> Fri, 11 Sep 2015 15:34:00 EST Daily Chat I was just noticing there wasn't a daily chat, unless I am just missing it. Would love to be able to chat with other people that are watching what they eat. See what is working for them and help each other out a little. Anyone interested in having a daily chat? Fri, 11 Sep 2015 06:22:35 EST 21 day streak (Keto) I need something to keep me on track. So, I decided to check in each day. I'm trying to keep my carbs under 20 grams a day. Anyone that wants to join me, feel free to do so!!! I had done so good in the past then got off track. Today is day 1 for me!!! <em>249</em> <em>521</em> Thu, 3 Sep 2015 05:46:57 EST been on keto for 12 months not new to spark. been on keto for 12 months. Have lost 21 lbs. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 12:36:03 EST Hi! Keto Newbie After doing a lot of reading, I started keto on 7/31. Since then, in 10 days I lost just over 12 1/2 lbs. But seriously, the best thing is how good I'm feeling. Initially I ignored the warnings about electrolyte loss, so I had a short bout of keto flu, which I quickly got over by increasing potassium, magnesium, and sodium. I noticed this morning how I felt great and my mood was fantastic. I am thrilled that my cravings have subsided, I am feeling sated, and I never have that jittery/hung... Mon, 10 Aug 2015 12:40:57 EST Hi! Hey everyone! I have been doing keto since April 20th and have lost about 20 lbs. I have about 30 more to lose to get back to my goal weight of 135, but I'm looking more at my size, I'd like to be back in my size 8's. I'm curvy and want to stay that way! <BR> <BR> Looking for other's doing keto, especially those in my area (brooklyn NYC) I just move here a month ago! Thu, 6 Aug 2015 10:56:45 EST Hello! I'm Jackie. I tried the Stillman diet years ago and kept weight off for years. Then I had an event in my life that moved me to gain weight on purpose, and I haven't been able to lose it. I was on Atkins and Tim Ferris' diet, but none of them work now. I am just learning about the keto diet, and I'm very pleased so far. In one week I've lost 5 lbs. It may mostly be water, but at if I keep it up and stick with it the scale will go down. Looking forward to being a part of this team! Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:14:42 EST What does your menu for a typical day look like? As I'm getting into meal planning for this way of eating, I'm curious to know what the food for your day looks like. What do you have for breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner? How often do you eat? Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:13:05 EST Hello :) My name is Kimberly. You can call me Daisy or Kimberly, I'll answer to either :) <BR> <BR> I'm 49 years old and was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes last year. Prior to that diagnosis, I had been slowly eliminating processed foods, and was eating 'healthy' foods as recommended. This included lots of brown rice, whole oats, stuff like that. <BR> <BR> I've never been a big soda drinker. One or two every few months does it for me, and even then I don't finish the whole can. My favorite drin... Thu, 11 Jun 2015 18:32:09 EST Well, hi there! <em>213</em> <BR> I have been a member of this team for so long and never really engaged. My apologies! I have hovered over the keto lifestyle like a hawk for about a year and never really tried it. That's me, research research research, do nothing. But a little over a month ago I did it for 3 weeks and never felt better. There is so much truth in that -- keto makes you feel your best. I too lost my way a few weeks ago and have been working up the gumption to do it again. I lost 12 lb... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:56:15 EST Hello New Here! Hello, new and.excited to begin my keto journey. I have started a few days ago. My biggest challenge is getting all my water intake In. I'm hoping to lose 65 lbs. <BR> I am looking for someone or a couple people to share my successes and struggles. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 22:10:10 EST Resistant starch...??? Resistant starch... is this for real? <BR> <BR> What I read was adding coconut oil to starchy foods while cooking and letting the food chill cuts the calories in half. Reheating does not increase the calories because the starch is not adsorbed by the body? Any thoughts here? <BR> <BR> For years I ate low fat cardboard foods. This doctor approved lifestyle made me miserable and fat yet I kept doing it because the medical field told me it was healthy. Is this the next low fat diet craze... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 08:10:15 EST Questioning again...calorie consumption on Keto I felt quite proud of myself when I was losing weight at a good pace and not worrying about calories. One of the things I noticed is that as time went on, my protein macro increased and my overall calories continued to increase. I've stalled out a bit on my weight loss here. I realize out of all the books I read on obesity and ketogenic style diets...first of all that was based on obese folks which I am not and this doesn't make it all equal. But even if that didn't affect my results, wha... Fri, 13 Mar 2015 09:35:23 EST One week into Keto, newbie! Hello there! I started Keto last Tuesday, so technically I've been on it for 8 days. I am struggling a bit with fullness and finding it difficult to stay under 25 carbs and not feel hungry all day. But I have lost 2 pounds via keto so far, and 6 altogether since starting to eat healthier and run about 3 weeks ago. I fee like I'm working really hard to get my weight down so it's frustrating to see slow progress, but at least the scale is going in the right direction. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 15:45:25 EST HBiC's Keto Journal Ah man where do I begin... <BR> Let's see I first started dabbling with Low carb back in November 1st 2012 right after Halloween treats. My first round was pretty successful I lost about 45 lbs from November until April 2013 and since then it has really been a on again off again thing for me. <BR> <BR> I do not know why (well I kindda do) I just can not stick to it. I mean I FEEL great when on keto I can sleep good and trough the night but for some reason I keep getting sucked in with the ... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 11:50:45 EST Back again and going strong... Hi, my name is Marloe Scott Wilson and I have been doing LCHF/Keto for 5 months now and have lost 17 kilos. I have a blog where I post my food pics and thoughts and I am writing a Low Carb recipe book. I post all my food pics on Instagram as well. I have been with SP for what seems like a lifetime! My journey has been up and down with low carb, starting with Atkins. It is taking all my creativity to stick to this, but it is going well right now. Slow and steady. Today I started another 2 week... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 08:29:38 EST Back again and going strong... Hi, my name is Marloe Scott Wilson and I have been doing LCHF/Keto for 5 months now and have lost 17 kilos. I have a blog where I post my food pics and thoughts and I am writing a Low Carb recipe book. I post all my food pics on Instagram as well. I have been with SP for what seems like a lifetime! My journey has been up and down with low carb, starting with Atkins. It is taking all my creativity to stick to this, but it is going well right now. Slow and steady. Today I started another 2 week... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 08:27:31 EST Hello! Hello! I'm Kay. I'm new to Spark, and new to the team! <BR> <BR> I'm a 20-something living in Salem, Oregon (for the moment, I'm rather nomadic normally). Before an extended hospital visit, I had been in ketosis for almost a year. I have a tonne of Keto recipes that I love to make, and experimenting in the kitchen is my forte. <BR> <BR> I am dreading the keto flu (I am popping myself back into ketosis starting March once the doctor okays my health). I'm dragging my significant other with m... Tue, 17 Feb 2015 18:30:38 EST Tammae's Recipes on FB Here is a link for my facebook page. I just keep my easy recipes on there for my daughter who is in college. It has some low carb recipes and many are good for keto. Anyone is welcome to visit or "like" the page. It's just something I do for fun. <BR> <BR> Copy and Paste this link to your browser... or go to facebook and search "Simply Low Carb". <BR> <BR><BR>w-Carb/536883243045314 <BR> <BR> <BR> To navigate click on PHOTOS and then ALBUMS...... Sat, 14 Feb 2015 08:37:49 EST Interesting Article I read an interesting article today stating that Diet and Exercise are not sufficient to combat obesity. According to this article, less than 1% of people who have been obese and lost the weight keep it off. That's pretty discouraging information. At the same time, it just makes me more determined to make ketogenic eating work for me. So far, I am really encouraged. Already lost 5 pounds in the first four days. I know most of that is unhealthy water weight leaving my cells, but I'm still pump... Fri, 13 Feb 2015 13:25:50 EST Looking for Support Hi Everyone! <BR> I am still learning about the ketogenic approach to eating. I have not officially started eating this way yet but plan to very soon. Any tips or tricks for a newbie? Have any of you been eating this way for YEARS with success and keeping the weight off? Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:40:15 EST Real Lemon Delights I have no idea where I got this recipe... but I am in love. If you like lemon flavor try it out. Warning... these are addictive fat bomb candies... <BR> <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> Real Lemon Delights <BR> <BR> 1/4 C coconut oil, melted <BR> 4 T butter, melted <BR> 4 oz cream cheese, softened <BR> lemon zest <BR> 1 T lemon juice <BR> 2 T splenda <BR> <BR> Blend cream cheese until smooth and add fats. Mix in fresh squeezed lemon juice and zest and add sweetener to taste. <BR> Spoon into a ... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 08:58:48 EST Newbie here...... Good morning everyone! I joined this group over a week ago, but hadn't quite introduced myself on the board. My apologies. I think have been overwhelmed recently with all of the shoveling that I haves been doing, and then dealing with a roof that is leaking.... <BR> <BR> Anywho, my name is Ronnie, and I am new to Keto. My spouse has been following this WOE since the New Year and has lost over 15 # so far. She is a fantastic cook, so she loves finding & tweaking recipes. <BR> <BR> I am a ve... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 07:21:59 EST Sugar-free foods a problem? I've read a bunch about the merits and issues with Splenda and Stevia. The jury is still out in my mind whether or not these help or hurt things. I'd love to say I don't crave sugar and just eat 'clean' but these really help control things. So for that, maybe they are helping. <BR> <BR> One issue is malitol. A lot of these sugar alcohols aren't 'supposed' to be a problem, which is why Atkins stuff has them as a sweetener and doesn't count them in the net carbs. They show up as 'carbs' o... Sat, 7 Feb 2015 07:29:31 EST Ideal ketosis levels <link><BR>hieving-optimal-ketosis </link> <BR> <BR> This looked like a good link on the topic. One can try to 'max out' the ketone level but there are diminishing returns to keep going. <BR> <BR> The link below shows a chart of the ketone levels. This is very helpful (its about halfway down the page). <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/Ketosis-Measuring-Ketones </link> Sat, 7 Feb 2015 07:16:22 EST Keto Strips Just wondering what peoples' opinion of the keto strips are. <BR> <BR> I bought the 'cheaper' ones from Walgreens and they are a bit expensive, but not as much as the 'brand name ones'. I don't have any problems with them that I know of, but I've never used anything else. <BR> <BR> What seems to be a problem with keto strips (in general) is that they only measure certain ketones and not ALL of them. And there are people who are in ketosis and measure nothing, ever, and there are people wh... Sat, 7 Feb 2015 07:12:36 EST Hello Everyone! I just joined Sparkpeople a few days ago and was happy to find a Keto group. I used ketogenic eating last fall to lose 10 pounds in 5 weeks. I was happy with that loss, and I felt really well, but I got off track during the holidays and gained it all back. I'm tired of trying to do this all on my own. What's been missing for me is community, support and accountabililty. I think I can find those things here. I'm also planning to get a FitBit next month. Anyone here using one of those gadgets? ... Fri, 6 Feb 2015 12:41:25 EST Just joined this group I've been eating low carb since 2011. Was a size 20-22, now size 8-9. This year I increased my fats and I lost 1 lb and down a dress size. <BR> I belong to <link> </link> onlline, and on Facebook I follow this lady- <link><BR>anie-The-Business-Person/604522012970143 </link> Wed, 5 Nov 2014 19:08:55 EST Carb Nite Solution? Just curious if anyone has read and/or is following this particular method? I just finished the book and am interested to hear what results others have had doing this. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:22:54 EST Hi - old newbie here! Old being age! <em>20</em> Just rejoined SP yesterday cause I fell off the wagon when my dh had a stroke -- started emotional eating and well, the rest is history. Back in the 2010 timeframe, I lost 40 lbs with SP and a low carb diet - then dh had a stroke in March of 2013 and gained all but 10 lbs back. <BR> <BR> Since being on SP worked before, I'm here to try it again. Will spend some time going through the threads -- so much good info! <BR> <BR> Arlene Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:20:44 EST Simple Snack/Lunch Idea I cant hardly look at a hard boiled egg. I want to like them, but I just cant. Even with S&P I have to choke them down. <em>40</em> <BR> I saw this simple idea on The Nourished Caveman website and gave it a try. <BR> <BR> A Hard boiled egg wrapped in a slice of prosciutto. <BR> <BR> So simple and tasted good! <BR> I wrapped a couple eggs and tossed in a sandwich bag for work. Super easy, fast finger food. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:55:34 EST Wanted to say hello!!! Hello everyone! I've been Keto since July 21st and am down 31.5 lbs!!! I'm a type 2 diabetic and before going Keto, I had managed to get my A1c down to 6.9 from 7.3 by adding exercise and taking 2 Metformin tablets per day. I just had my latest A1c test results and they have dropped from 6.9 down to 6.0!!!! I did that in less than 3 months! I feel terrific eating this way and have gone from 290lbs to 258.5. It's sometimes hard to eat this way when going out or being at friends' homes bu... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:42:00 EST Keto Challenge Group? Is anyone interested in or know how to set up a Keto Challenge group? I could use some help/encouragement sticking to plan and being more consistent. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:32:01 EST Natural sugar options So... I don't do artificial sweeteners, not even Stevia, but need something to use on occasion. I have been looking into palm sugar, but would like to know what "seasoned" ketoers are using. Thanks for your help! <BR> <BR> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:52:34 EST First time Keto-er Hi all! <BR> I just wanted to throw my name into this Keto ring, if you will... Long time struggle with dieting and weight loss, but this past 18 months has been ridiculous. Lost 40 lbs (on WW), quit smoking and gained 65! I am proud to say that I have been a non-smoker for over a year but have no clothes that fit! I am pretty sure that I have a carb/sugar addiction that I will hopefully overcome with this lifestyle. Anyway, it's nice to "meet" you all! Thu, 9 Oct 2014 13:08:49 EST New to forum... Hi my name is Marloe and I come from South Africa. A professor of sports science in our country Prof Tim Noakes has come out with a book called The Real Meal Revolution Cookbook which is all about LCHF (Low Carb High Fat). He calls the style of eating Banting after the first low carber that we have read about. My brother has lost a load of weight this year doing this diet and is swimming better than he did when he was young. <BR> I have been with Spark People for a number of years and I still... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:26:45 EST YUMMY Meatloaf - SO GOOD!<BR>il.asp?recipe=2797263&ff=1 <BR> <BR> <BR> Only 4.4 g carbs per big slice (1.5 g fiber), 32 g of fat, 24 g of protein <BR> <BR> The Cayenne and Chilli powders really give it this sweet and hot flavor! Mon, 8 Sep 2014 08:09:00 EST Hello! Hi everyone! New to this, just getting started. I hope to learn lots from everybody. I would love any tips, recipes, book recommendations anyone would like to offer. I am pretty sure this way of eating will benefit me. Most, not all, but most of my weight is carried in my middle and I am frightened for my health. I'm not a spring chicken anymore <em>20</em> I don't have any health conditions at the moment and I don't want to develop any. I am 43. Go to school full time and I am about... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:12:26 EST strange looks i was out at a restaurant a week ago and ordered a hamburger without the bun, you should have seen the look on my friends what??? why??? and then conversation started about then wanting to be healthy but don't want to be restricted on they felt sorry for really??? im eating a hamburger with mayo yumm and salad with a cream yummy sauce while my friend eats a salad and a tasteless <BR> <BR> so funny!!! i am enjoying the fat and will eat this ... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:18:28 EST Dairy or No Dairy - Your thoughts? So most of my really great keto recipes seem to involve a significant amount of dairy...whether heavy cream, cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, etc. Now, I'm lactose intolerant, so I know that this is partially to blame for my own digestive issues, but I'm wondering where you all stand with it. <BR> <BR> I've read that while on Keto you should stay away from dairy, and then I've read that dairy is fine, and then also that dairy is fine but only in moderation. I've had plenty of dairy, los... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 17:56:29 EST Reuben Soup - Modified • 1/2 Medium Onion – Diced <BR> • 2 Large Cloves Garlic – Minced <BR> • 3 Tbs. Butter <BR> • 1 lb. Corned Beef – Chopped <BR> • 32 oz. Beef Stock <BR> • 1 Cup Sauerkraut <BR> • 2 tsp. Sea Salt <BR> • 1 tsp. Caraway Seeds <BR> • 1 tsp. Black Pepper <BR> • 2 Cups Heavy Cream <BR> • 1 ½ Cup Swiss Cheese – Shredded <BR> <BR> Instructions <BR> 1. Heat slow cooker on high setting. <BR> 2. To a large sauté pan, over low-medium heat, add onion, garlic and butter. Sauté until soft and translucent. Tr... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 14:48:13 EST New to this team Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm new to this team and the Keto way of living but not to SP. Looking forward to learning, sharing what I know as well as giving and receiving support. <BR> <BR> Amazing Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:35:18 EST new to keto need some help Hello everyone- I am new to keto but I am on week 3 of low carbing it after watching the Fat Head movie. I am not sure what I am doing wrong- I have the keto strips and I have been in ketosis for 3 days now but it took a long time to get here- and I weigh myself every day which I probably shouldn't do. <BR> <BR> I started at 326 lbs then went to 322 then went to 324 and now I am at 328! <BR> <BR> What am I doing wrong - I can't find any info except for that I cut my carbs down below 20 a... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:53:28 EST Keto mm....bum issues TMI, right up front, just going to put it out there. <BR> <BR> Been doing Keto for 11 days and feel great...mostly. I have more energy, I have more clarity, but I have one issue that I am NOT enjoying. Let's just say that everything coming out of my nether-regions is of about the same consistency. In scientific terms it is not a gas, not a solid but a liquid....sorry. <BR> <BR> I am sure that partly to blame is all this fat and my digestive system getting used to it, and partly my incre... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:10:07 EST Jacqui's Keto Journal Day 4 for me....not doing too bad and really proud that I've avoided some major temptations. This isn't my first attempt at weight loss, god knows, but probably number 112th. First time with Keto, though. I've done well with Paleo diets in the past, low carb and Atkins, but none really stuck for me. I really have had to think about things differently this time. I have a baby on the way (my wife is pregnant) and I have to think about what kind of life this poor kid is going to have with t... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:37:00 EST BEEF CABBAGE CARROT ONION MUSHROOM STIR FRY KETO FRIENDLY BEEF CABBAGE CARROT ONION MUSHROOM STIR FRY !! <BR> <BR> VERY FAST AND EASY TO MAKE...HEALTHY! <BR> <BR> I love this recipe because you can put in ANY seasoning you wish. I have made it with Indian Masala spice, Chinese 5 Spice, just salt and pepper, a bag of taco seasoning mix, burrito mix, Cajun Seasoning, or ANY other seasoning blend you wish. Be Creative!! <BR> <BR> I WILL say, that I always add Red Chili Flakes to mine, enough to lightly cover the entire surface of the f... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 21:41:41 EST Reese's Fat Bombs Another delicious recipe posted by MISSCUS: <BR> <BR> Reese's Fat Bomb Recipe <BR> <BR> 2 tbsp Peanut butter measured.1 tbsp Coconut Oil <BR> 1 tbsp Heavy Whipping Cream, not light, but HWCream <BR> 1 tsp of xylitol, or a packet of artificial sweetener of your choice, splenda is good for sweetness <BR> Allspice, 1/4 tsp, however, I find that if I hold the spice jar over the little container, and rap it sharply 7 times on the bottom of jar with a butter knife, it's quick and easy, and th... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 16:58:32 EST PASTA A LA CARBONARA This is from another post that MISSCUS (Phyllis) wrote: (just moving it over here so we can get the Recipes Forum going! <em>4</em> ) <BR> <BR> I wanted ot share this Keto Pasta recipe, because I know we all miss pasta on some days! I know I do. <BR> PASTA A LA CARBONARA <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>bonara/ </link> <BR> <BR> I will shortly post the recipe for the pasta part. It's in my Keto-fied cookbook. The author was sneaky, posted the recip... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 20:27:31 EST Ketosis and Insulin Dependent Diabetic I am Type 2 Diabetic on Insulin. <BR> <BR> I have been trying keto for a couple of weeks, but so far have not seen results on the keto stick. I heard that the Keto meters are more accurate than the urine sticks so was doing some reading tonight and one article said that if your insulin is not low enough, you cannot go into ketosis. <BR> <BR> Will my insulin injections prevent me from ever going into ketosis? Has anyone ever lost eating the keto way without going into ketosis? Real loss, ... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 06:06:30 EST It's time to say hello Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm glad to be part of a keto group. I've been trying to stay keto now for a couple of months. I'm continually in ketosis by evidence of urine sticks but I've been losing and gaining the same 10 lbs with no change in my waist measurement. This is getting frustrating. Does this happen to others? I hear/read such wonderful weight loss stories and wondering what I'm doing wrong. Would being 60 years old make it more difficult? Does having my gall bladder removed have an im... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 22:07:04 EST Newbie...sort of Hi everyone! I'm back from a year hiatus from SP. I came back because I love the community. I started over 3 months ago (March 13). I've lost 38 pounds (the other 12 were from calorie counting). I am absolutely in love. I failed so many times trying to lose weight because counting calories makes me HUNGRY. Ravenously. Keto keeps me feeling satisfied to the point where I eat because I know I have to. It's the most amazing thing. <BR> <BR> I had mainly used MFP to keep track of all of... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 21:23:11 EST Hello I am new to this team. I have been eating LCHF for 2.5 months. I have lost some weight and really controlled my diabetes. I am still learning a lot and so glad to have found this team. <BR> <BR> Really looking forward to getting to know all of you. <BR> <BR> Jen Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:19:33 EST New to This Team Hello, I'm about two weeks into the ketogenic way of eating. In the past, when I tried eating low-carb, I always just counted my carbs and that was it. I was never successful that way, either. This time is the longest I've stuck with it, and I'm not struggling! <BR> <BR> I hope I'll get to know some of you fellow keto peeps! Sat, 7 Jun 2014 02:46:58 EST Hi! Hi all! I'm new to the team. Looking to get back into keto living. I've done it before and it works for me. My downfall every time is when my family and I go out or have a gathering of some sort. I've been finding it way to easy for me to say "I'll cheat this weekend and get back into it on Monday", even though it never works out that way. :) Ready to get the ball rolling again. <BR> <BR> However, I'm looking for advice on running in keto. Some say they are ok, while others aren't so sure. ... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 17:11:20 EST I'm new to Keto I have never heard of Keto before but I was looking for Low Carb teams and this was on the list. Not sure yet what to think as I am still looking around the team forums. Seems to me there are a number of great tools here.... Now to figure out how to use them, lol (I'm not very tech savvy so here goes....) Thu, 29 May 2014 15:26:45 EST Phyllis' Keto Journal So this is kind of a replay of what the last 3 weeks on Keto have been like. <BR> I like this idea. Too many people are against Ketogenic Diet. I too was skeptical, until I gave it an honest try! Now, I'm 100% IN IT! <BR> <BR> I am starting my journal somewhat late in my journey. I am on Day 24 with perfect 70-25-5 ratios. Some days I'm around 7 or 8% on the carbs, but it is still keto. Those are the days when I've had cottage cheese, or greek yogurt. Two of my favorite foods. Except for my... Mon, 12 May 2014 01:49:50 EST I'm Back! And a recipe. I was on break from keto for over a year, after a vacation to Florida that allowed me to be much too lazy with food and started the carb cravings all over. In a year, I have gained 26 pounds (11 of those since December 2013!). I am back on keto because I know it worked for me once and will again. To welcome myself back, here is a recipe to enjoy! <BR> <BR> Pancake/Waffle Mix <BR> <BR> 1 tablespoon psyllium husk (Trader Joes has it) <BR> 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (Check the carbs! Mi... Wed, 7 May 2014 18:01:43 EST Howdy! What do you do when.... Hey gang, I'm Bri, 24 yrs old, 206lbs, goal weight 150lbs. I'm having one of those days where no matter what I ate for breakfast/lunch, no matter how much water I've had...I'm starving. So of course, I'm going to focus on dinner (it is now 3:30). What is an easy-ish dinner that you guys go to when everyone is just super hungry but you don't want to totally blow it? Thu, 1 May 2014 16:37:13 EST Daily Chat 2014 Leader?? Could this be made a sticky topic since it's for ongoing conversations? <BR> I started this in hopes that we could chat a bit about our experiences with Ketogenic Diet. I enjoy the site, but there is no chat topic. Maybe no one wants to chat? IDK. <BR> I am nearing the end of my second week and I am finding I have the Keto Flu. I don't feel well and my intestines are rumbling a lot. The carb addicted gut flora is truly angry! It's not fun, and I don't know how long it will last, so ... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 11:12:53 EST Newbie New to keto too. Day three and cravings are starting to subside. <BR> <BR> Hope to learn a lot! Sat, 26 Apr 2014 01:31:50 EST Katie's Journal I am going to start a journal. That has always been a good way to keep me on track! I am five weeks in, so this is a work in progress. <BR> <BR> Ratio goals: 72.5/22.5/5 <BR> <BR> Tuesday April 15 <BR> <BR> Total Calories: 1820 <BR> Ratios: 76% fat, 19.2% protein, 4.8% Carbs <BR> <BR> Breakfast: hard boiled egg with butter, coffee with heavy cream <BR> Lunch: Burger no bun, salad with blue cheese dressing <BR> Dinner: Low carb crepe, whipped cream, blackberries, bacon <BR> Snack: ... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:28:28 EST New to Keto, too young for the middle aged spread The photos and personal stories are very inspirational. It's been a very rough couple of years personally and I really need to take control of this aspect of my life. I'm hoping this life style change is the key to that control. Looking for any support and meal ideas. Thanks Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:20:23 EST Long time on Sparkpeople and low carb, keto newbie Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm Katie- this is my umpteenth go around with low carb. I also have been on Sparkpeople for about as long as I have gone on and off a low carb diet. Just "discovering" ketogenic diets. <BR> <BR> I started low carb again at the start of lent. I was down 50 at one point on my journey. Life got in the way and I ended up close to my all time high (including pregnancies) this winter. I am down 15 at the moment and am the lowest I have been in about 3 years. My goal is to ge... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:11:40 EST Hi Hi, <BR> I've had a SP account forever but never really used it. Just found the ketosis forum and thought a little online support might be helpful. I've done a mostly paleo at times LC and ketosis diet for a few years, starting in 2009. I'm generally pretty active, I do triathlons and even did Ironmans in 2010 and 2011, but I had an off year in 2013, one of my dogs got cancer (but oddly enough, she seems to have recovered!) and we bought a house that needed (still needs) TONS of work, so I to... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 11:51:34 EST Newbie Hello! My name is Amanda and I started a LCHF/Keto diet several days ago. I am on day 9 as of this a.m. I do have one question though. I woke up yesterday (day 8) with a runny nose, drainage, and some fatigue. Is this carb flu? or could it be just coincidence and I really have a cold? Your answers are greatly appreciated. I have never been on this type of diet before. I tried to cut carbs some, but never to this extreme. I think the most I have had any given day has been 15. <BR> <B... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 09:48:36 EST Your brain on ketones Found a great article for those who may be more curious about the biological effects on the brain of being in a state of ketosis. Here is a link:<BR>ionary-psychiatry/201104/your-brain-ke<BR>tones Wed, 2 Apr 2014 16:55:18 EST Organ Meats I am curious if any of you are eating organ meats, and if so... which ones, and how do you prepare them? I'd like to start incorporating them into my diet, but I'm not sure where to start. <BR> <BR> I think the only organ meats I can remember eating are chicken gizzards and livers from when I was a kid. <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance for the tips! Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:32:36 EST Holley's Log I read the journal threads available here, and I'd like to add my own. I gained some insights and ideas from looking through other people's threads. I'd love it if you guys would comment on the thread, the foods, and offer tips or suggestions for me here. <BR> <BR> I also think it will keep me on track if I have to report here. <em>43</em> <BR> <BR> I'll start with yesterday's log: <BR> Breakdown: <BR> 1820 Calories <BR> <BR> 69.5% Fat <BR> 23.1% Protein <BR> 7.4% Carbs <BR> <BR>... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:07:41 EST Hello Hi all. <BR> <BR> I've been sparking for a while, and I've had pretty good success tracking with spark. I've tried various different styles of eating and diet, most of which I can sustain for a while, until I become uncontrollably hungry. <BR> <BR> Most recently, I was doing a "clean eating" style and found myself going carb crazy in the evenings. I just wanted to overeat on things like rice cakes with peanut butter and bananas or puffed grains cereals, museli, anything carbohydrate. ... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 22:17:48 EST So excited to find a LCHF team! I love Sparkspeople but it's overall health message is not really when I switched to this way of eating I was thinking I would have to abandon this site...i am so happy to find other LCHF people are on here. I have been on this diet for several weeks and the positive changes are amazing. I have lost lots of weight but also sleep better, have more energy, feel more is almost like I took a "fix everything" pill. So please to find this team! <BR> <BR> Oh I am supposed... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 06:58:12 EST Vodkasoda's Journal This makes it sound like my cocktail of choice is writing it's own memoir. <BR> <BR> So this is week two of keto for me. Wednesday night is usually sushi night. My first week, for whatever reason, I was able to maintain pretty well despite having my usual sushi... this week, however, knocked right out of ketosis. My plan next week: No, haha, i'm not giving up Sushi Day, it is SACRED... but since we do takeout and I'm eating it at home, I'm totally going to start pulling the rice of the... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 12:07:52 EST How This Newb Got Started, Tips, FAQ Sources Etc I was putting together some of the information I'd found, resources, guides, helps, cheats, etc for a spark member... and then I figured why not post this? Maybe it will help someone else. <BR> <BR> Full disclosure: I'm in week 2 of actually doing ketosis. So I am hardly an expert, but I am culling through all the materials I can find so I have the tools to try to succeed. I've read about keto for a couple of years. In fact, I started out paleo cutting out all processed foods... but..... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 19:19:40 EST Not New to SP, But New to Keto Forum I learned about Keto through the Keto subreddit. I've known about it for a while, seeing people post their amazing triumphs and hearing how easy their journeys felt with keto... I had tried it before, I say "tried" because I didn't really track or understand it. I was paleo for a long time, cutting out processed foods (though not dairy or sweet potatoes). After hitting a new high (not the good kind, the scale kind), I realized I needed to get serious and turned to keto for help. <BR> <BR>... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 12:37:53 EST RANT about family meal My husband and I went to his grandparents' house for his birthday today. We had told them before we came up that we were on a very low carb diet and were cutting out sugar and bread. He requested something like a pot roast (we figured we could just skip the potatoes and carrots). We got there and they had made meat loaf (slathered in ketchup and had bread crumbs in it), fried potatoes, corn, and green beans, as well as angel food cake, strawberries, and "lite" cool whip. I tried to eat as lit... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 19:45:38 EST Was craving sweets tried the Carrot Cake wow very very happy with the way it turned out. I found the recepie here <BR> <BR> <BR> I separated it in 2 so I can have more lol it was just delish Tue, 25 Feb 2014 18:10:59 EST Hello Hi, I'm new to the keto diet, actually I haven't started it yet. I've been dieting since July '13 just counting calories. I want to do keto and I tried to use the sparkpeople meal planner to see what a high fat, low carb, med protein diet looks like, but it is ignoring the goals I put in and just giving me the typical low fat diet meal plan. Has anyone else has this problem? Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:15:48 EST What kind of exercise? I've been on Keto about 4 weeks now and I think it's time to start adding some exercise to the mix. What kind of exercise do you all think is best with Keto? I'd love to build some muscle but I also want to build stamina and cardiovascular health. I get winded just walking up the stairs sometimes so I am definitely out of shape! Sat, 15 Feb 2014 18:02:37 EST Brianna's Vegetarian Keto Journal Vegetarian Keto is totally doable. I easily hit my macros and enjoy all the food. I will document the food here and post my favorite meals. <BR> <BR> I found feta stuffed red jalapeno peppers at CostCo the other day. The brand name is LaRosa and if you like spicy then you'll love these. Each one is 25 calories, 2 grams of fat, and 0 carb. I could eat them all day long! Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:09:42 EST Kristin's Keto Journal Hi everyone! I'm going to use this as my daily journal of sorts. Feel free to jump in and comment, give feedback, ask questions! <BR> <BR> I've been a low carber for a few years now, and dip into very low carb every once in a while. I definitely see more results when I do very low carb or keto. I have about 25 lbs to lose; I'm 5'9", and would like to be 135 lbs. <BR> <BR> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:47:19 EST Day 3 Vegetarian Keto So far so good. I thought it would be difficult to do vegetarian but it's been a breeze. Here's my first 2 days: <BR> <BR> Day 1 <BR> Breakfast <BR> 1 cup cucumber juice, 3 oz havarti, 1.5 oz swiss, flax crackers <BR> calories 689, carbs 15 (net 9), fat 50, protein 39 <BR> <BR> Supper <BR> 2 tomatoes, 114 grams fresh mozzarella, 3 tbsp olive oil, 2 Gardein Chick'N Scallopini, 3 LaRosa Feta Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers <BR> calories 990, carbs 19 (net 12), fat 78, protein 56 <BR> <BR> 1 cup mus... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:20:47 EST Hello Just getting into Keto and trying to figure a few things out. Lots of learning to do apparently! Good thing I like reading. Any advice for a newb? Fri, 7 Feb 2014 14:49:13 EST Ideas for the team? Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm wondering if there is something you, individually, would like to see from Team Keto. Are you already very involved in another team and just like knowing that your keto team is here for you in case you need it? Would you like a daily thread like the main Low Carb team? Would you like a monthly thread where we can come every so often throughout the month? Would you like an individual thread, so you can post a journal of sorts and ask for help and support for yo... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 13:55:33 EST Failure doesn't exist - Pausing Success does! Hey everyone, <BR> My name is Kyra. I am 24, from Virginia and am really excited to gain some support on my journey to conquer my weight. On December 3rd of 2012, I decided after maxing out at 350 pounds after the birth of my son, that things had to change. I have been overweight for as far as memory (and photographic evidence) spans. I had become used to setting goals as a kid for every new school year, every school dance, then as a woman, for every family vacation or reunion. And eac... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 13:09:44 EST Hi everyone! Hey everyone! I'm Jessica. :) I've been on Keto since January 19th and I've already lost 9 pounds! My husband has lost about 10 pounds. We are LOVING this! The only thing that stinks is that we're cooking a lot more so we're also washing more dishes, lol. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:18:21 EST Hi everyone! Hello Everyone, <BR> I just did a bunch of research on Keto and started last week as it seems to be a good fit for me. Feeling satisfied and energetic every day (well, post 4 days Keto flu). Looking to lose about 70 lbs total over the next year or more but primarily wanting to be in good health and energetic for my family! <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 16:41:01 EST Introducing myself I've been on diets of one kind or another it seems all my life. I've got about 125 lbs. to lose and have learned that carbs are not my friend! Keto seems to be a good fit for me, so am getting prepared to start in the next few days. Any links to good sites, recipes, books I should read, etc. would be most appreciated! <BR> <BR> Cindy Mon, 20 Jan 2014 03:42:32 EST Hi everyone! I had a doctor recommend me to try keto a couple of years ago. It worked out great for me, but I fell off the keto wagon. This time around the whole family is joining me. We are day one, but it feels great already! Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:07:53 EST Hi all - I am new here I am new here but not to this LCHF lifestyle…looking for active forums to join… is this active? Tue, 7 Jan 2014 23:32:35 EST restrict ed-carb, Paleo, and Primal plans I’m planning to post a thread in the “Diet and Nutrition” forum on the differences and similarities between low/restricted-carb, Paleo, and Primal diets, since many people seem to be confused by them. <BR> <BR> I hope you will all come by to offer your perspectives to the discussion! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>oard.asp?imboard=7&imparent=32672714 </link> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 09:36:30 EST Hi Hi, I'm new here as well. I've been doing paleo/keto for awhile now, i seem to have difficulty sticking to it, i am glad to be here. Sat, 21 Dec 2013 08:25:54 EST New here I've been fighting with my weight for a long long time.... I lost 35 lbs on WW only to gain it all back plus 25 over the course of one extremely stressful year. I've been doing a nutritional ketosis diet for the last 7 weeks and am back down about 15 lbs from my heaviest. My husband is supportive and will even try out whatever concoctions/recipes I find on the net from various blogs. To me this isn't another diet and is just the way I eat now. I just figured I'd say Hiya and poke around t... Sun, 15 Dec 2013 16:00:14 EST New here - Great to meet you all Hello everyone! <BR> I am Lori. I have been doing a form of keto for about a month now. I found information on the Carb Nite program and I have been following it with great success. For those of you who are not familiar with it, you basically have scheduled carb backloading. I have had success and feel great! However... while I thought I would LOVE having a cheat night, I DREAD having to eat carbs now. I hate the feeling I have when carbs are in my system. Isn't it funny how things can... Thu, 12 Dec 2013 08:22:33 EST Recipes Does anyone have any recipes they really like? Sun, 8 Dec 2013 11:03:04 EST Hello Hello - <BR> I am a low carber looking to try Keto. I wanted to give it a try between Thanksgiving and Christmas to see how I like it. <BR> I hope to learn from you who have been following for some time. <BR> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 23:38:30 EST Hello! Hey everyone! My name is Misha, and I am a 26 year old Central Texas. I have been using Spark for a few years now. I have been diagnosed with insulin resistance and PCOS three years ago. I was able to lose 25 or so pounds, but for some odd reason, I have been stuck in the 140's for a year plus now (don't worry, I'm only 5 ft 1 inch). My doctor told me to do a low carb diet, and I despite following a low carb plan (around 100 gram), I found the keto diet through a fellow tumblr person. S... Thu, 14 Nov 2013 22:07:48 EST New forum New Team / Forum at: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>roups_individual.asp?gid=61564 </link> <BR> <BR> It’s listed private, but everyone is welcome. Please take a look! <BR> ~vicki~ Fri, 1 Nov 2013 22:46:57 EST Recipes <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Love coconut? Well you will love this site then. A ton of recipes for coconut products. <BR> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 17:55:45 EST FREE Ketone Meter In case anyone is in need of a ketone meter, I found that Abbott Lab was offering their model, Precision Xtra, for FREE. Just click on the radio button for the PRECISION XTRA BLOOD GLUCOSE meter, complete the information on the bottom of the page and sit back and wait for your meter to arrive. <BR> <BR> It does ask for an insurance company, but the policy number info is OPTIONAL and I didn't fill that part in. They also say after you submit that you can get copay coupons, etc, so maybe tha... Sat, 19 Oct 2013 18:18:18 EST FREE Ketone Meter In case anyone is in need of a ketone meter, I found that Abbott Lab was offering their model, Precision Xtra, for FREE. Just click on the radio button for the PRECISION XTRA BLOOD GLUCOSE meter, complete the information on the bottom of the page and sit back and wait for your meter to arrive. <BR> <BR> It does ask for an insurance company, but the policy number info is OPTIONAL and I didn't fill that part in. They also say after you submit that you can get copay coupons, etc, so maybe tha... Sat, 19 Oct 2013 17:37:15 EST Recipes - Fat Bombs Since I'm not much into dairy and that makes it more difficult for me to reach my Fat goal, I am using FBs as one way to increase my Fat percentage. I thought maybe we could put all our FB recipes in one place? <BR> <BR> These are what I have so far: <BR> <BR> <BR> Lemon Fat Bombs <BR> <BR> 4oz cream cheese, softened <BR> 4Tb butter, softened <BR> 4Tb coconut oil <BR> 2Tb sour cream <BR> 1/2 lemon (@4tsp juice) <BR> 4tsp Truvia or sweetener of choice to desired sweetness <BR> fres... Sat, 19 Oct 2013 15:30:16 EST Hemp Seeds I ran across a post on a forum that has some recipes from "The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living". It has a couple high fat smoothies, which I really miss, but it calls for whey protein which I hate. I was wondering if I could substitute Hemp Seeds for the whey protein? My bag says - <BR> <BR> 3 TBsp contain 170 calories, 14g of Fat, only 2g of Carb and 11g of protein. It also contains iron, zinc, phosphorus and magnesium <BR> <BR> I used to add some to my green smoothies for e... Wed, 16 Oct 2013 22:53:20 EST LCHF - The Science My nature has always been to question well everything. I'm an analyst so I guess it's my nature? When I have health issues, I seek out the science that may help me. I've just begun searching medical articles and have found some on Low Carb High Fat so I thought I'd share that in this thread. As I find them, I'll post bits and links here. Never hurts to have something to back up your improvements, especially for all those who think we've gone off our rocker....;) <BR> <BR> Sat, 12 Oct 2013 07:38:24 EST Best Mayo recipe EVER OK, so this is a biggie (ok, ok., at least to me). I've tried a ridiculous number of mayo recipes before finding this one and believe me when I tell you it is the best. I know so many people love mayo, especially Hellmann's and this is as close as I've come to finding one that does. <BR> <BR> I bet a number of you know Melissa Joulwan (wrote cookbook, Well Fed). This is her site (link below) and recipe and there's even a video! Woo Hoo! Seriously, if you have never made mayo, this is a grea... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 19:25:15 EST formulas and nuts and bolts of NK All of the info I am posting here is from a series of threads on another message board (Low Carb Friends, Nutritional Ketosis forum). I had found much of this info helpful when I started NK last year, and since the person who had amassed and presented all of this info does not seem to be present on that site any more, I hope he won't mind that I am copy and pasting it over here for the benefit of others. <BR> <BR> <BR> Welcome to the April High Fat 80/15/5 NK thread! Our goal is a healthy L... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 21:48:00 EST Hello fellow Keto-ers I've known about ketogenics for a number of years, but like so many others, always "heard" it was dangerous. After years of research to find relief of numerous symptoms of unknown etiology, I've finally decided to give ketogenics a try. Of course I also hope to lose the weight I've gained 3 yrs ago, for unknown reasons..... ;) <BR> <BR> I'm searching for the best price on the blood ketone meter and the strips. I haven't purchased any books on ketosis, but think I have the gist of the prot... Mon, 7 Oct 2013 22:00:36 EST How long does it take? Hi, I'm new to the team and was wondering how long it takes to get into ketosis? I started induction on Sunday. I bought ketosticks to help me determine my state of ketosis but so far no change. I have done HFLC before but never used the ketosticks. I am bound and determined to make this a lifestyle and not a quick fix. Any information or suggestions would be welcome. Thanks. <BR> <BR> Amy Tue, 1 Oct 2013 09:04:45 EST Hi there! Hi everyone. After about a year of trying different eating plans to lose weight, Weight Watcher's and other low fat, high carb eating plans; I have decided to return to a HFLC way of eating. I have read much about the benefits of this way of eating and have tried it in the past with some success I let doubt steer me away. The doubt being the little voice in my head that says low fat and low calories is the healthiest way to lose weight. Well, as a living experiment HCLF does not work for me, ... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 09:00:46 EST Did you know? A place to share links and information, that we have ran across in our keto/health journey. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ut-milk-may-not-be-your-friend </link> <BR> <BR> I have stopped using this or at the least going to make my own until I find a better source. <BR> If you have one please post it here. Thanks Fri, 27 Sep 2013 10:11:13 EST Question for the team...... It is this; list your top ten best and most liked fats you eat to stay in ketosis and still maintain moderate calories? <BR> If you can't think of ten give me what you got <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> Thanks! Wed, 25 Sep 2013 10:42:15 EST Hitting the numbers I am tracking my "pie" number using the SP tracker daily feedback option. <BR> Yesterdays number were; <BR> Fat % 75.9 <BR> Carb% 4.6 <BR> Protein % 19.4 <BR> Hard numbers to hit and still keep the calories down, a work in progress. <BR> I was doing pretty good these last weeks, having lower fat numbers in the 60's. But wanted to see what would happen raising them even higher. As the last few days of my 3 week trial period I didn't lose and feared I was going to stall. So I thought I would t... Wed, 25 Sep 2013 06:12:09 EST Hi! Just downloaded the booklet! Hi! I just bought the book online and am starting today. I have been living LC for years and years, but need to refocus and be re-inspired! I think this is just the ticket. I look forward to joining you all... <BR> best wishes! Sun, 22 Sep 2013 11:17:41 EST I found you! I have been searching for a team that is doing this! <BR> I am currently targeting in the 60% for fat, netting below 20g carbs, filling in with protein. <BR> I eat when ever possible; grass feed, organic, pastured raised and wild caught. <BR> I love all areas of knowledge and appreciate what all can add to my walk in life. <BR> I have a doctor that supports and promotes this way of life for my health issues (MS). <BR> I have been a raw vegan, vegetarian and did not thrive on these lifestyles... Sat, 21 Sep 2013 09:22:39 EST Hello Team! Another newbie here! <BR> <BR> I joined spark a while ago but just decided to try keto a few days ago. I think it would be nice to have some people to talk to when I'm struggling! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to reaching my goals here and will do my best to be a cheerleader for your goals as well! Please add me as a friend if you're looking for someone to hold you accountable and would be willing to do the same. I feel like I can use all the help I can get! And it'd be an added motivator to be... Thu, 12 Sep 2013 13:09:49 EST greetings Hello, <BR> <BR> I'm still fairly new to Keto. Usually I maintain a low-carb Primal outlook on my nutrition but I love doing keto and aim for that on a daily basis. <BR> Fri, 6 Sep 2013 19:06:42 EST Constipation Help! What are your go-to tricks to help you, well, go? I am drinking fiber at lunch with my protein shake. I am adding fiber to my diet with greens and salads and fiber pills. I am drinking so much water I feel like I slosh when I walk. Anything out there to help and not mess up the keto? Sun, 1 Sep 2013 09:07:46 EST What do you guys drink? I am drowning in water and it's... killing me. I'm not sure if I can drink much more of it. I added some Mio today but it was eh. Tried some green tea today but with the stevia (not my usual honey) it didn't hit what I needed either. What do you guys drink that keeps it low carb and satisfying and keeps things different? Thu, 29 Aug 2013 21:11:23 EST Bulletproof Coffee Hello- <BR> <BR> I attempted my first bulletproof coffee this morning to get my fats in. I LOVE coffee. Most of all, I love sweetner. With all the information on the products and boards and blah blah blah, I expected it to be tolerable. It was NOT. I'm not sure if I did it wrong, but I put 1 tbsp. of butter, 1 tbsp. of MCT oil and cocoa powder (cuz I love me some sweet stuffs). Yuck. I drank it all but gross. Any suggestions/ideas/ what's worked for you in the past? I need some s... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 14:01:06 EST Staying on Track I am having the hardest time staying on track, which is sad considering I just started. Breaking the desire for soda and comfort food is one of my biggest hurdles, as is pre-planning and prepping food so I don't give into the "Well, I will just swing by the drive-thru this once" which turns into "Well, what does it matter at this point?". <BR> <BR> Any suggestions on how to best overcome and outsmart cravings that are getting me off to a rocky start? I was trying to ease into it but I have q... Wed, 21 Aug 2013 11:13:46 EST Hello! I am just starting out on my keto journey and it is nice to find a group here. I was turned on to it by a friend who has been following it for a few months and while I am a little intimidated (I have loved bread, potatoes and sweets my whole life which is why I am in the position I am!) I want to give it an earnest try. I recognize that I need to start eating more healthfully and changing my relationship with food and this seems like a simple way to get a fresh perspective. <BR> <BR> Lookin... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:58:11 EST New Here! Hi! <BR> <BR> I can't believe I found a group that is doing the Ketogenic Diet! <BR> <BR> My daughter is epileptic and she will be starting the Ketogenic Diet this November, I've been playing up that she will be on a special diet and I'm going to do it with her as much as possible. <BR> <BR> I know I can't follow the same ratios as she is because they are specific to her body weight and epilepsy, but I want to try and follow along as much as possible so that she's not alone. <BR> <BR> I'v... Tue, 13 Aug 2013 09:45:25 EST Tracking calories and macronutrients? Just curious how many of you use SparkPeople to track what you eat, vs just counting carbs. I've been tracking, and created a separate spreadsheet to look at net carbs. I adjusted my macronutrient ranges in nutrition to values appropriate for a keto way of eating. I love it when my pie chart shows 75% fat <em>18</em> Tue, 21 May 2013 18:43:39 EST Found ya! I've been Sparking mostly successfully as a low fat vegetarian, lost 33 pounds last year. Girl Scout cookies and burnout set me back 10 pounds. I found keto through a super-fit friend who is a distance runner. I just dove in with minimal instruction, then discovered that the "New Atkins" book provided more structure to the same end. I lost the 10 regained pounds very quickly (practically overnight) now I'm chiseling the rest off more slowly. In just over a month I've lost 13 pounds. I'v... Tue, 21 May 2013 12:32:30 EST Hi there! So, hubs and I have been living the keto lifestyle since 09/14/12. I have not lost any weight, but I feel soo much better without all of those pesky carbs. I added in weight training (light weights: 3, 5, and 8lbs) about 5 weeks and am following a few of Joyce Vedrals books. In 4 weeks, I lost 0.75 in