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I'm doing a "light" version of the Keto. I'm not doing the under 50 carbs. I still eat salads on a daily basis. I make sure I'm eating my greens, and I'm not avoiding legumes like lentils or black beans. But I have completely removed simple carbs from my diet. I told myself I wasn't going to eat them, and made a firm boundary. No pastas, crackers, breads, rice, or pastries. I'm keeping them out for now, but I'll eat them on occasion after losing the weight. If I'm craving snacks, I'll eat some cheese. I'm eating some salami as well--it's got lots of protein, but I don't intend to eat it long term for other reasons like nitrates.

I'm going through what I read as ketosis. After a few days of stopping, I felt sick and lethargic for a couple days. Afterwards, I felt a lot better, and I no longer feel the cravings for the stuff I used to gorge on like instant ramen or tortilla chips. I'm thirsty a lot more, and I need to drink a lot more water. But for the most part, I feel a lot better.



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9/20/19 7:16 A

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I have done Atkins in the past, and almost 1 month into Keto. The differences I notice is it is higher fat. I eat 5 g carbs a day, and the goal is 20% protein or less, so my fat intake is about 80% fat. I've lost about 21 lbs.

Protein was much higher on Atkins, and I ate closer to 25g a day in carbs. I could eat more on keto, but I choose not to. I stay in ketosis below 25 g a day

You really do not need to eat that much protein. At 2000 calories, 20% is about 100 g of protein. Plenty, although on Atkins, I would eat 160 g a day, or more. I feel better eating a smaller amount of protein.

If I ate 25g of vegetables, I would be at 5% carbs, and 20% protein, which would leave 75% fat, which is normal for keto. I will up my carbs eventually, to that level.

My doctor are OK with me eating Keto. That is my cardiologists, which is why I am looking to lose weight. I also worried about cholesterol, since mine was 191. I eat 4-6 eggs a day, as well as mayo, and 50-75% of a stick of butter daily, and my cholesterol has dropped to 125, my HDL is up to 43, from 24 ( more exercise as I lost weight ).. 93 lbs. over time. My LDL is way down to 75, from a high of 131, and my triglycerides went down from over 300, to 78 last check ( every 6 months ).

Much of these results were on Atkins Induction, but Keto is basically the same, except for less protein, more fat.. I will see if it becomes an issue in Nov., when I have a checkup, but I ate 65% fat before, so I don't think more fat is going to be an issue.. my lipid numbers all improved when I started eating high fat.

I will say that some people do see jumps in cholesterol, on Atkins, and Keto.. we all are different, which is why when you try something, it is best to get tests before, and then re-test, to see if it could be an issue for you, but just like my good results are simply one example, so are the people saying your cholesterol will go up, simply because theirs did.. you should determine that, with your doctor. Testing will let you know how you are affected.

All low carb has initial rapid weight loss, if you stay under 25 g a day, mostly water weight, but this isn't a bad thing.. an extra 10-20 lbs. of water isn't a good thing to have. but you have to drink a bit more in the first week or 2, to avoid dehydration, and headaches, from the diet having a diuretic effect.

After the initial 2 weeks, you should feel energetic, and be losing steadily, if you are doing it right. You also might have issues with some very low carb foods. I can't eat much cheese for example, or I stall on weight loss. I love cheese..lol, but that, and any thing which is SF with sugar alcohols, like J-ello, or diet pop, stalls me as well, which can be frustrating, if you cannot figure out what is causing the problems.

I consider LC diets to be extreme, but I like what I can eat on them, so it works for me. If you don't like what you are eating, or high fat makes you queasy or grossed out, you will not stick to this way of eating.. and should look for another kind of diet. I do not recommend doing Atkins, or Keto for a few weeks. If you can't do it permanently, then it is simply a " fad diet " as many claim.

If you became a vegetarian, you would want to stay on it permanently, right? My best friend's family all eats vegetarian, and is healthy, so try this, find something you can stick to.. and good luck finding what works for you, for weight loss AND better health (maybe keto), and be consistent.



