SparkPeople Team Keto! Team Messageboard Team Keto is for members who are eating Ketogenic (high fat, moderate protein, low carb) to lose weight, or for better health. If you want to learn about Keto you are welcome too. SparkPeople Team Keto! Team Messageboard New Fitness Pal Article <link><BR>s-you-need-to-eat-more-carbs/?utm_sour<BR>ce=mmf&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_ca<BR>mpaign=MMWalk_Newsletter_20200218 </link> <BR> <BR> 5 Signs You Need More Carbs <BR> <BR> 1) - fatigue and brain fog (think adaptation period - not forever) <BR> <BR> 2) - moodiness (think getting your body to change from using glucose for fuel to fat for fuel) <BR> <BR> 3) - crummy workouts (again adaptation not forever) <BR> <BR> 4) - bad breath (temporar... Tue, 18 Feb 2020 13:35:26 EST Energy Hi group! I've been keto since January 19. Weight loss is slow but steady, and my % fat is slowly going down, unlike when I've done other diets and my weight has reduced, but fat % actually gone up. Keto Stix say I have moderate to heavy ketones. The thing is, I'm not feeling that feel-good energy I hear about. I'm pretty BLAH. Not very motivated, want lots of rest (I'm getting good sleep of 7-9 hours a night). Any ideas? I haven't been great at tracking, since I've been losing steadily (if f... Sun, 9 Feb 2020 13:11:15 EST Keto and Ketones This was an excellent post from Amy Berger, PhD nutritionist explaining why ketones are not what you are chasing - fat loss is. Please take the time (10+ minutes) and you'll learn a lot!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ing-ketones.html </link> <BR> <BR> I especially like this line: <BR> <BR> Eat the things you know you can eat; avoid the things you know you should avoid, and the improvements will come – with or without ketones. Sat, 8 Feb 2020 08:57:31 EST Izzy's Journal "Winning My Life Back" Monday 1/3/2020 <BR> Hi everyone my name is Izzy and I started Keto last Monday. I found out in August 2019 I am a Type 2 Diabetic. My A1C was 8.2 and it runs in my family. I did not go on medication(prescription) but opted for a more natural approach(Berberine) plus joining keto. I lost 15 in a couple of months and by Dec. my A1C was 7.2. T0 my surprise I had blood work done for up coming physical and I am down to 6.8! I will admit that I did not stick with the keto and went back to my old h... Tue, 4 Feb 2020 07:09:20 EST When Will I be fat adapted? I'm 31 days in. I'm consistently in ketosis. I'm back to walking and gentle yoga but today I attempted to do one of my favorite hikes and pooped out. I didn't have the energy to finish. Should it take this long to become fat adapted? Is there a chance I never will? Mon, 3 Feb 2020 00:20:56 EST caloric needs I am re-reading " The Secrets of Low Carb Success ", nd came across some stats that were very interesting. <BR> <BR> A lb. of fat requires 2-3 calories a day to maintain. <BR> <BR> A lb. of muscle requires 35-50 calories to maintain. <BR> <BR> We always think that as we get closer to goal, our caloric needs will drop, since we weigh less. However, what that weight is composed of ( muscle/fat ), determines if this is true or not. <BR> <BR> For most of us, if we are obese, we have a set... Sun, 2 Feb 2020 08:01:54 EST question about figuring net carbs I know that you subtract fiber from carbs to get net carbs but sometimes other things are also subtracted and I don't understand what those things are. I'm looking at a product on amazon that says it has 2 net carbs per serving. <BR> <BR> This is what the title says - "Pyure Organic Hazelnut Spread with Cocoa, Keto Friendly, 2 Net Carbs, No Palm Oil, Vegan, Peanut Free, 90% Less Sugar Than The Market Leading Brand, New, 13 Oz" Here is the link <link><... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 18:18:26 EST Calcium and fiber What do you do to get more fiber and calcium? I am finding that I am short on these most days Mon, 27 Jan 2020 20:44:53 EST Just joined Hi, I just joined. I'm 77 and got back from my cardio and he suggested that I try the Keto diet. I'm only vaguely familiar with it so can someone recommend a good book to start with. I tried Amazon and there are so many. I tried googling but all I could find were sites that wanted my money. Any help is appreciated. <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> <BR> Linda Thu, 23 Jan 2020 16:32:43 EST keto cheeseburger fat bombs Ingredients <BR> 1 pound lean ground beef <BR> 2 cloves garlic, minced <BR> 1/2 teaspoon onion powder <BR> 1 teaspoon salt <BR> ½ teaspoon cracked pepper <BR> 4 ounces cheddar cheese <BR> 9 bacon slices <BR> <BR> Instructions <BR> Preheat oven to 375 degrees. <BR> Add the beef, garlic, onion powder, salt, and pepper to a mixing bowl and stir well to combine. <BR> Portion the mixture into 9 evenly sized balls. <BR> Cut the cheese into 9 small cubes. <BR> Flatten each ball and place a cube ... Tue, 21 Jan 2020 12:04:04 EST Newbie Hello All, <BR> <BR> My name is Emily and I am following a Ketogenic lifestyle. I have been on one form or another LC diet for the last couple of decades with some great success but unfortunately my VERY ridged all or nothing attitude has caused me to fall off the wagon repeatedly. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to conversing with all of you. Tue, 21 Jan 2020 09:07:19 EST Keto Recipes with pictures <link><BR>/ </link> Sat, 18 Jan 2020 08:43:35 EST Hello-New to the Team Hello- <BR> <BR> My name is Allison, screen name dufchick. I am 59 years young. I am in my 2nd week of this diet. I have been on and off diets for several years but my most successful attempt was doing a low carb low cal diet from a nutrition place nearby. My problem is that I like to eat! I snack when I should not, it's as simple as that. <BR> <BR> I have hypothyroidism diagnosed a few years ago, on meds for that and although not severe, it did make me lose hair, eyelashes and eyebrows un... Mon, 13 Jan 2020 21:27:08 EST Cost of groceries One of the big things I always hear about eating healthy is the cost of groceries. <BR> <BR> Luckily, I got a full week of groceries yesterday. I have essentials stockpiled, so no need for those. I just got food, and I had few leftovers, so what I ended up doing was buying enough for 7-8 days. Some of the foods will last me only for the week, but my ground beef for example, is 8 servings. I will use 16 Tbsp. sour cream for 8 meals, but the 8 oz. tub I bought only has 15 Tbsp..I have a small... Sat, 4 Jan 2020 11:57:04 EST Avocados Hello. I am thinking of getting Haas avocados to add to my ground beef. I get 5.5 lb. packs of 73/27 @ Aldi's for $2.49 a lb., so I eat this a lot, but adding fat without becoming too greasy is a problem. Oils and butter just end up with more grease to drink. I can do so, but prefer not to. <BR> <BR> So I noted they have avocados.. in I am wondering if they are OK in winter. Is something done to keep them fresh, which might be an issue? <BR> <BR> Secondly, I hear they turn s... Fri, 3 Jan 2020 16:37:19 EST Daily Chat January 2020. Happy New Year! New thread to post in after midnight please!! Happy New Year to all! Tue, 31 Dec 2019 16:50:52 EST Trying to find all the spark people emoticons 0. <em>0</em> <BR> 1. <em>1</em> <BR> 2. <em>2</em> <BR> 3. <em>3</em> <BR> 4. <em>4</em> <BR> 5. <em>5</em> <BR> 6. <em>6</em> <BR> 7. <em>7</em> <BR> 8. <em>8</em> <BR> 9. <em>9</em> <BR> 10. <em>10</em> <BR> <BR> 11. <em>11</em> <BR> 12. <em>12</em> <BR> 13. <em>13</em> <BR> 14. <em>14</em> <BR> 15. <em>15</em> <BR> 16. <em>16</em> <BR> 17. <em>17</em> <BR> 18. <em>18</em> <BR> 19. <em>19</em> <BR> 20. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> 21. <em>21</em> <BR>... Fri, 27 Dec 2019 19:47:40 EST Article I just saw this article online today, and it's what made me decide to sign up for this group (in addition to remembering a presentation about keto a while back): <link><BR>ces/i-used-to-rely-on-diet-pills-and-s<BR>hakes%e2%80%94until-i-discovered-keto-<BR>and-intermittent-fasting-and-lost-79-l<BR>bs/ar-BBYmdEa?li=BBnb7Kz </link> Thu, 26 Dec 2019 14:05:12 EST Pescatarian Hi, all. I started on the vegetarian diet in 2018. Since then I'd gained 30 lbs. and my husband lost 30 lbs even though we eat the same foods. I believe it's because my protein intake went down and my carb intake went up. Since then, I've decided to open myself up to fish, and I heard that you can do keto on a pescatarian diet. My husband buys the groceries and does all the cooking, so I need a way to easily encourage him to fix healthier meals. His go-to meal is to pop a vegetarian pizza in ... Thu, 26 Dec 2019 14:03:10 EST Foods with most nutrition (one at a time) This note is something under construction ... <BR> Last updated Dec. 26. <BR> <BR> I've decided to leave the calories from fat in anyways. I was trying to get a beef steak, with fat, to rate better than chicken, which has little fat, or at least as good. <BR> <BR> In the end I don't think this is beneficial. I also tried to come up with some sort of "rating" for foods. Too many variables. In the end I'm thinking just list foods with high content of some particular nutrient. <BR> <BR> Ho... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 13:40:01 EST Daily Chat December 2019 Is is already December? <BR> <BR> How did you fare over Thanksgiving? <BR> <BR> Do you have a plan for Christmas? <BR> <BR> Hope you are all enjoying a nice long weekend. And virtually our neighbors to the north and across the globe. <BR> <BR> Made lefse (potato / flour / butter) yesterday for hours. I think we made about 70 of them. That's enough for the year! We are contributing to a Sons of Norway event next weekend, so we prepped for the holidays. And it was nice being together... Sun, 1 Dec 2019 08:16:48 EST Shortbread AND Raspberry Shortbread Cookie Recipes Regular Keto Shortbread: <BR> <BR> 2 c blanched almond flour <BR> 1/3 c granulated Swerve <BR> 1/2 tsp salt <BR> 1 tsp vanilla extract <BR> 1 stick unsalted butter, softened <BR> 1 egg <BR> <BR> Preheat oven to 300°F. In a medium mixing bowl, stir the first four ingredients together until well combined. With a hand mixer, add the softened butter and mix on low until fully combined. Add the egg and continue mixing on low until well incorporated. With a medium cookie scoop (or spoon), scoop a... Tue, 19 Nov 2019 10:31:45 EST A Keto Bakery near me! My friend just came back from a bakery 35 minutes from me that specializes in baked goods for folks with diabetes. Everything she brought had a nutritional breakdown, but I almost can't believe its possible to make an Éclair with 3 grams of carbs! <BR> <BR> Up until now, I have avoided all foods that might remind me of breads, pastas, etc because I don't want to start craving those things anymore. But I must say, right now I am tempted to test these out. Does anyone have experience or kno... Sun, 17 Nov 2019 10:52:08 EST learning I love to learn! doing IF and keto seems to be my next step. for my brain, research is showing IF is beneficial to the brain, ketosis is of great benefit. <BR> wishing everyone the best of health! Sat, 16 Nov 2019 08:58:33 EST How to start Keto (Keto flu ...) When one starts eating Keto, chances are one is coming from something like 300 grams of carbs a day. For example: <BR> - breakfast, 2 pieces of toast (100 grams carbs) <BR> - jam on the toast (25 grams) <BR> - glass of orange juice (25 grams) <BR> <BR> - can of cola (35 grams) <BR> <BR> - lunch, spaghetti and meatballs (40 grams) <BR> - coffee with milk and sugar (5 grams) <BR> <BR> - supper, breaded chicken (20 grams) <BR> - cup of cooked rice (45 grams) <BR> - cup cooked carrots (30 gram... Thu, 14 Nov 2019 11:19:15 EST My path to Keto (Ideal Protein diet) About 8 years ago, just by chance my wife and I bumped into the "Ideal Protein Diet". <BR> <BR> They had many good quality protein powder packages, mostly whey protein, but some soy protein products. Like pea soup packages, and many others. I must say they were amazing in how they turned protein powder into other things. <BR> <BR> They allowed some real meat at supper time, but no breading or frying. They also had various vegetable lists, like these: <BR> <BR> Unlimited raw: <BR> - celery ... Tue, 12 Nov 2019 10:19:08 EST A ketogenic diet is not a high protein diet Subject: Eating Keto, your kidneys (and more) <BR> <BR> Eating Keto is not a high protein diet. It is actually a "just enough" protein diet. Less would be a deficiency. You can certainly calculate how many grams of protein you need per day, like from here on Wikipedia: <BR> <link><BR>_(nutrient) </link> <BR> a blanket number of 46 grams a day for women, 56 for men. But it does depend to some degree on how big you are of course. It also says " 0.8 grams p... Mon, 11 Nov 2019 14:32:28 EST Tips and Tricks for getting through holidays. Hi everyone...this thread is to help us stay keto through the holidays. There are so many traditions and foods that can derail us..and if you walk into it prepared you will be able to stay strong and keto on!! Sun, 3 Nov 2019 09:38:33 EST New to the team Hello my name is Mary, My spark name is Lil-Vixen, and I joined the Keto team because I need help in loosing weight. I've been reading about Keto dieting by have been very reluctant to try it because of the high fat content and eggs. I don't mind the fat, it's all the eggs. Can eggs be limited on Keto. I need all the help I can get because trying to do this on my own, I will end up quitting. Sat, 2 Nov 2019 20:56:05 EST Into and out of Ketosis On the "Message Boards" someone said that eating Keto was bad because after leaving Keto carbs hit your blood sugar harder than before. As a type-2 diabetic I didn't want to believe that ... somehow my digestive system is even weaker at handling carbs than before. <BR> <BR> I was sure it was wrong. But as often happens, I sleep on it, ... very literally and in the morning an idea comes into my head. Here it is ... <BR> <BR> - - - - - - <BR> When one starts eating Keto, in the first days one... Sat, 2 Nov 2019 11:57:30 EST Daily Chat November 2019 logged on quick because i forgot!! thanks for the reminder Fiin!! Fri, 1 Nov 2019 08:51:00 EST Famous athletes who eat Keto This popped up in my browser out of the blue: <BR> <link><BR>ent/the-1-thing-tim-tebow-misses-becau<BR>se-of-his-keto-diet.html/ </link> <BR> <BR> Tim Tebow has eaten Keto for a number of years! Sun, 27 Oct 2019 10:20:01 EST Butternuts Does anyone use butternuts? I have a large butternut tree that just gave me 142large butternuts and I have no idea how to use them. We have removed the husks and are now drying them but I can find no recipes for them since they are rare. They are extremely rare in Canada, since they only grow around Minneapolis Minnesota and south. I found this tree at a greenhouse in Canada and it grows beautifully for me. Hard to believe this is a tree that is considered endangered. <BR> Have not be... Fri, 25 Oct 2019 14:26:39 EST Newbie to this forum and lifestyle Hi, my name is Laurie. I had just returned to Spark after a 3-year absence, heavier than ever. A friend of mine is on the Keto plan and looks amazing! I am tired of carrying over 50 pounds too much weight and I wanted to see if this is right for me. I have made some Keto recipes already and think they taste really good. Now to read here and learn more about it. Tue, 15 Oct 2019 01:02:13 EST Braum's Original Recipe Carb Watch Bread I mentioned the carb watch bread from Braum's in one of my wall post and wanted to share more information about it. <BR> <BR> It is only 7 grams of net carbs for two slices. If you use the carb manager app it is entered wrong and shows 13 grams of net carbs. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://ph... Thu, 10 Oct 2019 13:47:12 EST Daily Chat, October 2019 We continue chatting for October! <BR> <BR> Welcome to all new folks. <BR> <BR> If you are new and afraid to ask a question that you are sure has been answered before, don't worry, NIGHTSKYSTAR and I don't mind answering. Our motivation here is to help. Frankly I find myself learning even when I answer an old question. <BR> <em>381</em> Tue, 1 Oct 2019 08:39:06 EST Push Up Challenge Someone mentioned this on the Yes.Fit Facebook page and I wanted to share it here. <BR> <BR> Starts Tuesday, October 1. <BR> <BR> (Don't forget to take pictures on October 1 and October 31 to see progress!) <BR> <BR> I didn't realize the picture wouldn't enlarge. <BR> <BR> Days 1-6 - Wall Push-Ups. Start at 5 and add 1 each day. <BR> <BR> Day 7 - Rest <BR> <BR> Days 8-13 - 5 Wall Push-Ups each day and Chair Push-Ups. Start at 5/day for the chair push-ups and add 1 each day. <BR> <BR> D... Sun, 29 Sep 2019 21:06:59 EST Reasons to eat Keto GAYLEEHOUSE's recent blog on restarting Keto got me thinking. What are your motivations for eating Keto? <BR> <BR> She wrote (just a little editing): <BR> - long term arthritis symptoms <BR> - Freedom to move without pain <BR> - Freedom to have a conversation with someone and not see them keep looking at my stomach <BR> - Freedom to look in the mirror and see a face gleaming instead of a face that looks aged and tired 24/7 <BR> - My biggest issue is inflammation! <BR> - sugar causes inflamma... Sun, 29 Sep 2019 15:22:55 EST Keto Oatmeal <link><BR>meal/ </link> <BR> <BR> I have not tried this - but I wanted to link it before I forgot where I got it. There are several recipes, 6 grams TOTAL carbs but this might be a nice change from eggs and bacon. You make it the night before and stick it in your fridge!! <BR> <BR> Thu, 19 Sep 2019 07:43:26 EST SparkPeople article: The Truth about Carbs I did find the recent SparkPeople article on carbs by staff dietician Becky Hand, recently found by MAR_V3. <BR> <BR> The thing is that this shows SparkPeople's continuing anti low-carb, and hence anti-Keto stand. They tolerate groups like this one, so there is no reason to get fanatical and tell them they are wrong. Within the team we can disagree with them. <BR> <BR> So here is the article <BR> <link><BR>.asp?post=separating_the_truth_about_c<BR>arbs_... Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:36:03 EST Setting Goals in SP for KETO I think I saw something in one of these posts about setting your SP nutritional goals for a KETO diet. Can anyone help me with that? I can't seem to figure it out. I'm currently using both Carb Manager and SP, but it would be so much better to just one one. Can we set up to count net rather than total carbs? Please someone point me in the right direction. Thanks! Fri, 13 Sep 2019 12:08:22 EST Getting your vitamins (If you post specific questions on vitamins, in which foods, I'm more than happy to do the math and update this post) <BR> <BR> I've taken an idea from Dr. Fuhrman, his equation: <BR> HEALTH = NUTRITION / CALORIES <BR> <BR> NUTRITION is pretty fuzzy, but the idea can be applied one nutrient, at a time. The fact that it is so an so much of a nutrient per calorie consumed makes it naturally keto friendly. Sugar has no nutrients of any kind, only calories, so it scores zero on this. <BR> <BR>... Tue, 10 Sep 2019 10:47:59 EST Eating Keto and Exercising I hope I'm not repeating myself ... but even if I am, ... so what? <BR> <BR> A lot of folks look at eating Keto as a way to loose body fat, and most typically it is. <BR> <BR> Without Keto, people look at weight loss as eating fewer calories, and exercising to burn more calories, and that combination will help them loose weight (body fat) faster. <BR> <BR> First of all, my opinion on exercising is that it is probably a great way to stay fit, and flexible, but doesn't burn off pounds of bod... Mon, 9 Sep 2019 16:34:46 EST Hello Y'all!! Hi! I'm Angela. I am from Texas. Currently reside is the overpopulated Houston.... <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> I am 48, I have four children, two from my first marriage, they are 27(on the 15th of this month) and 21. <BR> <BR> I remarried and had two more sons. They are 16, and soon to be 10(on the 23rd of this month). <BR> <BR> I am new to keto. I am hoping that it will help me not only lose weight, but lose some of the bad habits I have picked up over the years. I don't have any maj... Fri, 6 Sep 2019 16:27:58 EST Estimating Energy Expenditures In order to participate in the September challenge, I went to the suggested calculator, plugged in my age, ht, wt, and activity level and received my estimated energy expenditure per day as well as the number of grams of carbs, protien, and fat I should consume to maintain my weight. That calculator suggested my TDEE (Total Daily Energy Expenditure) is 1800. <BR> <BR> I also noticed that among the SP Reports is one called "Calorie Differential over time" which estimates my BMR (Basal Metabol... Thu, 5 Sep 2019 20:17:04 EST Pizza calculations for when you eat out This has puzzled me for a while ... how to estimate nutrition when ordering a pizza and eating only the toppings and leaving the crust behind. I wanted a website that provided the nutrition of the crust alone, so I could subtract that out and get a reasonable idea of eating just the toppings. <BR> <BR> I didn't want the crust from one place, and pizza somewhere else and subtract them, I finally found it all in one place for more consistency. <BR> <BR> Pizza crust alone is here: <BR> <link>... Sat, 31 Aug 2019 16:44:55 EST September Challenge Y'all got a challenge month off for August. Lets take advantage of the cooler fall weather (except our Aussie friends!!) and start back up. <BR> <BR> Challenge: <BR> I've been asked for another fat challenge so here it is. <BR> <BR> If you dont know how to figure what you should be eating in fat, here is a good TDEE calculator: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Put in your info. <BR> Everyone should be at 20 g total carbs. <BR> protein is figured for you. an... Sat, 31 Aug 2019 14:31:30 EST Daily Chat September 2019 Please do not post here until Sunday September first. Just getting the topics up! I will sticky it on the first. Sat, 31 Aug 2019 14:22:29 EST The stages of Keto If you want a distraction, you can watch this funny cartoon video on the stages of loss. A giraffe in quicksand, and slowly sinking. <BR> <link><BR>midmrY </link> <BR> <BR> But here are the stages of Keto: <BR> <BR> - - - - - - <BR> Stage 1) the body runs out of stored carbs <BR> <BR> The body stores about 400 grams of glycogen (you can google that) in your muscles. This is a stored form of carbs. So almost a pound. It comes with about 3 or 4 times tha... Tue, 27 Aug 2019 10:35:01 EST Rusty's Journal Day 1 was yesterday.. zero carb for the first 80 days is my goal, then transitioning to 20 g of carbs daily. <BR> <BR> I had 4 ozs. pork belly, which was 4.5 strips, cut into 9, so I could fit them into the pan.. cooked in 3/8ths of a stick of salted butter for breakfast. <BR> <BR> Dinner was 6 boneless/skinless chicken thighs, boiled. I like chicken without bones, or skin, so I can dice it up easily, not for lower fat. <BR> <BR> I feel great, drank extra water, so I have no headache, a... Mon, 26 Aug 2019 07:45:58 EST Consistency Hi! My name is Russell. I found out I was born with a faulty heart valve at 27, right after 9/11 in 2001. They told me I had 6 months to live. I weighed 361 lbs. <BR> <BR> Diagnosed diabetic in 2002, I didn't do anything about it for years, except take meds for it. 2000 mg of Metformin a day, to counteract 500-800 blood sugars. I drank liters of pop, and LOTS of fast food. In 2004, they put in my first pacemaker/defibrillator ( ICD ). <BR> <BR> In 2006, I had a burst appendix, and a herni... Sun, 25 Aug 2019 04:32:11 EST sausage egg cheese bites protein is a bit high but they look good.. <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 1 pound breakfast sausage, cooked, drained and cooled slightly <BR> 4 ounces cream cheese, softened <BR> 3 eggs, beaten <BR> 1 cup shredded cheddar <BR> 1/3 cup coconut flour <BR> 1/2 teaspoon baking powder <BR> Instructions <BR> Preheat oven to 350 degrees. <BR> Cook your breakfast sausage, drain and set it aside to cool slightly. <BR> When the sausage has cooled add it to a mixing bowl and combine with the cream cheese u... Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:50:25 EST Ketone and Glucose Testing Tools I just learned of a different ketone/glucose tester on Amazon from reading about it in a new fasting tracker app. I don’t see another thread in this team (maybe it is on one of the other keto teams like Ketogenic or KETO clarity etc.?) where we could share brands we see or have tried, or liked or dislikes, cheaper places to get the strips, etc. I don’t test myself every day so I’m not intending this to be a “you should...” because there are other ways to determine that one is in fact, in keto... Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:42:09 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 18 Aug 2019 22:18:20 EST Hi everyone! So I lost 50 lbs on Keto &amp; IF after I started 1/1/18. That took about 8 months. After that I did "lazy" keto with IF and I have slowly gained back 10 lbs. So I started back hard core Keto &amp; IF and I have lost about 5 lbs but the scale hasn't moved in a week. So I figured I needed to do the tracking and motivation thing again, so here I am! I'd really like to lose 15 before Thanksgiving. Thu, 15 Aug 2019 14:41:15 EST Weight Watchers "point" plan Another post on the main discussion got me thinking about veggies as unlimited (they are not). <BR> <BR> That got me distracted into looking at the Weight Watchers new "point" plan. <BR> <BR> - - - - - - <BR> <BR> The new point plan, ... from the Canadian site: <BR> <link><BR>/article/all-about-zeropoint-foods </link> <BR> "all foods are yours for the eating and enjoying. ... and what you’re in the mood for." <BR> <BR> It's madness, ... enjoying, ...... Thu, 15 Aug 2019 09:22:30 EST Vitamin B12 Normally people get enough B12 in their diet from eating real food. <BR> <BR> If you are a type-2 diabetic taking metformin talk to you doctor about taking a B12 supplement as metformin lowers the body's ability to absorb B12. It can take years for a B12 deficiency to show up as symptoms. I was on metformin for about 5 years when I suddenly developed nerve problems ... it felt like carpal tunnel, and I was doing typing at the time, programming for IBM, so I thought that was it. I take metfor... Tue, 13 Aug 2019 11:14:23 EST What do you consume to up your dietary fat? I've seen a number of people whose fat is not quite at levels for Keto. I hope you can answer to give others an idea of what you do to increase your fat intake. <BR> <BR> Rather than drinking your fat, like in bulletproof coffee, what do you consume that increases your daily fat intake without getting protein or carbs too high? Mon, 5 Aug 2019 12:17:42 EST Daily Chat August 2019 Sorry!! Summers are so busy I forget to do a new month. Thanks Marie for the reminder! Fri, 2 Aug 2019 17:36:39 EST Perfect Keto, ... how to eat that way. OK, <BR> I admit it, I don't think there is a perfect way to eat Keto. <BR> <BR> When I was working on software for IBM, internally I remember the expression coming up: <BR> "Seeking perfection is the surest way to fail." <BR> <BR> What? Yes, at one point there was a drive to create near perfect software, ALL bug (ok almost all, like 99.9997 %) had to be driven out. Relentless testing, meetings to discuss new tests to run, and implementing those tests, spending time writing the tests, and ... Fri, 2 Aug 2019 14:08:34 EST Coach Jack's List of Approved Veggies It's not all about carbs. Coach Jack (Common Sense Keto, CSK) has veggies on his do not eat list due to them being inflammatory or having lectins: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>e-vs-unsafe-veggies/ </link> Fri, 2 Aug 2019 09:59:31 EST Men's compared to Women's macros I've always proposed that people eat for their target weight, not current weight. So when calculating how many calories per day don't eat extra calories to support your current weight. That extra body fat should not be supported. It is the lean body parts, muscles, organs that need to be supported. <BR> <BR> That got me thinking. Though macros for men and women are a little different, do the differences come down to the fact that men are typically bigger than women, and women have a higher p... Wed, 31 Jul 2019 09:16:38 EST Question about macros on this site I've ALWAYS thought that "net carbs" was always going to be lower than "total carbs" but on this website's tracking. . . .that's not always the case. Can someone explain how that happens? What am I not understanding? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 30 Jul 2019 13:24:12 EST New to Team Keto Hi I’m new to team keto! I have tried keto somewhat. Looking to get support and suggestions from other members plus recipes. Sun, 28 Jul 2019 15:51:10 EST SP tracking Hi, my name is Liz <BR> I’m wondering if SP is set up for Keto menu for recording? <BR> I’m used to tracking what I eat, but I guess the menu would be different. Now that it’s less carbs &amp; fruits Thu, 25 Jul 2019 23:33:01 EST A quarter of the weight loss, times four RUTHIE254's recent blog where she looked at her weight loss in 1/4 pound sticks of butter rather than in one pound increments really "stuck" with me. Yes even one of those 1/4 pound sticks is a lot of butter. If you loose even 1/4 pound in a day, its like a stick of butter, gone. <BR> <BR> You don't see it so easily because its coming from all over. <BR> <BR> So the next time you "only" lose 1/2 a pound in a day, ... its two sticks worth ... gone. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sp... Tue, 23 Jul 2019 19:53:23 EST NIH article on Ketogenic diet This National Institute of Health article from March 2019 is an overview, and 95% positive towards eating Keto: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>K499830/ </link> <BR> <BR> To pull a few quotes from it: <BR> - "The popular belief that high-fat diets cause obesity and several other diseases such as coronary heart disease, diabetes, and cancer has not been observed in recent epidemiological studies. " <BR> <BR> - " ....very-low-carbohydrate and high-fat diets such as ... Tue, 23 Jul 2019 08:25:02 EST Do you make your own Bone Broth? I was curious who here makes their own bone broth? I'd like to make some. Is this article accurate? She says it's like regular stock you would make for soups but you cook it for 24 hours on the stove or 2 hours in an Instant Pot. If that is true, I guess I'll get an Instant Pot. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 21 Jul 2019 06:00:55 EST good books These are books my book club has read. I will * the ones I really loved. <BR> <BR> 2008 <BR> Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons* <BR> <BR> The Secret Life of Bees* <BR> <BR> The Kite Runner** <BR> <BR> The Good Earth <BR> <BR> White Teeth(horrible) <BR> <BR> Nightcvvg (not sure what this is supposed to be) <BR> <BR> The Fig Eater* <BR> <BR> The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime* <BR> <BR> The World is Flat <BR> <BR> Stolen Lives <BR> <BR> Pictures of Hollis Woods*** <BR>... Wed, 17 Jul 2019 17:47:11 EST Want to Live Large My name is Terasee (TARE uh see) and I live in Tennessee with my amazing husband and our fur baby Oliver the cat <BR> Recently, I thought I was having a heart attack and so was taken to the hospital and all the tests were run on me! NO heart issues. <BR> BUT... my blood glucose numbers were out the roof! The Diabetes specialist came to visit me in my room and his prescription was the Keto diet. <BR> I have tried before but gave up on day 3 when the "flu" carb withdrawal got me. But he pu... Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:16:42 EST new to team Keto. Hi, My name is Karen. I weigh 180 and 4'10". I'm a diabetic with other health issues. I'm tired of the yo-yo diets. I have heard people that have loss weight and thought I would give it a try. I have tried every thing else. <em>39</em> Mon, 15 Jul 2019 18:55:01 EST Egg Nog Holly's (NIGHTSKYSTAR) egg nog: <BR> <BR> - 2 eggs, <BR> - 1/4-1/3 cup heavy cream. <BR> - a little swerve, <BR> - flavoring <BR> - add 1 T coconut oil if you want. <BR> <BR> add 2 ice cubes wihiz in bullet or blender. Mon, 15 Jul 2019 09:32:58 EST Laundromat I'm looking at a laundromat that is for sale. Half of the building is a laundromat and the other half can be used as another business. <BR> <BR> Besides washers and dryers that work, what are some other things you look for in a laundromat? Wed, 10 Jul 2019 18:57:34 EST Im back Im retired, senior citizen , sedentary, on T2 diabetic on medications. This is my 2nd visit to Team. 1st time I loss 15 lbs but had problems with low blood sugar and balancing my medications. This go around my goal is to eat more carbs with a target 50 grams daily and increase my exercise time. <img src=""> Sun, 7 Jul 2019 13:13:37 EST Getting pics Right side up Here is what I do. Before I upload a picture to SparkPeople, so in my Camera, or Tablet, or whatever took the picture, I use its minimal editing features. <BR> <BR> I edit the picture, I rotate by 180 degrees (so it looks upside down on that device), and I save the picture. This doesn't change the aspect ratio (how many pixels across the top, how many along the side), otherwise one might loose some quality. <BR> <BR> I edit the picture a second time, rotate by another 180 degrees (so back... Tue, 2 Jul 2019 10:10:23 EST Three types of diabetes There are three types of diabetes, which is really three different problems with handling carbohydrates. <BR> <BR> Type-1 diabetes. <BR> ============ <BR> This is where the body itself makes no insulin. Insulin is made in the pancreas, but something has gone wrong there. So carbs can't get into cells, as insulin is needed for that. The solution is insulin injections. <BR> <BR> Type-2 diabetes. <BR> ============= <BR> I have type-2 diabetes. <BR> <BR> This is where the body does make insul... Mon, 1 Jul 2019 22:40:56 EST 8 Weeks in & 10kg / 22LB less I don't post often, in fact next to never but that's just me, this would be my 2nd, maybe 3rd post. I started Keto on 13th May &amp; as the header says, 8 wks in &amp; I'm 10kg or 22lb lighter. Pretty stoked with this. For many years the dr had me on a no fat vegetarian diet, which really wasn't doing me any good at all &amp; I soon struggled hard with the excess weight that piled on. A friend talked me into Keto &amp; I'm really glad I have changed my way of eating. I still have Keto treats ... Mon, 1 Jul 2019 06:09:05 EST Daily Chat July 2019 Happy July! Sun, 30 Jun 2019 17:46:30 EST Concussion I found out keto May help my brain to heal because ketones can pass through the brain, blood barrier and be used by the brain for fuel. After injury, the has a harder time using glucose for fuel. Keto also helps with ibs so we will if it helps a lifetime of that. Fri, 28 Jun 2019 14:23:25 EST July Challenge James Came up with this one...i think its fun. I did the men's one with NO problem before he found the womens as you wish, and modify as needed. for instance..i can not kneel. ever again. i have screws down the front of my right leg and so i have to do wall pushups instead of floor ones. <BR> an exercise you cant do? no problem. modify it. cant run in place? walk. <BR> <BR> either mens or womens shouldnt take you more than 15 mins a day. <BR> <BR> womens: <BR> <link>csclub.uwa... Thu, 27 Jun 2019 09:17:44 EST Collagen Suppliments Do any of you take collagen supplements? What brands do you like and in what form do you take the supplements? <BR> <BR> Has anyone seen any improvement in skin elasticity or joint pain relief? <BR> <BR> I am holding on to the hope that Jello salads with whipped cream on top will do the job, but I don't think that's going to be a go. ; ) <BR> Tue, 25 Jun 2019 02:25:23 EST Crepes I found this by accident. I'm on a pancake kick this weekend. Today I tried the recipe from James that I jotted down months ago. When I was cooking them, I noticed how runny it was and how they wouldn't stay in pancake formation. They were very thin, but I thought the taste was good. Then I realized I forgot the oil! I liked them though and it basically seemed just like a crepe to me. <BR> <BR> Here's what I used: <BR> <BR> 20 grams milk or cream = 1.3 tablespoons <BR> 40 grams of whey van... Sun, 23 Jun 2019 20:25:17 EST Carbs, Net Carbs, and Fiber Hi folks! <BR> <BR> Not so new to Keto, but new to SparkPeople and online tracking, so also new the Team Keto forum. <BR> <BR> I was introduced to Keto using 75:20:05 (F:P:C) ratios, but the Carbs was always described as net carbs (as opposed to total carbs), and the recommendation was always no more than 20g net carbs. The way I've sort of understood it, the reason for focusing on net carbs reflected the importance of fiber. As a fella in his mid-40s, I'm also striving to get to 30-35g of... Sat, 22 Jun 2019 09:30:53 EST Is Keto food boring? Is Keto food boring for you? A few random thoughts. Which ones do you subscribe to? <BR> <BR> - eating Keto is restrictive and boring, same limited stuff over and over <BR> <BR> - eating Keto is about eating healthy, not about being entertained by food <BR> <BR> - there is enough variety in Keto <BR> <BR> - there are new foods that taste good now, so your variety of food is actually larger than pre-Keto <BR> <BR> - food has more flavour now that I'm eating Keto, I enjoy some old things b... Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:28:40 EST Potassium The US RDI (Recommended Daily Intake) is 4,700 mg ( 4.7 grams). I decided to look at what I typically eat ... <BR> <BR> Breakfast: <BR> 2 eggs (250 mg) <BR> ounce of cheddar cheese in the eggs (27 mg) <BR> 4 slices of bacon (180 mg) <BR> 4 cups of coffee each with one ounce of whipping cream (84 mg) <BR> <BR> Lunch: <BR> 3 cups spinach (500 mg) <BR> green pepper (208 mg) <BR> 1/2 cucumber (221 mg) <BR> 4 cherry tomatoes (160 mg) <BR> 2 ounces of cheese (54 mg) <BR> <BR> Supper: <BR> salmon... Tue, 18 Jun 2019 09:43:17 EST Preparing for a road trip Bright and early Monday morning I'll be driving my younger son to my older son's home to spend the summer. I'll spend a day and then drive home. I love driving and it's an 11-hour trip (each way). <BR> <BR> But I am new to Keto and want to plan ahead so I won't have to go off plan because we have to stop in the middle of the desert where I can't find food on plan. So I am packing some snacks. <BR> (*I am finding I need to skip cheese, otherwise that would be on the list too.) <BR> canned ... Sat, 15 Jun 2019 14:32:29 EST HB EGGS & TUNA #2 HB EGGS &amp; TUNA by Urbanlotus <BR> Nutrition Info <BR> Calories: 441.5 <BR> Fat: 36.2g <BR> Carbohydrates: 6.4g <BR> Protein: 23.0g <BR> Ingredients <BR> 2 can Tuna, Canned in Water, drained <BR> 4 large Hard Boiled Eggs- grated <BR> 1 tsp Pepper, black <BR> 3/4 cup Mayonnaise, Best foods Real Mayo <BR> 3 tsp Tabasco Sauce -----or more <BR> 1 tsp Dill weed, dried <BR> 1/4 cup Dehydrated Chopped Onion <BR> Directions <BR> Mix all together <BR> <BR> Serving Size: 4 servings <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 15 Jun 2019 13:43:00 EST Hard boiled egg & tuna recipes #1 <BR> <BR> HB EGG/TUNA by Kathleen <BR> Nutrition Info <BR> Calories: 485.4 <BR> Fat: 31.0g <BR> Carbohydrates: 4.3g <BR> Protein: 44.4g <BR> Ingredients <BR> 2 can Tuna, Canned in Water, drained <BR> 4 Hard Boiled Eggs grated <BR> 2 tablespoons Star - Imported Nonpareil Capers <BR> 2 tsp Pepper, black <BR> 2 tablespoons Lemon juice - for dressing <BR> 2 tablespoons Dijon Mustard - for dressing <BR> 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil - for dressing <BR> 1 small can Lindsey Sliced Black Olive... Sat, 15 Jun 2019 13:41:49 EST Hello. New to Keto and this group Hello all. I have returned to Spark People after a long absence. I am new to Keto (I started on 6-6-19) and new to this group. I look forward to learning from all of you and finding success. <BR> <BR> I have a fairly complicated and stressful life, but this summer represents a 12-week window of relative calm during which I can focus some on me and put some new habits in place before school starts again in the fall. I am in the last 12 weeks of a year-long sabbatical. I have put pieces in pl... Tue, 11 Jun 2019 23:24:12 EST First Week Hello everyone, I am just coming back to SP and trying Keto for the first time. I have done other low-carb plans before but it was not the time. I wanted to eat whatever I wanted more than I wanted to change my habits. A Dr. that I follow said one time that sometimes we just need a break away from dieting and I notice that I was always thinking about "good and bad" foods and never enjoying it no matter my weight. I enjoyed getting to my top weight and see that I could stay there for almost a ... Tue, 11 Jun 2019 00:12:23 EST Cream sauces for non-cooks My former chef friend showed me how easy it was to make a cream sauce. Slowly simmer down whole whipping cream until is starts to thicken. Stir gently and be careful not to scorch. Add preferred flavorings. She says one secret chefs use is to add a tad of ground nutmeg. <BR> <BR> Last night we put in some good Danish Gouda cheese and smoked turkey. Then drizzled it over fresh asparagus. Even writing about it makes me hungry again. <img src=" Thu, 6 Jun 2019 15:16:55 EST i have started intermited fasting . will crystal b <BR> will crystal lite break a fast . its no carbs but sure chemicals in there . <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 5 Jun 2019 20:38:05 