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6/17/14 7:40 P

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HI Charity Grace!! Fat bombs is definitely a great way to bump up the fat intake without adding too much protein. Perhaps try a different fat bomb recipe....there are a few ideas on our Recipe thread. Also, maybe tone down the cheese intake b/c that will add protein and fat at the same time.... Keep us posted on how it's going for you!

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6/17/14 4:09 P

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I've been eating Keto on and off for about a year. I started getting serious again about a month ago, and have been tracking my food religiously on SparkPeople, watching portion size.

What I've noticed is that I can meet my caloric and carb goals, but I'm usually too high on protein and too low on fat. I've been having LOTS of cheese, avocados, butter when i cook, and mayo. I also made my first fat bombs this week, but must have done something wrong because the coconut oil and the other ingredients (butter, cocoa powder and sugar-free flavoring) separated, making the bombs white on bottom and brown on top.

ANYHOW, does anyone have any suggestions on how to get more fat into the diet and less protein?

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6/5/14 12:34 P

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No way....I would say that clearly you are doing something wrong! I would say, let your body get fat adapted for a while longer, then reevaluate. If your body isn't adjusting to your workouts, then maybe you could try things like: eating a spoonful of coconut oil before your workout, or eating an extra fat bomb before bed or increasing your calories a little bit more throughout the day or taking a B50 vitamin capsule before your workout.....or even try intermittent fasting to kick your body into ketosis a little more!

Anyways.....congrats on your progress so far! You are doing great.....keep us posted!

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6/4/14 11:04 P

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Sorry, Kristinsgoals, didn't see this post! It's going great. I've lost about 5 pounds in just under four weeks. The best part is, I have so much more energy! I've actually had to make myself slow down at bedtime, whereas before I would drag myself through the evening until bedtime. Love it!
One problem, though. I jog 3 days a week and do a little strength training 2 days a week. I'm finding I run out of energy and can't complete what used to be easy for me. I've plugged in
"moderate exercise" for my macros. I don't think I exercise intensely; really, more like a trot or lope than jog. But, clearly I'm doing something wrong! Thanks for reading!

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5/27/14 2:30 P

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You crack me up, Arinar! How's it all going for you now??

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5/20/14 3:35 P

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I'm such a crazy person, I've used both www.mydreamshape.com and keto-calculator.ankerl.com PLUS www.ruled.me/guide-keto-diet/. I'm not too fanatical, am I!
I think, though, I've answered my own question with both your help. I will upp my low-carb vegetable intake and add the fat from there.
Kristinsgoals, Motherbear must be talking percentages and I was talking grams of macros. Thank you for your help; I'm thinking of upping my protein intake similar to yours.
Off to buy coconut oil and more bacon!

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5/20/14 9:04 A

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This is the calculator I use

www.mydreamshape.com/keto-calculator
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I've carried extra lbs most of my life!
Started 9/27/13 determined to release myself from my 'FAT' cocoon ~ the colorful butterfly is emerging & flying!

SW 247 lbs 9/27/13
CW 184 lbs 9/19/14
GW 145 -135 lbs by 3/27/15

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Carbs 13-20 g; (5%)
Fat 96-140 g; (80%)
Protein 40-59 g; (15%)
calories 1077-1577
as of 8/14/14

I recommend reading "KETO CLARITY" by Jimmy Moore & Eric C. Westman, MD!

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5/19/14 9:54 P

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Hi Arinar! Sometimes, for beginners, it's easier to follow something simple, like "eat meat"....and don't worry about counting....ANYTHING....not even calories, until you get used to not relying on carbs. The simpler the better in the beginning. For me, when I've been off plan for a while and I know it's going to be a big adjustment for my body to get back on plan, I will just eat whatever foods are "on plan" and not count a thing. I do that sometimes for a week or however long it takes for my mind/body to calm down about not getting carbs anymore. Then, once the cravings and the yellings for carbs in my mind quiet down, then I find that I can focus on how much of this and how much of that, as far as protein and fats go.

Now that I'm on plan, I have a tough time getting enough protein b/c I eat so much fat.....butter and coconut oil are my big ones. I have to actually try to get my protein intake in....