from my natural waist, and 0.5 in from my hips. The past few weekends have been keto breaks for me, but I am back in full swing. Looking for some support and hoping to get some great recipes. Mon, 20 May 2013 11:17:34 EST well, now it's the opposite of a plateau! so i posted a couple of weeks ago that I was stuck in a plateau. I perservered, and eventually broke through. But now, the weight is falling off so easily, it's starting to worry me! LOL. I even have fallen off the "wagon" so to speak a couple of times, and the scale is steadily moving down. <BR> <BR> Not to complain about losing weight...LOL, but has anyone else had periods of seemingly easy weight loss? I understand the how and why of plateaus, but does the opposite happen? If not, should... Wed, 1 May 2013 20:08:46 EST 5 months of Keto So I have been doing keto for a lil over 5 months now and here is the results <BR> Bust: 1 1/2in <BR> Breast: 2in <BR> Waist: 1/2in <BR> Hips: 4in <BR> Thigh: 3in <BR> Calf: same <BR> Neck: 1in <BR> Arms: 2in <BR> <BR> Pic can be seen here <BR> <link> </link> <BR> Keto on my friends Tue, 16 Apr 2013 20:22:31 EST Recipes Hello everyone: <BR> I have been sick so I haven't been active. I have been reading the posts and am so glad there is more people on here! :) <BR> <BR> Here is a quick Keto recipe that someone posted on one of the many other websites I visit. <BR> <BR> It's breaded with PORK RINDS!! first I didn't believe it but one day I said let me try is the best! <BR> <BR> I always eat chicken breast so most of you know it's not as juicy as dark meat. ... Wed, 3 Apr 2013 08:37:50 EST stuck in a bad stall/plateau I need help! Started a hybrid whole foods / atkins eating plan a month ago, and lost 15 lbs in three weeks. WOOHOO. But now I'm hopelessly stalled for the last week. Tried doing a "carb-up" or "refeed" day, to no avail. Began cutting back on protein and upping the fiber. No luck Still wavering within the same 2.5 lbs up and down. <BR> <BR> Granted, my FIRST goal is to feel better, and stop being hungry 24/7 because of reactive hypoglycemia. And that part is still holding true I'm happy to s... Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:47:31 EST New to Keto but been primal for years Hi all! I recently decided to try Keto after finding some info about it on a primal site I use alot. <BR> I've been primal/paleo for quite some time now and have to keep gluten and dairy out of my diet to prevent lots of extra issues! <BR> I haven't lost weight eating primal, just kinda maintain as long as I stick with it so I really want to lose about 20 lbs and get into good shape. In general, I need more energy! <BR> Any food ideas out there to help with variety? <BR> I'm eating alot of gr... Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:32:25 EST happy to have found fellow keto dieters! Hi. I tried an experiment three weeks ago to try to REALLY treat my hypoglycemia by giving up bread etc for three days - with the caveat that if i HAD to give up bread, then by God I was gonna eat as much of the good stuff as i wanted, whenever i was hungry. The goal was to see if NOT eating carbs really would make the hungries go away. Fast forward three weeks, and hours of reading later - turns out I have reactive hypoglycemia due to insulin resistance, and my instincts had directed me to a... Sat, 16 Mar 2013 02:38:47 EST *waves* Greetings from Maryland - <BR> I am a normal gluten free maybe has seizures they are still trying to figure out (for the past 5 YEARS!) LOL <BR> I have noticed for a VERY long time that I do MUCH better with "fatty" foods -- avocados, various cheeses, things like that. When I was seeing a nutritionist she tried to guide me away from that stuff saying it was just comfort food and I need healthier options but I swear my brain didn’t move as fast with their prescribed diet. <BR> I noticed I te... Tue, 12 Mar 2013 10:31:10 EST Dieting Failure The topic name pretty much says it all. I am not a good dieter. I start out ok...then little by little loose momentum and fall back into bad habits. This Team concept is interesting and I am willing to give it a try, My husband is doing a modified Atkins program so I think this may work for us. <BR> <BR> A little about me: <BR> my name is Claudia, <BR> I hail from Buffalo NY but currently live in NJ <BR> I'm currently 60 yrs old and way overweight. <BR> I work full time M-F <BR> I am marr... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 22:01:58 EST New Girl *here* <em>213</em> How *lucky* I am to FIND your team today!! I've been a fairly active Paleo since October, but just discovered Keto!! <em>244</em> My name is Annie and I'm really excited to learn and follow this team to a *better* me!! <em>466</em> <em>490</em> <em>487</em> <em>496</em> <em>274</em> <em>284</em> <em>492</em> <em>22</em> <em>489</em> (oops, how'd that get in there?) LOL!! Sun, 10 Mar 2013 09:46:30 EST HI Everyone. ..started Keto on December 17, 2012 ...I have a lot of metabolic issues, I weight train and do cardio daily but it took me a year to lose 10 pounds...not really looking at the pounds loss more like wanting to see fat reduction and inches lost...since I started Keto I've lost about 5 lbs but a ton of fat and inches especially from my problem areas which is my hips, thighs, and upper/lower abs...I feel very good and I just love this eating approach. I know this will be how I eat for the rest of my just fits with my heal... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 17:56:03 EST Chocolate cravings Keto Style Tonight I was craving some chocolate. I decided to whip together a chocolate cheesecake. <BR> You can find the recipe here. <BR><BR>tail.asp?recipe=2357310 <BR> Enojy Sat, 19 Jan 2013 23:31:46 EST Low Carbing Hi all - <BR> <BR> I've been trying to lose weight for a long time - and I've found that low carbing is the only way that I really can stay on plan and lose weight. I was going to start dieting starting this new year of 2013, but I found that my pants were getting too tight to wait until then. I started low carb/high fat on 26 Nov 12 and made little progress until 1 Jan 13 - that's when I dedicated myself to doing this the right way. At the first of the year, I also read the book, "Why We... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 23:19:05 EST Motivated I've recently switched to a ketogenic diet due to health concerns. I'm extremely motivated to make positive dietary and lifestyle changes that will improve my health and my family's health. Sun, 13 Jan 2013 14:37:05 EST Trying ketogenic for first time I'm a type 2 diabetic who needs to lose 100+ pounds. My husband tried ketosis to improve his mood and lost 40 pounds, so I thought I'd give it a try. I'm on day 6 today. I'm also a vegetarian which makes this a difficult journey. I've been eating a lot of eggs and cheese but managing to keep my net carbs around 20. Sat, 12 Jan 2013 13:46:21 EST Welcome! Hi, and thanks for joining Team Keto! I am looking forward to learning more about you all and being a group that is motivational and supportive for each other! Also, I am always interested in learning new keto recipes and seeing progress pics. Good luck to us all, and keto on! Fri, 11 Jan 2013 20:41:28 EST Happy New Years 2012 was an ok year but I am positive that 2013 will be a great one. <BR> I am looking forward to loosing at least 50 lbs during this year while ketoing but I did enter the keto challange over on reddit/r/keto to be at 290 by feb 1st. Here's hoping to it!!! Tue, 1 Jan 2013 10:56:08 EST Holy Grail Pizza This is my 3rd time making the Holy Grail Pizza and each time it taste better. I love how this taste and the grounded almonds give it a sweet taste. I added the recipe here in case anyone is interested. <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=2324600&ff=1 </link> Sat, 29 Dec 2012 15:24:52 EST A lil bit about me I have been doing Keto since November 1st and I have lost 22 lbs and well I put on a few more during my 4 days Christmas cheat. I have been back on track for 2 days and it is going great. <BR> Thanks for starting this team. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 16:55:19 EST