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I can recommend what I find to be a great website www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb

For books I cannot recommend The Obesity Code, by Jason Fung MD enough - his focus is on fasting but he also recommends low-carb eating, but even if you don't want to fast, his books have so much great information in them they are worth the read just for general self-education.

He also has a website and blog at idmprogram.com/blog/

I practice intermittent fasting and keto
Diet Doctor Dr. Jason Fung www.dietdoctor.com/authors/d
r-jason-fung-m-d

Intensive Dietary Management idmprogram.com/blog/
Guide to low carb eating www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/
keto/visual-guides

About The Obesity Code www.bewell.com/blog/q-dr-jas
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Keto Christina www.youtube.com/channel/UCqP
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Can someone recommend a good low carb "how to book"?



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9/13/19 6:16 A

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Hey Everyone, here are 6 Keto-Friendly Sugar Substitutes.

Stevia
Erythritol
Sucralose
Xylitol
Monk Fruit
Yacon Syrup


www.myhealthyclick.com/6-best-keto-friendl
y-sugar-substitutes/


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I stay under 50 whole carbs. It ranges 20-25 net carbs. I try to get most my carbs from veggies but have had a lot of luck eating this way. I'm fat adapted now so I'm in ketosis all the time (blood monitor). I usually have a single 'cheat meal' (not day) once every 6 weeks when we go to dinner theater.

I do have the energy like I did when I was working out all the time. After 3 months I started working out again and it's nice not having to worry about running out of energy when doing an hour zumba and strength training. I want to have a nice toned up shape and getting older exercise is important to our hearts and bones. Once your body knows how to switch from carbs to fat it's much easier to have sustained energy.

High cholestrol and tryglycerides are an issue and are improving. Cholestrol did the normal going up and then back down again. Doctor has been very happy with the numbers. Finding a doctor that understands keto is important and with so much scientific research coming out now, more and more doctors are starting to understand it and suggest going keto. I watched a friend go from barely being able to walk up steps (in so much pain) and she was following a diabetic diet w/ her husband. She finally went full keto and improved SO MUCH. The inflammation went down and she is no longer in pain. That sold me for sure.

Just remember, to do this healthy it's not bacon everyday like some like to believe we do. :) It's eating more whole foods but taking out the processed foods and sugars. It's trying to remove the foods that cause inflammation to our bodies. First time in my life I've been happy with not snacking or grazing all day. I've fasted a couple of times to boost my metabolism and it's a great feeling. My cravings no longer controls my eating habits.

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I am currently on it, this is my 5th month and i do not need to workout that much anymore. I am just walking because the weight is just falling off



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2/11/19 4:42 P

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I have been doing KETO for about 4 months now and have lost 40 lbs not to mention, I seem to have lost many inches everywhere. I have had my blood tests with my doctor and everything in very good. I even had my thyroid medication lowered. I feel good and seem more mentally alert. Not to mention, and this is the big one, I no longer have cravings for anything and am very seldom hungry. I would definitely recommend anyone who is curious about this way of eating to try it. FYI - there is a SPARK TEAM for KETO and the leaders are very very knowledgeable and are more than willing to help in any way they can!

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I eat a lower carbohydrate/higher fat diet and it works for me. It is not ketogenic.

I eat 1/2 plate non starchy vegetables, 1/4 plate meat and 1/4 plate starch. With fats added to the food as well as the naturally occurring fats.

I limit sugary fruit and breads. I severely limit added sugars, cookies and pastries. I don’t eat candy and I try and avoid junk foods.

I am very active. Biking, playing soccer, walking, weight training and yoga. On weeks when I’m more active I eat more carbohydrates.

Calorie intake 1800 - 2200cal/day.
75-125g of carbohydrates is typical for me.

SparkPeople recommends I eat between 207-356g a day.



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I eat mostly vegetables, fats, meats, some fruit and dark chocolate. Unprocessed and preservative free food. And it's changed my life!

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No, there is a family history of high cholesterol. While I don't have it now, I also don't want to tempt genetics and do damage. Plus, I truly believe in moderation and balance in a diet as well as eating a lot of healthy veggies and fruits. Everyone I have known who has done this has lost a lot of weight and then gained it all back the moment that they stop the diet. (I don't know if it is true for everyone.) I already have a thyroid disorder...slow and steady works best for me and my metabolism.

