WOW!! WOW!! That is EXCELLENT news and to *see* your vitamin D level increase!! Thanks for sharing!! Vitamin D is sooo critically important to our bodies too and women need more iron. Hey, inches are good!!
I have been for a couple of years, but I just started this diet in November...and just like you, my symptoms have gotten better with this higher fat diet...l have more energy and can think clearer...way better than with the diets the doctors recommend.
I just got good news too...because I have a thyroid condition I always get blood work done every few months...they not only check my thyroid levels but all the other metabolic panels as well...I was curious to see how I would do after eating this way for a few months...the results were amazing!
I have never had any problems with my cholesterol or sugar ever, I am anemic, Vitamin D deficient and B-12 deficient....
The blood work showed my cholesterol was as my doctors stated "by the book" HDL/LDL levels were low (would have preferred HDL levels higher, but they were still good); triglicerides were very low! My sugar was low as well...all this was normal for me but made me happy because the dr. didn't want me to go on Keto stating it was unhealthy...
But the best surprises were that I am no longer ANEMIC or VITAMIN D deficient!! All that protein helped my anemia and the butter, cheeses, heavy whipping cream, and fish oil helped me raise my vitamin D levels naturally! (the doctor forgot to check b12).
All this is due to the Keto diet I have been following...and yes I've been losing inches more than pounds (but I'm heavy into weightlifting so that could be the reason)...but I'm still reaping all these healthy results...
So welcome to the forum and more health to us all! :)
Hey, *newbie* too... and there's a few other *newbies* here too, so, we can ALL help each other like the blind leading the blind ::giggles n' snorts:: but I think we'll be pretty SAFE with the more *seasoned* team members. Anyway...
Greetings from Maryland - I am a normal gluten free maybe has seizures they are still trying to figure out (for the past 5 YEARS!) LOL 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 didnít move as fast with their prescribed diet. I noticed I tend to have MORE muscle spasms and ictal episodes when I donít intake fat ALSO I GAINED WAY MORE WEIGHT. Recently I started doing more research and came across the ketosis diet rather accidentally because a friend was posting about it on FBÖI decided to go on it last week.
SO yeah I am a totally newbie at this -- any and all help is greatly appreciated.
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