Are you both talking about grams of macros? Or percentages? It seems that perhaps you are talking about different things. I follow 115g fat, 70g protein, 20 or less g of carbs. That works out to be 74% fat, 20% protein, and 6% carbs. I used this calculator:

keto-calculator.ankerl.com/

Is that the one you used, Motherbear?

Edited by: KRISTINSGOALS at: 5/19/2014 (21:55)
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5/19/14 8:48 A

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ARINAR, For me ~ I eat bacon, cream cheese, other cheeses, avocados, fatty meats/fish like dark meat chicken pieces, salmon

use the bacon grease & coconut oil to cook with, I also add coconut oil to food/drink.

Are your calculations right 70/20/50?
mine are 80 F/ 5 C / 15 P which is a higher setting than most. I used Dreamshape's keto calculator to figure out the grams I needed for my ratio.

Edited by: MOTHERBEAR4 at: 5/19/2014 (08:54)
I've carried extra lbs most of my life!
Started 9/27/13 determined to release myself from my 'FAT' cocoon ~ the colorful butterfly is emerging & flying!

SW 247 lbs 9/27/13
CW 184 lbs 9/19/14
GW 145 -135 lbs by 3/27/15

HT 5'7

Carbs 13-20 g; (5%)
Fat 96-140 g; (80%)
Protein 40-59 g; (15%)
calories 1077-1577
as of 8/14/14

I recommend reading "KETO CLARITY" by Jimmy Moore & Eric C. Westman, MD!

"If you always put limits on ever


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5/19/14 8:13 A

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Thanks for this Q and A forum. I've tried to do keto for a week. The scale is down 3 pounds and my clothes fit better; so that's very hopeful! But,I am a bit confused. Some beginner sites say just eat all the meat you can, eat all the fat you want but keep your carbs below 20ish. I found, I then wind up with my protein too high. Also, I find I can still be hungry. I'm not craving carbs, just hungry shortly after eating. I have calculated my numbers at 70/20/50 but am not watching the calories much yet.
How do you manage the high fat with moderate protein. Just lots of oil and butter-like things?


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5/1/14 1:11 P

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well, I've heard people say to wait until you have been on the plan for a while....to avoid wasting the strips. Then, some people get a higher reading at night (more people have said this, it seems) and others seem to get a higher reading in the morning. But, I definitely recommend doing it at the same time every day.

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5/1/14 12:51 P

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Using the blood testing strips


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5/1/14 12:41 P

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detailed information on keto? Or on using the strips?

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5/1/14 12:30 P

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I have a friend doing it also and we are struggling to find really good detailed information. if you have any suggestions, let me know.

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5/1/14 12:24 P

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I was told to wait until I was eating on plan at least a month....maybe more....before using the strips. Then, measure the same time every day. That way you can evaluate what you've done differently that day from another day. I'd love to hear how it goes for you!

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4/30/14 2:43 P

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Yes just started. I'm buying the strips off ebay. Still expensive, but cheaper than amazon. I'm just using them for a month or so - kind of as an experiment. But I'm already jumping around 1.3 one day .2 the next - when I feel like I'm eating in the same percentages.

So the may make me nuts and not really help!

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4/30/14 2:20 P

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I bought some strips and used them here and there when I was in ketosis a month or two ago....but they are just too expensive for me to justify buying them again!

Are you using them?

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4/30/14 2:08 P

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Is anyone doing the Ketone blood testing?

Sara
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4/9/14 2:36 P

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It can be so challenging to not focus on the scale so much and just trust that you are doing what your body needs and that it will work. Feel free to start your own journal or jump in on mine. I'm happy to offer support!!

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4/8/14 9:56 P

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Thank you , I will be patient. I do feel more energized and am trying to do better at drinking my water. I am obsessive about the scale and need to stop checking so often:)

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Hi Teresa! Welcome to the team! I wouldn't recommend worrying about the scale just yet. It takes time for your body to figure things out. Feel free to post your food, if you like, and we can talk about it!

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4/7/14 5:41 P

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Hi,

I am new to this team and had a question. I have been on Keto for two weeks now. I use the Ketostix and they are turning dark purple. I watch calories as well and have stayed under 20 grams carbs for two weeks but..... The first week I lost two pounds. This week I gained them back. Any ideas on what I am doing wrong?

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2/24/14 4:46 P

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Creating a place where we can come to ask general questions for keto!

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