Just not the right thing for me.


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The ketogenic diet has become a "fad" diet, but it really should NOT be undertaken without a doctor, NP, or dietitian's supervision.

For some people, it can be very harmful. I personally have genetically high cholesterol, and as the keto diet is known to increase lipid levels in the blood by as much as 30%, I will definitely never go on this diet.

Bone demineralization can be a side-effect of being on a ketogenic diet, as can kidney stones, and constipation.

Deficiencies in certain micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) is a risk if enough attention is not paid.

Like any major dietary change, please talk with you healthcare provider, don't just go on the internet and look for "success" stories.

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No, because I don't think it is safe!



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I would suggest giving it at least a week. One day is really not enough to get a good idea of keto/low carb. If you do decide on a week make sure you get enough electrolytes so you avoid the "keto flu". Hope you succeed in whatever you end up trying!

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This is just the question I wanted to ask today, and here you have already asked it; thanks!! I hate extremes. But I just posted a blog post that I am trying it just for today to see what effect it has on my blood sugar. I struggle budging this weight, and my blood sugar is out of control. I already have tried limiting refined carbs. I am beginning to think I need to expunge refined carbs. But that still leaves many healthy "natural" carbs. I have gained a lot of knowledge from the responses to this question. Thank you once again! emoticon

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I wondered if you had LOL! No problem. Atkins is higher protein then what Keto is. Many people get them mixed up but Keto is low carbs, moderate protein and high fats.

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Hi Valma2,

I apologize, I may have been confusing phase 1 of Atkins with Keto.

“The similarities: Both the ketogenic and Atkins diets reduce your intake of carbs and sugar while shifting you toward eating whole, healthy foods.

If done correctly, the result is ketosis, weight loss and better mental acuity and physical energy from the steady fuel of ketones.

The difference: Atkins has four phases. The induction and balancing phases (Phase 1 and 2) resemble the ketogenic diet most closely.

Phase 1 (Induction) includes consuming very low carbs at 20-25 grams of net carbs per day. After induction, you slowly reintroduce and increase your carb intake again, until you find the perfect amount that satisfies you without resulting in additional weight gain.
Phase 2 (Balancing) has 25-50 grams net carbs per day.
Phase 3 (Fine-tuning or pre-maintenance) has 50-80 grams net carbs per day.
Phase 4 (Maintenance) has 80-100 grams of net carb intake daily.”






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It can be a great way to jump start your weight loss journey. Aim for total daily carbs around 30-35. The key is to eat as clean as possible. The emphasis is on good fats. Sure bacon is allowed, but a steady diet of bacon (full of nitrates) and hot dogs (highly processed) is a set up for failure. Eat lots of low carb leafy green vegetables, fish, chicken, and turkey, olive and avocado oils, and low carb berries. It is not a high protein diet so keep the protein within range. Moderate exercise is a must. You'll lose water weight at first so drink tons of water. A drink like "Propel" is no carb, electrolyte solution that helps reduce the flu like symptoms common at first on the diet. TRACK every thing you eat. Good Luck!

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I would almost consider 50g a day to be keto---although most say 20. I am curious as to what you mean by the "first phase" though. There are no set phases on keto, not that I ever heard of. Everyone has a different idea of keto though,

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I haven’t done Keto, too extreme for me! But I did cut my carbs, shooting for 50g per day initially and less than 90 now that I am in maintenance mode.

I ditched or limited the ‘bad’ carbs like white bread, pasta, rice, sweets and desserts, and ate the ‘good’ carbs - lots and lots of veggies (even the ones not allowed in the first phase of Keto), beans, ate potatoes and high carb fruits infrequently. I found that I felt better and didn’t have the cravings I would get before.

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I did a few months of it and hated it. Not only did I feel cruddy, I didn't lose anything at all.

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I couple keto with intermittent fasting.

I practice intermittent fasting and keto
Diet Doctor Dr. Jason Fung www.dietdoctor.com/authors/d
r-jason-fung-m-d

Intensive Dietary Management idmprogram.com/blog/
Guide to low carb eating www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/
keto/visual-guides

About The Obesity Code www.bewell.com/blog/q-dr-jas
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Keto Christina www.youtube.com/channel/UCqP
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I'm too lazy for keto. (: I started with Atkins, which has you counting carbs, but I think if you just cut out the simple carbs (eg. sugar, potatoes, bread, pasta), you'll see an improvement. All low carb diets have you reducing your intake of simple carbohydrates (most diets have you cutting out sugar), so it's up to you to decide on which variant to use, based on your eating preferences and lifestyle. Simple carbohydrates make you more hungry, while fats and protein keep you satiated. Low carb does not necessarily reduce your non-carb cravings or stress or environmentally triggered eating. Search on "low carb blood glucose insulin" and "low carb hunger leptin tat cells hormone triglycerides blood brain barrier" for the biology behind it. Dr. Jason Fung also has an eye-opening series of videos called "The Aetiology of Obesity", which discusses the result of the recommendation for a low saturated fat diet on the food industry and American obesity levels.

Spark has a keto group, and Reddit has a r/keto forum.

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Although I would not go out of my way to recommend keto for various reasons, I do believe there is a healthier and a not as healthy way to go about it. For example I would encourage getting a majority of fats from plant sources such as avocado and nuts rather than the typical bacon, butter and heavy cream.

Also, yes the diet was designed long ago and has shown a lot of promise in children with uncontrolled epilepsy (who were heavily monitored by their health care team throughout), the long term effects of using the diet for weight loss are largely unknown.

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I tried it. I lost a few pounds in two weeks, but I was getting really cranky, and felt awful.
I keep my carbs in the 60-100 range now, and feel much better.

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I think you have a good perspective.... From the posts below, I especially like NIERINS and SLIMMERKIWI's responses. They have both been on Spark for a long time, and have wisdom. Best wishes as you and your husband start a new chapter of finding what works best for you in the long term!!
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Thank you for the links, they reinforce my misgivings while also reinforcing my feeling that an increase in a wide range of veggies is key.

I'm weening into keto, because hubby's VA doc wants him to try the keto diet.

My personal feeling is that the modern diet has become to mono-culture and that by returning to older (pre-industrial revolution) diets which were low processed foods & included a wider range of foods is possibly more important than some of the other stuff pushed by trending fads.

Before anyone jumps me, please don't, I'm aware that a very strict keto diet is life saving for those with extreme epilepsy, and can help people in their recovery post traumatic injury. I'm just not sure it's a perfect fit for everyone, because not everyone is one size fit's all, and for some food allergies might mean that they need to stay away from certain items. ~ Peace

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I have tried the diet once lost forty pounds on this way of eating..also Inow have stage three kidney failure.eating this way now is very unhealthy to eat

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As justrealfood pointed out there are a range of lower carb diets. Keto is very low carb and very high fat. I have personally never gotten to the fat levels of Keto but have had great success following lower carb diets and they have really helped my diabetes, and cholesterol over the years and have lost a good bit of weight although I still have some to lose.

do some research and read the pro and the cons. any diet is just a starting point. As long as you eat real unprocessed food any eating plan can help you lose weight and improve your health numbers. Finding one that you can eat the real foods you love is a big help

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I have had great success eating a lower carbohydrate diet. I don’t need to eat at Keto low carbohydrate levels though as I have a very active lifestyle and did not have a great deal of weight to lose. (15 lbs, maintaining for 10 years now though)

From my understanding Keto is a good option for people with a sedentary lifestyle and a lot of weight to lose. Alway check with your doctor/dietitian before embarking on a new diet and educate yourself on the diet before starting.

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I'm not a doctor or dietitian. I'm just a real whole foods nutrition nerd.

I eat mostly vegetables, fats, meats, some fruit and dark chocolate. Unprocessed and preservative free food. And it's changed my life!

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@SATINIQUE55 - here are links to 2 very good articles written by Dietitian Becky. Please read them and take on board BEFORE you embark on this type of diet:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
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www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=590


IF you decide to follow this course, please talk with your Dr first .... you have mentioned current health problems. Depending on what the issues are, sometimes Keto can have a negative impact on health issues. It isn't for everyone. Also depending what the issues are, you might find asking your Dr for a referral to a Registered Dietitian to be more beneficial given that they are fully qualified to take the whole of your health issues/Lab reports and needs into consideration

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My daughter and I are learning about the ketogenic diet this week and researching all that we can. The more I learn, the more I believe it can help us and our current health problems. It has been around since the 1920s or earlier

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The Ketogenic diet/meal plan has been around for decades. They have helped children with seizures epilepsy since the 1920's Ketogenic is not just a fad diet or new. It has been around for years.


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I operate under the assumption that every fad diet has a tiny kernel of truth in it somewhere. I also think that it is incredibly unlikely that someone else has published a diet that takes your preferences, cooking skills, available time, available foodstuffs, and budget into account. I mention this because I feel like no one has ever stuck exactly to someone else's plan; the people that stick it out long term make exceptions based on their needs, wants and all those other things. Which is to say, don't focus so much on exactly one way of doing things and just cherry pick what is right from you from whatever sources.

If you like some keto recipes, use the keto recipes that match your tastebuds, budget, cooking skills and available time and groceries. If you find that a particular recipe tastes better or is more filling over pasta, have it over pasta. Don't have it over a pound box of pasta, but take what you like and tweak it until it meets your needs. If you happen upon a vegan recipe or a recipe from Runner's World that meets your needs, enjoy it and don't spend a minute agonizing that it's not perfect keto. I eat a high carb diet, but there are South Beach recipes that I enjoy. Take what you need from whatever source it is and focus less on if it matches some other person's idea of what "everyone" should be doing. If you feel the food is the best choice given the circumstances, do it. If you are someone that needs to have a donut here and there, have a donut here and there. Don't have a box of donuts every day, but work in a donut as needed/you can and don't stress that it doesn't fit some arbitrary set of rules.

You are the sum of the general trend of what you have been doing for the past bit of time. Which means if you eat 3000 cals of McDonald's everyday when you only burn 2000 cals, you're going to gain weight. If you burn 2000 cals a day and you eat 1750 cals of lean protein, grain and produce then you'll likely be losing weight. If you take one day a month and swap that 250 cal deficit for a Krispy Kreme or a Little Debbie that makes little to no impact on what you did the rest of the time (250 cals for that one day versus those same 250 cals adding up to 7000 cals over 28 days).

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I totally agree with the PP. I have a family member who has had a lot of success with a keto diet. He lost over 60 pounds 2 years ago with this method, combined with the gym, in about a 6 month period and he also raves about how much energy he has, how much better he feels, and how delicious he finds the food. That being said, he will also occasionally go "off" the diet for things like holidays, vacations, etc. and will very rapidly put the weight back on. He has been yo yoing back and forth like this for a while. I think it is a very difficult diet to stick with in the long term while doing things like socializing, eating out, etc (at least for some people).

For myself, I love carbs and am not a huge fan of most meats or fatty foods, so that type of diet would be a last resort for me. I have had success simply counting calories, while still eating carbs, so I'm not temped to try it myself.

If the type of food on the keto diet appeals to you, I think you should give it a try and see if it works for you. If you feel horribly deprived or regularly need to 'cheat' on your carbs then it is probably not the lifestyle for you and you should find something that you think will work for you long term.



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For Type 2 Diabetes, a keto diet has kept me from needing to go on medication. It's not true for everyone. It will jump start the weight loss, but if you resume a typical carb heavy diet, it will jump start your weight gain as well.

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Here's a SparkTeam you might want to check out for more information:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individ
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Hope that helps,

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I've been hearing a lot of talk about the Keto diet, which is basically where you eat a large amount of healthy fats, moderate amount of protein, and very little carbs. People say that it helps to jump start weight loss because it basically forces your body to start burning fat instead of glucose for energy. Has anyone ever tried this? If so, would you recommend it? The recipes look delicious. Any thoughts are welcome.

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