EST Keto + Intermittent Fasting Has anyone combined Intermittent Fasting with the Keto Diet? How did you do it,and how is it working for you? Tue, 4 Jun 2019 17:31:31 EST Hollys Cheeseburger soup 5 slices bacon <BR> 1 pound 80 % ground beef <BR> 2 cups chicken broth(or beef broth) <BR> 1/2 cup cream or more to taste <BR> 2 oz cream cheese..again i just whack off a chunk..never less than 2 oz though <BR> 1/2 tsp garlic powder <BR> 1/2 tsp onion powder <BR> 1/2 tsp black pepper <BR> optional..1 tsp cumin and 1 tsp chili powder <BR> 1 cup of the sharpest cheddar you can find, grated. <BR> <BR> in large saucepan, cook bacoin till crisp. remove and set aside. cook burger in the bacon gr... Sat, 1 Jun 2019 13:37:44 EST DaisyDawn's LCHF 2019 Food Journal I've been faithfully food journaling for a little over 6 weeks at another LC forum, but I'm going to move over here since it's a much more active group and I think I'll be hanging out here a lot <em>41</em> I don't track my macros per se, but I do keep a daily running list of what I'm eating, to give me an idea of where I'm at. I'm going to copy/paste my very first entry here to give my starting point, and then I'll just skip ahead to today. <BR> <BR> Copy/Paste: April 16, 2019-my first ... Sat, 1 Jun 2019 08:09:06 EST Net Carbs There is the idea that some types of carbs are not digestible, like fibre, and therefore can be subtracted out from total carbs to result in a lower "net carb" number. <BR> <BR> I guess this would let you squeeze in a few more carbs and feel that you are still in a Keto range. I used to subscribe to this idea, but in the long run, eating about 25 grams of total carbs a day (I'm a guy so 25, probably 20 for women) I realized that I'd be getting a few extra carbs. <BR> <BR> Looking for foods... Sat, 1 Jun 2019 06:53:20 EST Daily chat June 2019 James or I will close down May chat tomorrow and sticky this one! Fri, 31 May 2019 06:53:58 EST Keto & Alzheimers I have just been diagnosed with MCI, early Alzheimers.... my doctor said Keto is not good for me and that I should eat more fish, vegies and berries. Do you have any research on that? Thu, 30 May 2019 09:29:54 EST June Challenge So you all can be thinking about it... <BR> <BR> June will be a combined exercise/ outdoor challenge. <BR> <BR> We are keeping it easy. 10 minutes of purposeful outdoor exercise. no walking to your car to go shopping doesnt cut it. Gardening does. raking. pushing a mower. swimming. taking a walk. doing your yoga outside instead of in. <BR> The point is to enjoy the world around you, and MOVE your body. You don't need to walk miles (unless you want to) <BR> nope the gym doesnt count. it n... Wed, 29 May 2019 15:38:18 EST Keto Snacks I stumbled across this page of snack ideas: <BR> <link><BR>best-keto-snacks </link> Tue, 28 May 2019 02:07:07 EST Salad dressing I love salads. I saw this article and thought I it would be good to share. I have not tried any of these yet but I plan to. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>salad-dressing?utm_medium=email&amp;ut<BR>m_source=email-share&amp;utm_campaign=<BR>social-sharebar-referred-desktop </link> Sat, 18 May 2019 11:02:33 EST Intro for support I am 61 with multiple health problems (CHF, hypertension, high cholesterol, COPD, borderline diabetic, sleep apnea, multiple pinched nerves in neck and disc problems), etc and 50 lbs overweight. All this occurred over the last 7 years after I started menopause. I have tried multiple diets with little progress most likely due to my inability to be more active. I have had hernia surgery which also addressed my GERD, on hormones (that has really helped), multiple prescriptions including a hig... Fri, 17 May 2019 11:46:47 EST Loaded Broccoli Just got this in my mailbox - from <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> This is a suggestion Holly made months ago - what a great idea!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi there, Karen! <BR> You know when you're out to eat at a restaurant and the list of side dishes include a side of steamed broccoli or about 33 different types of potatoes as the options? <BR> Your first instinct might be to get frustrated, but I actually love when that happens because I'm not even tempted by those potatoes...wan... Mon, 13 May 2019 12:03:27 EST Daily Chat May 2019 Since it's already the 3rd... why not? <BR> <BR> Hubster's birthday was yesterday. Made him beef ribs, broccoliflower mash, and keto cole slaw. Also... a small 4" chocolate cake from a bakery near here. He ate the whole thing and now it's gone. Small wins. Fri, 3 May 2019 07:34:53 EST Benefits of walking in nature. I belong to Yes.Fit and do virtual races. We receive emails from FlatKevin. This was in today's email from FlatKevin. I think it is good to remember so I'm sharing it here... <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>573</em> 5 Benefits of Walking in Nature <em>573</em> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> 1. It can make your brain work better. Walking through a forest or green area with trees has been found to aid memory and learning. <BR> <BR> 2 . A forest walk can help lower blood pressure.... Mon, 29 Apr 2019 10:43:10 EST May challenge 2019 May will be a Fat Challenge. <BR> <BR> you need to meet your fat goals daily to have good success. Many drop far too low in fat, thinking that will help them lose. It will NOT, <BR> Some believe the misused phrase "fat is a lever". This has been totally proven wrong. You NEED the fat. If you are going to go over on anything, go over on fat!! <BR> <BR> so. How do you know how much fat to have? Well, there are plenty of different people to listen to out there. they will all give you differen... Fri, 26 Apr 2019 12:02:34 EST Acid Reflux (GERD) Starting a topic to discuss acid reflux, or GERD where stomach acid flows back up the "food pipe" (esophagus). <BR> <BR> A ring of muscle (a sphincter) normally acts as a valve that lets food into the stomach, but not out. When this fails stomach content, including acid to digest the food comes back up. <BR> <BR> 1) One cause not preventable is a hiatal hernia. This is where the valve, normally just below the diaphragm (a dome shaped sheet of muscle) is distended above the diaphragm. <BR> ... Sun, 21 Apr 2019 16:54:54 EST New to Keto Hi! I am a healthy 72 yr old trying to shed about 25 lbs, and have some energy to go along with it! I walk two miles each day, but have hibernated for the winter~~ Friends of mine are Keto followers and have had great, thought I'd give it a try. Not too sure of macros...guessing 120 g fat, 20 g carbs and 75 g protein....suggestions? Any other vitals I should watch while on this road to success? Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:30:34 EST Inches? How often should or do you measure? Tue, 16 Apr 2019 08:26:03 EST Advice on the first days eating Keto CHRISTINA56 posted on the wall: <BR> " Today is the first day on my KETO adventure....any tips or tricks from anyone is Very Welcome! I'm a little overwelmed-Wish Me Luck!!!" <BR> <BR> So I started this topic for folks to give her advice (and of course other new folks too). <BR> - - - - - - <BR> Here is my reply: <BR> <BR> The body has about a 2 day supply of carbs, stored in glycogen in your liver and muscles. <BR> <BR> So you typically don't hit that depletion wall until about late da... Wed, 10 Apr 2019 11:04:10 EST Close to goal, time to adjust? Hi Everyone! I have been keto for 10 months, and I am only 2 pounds away from the long term goal I had set for myself. When I started this journey, my goal was to get to 168 pounds and to have an "overweight" BMI rather than an "obese" BMI. Now I feel like I should try to be in the healthy range instead, but I am not sure if I am setting myself for failure. I have never been in the normal range, and I worry I can't get there. <BR> <BR> How does everyone else determine their goals? Mon, 8 Apr 2019 11:28:31 EST content deleted content deleted <BR> <BR> Sat, 6 Apr 2019 11:49:15 EST How much daily protein? How much protein should you eat per day? <BR> <BR> A body needs "essential" amino acids. In the dietary sense "essential" means you need to get them from food, you can't transform other things into them. Any meat proides all of them in a pretty good balnce. For vegetables providing protein it is another story, but lets proceed with eating meat. <BR> <BR> The government suggests minimum values for good health. That number ends up being about 50 to 60 grams a day. Here is one such minimum gui... Thu, 4 Apr 2019 08:54:18 EST Leg Cramps We have a lot of new people on the forum - here is a great article about six ways to decrease leg cramps. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>leg-cramps </link> Wed, 3 Apr 2019 14:35:01 EST Working thru the first few days of Keto! Hi - I have been trying to lose this weight for a while and have tried many weight loss plans. I have come to the realization that I cannot eat carbs and sugars. Once I eat just a little it is all up for grabs. So I investigated the Keto diet and found out that a friend from college was working it as well and had lost 35 lbs so I have started emailing her and she has lots of recipes etc. I feel encouraged and today was the first day that I listed my foods. I am encouraged and feel better ... Tue, 2 Apr 2019 19:38:19 EST Starting Today! Hi - I'm starting Keto today and am excited. I have 40-60# to lose and hoping this will help! <BR> <BR> Question for the group - how are you setting up SP to have your macros in your nutrition goals? I just tried individually setting my protein/carbs/fat but then SP isn't smart enough to calculate net carbs. Would be interested in what others are doing. <BR> <BR> Also, any tips/encouragement is welcome!! Excited to be here with all of you. Mon, 1 Apr 2019 15:26:06 EST Daily Chat April 2019 Happy April!! Here is our new chat thread. Sun, 31 Mar 2019 23:20:45 EST Rosie's Keto Days <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I took this picture a couple weeks ago. I put this one in cause I'm reaching for the sky. I've lost and gained weight a few times, but I've never gotten to my goal weight. That's my sky to reach for. At this point I've been on keto for about 4 weeks. I'm down from 230lbs to 215. My highest weight was 251 from last year, probably about August maybe. Not sure. Weighed in at the doc's office at... Sun, 31 Mar 2019 16:49:47 EST Protien WOEs! For medical reasons my diet is supposed to be 70% protein, 25% dark leafy greens, and 5% fat. So Keto is a big flip fop in my Way Of Eating and I'm having a horrible time keeping my protein macro in check because I've been eating high protein for many years. Any suggestions on how to get protein consumption under control? Sun, 31 Mar 2019 13:53:18 EST Keto burst of energy! Some folks have the expectation that eating Keto will give them more energy and vitality. <BR> <BR> For myself I never felt super energetic. I felt low energy in the first week or two, then it just slowly came back to normal. One thing I have noticed is that I can do a lot of physical work and never have sore muscles later. <BR> <BR> Perhaps others have felt so lethargic eating carbs that they do feel more energy than before, though not a burst of energy, or boundless energy. What happened ... Sat, 30 Mar 2019 14:36:23 EST Virta Health Blogs - interesting articles A new blog from Virta Health - <BR> <BR> “Why Humans Don’t Need Dietary Carbohydrates to Thrive” written by: <BR> <BR> Stephen Phinney, MD, PhD <BR> Brooke Bailey, Ph <BR> Jeff Volek, PhD, RD <BR> <BR> on March 25, 2019 <BR> <BR> Kind of a long, but interesting read. Discusses thyroid health in one section of the article, as well as endurance athletes who are keto adapted, etc. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-need-dietary-carbohydrates/ </link> <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 30 Mar 2019 11:02:14 EST Dark Circles Close to two weeks on Keto. I’ve noticed progressively darkening circles appearing under my eyes. <BR> <BR> I’ve genetically always had a slight darkness, but never this badly unless I’ve gotten very very little sleep. I’ve been sleeping pretty great and thought that I was getting enough liquids. I’ve always loved water and have pretty much been drinking the same amounts I always have. <BR> <BR> I did a little research and found some people saying this happened to them on Keto, ... Sat, 30 Mar 2019 01:58:13 EST very watery bowel movements I wish for constipation. I had to quit Keto for a bit and up the carbs until I was regular again. Now I try to get 40 - 50 carbs a day and eat Chia Seed pudding with psyllium husk like it is going out of style just so I have a solid movement once in a while. Even the Digestive Clinic could not explain it. I think (not a doctor here) that the water that keto "squeezes" out is going into my bowel rather then my bladder so I get watery movements. Annoying since keto was working well (except... Wed, 27 Mar 2019 14:14:16 EST April’s Journal I decided to start a journal here to help me track my progress. Of course others are welcome to respond, but I love being a daily poster, as i notice it helps to keep me on track! <BR> <BR> I weighed in for the first time today after my first full week on Keto. I was afraid of what the number might be after goofing off for so long. <BR> <BR> SW: 201.4 <BR> <BR> I had guessed that I had gone over 200, but didn’t want to be discouraged by heavily watching the number. I’m happy with this ... Tue, 26 Mar 2019 12:40:47 EST April Challenge I'm posting early while i'm thinking about people can prepare. <BR> I will make this a sticky on the 1st...if i dont please give me a prod!! <BR> <BR> <BR> This month's challenge may be hard for some. Pretty much every one of the successful experts will tell you to eat 3 distinct meals a day. No snacking. the reasoning is that every time you eat your insulin goes up. this prevents fat loss..But, you also REALLY want to keep your body fueled. So 3 is the number they feel is the optim... Tue, 26 Mar 2019 10:05:05 EST Hi I’m new! Hi everyone. I’m new and I’ve been reading all the posts. I lost 50 pounds this year on a premade meal diet . I’ve been off since November and I want to start eating Keto. I’m hoping to find lots of great tips here and some inspiration. <em>41</em> Tue, 26 Mar 2019 08:39:14 EST Why Humans Don't Need Carbohydrates This was a super interesting article... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>t-need-dietary-carbohydrates/ </link> Tue, 26 Mar 2019 08:09:40 EST New to this group Hello all. I went from trying to just reduce my carbs (having no problem doing that) to thinking of going full Keto. I have been able to keep my net carbs below 20, usually between 15-18. I've looked at my percentages, and figured out my grams. I am struggling getting enough fat into my diet (not always but some), but mostly struggling with too much protein in my diet. I do try to plan my meals monthly, and prep weekly. Live a very busy life and am cooking for 2 other's too. Fortunately my B... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:28:09 EST All calories are NOT equal, or 1=1=1=1 It's just not that simple, all calories are NOT equal. <BR> <BR> If one focuses on just calories, it is very numerical, and it's just a matter of counting them. Per gram here are the sources: <BR> - carbs (4 cal) <BR> - fat (9 cal) <BR> - protein (4 cal) <BR> - alcohol (7 cal) <BR> <BR> First of all these numbers weren't determined by doing experiments on humans. Too many variables, and just what experiment would you do on a human to figure them out. However, approximately right. <BR> <BR... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 17:15:09 EST Projects.. ..anything goes!! I am putting this in this category..because i think that having projects helps with good health. This is for pictures of whatever you may be working on..quilts or a new hobby (or old) cooking pictures, building, woodworking..painting or cleaning a room? we would love to see your progress!!! <BR> <BR> Got a new puppy or kitten?? show us!! Fun vacation? i sure would love to see pictures!!! pop them in here!!! <BR> Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:18:12 EST Need help again! Visiting and I'm already at 16 carbs today been trying to keep them at or under 20. Now we have decided to go out tonight to a Japanese steak house. I'm not some place I can just eat before I go. I'm not really wanting to chalk this up to a carb day. I don't know if I'm looking for moral support or suggestions on how to eat? Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:01:34 EST New Hello Everyone...I am not new to spark...but I am new to keto. I have been trying unsuccessfully over the last two years to do what I did before to lose. None of it has worked. Basically turned into a yo-yo effect which has me starting over. I had been researching the keto diet for awhile and last week I finally decided I needed something different to get myself back to a healthy place. <BR> <BR> I am grateful for these boards...reading them has given me some good sources to start. Amazing... Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:58:30 EST Calories/pro ein/fat/carb balance I tracked my food this morning for the first time.. <BR> <BR> 2 fried eggs <BR> 3 sausage patties <BR> 1tbsp olive oil <BR> 4 tbsp half and half in coffee <BR> <BR> Now I just ate 3 string cheeses.. <BR> <BR> I’m at 916 calories <BR> 7 carbs <BR> 77 fat <BR> 51 protein <BR> <BR> Protein and calories are my concern. Too much protein already (21 in the string cheeses!) and my calories are low. <BR> <BR> I could have and should have eaten a salad for lunch and saved the protein for my ch... Mon, 18 Mar 2019 16:14:40 EST Random thoughts on a feeding window and snacking I haven't thought this through, and really I'm looking for others to post their ideas and fill in the blanks. <BR> <BR> Perhaps its because I've come from a diabetic background. I've had type-2 diabetes for longer than I've been eating Keto. In that realm they have the idea of not having big meals, but sort of distributing the food more smoothly across the day to avoid blood sugar spikes. You can read on this page from the Canadian Diabetes association that sort of idea: <BR> <link>http://... Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:14:30 EST Hi!! Hi all - <BR> <BR> I’m April. Turning 36 next month and finally feeling ready to get my health under control! <BR> <BR> I’m not new to SparkPeople, semi new to a ‘low carb’ diet, and completely new to Keto. <BR> <BR> I would love any and all advice or tips, any good books or resources that are suggested, and love to hear success stories! <BR> <BR> Hoping there may be some other daily posters I can make friends with. <BR> <BR> Good to meet you all!! <BR> April Mon, 18 Mar 2019 01:39:01 EST Mini Cinnamon Roll Cheesecakes A friend made these and they were delicious. I plan to try making them soon too: <BR> <BR><BR>rb-cinnamon-roll-cheesecakes/ Sat, 16 Mar 2019 02:39:03 EST I need help please anyone. I thought I had this Macro thing figured out but I do not! I changed my nutrition tracker again today and I don't think it's right. There are too many calculators out there. Could someone please tell me what mine should be I'm 5'5" 227lbs 59yrs female and would like to weigh 180lbs by Aug 9th. Also if you think that is unreasonable please let me know? Thank you in advance. Wed, 13 Mar 2019 23:00:30 EST Fiber and the Ketogenic Diet This is a great article which theorizes (not definitively states) that it is the ketones (beta hydroxybutyrate) that make up for the lack of fiber in our diets when we are on a WFKD (well formulated ketogenic diet). Amazing read. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>olon-health-ketogenic-diet/ </link> <BR> <BR> Makes me feel even better about Keto!! Wed, 13 Mar 2019 10:57:15 EST Is your health better eating Keto? Most folks start eating Keto (myself included), in order to loose weight. <BR> <BR> Over time you find that other health problems are cured, or better, and you wonder ... is it Keto that is helping with that? Here is a list of things that eating Keto may help with, and I'm curious if you too have found any of these, or others. <BR> <BR> 1. ADHD <BR> 2. Epilepsy <BR> 3. Pre-diabetes <BR> 4. Diabetes <BR> 5. PCOS <BR> 6. Autism <BR> 7. Parkinson's disease <BR> 8. Multiple Sclerosis <BR> 9. ... Sun, 10 Mar 2019 11:45:13 EST Thin Slim Foods Hi, Everyone! I'm new to Keto and new to this team. I just came across a company called Thin Slim Foods. They make breads, cookies, bagels, pizza, etc. that's supposed to be low-carb and Keto friendly. Has anyone ever tried them and what do you think? <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> Fri, 8 Mar 2019 19:14:15 EST How to speed up weight loss OK, <BR> I got your attention. I'll give you some guidance towards weight loss, but beyond loosing weight at a normal pace there is not much you can do. I lied, but please read on. <BR> - - - - - - - - <BR> <BR> I googled "how to speed up weight loss", and this was the top hit for me: <BR> <link><BR>eight-loss-with-these-12-expert-tips </link> <BR> <BR> I'll use respond to the 12 tips in that, and give you my opinion on each one. <BR> <BR> - 1. Drin... Fri, 8 Mar 2019 12:00:45 EST I Forgot I guess I forgot to do an intro when I joined the group, so here I go. <BR> <BR> My name is Rodger <BR> I will turn 59 next week <BR> I am Married for 36 plus years <BR> I have 3 grown children, all married with children (2 ladies, and 1 man) ages 37-28 <BR> We have 7 grandchildren (4 girls, 3 boys) <BR> I live south of Kansas City, Missouri (USA) <BR> I am employed full time (statistician, I work at computer all day) <BR> I am a born again Christian <BR> <BR> I have been overweight since a... Tue, 5 Mar 2019 11:04:36 EST What is "real" keto? We have a lot of new people, and many different confusing ideas. <BR> <BR> I would urge you to do your research. Don't just go by what someone on youtube says is right. <BR> <BR> For instance. The difference between net and total carbs. Net carbs was an Atkins thing. Thought up by a doctor that was trying to get more people to join Atkins. He has since apologized for this, and said that people should be doing total carbs not net. Many, many experts agree with should be doing to... Tue, 5 Mar 2019 10:34:43 EST MCT oil - what is it? From a molecular point of view a fat is a long repeating chain of carbon atoms, each carbon with two hydrogens. This acts as a sort of vertebrae. You can keep linking these together to make longer and longer backbone chains. At the end of such a long chain you cap it off with one of a few options. Cap it off with: <BR> 1 (-COOH) <BR> 2 (H) <BR> 3 Join a few ends together like a letter "Y" (three chains joined in the middle) <BR> <BR> A triglyceride, for example is where three such chains ha... Mon, 4 Mar 2019 13:17:43 EST Dairy products Dairy is an interesting area. From a Paleo point of view its easy, just no dairy. Dairy of any form was not consumed in the Palaeolithic Era, other than human milk in infancy of course. <BR> <em>466</em> <BR> But this is not a Paleo group, so consuming dairy should be OK. That said, some may have digestive problems with dairy. You may want to avoid dairy because it causes immediate problems (gas, bloating ...) or because it causes more long term impact, not so immediate. <BR> <em>22</e... Mon, 4 Mar 2019 10:26:37 EST Chili Please OK, so it is cold and I want some chili. I live in Texas and Chili is a staple food. Anyone have a Keto Chili recipe? Sat, 2 Mar 2019 20:59:00 EST Julian Bakery Paleo Thin Bread - Yay or Nay? My friend wants to split an order from them. I'm wondering if it's worth it. The type she wants to buy is the Paleo Thin bread variety pack. <BR> <BR> Has anyone tried their bread and is it good? <BR> <BR> It looks delicious in this pic but that can be deceiving. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>roduct_categories=bread </link> Sat, 2 Mar 2019 20:12:59 EST Autophagy - say what? The word autophagy is derived from Greek words “auto” meaning self and “phagy” meaning eating. So you eat yourself, well sort of. It's more like you rebuild yourself. <BR> <BR> Over time, our cells accumulate a variety damages.Damaged proteins, and oxidized particles that clog the body’s cells inner workings. This accelerates aging, and other diseases. Autophagy is the body's way of repairing those faulty parts and defending itself against disease. <BR> <BR> You can listen to Dr. Ana Mari... Sat, 2 Mar 2019 14:57:14 EST TODAY ONLY!!! M. Emmerich 14 day keto cookbook It's World Book Day today!! <BR> <BR> Maria Emmerich has a free downloadable cookbook with 14 days of recipes FREE today! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-keto-ebook/?fbclid=IwAR0iYYZO89mSfAz1<BR>EGn_A-Sz5VL-zvdj34bHBniIGzN0CxwJagxbcS8-wxs </link> Sat, 2 Mar 2019 08:24:18 EST Keto Smell (Ladies Only) I ran across this article. Please give your thoughts on it. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>rotch-is-the-seriously-smelly-side-eff<BR>ect-of-the-popular-diet/ </link> Fri, 1 Mar 2019 19:03:53 EST Keto Bagels These are the ones i like best. they are a little hard to form, but once you i also have a recipe using yeast if you want takes a little longer but well worth it. these are a little high in carbs..5.5 gm each, but thats 1/4 of my day...and i dont do them often. i usually just brush with butter or egg white and coarse salt. <BR> <BR> These are from Carolyn Ketchum at I havent had one thing of hers i havent loved... <BR> <BR> Keto Fathead Bagels <B... Fri, 1 Mar 2019 12:14:35 EST Daily Chat March 2019 Happy March Everyone! Fri, 1 Mar 2019 07:41:47 EST wheatgrass any one doing wheat grass shots .i Dont eat enough greens . it suppose to be potent in nutrition . Says about 3 carbs per ounce . Thu, 28 Feb 2019 23:01:24 EST Fat Head Calzones <img src=""> <BR> <BR> You all have probably already seen this site. They have tons of recipes. The site has so many ads though, that it takes a while to load for me. But plenty of recipes to choose from. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ad-dough-calzones/ </link> Thu, 28 Feb 2019 19:49:25 EST March Challenge We are shaking things up a little here and going for a tracking challenge. Food accountability. One of the things i hate doing the most, but I figure its a good thing--and can be a real eye opener!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I use My Fitness Pal. Its totally easy, you can put in the macros you want and it will give you a pie chart daily to see how you have done. It's free. <BR> <BR> Anyone who would like to see what I eat is welcome to add me as a name there is Holly Balzer. <BR> ... Thu, 28 Feb 2019 09:37:59 EST New Spark Article "Three Diets Dieticians Say are Not a Long Term Solution" <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/nutrition_articles.asp?id=2439 </link> <BR> <BR> #1 is the Keto Diet <BR> <BR> #2 is the Whole 30 Diet <BR> <BR> #3 is Juice Cleansing <BR> <BR> Well at least they got #3 right..... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Here is one of the comments listed below the article... <BR> <BR> "My doctor told me to continue on keto indefinitely. I had lost 30 pounds with help from this v... Thu, 28 Feb 2019 08:00:39 EST Calories burned by various parts of you each day I bumped into this interesting publication on how many calories different organs and tissues burn: <BR> <link><BR>C2980962/ </link> <BR> <BR> This is mostly metric. I want you to see these numbers straight from the publication. At the end of this I'm going to explore loosing body fat by exercising, and by strength training. <BR> - - - - - <BR> <BR> CALORIES BURNED BY DIFFERENT TISSUES: <BR> From that article, per kilogram, per day, this is how much ... Mon, 25 Feb 2019 12:30:52 EST New to keto—weight loss question I have been on keto for about 7 days now. I dropped 5 lbs in about 4 days but I have not lost weight since. Is that typical. I have been monitoring my carbs , proteins and fats. I used a keto calculator to get the amounts I should be eating. The calories are about the same as SparkPeople recommends but the carbs, proteins and fats are very different. <BR> <BR> Carbs 20-25 <BR> Proteins—101 grams <BR> Fats—122 grams Sun, 24 Feb 2019 14:31:08 EST Half Sour Pickles This recipe make one half gallon jar (64 oz) <BR> If using a larger jar adjust the ingredients. I make two jars at a time so I always have them ready. <BR> <BR> HALF SOUR PICKLES <BR> 5 Kirby cucumbers ( or as many as you can fit into your 64oz jar) <BR> 1/2 tsp Coriander Seeds (crushed) <BR> 1/2 tsp Black Peppercorns <BR> 1/2 tsp Mustard Seed <BR> 3 Bay Leaf <BR> 6 Cloves Garlic minced <BR> 1/4 Cup Kosher Salt <BR> Fresh Dill weed <BR> 6 Cups water <BR> <BR> Wash the cucumbers &amp; leav... Sun, 24 Feb 2019 10:10:14 EST Egg Fat Bombs Egg Fat Bombs <BR> These are so delicious! <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> 2 hard boiled eggs <BR> Cook 4 strips of bacon and set grease to the side for later. <BR> 1/4 C butter cut into little pieces <BR> 2 TBSP Mayo <BR> 1/4 Tsp salt (optional) <BR> <BR> Mash 2 HARD BOILED EGGS with 1/4 C BUTTER &amp; 2 TBSP MAYO using a fork. <BR> Pour in your BACON GREASE <BR> add your SALT (optional) <BR> MIX WELL - CHILL in fridge for 30 Minutes. <BR> Take out egg mix and roll into 6 egg balls then ROLL... Fri, 22 Feb 2019 09:27:35 EST I'm BAAACK! :-) Hi Y'all! <BR> <BR> It has been several months since I posted last. Wow what a journey! Here's my "series of unfortunate events" <BR> Fall: weight loss had been stalled for weeks <BR> got disappointing results at doctor visit - a1c went UP! and I was put on Metformin. <BR> restructured at work and I got a lot more responsibility - stress galore! <BR> Winter: preparing for surgery on my shoulder and collar bone I was told to add a "small bit" of carbs to give my body the energy it needs to he... Thu, 21 Feb 2019 10:32:33 EST 1st time around First time on Keto Plan. In the learning phase and so far it’s working. I m beginning to see the results. I’m a T2 on a long term acting insulin and will seek my Doctor’s OK next week before going much further. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:00:53 EST I'm Back! Lost some, gained more....ugh. Enough with the cycle and the next best diet. I know what works and I'm back, baby! <BR> <BR> Needing some community...needing a place to chat about Keto (because if I keep talking about it at home my wife will kill me in my sleep). <BR> <BR> This time I'm dragging my whole family with me...except the 4 year old, she scares me. My wife, my mother, her friend, some coworkers, a cousin...and a partridge in a pear tree. My dad is a stick bug so he can eat w... Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:44:23 EST Calories I have been reading that you should make sure you are getting enough calories. What if you just aren't hungry. I had 957 calories and was just not hungry. I have not been able to get much over 1300-1500 a day when I should have about 1800. Will not having the calories stall me because I don't think I have lost a pound in a week maybe two. Not complaining my weight loss in these last few weeks have been great losing 20 pounds in 6 weeks. Also has anyone noticed that their pallet is stron... Mon, 18 Feb 2019 19:12:37 EST Trina's Weight Loss Journal Starting Weight: Sunday 17th 224.7 <BR> <BR> More to come.... <BR> Mon, 18 Feb 2019 12:40:01 EST really really good crockpot chicken I put 4 of the thighs in my little crock pot (i think its supposed to be for dips but it holds a perfect amount of food for 1 or 2 people.) <BR> i sprayed it with olive oil spray, then stuck 2 pieces of the chicken in. i mixed 4 oz cream cheese with half a package of the dressing, and then mixed in cream till it was the correct consistancy. spread half of that over the breasts, sliced 2 mushrooms over that, and sprinkled it with parmesan. then i repeated the layers. I put it on high, and it ... Sun, 17 Feb 2019 09:42:31 EST Orange Crush Water Enhancer Someone here said they were craving Orange Crush. I forget who it was but I saw this at the store today, so I thought I'd post it for them. I didn't have my glasses with me so couldn't read the ingredients but saw it said 0 carbs. I googled when I got home. After seeing this site gave it a grade "C" I wasn't going to post it. But then I searched for MIO and it also got a "C" for the same reasons! So now I'm confused. <BR> <BR> Are these two things okay to have? I've been using MIO every day... Sat, 16 Feb 2019 19:03:50 EST What is your fave "Go To" meal? In other words, which Keto meal do you really love and can eat all the time, whether it's because it's quick and easy or you just love the taste? <BR> <BR> Or the meal that resets your body or gets your head on straight again if you're struggling? <BR> <BR> Mine is steak and sauteed mushrooms with garlic. It's so delicious, filling, and feels like I'm spoiling myself. <BR> <BR> I had a blip Thursday and was fine today but I plan to have a super strict "power weekend" where I try to get t... Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:22:36 EST Faux Potato Salad (Cauliflower) This comes from Bunsinmyoven website... I thought it was delicious!! And I didn't even have eggs in it... although if I made it again I'd take the time to do that. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ower-potato-salad-low-carb-keto-friend<BR>ly-vegetarian/ </link> Wed, 13 Feb 2019 11:42:35 EST Diseases of Civilization It is increasingly recognized that there is a mismatch between our ancient physiology and the western diet. There are many diseases virtually absent in our hunter-gatherer ancestors, or in "non-western" populations. These diseases of civilization include: <BR> 1 - coronary heart disease <BR> 2 - high blood pressure (hypertension) <BR> 3 - type-2 diabetes <BR> 4 - autoimmune diseases <BR> 5 - obesity <BR> 6 - osteoporosis <BR> <BR> I have 3 and 4 and a little bit of 5. Wed, 13 Feb 2019 11:09:59 EST New girl on the team Hi all! My name is Jenn and I am a 47 yo artist and hobby farmer in Central PA. <BR> I am looking to lose about 50 lbs total and while I have lost some, it is a total struggle. I had a hysterectomy a few years back and have packed on the lbs. I also deal with painful joint inflammation and fatigue. <BR> <BR> After watching MANY of Dr. Eric berg's videos I thought "huh! maybe this will work for me" I am, lol. <BR> <BR> I am BRAND NEW to the whole KETO thing but ready to learn an... Mon, 11 Feb 2019 12:23:25 EST New and need help Hello! <BR> <BR> I have rejoined Spark People after a longtime. I would like to start Keto with my husband and am overwhelmed with all the information out there. Where to start? Meal planning and how much should you eat? <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance.. Sun, 10 Feb 2019 16:59:46 EST Chia Seeds I have been using chia seeds in my morning coffee. I know it has a lot of carbs 10 grams carbs for 26 grams of the seeds, but it also has 10 grams of fiber for the same amount. I find it fills me up and I am good to go until noon with no hunger. What is everyone's thoughts about chia seeds. <em>106</em> Sat, 9 Feb 2019 08:19:45 EST intermittent fasting?? Intermittent fasting??? <BR> who does it, what do you think of it, how is your success rate? <BR> my keto experience is limited, i have rode the roller coaster for months now. <BR> but my friend lost alot of weight with keto, and mostly she says intermittent fasting. <BR> i am still learning. <BR> Thu, 7 Feb 2019 18:41:06 EST Keto and your Kidneys If you're about to embark on eating Keto, someone you know may have warned you about the dangers to your kidneys. They may have told you that eating that way, with all that protein, will put stress on your kidneys, don't do it. So you approach eating Keto with those doubts. <BR> <BR> First of all, it is a high protein diet that may be hard on the kidneys, dealing with all that protein. But on this team we stress eating just enough protein and continually guide folks down to about 50 or 60 ... Thu, 7 Feb 2019 18:20:59 EST The physics of calories I've written before that my original background is physics, but I don't get to use this much in nutrition. The recent "February Challenge" to move got me thinking after I'd done this morning's stair climbing. <BR> <BR> I went up and down the stairs about 30 times in about 10 minutes. <BR> Here are the equations: <BR> W = F d (energy or work is force times distance, it is how hard you push F, and for how far d) <BR> P = W/t ( power is how work divided by the time it takes to do that ... Wed, 6 Feb 2019 14:32:43 EST Betty's Blog Hello everyone. I have once again committed myself to Keto. I have real motivation now that we have finally set a wedding date of June 24, 2019. That gives me enough time to lose 30 pounds. I've only been on Keto again since 2/4/19; however, I am already feeling less bloated and lots more energy. I do use the MCT oil in my coffee everyday so that probably helps with the energy boost. I have also joined Real Appeal through my work for extra support, but log all my food here since SP shows... Wed, 6 Feb 2019 13:54:40 EST New to Keto---ear ringing? Hi, I'm new to Keto. Just have been in a couple days, actually. Since I am new to this WOE, I don't think I am in ketosis yet. (Don't check keto level) <BR> <BR> I got up this morning, my throat was hurting and since round noon, my ear has been ringing. I just wonder anyone experienced this when starting Keto diet. Am I getting Keto flu already? I had a pickle last night just to prevent the cold. <BR> <BR> Any one had this issue? Or am I just catching cold(not Keto related)? Wed, 6 Feb 2019 13:40:53 EST Trying to get my carbs down So, it seems like, no matter how hard I try, I can't get my total carbs down to 20 g. Generally, I have a really large salad for lunch with lettuce, broccoli slaw, avocado, meat and cheese. For dinner I have meat and veggies. I eat low carb veggies, but it all seems to add up pretty quickly. I don't think I've been down to 20 at all in the last two weeks. I've been averaging around 35 total carbs. <BR> <BR> Any help would be appreciated!! Thanks. Tue, 5 Feb 2019 14:07:36 EST Old to SP-NEW to Keto Hi I have hidden from SP for 7 years...kept saying I would lose weight for our daughter's wedding (Jan 9th-NOPE, didn't happen) I am 60 and need to do something I am 5'8" weighing 215 and feel terrible. Diabetes is all around me, how I don't have it baffles me! I do NOT eat seafood except tuna....I need to deal with ME now that the kids in the house are all gone. Its all about me and being as healthy as I can...hubby will come along for the ride. He is a great supporter with a great metabolis... Tue, 5 Feb 2019 10:39:45 EST Daily Chat (February 2019) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to a Wonderful February!! <BR> <BR> Bring on the exercise challenge!! Fri, 1 Feb 2019 08:06:30 EST Dr. Gundry on Keto (author of the Plant Paradox) I've been reading a lot of mentions of "plant protein" and Keto. There are people doing Keto but not eating animal protein, which seems impossible to me but they are doing it. So I started googling. The Dr. who wrote the Plant Paradox talks a lot about protein. I guess he's got a lot of famous followers. This article was strange to me because he's recommending a much lower protein total than anywhere I've read. <BR> <BR> Just passing it along as a matter of interest in case anyone wanted ... Thu, 31 Jan 2019 20:42:44 EST I’ve been lurking for a month. Greetings! <BR> <BR> I’m a month in on trying to clean up my eating and it is going great. Low carb has worked for me before and I definitely feel it working magic again. My key is that I just have to remember that carbs are never worth the consequences. Thu, 31 Jan 2019 10:17:04 EST New to SP but 30 days into Keto Hi there! <BR> <BR> My name is Angie (just wish I was Princess Buttercup) - and after realizing how sugar/starch addicted we were and A LOT of research, my husband and I made the decision to go keto a month ago. Honestly, I think we're eating healthier now than we have in about 10 years. The benefits have been amazing both physically and mentally. For the first time, I feel in control of my eating and believe I'm making progress towards losing weight and improving my health. I do howev... Thu, 31 Jan 2019 09:35:50 EST Keto and your brain The major focus the impact of eating Keto is usually physical. <BR> <BR> But feeling your brain with Ketones rather than glucose can of course have changes on cognition too. I've personally experienced that because my mild cognitive impairment is even milder eating Keto. <BR> <BR> These problems with one's brain, that Keto can impact include: <BR> 1. - autism <BR> 2. - epilepsy <BR> 3. - mild cognitive impairment, ( type-3 diabetes ?) <BR> <BR> I'll just post links to the national institu... Wed, 30 Jan 2019 12:04:02 EST Cauliflower Grilled Cheese & Cabbage Pancakes I've been watching YouTube to get inspiration on new meals. I haven't tried either of these yet but just posting in case anyone wants to try. I love anything with a crispy texture so they looked good to me. <BR> <BR> <BR> Keto Cauliflower Grilled Cheese: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>yxMCOuw </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> How to Make Ketogenic CABBAGE PANCAKES LCHF <BR> <BR> <link><BR>c9SDqSU </link> Tue, 29 Jan 2019 20:27:18 EST Body fat It just struck me that a lot of people (including me) want to loose body fat, and that indeed is probably the reason most folks are drawn to eating Keto, not for other health benefits. <BR> <BR> Even so, there hasn't been a direct topic here on body fat itself. Here is a picture of the skin layers: <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 28 Jan 2019 11:07:30 EST February Challenge Ok a much easier one for February. <BR> <BR> Exercise. While not required to succeed at Keto, it's just plain good for you!! so, here is the challenge. <BR> <BR> there are 4 weeks in February. <BR> Week 1--MINDFULLY move at least 10 minutes every day. This can be a walk, lifting weights, whatever you would like, and if you need to split it into 2 5 minute sessions thats fine. We are all at different fitness levels so this should work for just about everyone. Even if its Arm Circles. ANYTH... Mon, 28 Jan 2019 10:09:45 EST Need Advice on Working Out & Weights If anyone has any expertise on this, I'm all ears. I've been looking online and honestly there's just SO much fitness stuff, I'm not sure which sites know what they're talking about. <BR> <BR> I have been walking about 2 miles most days. So I feel I'm getting enough cardio. I know people here have mentioned that exercise isn't necessary with Keto, but walking is actually something I love. It's like therapy for me. <BR> <BR> After losing weight, my body is getting smaller for sure, but I a... Fri, 25 Jan 2019 18:06:15 EST Spinach Stuffed Chicken Spinach Stuffed Chicken...... I had last tonight. It was very good with a lot of flavor. Recipe stated only 2 carbs. <BR> <link><BR>chicken-2/ </link> Thu, 24 Jan 2019 12:05:09 EST SparkPeople keto/low carb, again <BR> Hi, y’all. Just thought I’d post a link to this article from SparkPeople’s front page, written by their head dietician. IMO, very disappointing and misinformed opinion. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/nutrition_articles.asp?id=2441 </link> Thu, 24 Jan 2019 07:42:43 EST Sparkpeople and Keto This anti-Keto article was brought to Holly, and my attention by 4ROSEMARY <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=2439 </link> <BR> <BR> We can discuss it here. Wed, 23 Jan 2019 11:54:22 EST Fettuccine a la zucchini noodles for one I just got a nice spiralizer that I ordered on Amazon and had to try it even though I'm really sick right now. It's really easy otherwise I would have had to quit and go back to bed. <BR> <BR> I used the 5mm blade and spiralized a medium zucchini (about 5oz). 2 tbs unsalted butter and saute with some sliced garlic. Add generous amount of fresh ground pepper (if you're like me) and some sea salt. Cook it to your taste depending on if you want it totally limp or a little crunchy. That's... Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:11:59 EST Simple Baked Cauliflower by Eric Riper <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> I haven't tried this yet but thought it looked delicious. It's from Chef Eric Ripert. <BR> <BR> Not sure what the spices are but you can use any spice. From Wiki: "Herbes de Provence is a mixture of dried herbs considered typical of the Provence region of southeast France. These blen... Tue, 22 Jan 2019 20:49:30 EST Hello from the Caribbean! Hi everyone! I'm not sure of how to start this....I finally stopped procrastinating yesterday when I took my measurements and saw that my waist is now 40 inches - I'm a 40 year old with a 40 inch waist - not good! <BR> <BR> My name is Nalini. I've done keto before and have had success. For me the challenge is taking time to prepare separate meals for myself - I have 3 kids and cooking for them plus my husband leaves me exhausted - most times I feel like I'm running a restaurant! <BR> <BR>... Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:02:44 EST Lini's Weight Loss Journey Hi everyone! I'm not sure of how to start this....I finally stopped procrastinating yesterday when I took my measurements and saw that my waist is now 40 inches - I'm a 40 year old with a 40 inch waist - not good! <BR> <BR> My name is Nalini. I've done keto before and have had success. For me the challenge is taking time to prepare separate meals for myself - I have 3 kids and cooking for them plus my husband leaves me exhausted - most times I feel like I'm running a restaurant! <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:33:20 EST Side effects when starting Keto If you've just started, or are about to start eating Keto you should know what some typical side effects are. That way you know you are normal, and it isn't Keto that is unhealthy. <BR> <BR> I'm curious to know which of you had which symptoms, what you did to deal with them, and how long they lasted. <BR> <BR> 1. BRAIN FOG <BR> A non-Keto brain is fuelled by a lot of glucose. If you cut the glucose it takes a few days to a few weeks to efficiently fuel it with fat (actually ketones from fat... Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:34:56 EST Montana Hash by Carrie Brown Here is the recipe I thought looked awesome... haven't tried it yet as it has HWC and cheese, but will soon! (option for dairy free at bottom) <BR> <BR> Montana Hash <BR> Author: Carrie Brown | Prep time: 5 mins | Cook time: 30 mins | Total time: 35 mins | Serves: 4 <BR> What You Need <BR> 1 TBSP avocado oil or coconut oil <BR> 4 cloves fresh garlic, crushed <BR> 3 ½ oz. / 100g onion, finely chopped <BR> 3 oz. / 85g green pepper, finely chopped <BR> 1 lb. / 450g ground beef ... Tue, 15 Jan 2019 16:16:42 EST keto Good afternoon, <BR> this is my second attempt at spark. two years ago i weighed in at my heaviest and with a low carb diet i was able to lose 130 lbs in 10 months. then i had my shoulder replaced and gone back to normal eating with no exercise and gained 70 of it back. i tried keto at the beginning of the year but i gave into carbs on my second week but i have decided to give it another try starting tomorrow i am hoping to get some motivation and push through this. i love lifting weights but... Mon, 14 Jan 2019 14:57:11 EST Loose skin while losing weight This video is from Dr. Berry about ways to fix loose skin while losing weight. This is a big concern of mine .I've seen pictures of people who have lost a significant amount of weight and have a lot of loose skin. Does anyone agree with his explanation in this video? <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>qeVEaqw </link> Sun, 13 Jan 2019 00:51:55 EST x Posted in wrong section. Sorry. Sat, 12 Jan 2019 19:09:23 EST Great Article About Keto and Diabetics! I found this article so helpful! <BR> <BR> Quoted in part: "Being in a state of ketosis is safe and can provide much benefit to the neurological system and metabolic pathways of the body. People will often report sharper mental function, increased energy, better sleep, weight loss, and fewer food cravings." <BR> <BR> The article also explains the difference between ketosis and ketoacidosis. Can you tell I am a newbie! lol! <BR> <BR> It also explains why some people need to be careful on... Sat, 12 Jan 2019 13:53:35 EST Is breakfast important to you? Long story short, since I started my food plan in Sept, I always skip breakfast during the work week because I work very early hours and can never squeeze it in. My first meal is at about 2:30ish when I get home, (although I have a tiny snack at work at about 10am). Then at about 6pm or so, I eat a second smaller meal. <BR> <BR> Now that I will have a normal schedule again, (the local office is closing), I could start having breakfast everyday if I want. For now, the company is letting me c... Fri, 11 Jan 2019 19:49:54 EST Good to find this Team <em>30</em> Hi there, my name is Glenda. I have been dieting off and on for a number of years. I lost 40 pounds between 2003 and 2004 but slowly regained it after just being tired of dieting. <BR> <BR> Because I used to be one of the leaders of a weight loss group I felt it was my duty to learn about different diets. That railroaded my efforts as carbs were introduced back into my system big time. The only way that I have ever been able to lose on is some form of low carb way of eating. <... Fri, 11 Jan 2019 09:58:24 EST Jillian Michaels Slams the Keto Diet Your thoughts? <BR> <link><BR>haels-slams-keto-diet/ </link> <BR> <BR> I know I've got plenty. Wed, 9 Jan 2019 19:28:08 EST Easy Keto Low-Carb Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole <BR> Easy Keto Low-Carb Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole is a simple ground beef recipe that resembles a hamburger pie! With only 2 grams of carbs, this dish is loaded up with creamy, melted cheese, cream cheese mustard, worcestershire sauce for burger flavor. You can even serve this dish for breakfast. <BR> <BR> Course Breakfast, dinner, lunch <BR> <BR> Prep Time 15 minutes <BR> <BR> Cook Time 15 minutes <BR> <BR> Total Time 30 minutes <BR> <BR> <BR> Servings 6 <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 9 Jan 2019 14:06:08 EST Tracking fat I have a question? I have read to track fat and keep it around 75 percent. Then I read here not to worry about it because your body will use its own fat for energy. Which is best to lose weight? Wed, 9 Jan 2019 13:52:31 EST Keto strips negative, no weight loss I have started and stopped Keto a couple of times and have felt like I had the Keto flu, but never had any way to measure. This time I started December 31st and have been very strict and no cheating. The test strips still show negative ketones and I originally lost about 3 pounds but gained back 2.5 pounds from yesterday morning to this morning. I have never felt like I had the keto flu and I don't know why I gained 2.5 pounds in 24 hours. My carb count is usually about 25 to 30 daily, t... Wed, 9 Jan 2019 10:34:14 EST Starting again Hello all....a co-worker introduced me to Keto and I gave it a try and lost 17 pounds end of last year.....then the holidays came and I threw everything I have done out the I have started over and only in a couple days, but already feel less bloated...Just kicked off my morning with a bulletproof coffee and 100 calorie pack of almonds....I know I won't fall off the wagon this time since my fiance and I have finally set a date to get married at the end of to look good i... Wed, 9 Jan 2019 08:37:32 EST Keto Noobie Hello My Name is Candi. I began cooking and eating Keto as of last week. I wanted to begin the Keto Diet a couple of months ago so I bought 3 Keto cookbooks, but my husband absolutely refused to allow it. Recently my husbands Blood Glucose levels were 336 and he was scared. He now is very glad that I had purchased the books and had done some research so we could get started quickly. In approximately 1 week his Glucose levels are now down to 106 today and he has lost 5 pounds. I have los... Wed, 9 Jan 2019 05:33:28 EST Gained a few pounds; trying FMD I think I gained a few pounds (much of which may be water) by eating too much cheese; it has become my primary trigger/emotional food. Going dairy-free will likely be my next major dietary adjustment after fasting, speaking of which…. I'm on day #2 of a "fast mimicking diet" (FMD). They claim that by cutting your calories to about 38% of normal for five days, you get all the benefits of a 5-day water fast with none of the negative side effects. I'm skeptical, but it is easier than eatin... Sun, 6 Jan 2019 23:32:58 EST Best and Worst Sweeteners Do you all agree with this article about sweeteners? <BR> <BR> I finally got around to buying heavy cream and unsweetened Hershey's cocoa. The only sweetener I have is Truvia. That's okay to use, right? <BR> <BR> I just want to be clear because I forget where I read certain things and the whole artificial sweetener topic can be confusing. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>best-and-worst-sweeteners/ </link> Sun, 6 Jan 2019 16:25:24 EST Newbie Hi everyone! My name is Stephanie and 53 years old. I heard about keto several times from my sister whose friends are having good success. I convinced my husband and daughter to join me. <BR> <BR> I read about jumpstarting ketosis and decided to begin that way. I ate a high protein/fat meal followed by 18 hours fasting then 2 high protein/fat meals followed by 24 hours fasting. Now it is day 3 and not even hungry despite a 24 hour fast and only craving is actually minimal and it is ac... Sat, 5 Jan 2019 21:02:56 EST Dr. Oz show today I didn't see it. Can someone give a summary of what he said about Keto? <BR> <BR> Thank you! Fri, 4 Jan 2019 18:26:32 EST Flu symptoms? I'm new to the team and to the Keto plan and I was wondering has anyone had ill side effects from this plan? I was told there are flu like symptoms. Should I expecting head aches, mood swings,etc.? I'm just on day 2. Thu, 3 Jan 2019 12:27:35 EST Amanda's Journal 2019 I love the idea of having this out there for all to read. I'm a little nervous to do this. I'm a "suffer in silence" kind a person. When I'm doing well I like to socialize, but when I'm struggling I don't like anybody to know. I started back on Keto in November simply because I felt too awful to wait until the new year. I've had some ups and downs, but I feel confident that I can move forward ready to tackle the new year. Usually, I don't believe in New Year's resolutions, but because I... Wed, 2 Jan 2019 11:07:08 EST squeaky Clean Keto challenge Please note...this is for members who want a little challenge. post what you would like..we will support each other and cheer each other on. The challenge is on facebook under Squealy Clean Keto Challenge, and is being put on by I Breathe I'm Hungry. You are welcome to join there..they have recipes, food plans, etc if you would like to follow their plan. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 31 Dec 2018 10:28:33 EST Daily Chat (January 2019) Here is our new January thread. I wont do a sticky on it till tomorrow..and no need to post here till tomorrow..just wanted to be sure not to forget! Mon, 31 Dec 2018 09:59:34 EST Jillian Michaels says don't eat Keto Here is a link to a short anti-keto article by Jillian Michaels <BR> <link><BR>ealthy-Jillian-Michaels-Answers-454110<BR>81/amp </link> <BR> <BR> She was one of the coaches on "The Biggest Looser". Sat, 29 Dec 2018 18:09:49 EST What's your go-to preworkout? Hey all! Long time again! <BR> <BR> Life has just been getting busy, crazy, and just UGH! <BR> <BR> There's a gym about a 2 minute drive from my house and I joined. I really have no excuse to not go and I've been going regularly. I'm focusing on weight training and now that I'm increasing my weights, I'm having a hard time keeping up. It's like I'm hitting a wall after awhile. I've been on keto for a few years so it's not that I'm getting used to keto. <BR> <BR> I generally have a BPC and ... Wed, 26 Dec 2018 11:52:20 EST Christmas food I enjoyed ham egg sausage cheese cabbage of course meat balls <BR> Swedish food is Keto friendly Tue, 25 Dec 2018 06:37:00 EST Pre-New Years Fast I'm thinking about doing a 24-hour fast before New Years. I'm thinking of it as a type of renewal or rest for my body before I start the New Year. <BR> <BR> I've never done a fast before in my life so was wondering if anyone has any tips. I know drinking water is important. I've been reading up on it and I read that if you eat broth or anything with any type of flavor (like even adding a drop of lemon to water), it actually doesn't count as a fast because your body thinks you're eating somet... Sun, 23 Dec 2018 15:03:09 EST Did you know? Did you know that you can do a quick entry and enter negative numbers? <BR> <BR> So I ate a prepackaged salad my husband bought me and omitted the crispy rice noodles. I often get those and just take out things and often use my own salad dressing. Today I learned that I can look up what those things would have added and using a Quick Entry enter them as a negative number so my food diary is more accurate. Wed, 19 Dec 2018 19:25:00 EST Targeted fat loss? Can you target what area of the body it loses fat from? <BR> <BR> Like if you do sit-ups, can you convince the body to loose fat from there first, or does that just build up good abs and not influence where fat is lost from? <BR> <BR> Sun, 16 Dec 2018 22:51:54 EST Three months on keto, have questions Hello Team Keto, <BR> <BR> Background: I am a chronic yo-yo dieter. I have gained and lost the same 20 pounds many times in my 52 years. I've never been obese, but have ranged between chubby and solidly overweight since college. The most success I've had dieting was when I did Atkins to lose my 3rd child baby weight in the early 2000s, but I was exercising very regularly (5 days a week aerobics, running and 2-3 days weights). I would try to go back to Atkins years later, and would have troub... Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:58:37 EST IBS I can't find the topic where I was talking about IBS before. I've had IBS for years and the doctors told me it was caused by eating fatty foods and foods with too much oil. I am also lactose intolerant which causes some similar problems. These things all began to happen after I had to have my gall bladder removed. I would often get really sick about once a week and often had spasms in my colon that you could see from the outside. Since I started Keto on Nov 1st this year I haven't had an... Sat, 8 Dec 2018 21:27:34 EST Any issues mixing Magnesium Citrate & medication? Have you had any problems with taking Magnesium and your other medications? <BR> <BR> I'm on a low-dose high blood pressure medication call Losartan. Previously, I read that magnesium citrate can interact with blood pressure medication, so I've never even considered taking it. But looking into it more, it seems the one it interacts with is a channel-blocker, which isn't the same type as Losartan. <BR> <BR> I bought some Mag Citrate for kids today in powder form because I can't swallow huge... Sat, 8 Dec 2018 16:39:14 EST Free kindle book on intermittent fasting right now Not sure if it's any good or how long it will be free. <link><BR>SIN/B01G0ZU50I </link> Sun, 2 Dec 2018 16:36:50 EST Olive Tapenade Olive Tapenade <BR> <BR> 1 Cup Kalamata pitted olives <BR> 1 Cup Green pimento stuffed pitted olives <BR> 3 Tablespoons Capers <BR> 1 clove garlic (more if you like) <BR> 1/4 Cup fresh chopped Basil <BR> 1 1/2 Teaspoon Lemon juice <BR> 2 Tablespoons EVOO <BR> 1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper <BR> <BR> Put everything into a food processor. Blend well leave a little chunky that's it! <BR> <BR> Serving size is 2 Tablespoons = Cal 25, Carbs 2, Fat 3, Pro 0, Fiber 0 <BR> <BR> KETO - Zucchini slices,... Sun, 2 Dec 2018 12:39:11 EST Company Xmas Party Carbs I had to look up a "Rocket fuel latte". So this is supposed to be some sort of Keto coffee with "rocket fuel" being the MCT oils and things. The nutrition information I found on the internet: <BR> <link><BR>ories/the-keto-diet-rocket-fuel-latte-<BR>635404318 </link> <BR> says 27 grams of carbs in a 16 once cup, that is really 2 regular cups. <BR> <BR> But something like this doesn't fit in a Keto day at all, not even half of that at 14 grams. <BR> - - - ... Sun, 2 Dec 2018 11:24:49 EST Quick Coleslaw Recipe I love shrimp so I buy it frozen and just thaw what I need, chop it up and mix it in. It is also good with sunflower seeds. Here is what I do. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Well, that's a lot smaller than I thought it would be. The numbers are Cal, Carbs, Fat, Pro, Fiber <BR> <BR> Lemon Juice, 0.5 fl oz 4 1 0 0 0 <BR> Kroger Cooked Shrimp Medium Tail on Peeled and Deveined about 11 shrimp 85g, 1 11 shrimp... Sat, 1 Dec 2018 09:58:47 EST Daily Chat (December) a few hours early, but i'm on a break from the bakery and will probably be there all <BR> Happy December everyone! Fri, 30 Nov 2018 13:26:50 EST Pumpkin desserts Here is pumpkin cheesecake <BR> <BR> <link><BR>b-keto-pumpkin-cheesecake-recipe/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Here is pumpkin mousse <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/low-carb-pumpkin-cheesecake-mousse/ </link> Fri, 30 Nov 2018 09:05:07 EST My First Fasting Attempt I'm proud to report I am now on the 41st hour of my first attempt to fast (for more than 24 hrs). Yesterday, I had about 200 calories of fat (fish oil capsules and coconut oil with my coffee) but no stevia or artificial sweeteners as recommended by Dr. Jason Fung. I also had a bit of lime juice squeezed into my water. <BR> <BR> However, I'm not really a fan of adding fat to my coffee, and I miss my stevia. Plus, it did not make sense to me that Dr. Fung permits his fasting patients to ... Thu, 29 Nov 2018 21:11:05 EST High Cholesterol may prevent dementia? <BR> <BR> A very interesting article from Diet Doctor that makes me happy. High LDL is my only outlying measured test. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>cholesterol-may-protect-against-dement<BR>ia-dont-tell-the-statin-pushers?utm_so<BR>urce=Diet+Doctor+newsletter&amp;utm_ca<BR>mpaign=fb307e4c6d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_<BR>01_23_COPY_01&amp;utm_medium=email&amp<BR>;utm_term=0_41db911777-fb307e4c6d-464976209 </link> <BR> <BR> Edited to paste a link rather than the we... Thu, 29 Nov 2018 08:01:30 EST Reconnecting with Keto Good Morning Team Keto, <BR> I'm reconnecting with Keto. I used it a couple years ago, but got nervous about the long term(untested effects). I left after 20 lbs lost. I joined Weight Watchers, but had no success. I realized my blood pressure has recently been bad, and decided to reconnect since I felt the best and had the most success on Keto. I'm back on day 3 and already feel so much better. It's saying a lot when I feel the need to do this right before Christmas, but I haven't been... Wed, 28 Nov 2018 09:46:11 EST Reduced Calorie Macros On days that you consume fewer than your usual calories, is it a good idea (for muscle retention) to reduce your percentage of calories from fat and increase your protein percentage to maintain a more stable absolute level of protein consumption? For example, going from 75% fat calories to 60%? Sun, 25 Nov 2018 05:51:48 EST New to this group Hi, I've been doing Keto since June 2018. I've lost 21 lbs doing Keto and 39 lbs in the past two years. I've been mostly following Facebook groups and remembered SparkPeople. Figured I'd come here and see if there were any Keto groups and here I am! Hoping to learn from everyone here! <BR> <BR> I have to say this is the greatest I've felt in years! <em>213</em> Sat, 24 Nov 2018 20:06:26 EST Fibromyalgia This topic is inspired by DONNAJEAN's wall post bringing up fibromyalgia. <BR> <BR> My cousin has fibromyalgia, as does about 2% of the population. I myself have ulcerative colitis (in remission for 8 years now), which is probably unrelated to fibromyalgia, though the jury is still out on fibromyalgia being an auto-immune disease (body's self defence mechanism attack the body, not an external invader). <BR> <BR> <link><BR>romyalgia-an-autoimmune-disease-... Wed, 21 Nov 2018 10:24:44 EST My looooong story condensed. <BR> Sought help in early 80's through O.A. with short term success. <BR> Eventually gave up. <BR> Tried O.A. again in the early 90's and found FAA which has a sugar, flour and wheat free food plan that was weighed and measured, reported to a sponsor and very low fat-reaching only 1 tbs. if fat daily. Lost 100 lbs in about 10 months and my gallbladder plus a lot of hair!. Started slipping and sliding on the food plan eventually and began eating fast foods and sugars again. Gained back all th... Tue, 20 Nov 2018 18:30:13 EST Calculating your Keto Macros (grams) Subject: Why these macros for Keto, 20 grams carbs, 50 grams protein, rest from fat ? <BR> <BR> ----- CARBS ----- <BR> Like KDGIRL said carbs are a limit. About 20 grams a day for women, 25 for men. Here on wikipedia: <BR> <link><BR>drate </link> <BR> it says: <BR> "Carbohydrates are a common source of energy in living organisms; however, no single carbohydrate is an essential nutrient in humans." <BR> <BR> ----- PROTEIN ----- <BR> <link> Mon, 19 Nov 2018 11:28:39 EST Good keto foods? Breakfast: boiled egg a little salt. <BR> <BR> Lunch: lettuce, tomato, grated carrot, thin slice chicken, thin slice cheese, mayonnaise. <BR> <BR> Dinner: Savoy cabbage, butter, tinned tuna, cheddar cheese, Celeriac hash brown, olive oil. <BR> <BR> Snack: Almonds and 85% chocolate. <BR> <BR> Still experimenting. Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:16:24 EST Chicken Spinach and Cheese Casserole It was the featured recipe today - and I changed it to low carb/keto!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>pe-detail.asp?recipe=3432416 </link> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:57:41 EST celeriac mash Celeriac mash <BR> it's delicious <BR> had it with pork sausage and cheese on top. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:58:58 EST Has anyone else noticed errors in the food tracker In the subtotals under each meal I'm seeing errors. I have no idea how to report that or if they would even fix it. I mostly see it when I have 1's or 0's in a column. In one area I had two things that had one carb and the rest were 0's, but the subtotal says 1. In another area I had a group of things that all had 0 protein and the total was 1. Now today I'm seeing it more. In one column I'm one short and the next one is has one extra. The other areas were the numbers are higher seem to... Sat, 10 Nov 2018 22:45:35 EST Ladies... spotting? This is day 9 for me on Keto and when I got up this morning and noticed I was spotting. Is this normal? I take BC pills and I'm no where near the time I should start my period. Fri, 9 Nov 2018 18:17:57 EST beginner I just see it working for my daughter and now my son so I am giving it a go. <BR> I hear them saying how much better they feel. <BR> I see how much better they are in themselves. <BR> They both say their mind is clearer and alert. <BR> Both losing weight steadily. <BR> Both seem happier. <BR> They want me to be healthier too so I'm giving it a try. Fri, 9 Nov 2018 08:13:13 EST But I don't like cooking ... I'm curious what the folks who don't like cooking do. <BR> <BR> One barrier that some folks seem to have, is the idea that there is a lot of cooking involved in eating Keto, and they don't like cooking, either the effort, or the time. <BR> <BR> Well a fair bit of high carb living can be ordering in pizza, going for burger and fries and probably a sugar filled drink, and so on. Fast food. <BR> <BR> So perhaps one has to cook at home more, but isn't that true if you don't eat in restaurants,... Thu, 8 Nov 2018 09:59:38 EST Starting again I tried Keto and lost 17 pounds within a few month...this past weekend was horrible with eating bread and having spaghetti with the pasta....shame on me.....back to a good start today and will stick with it this time. Hoping I can get back into ketosis quickly <em>521</em> Tue, 6 Nov 2018 14:59:24 EST Hello fellow Ketoers! Good morning, I wanted to take the time to say hi to all my old &amp; hopefully new team members. I joined SP in 2012 and took a some years off from SP and did my own thing during that time I lost 40 lbs but gained back 30 lbs due to an illness the medication combo given to me made me gain weight badly. I started Keto WOE in April I had lost 15lbs and many total inches. Then the dreaded day came where I fell off the proverbial Keto wagon! I had dinner with my son's girlfriends family (meeti... Mon, 5 Nov 2018 11:21:00 EST RED Palm Oil Thoughts on Red Palm oil for cooking? <BR> <BR> I hear it has a smell but am not sure what people mean by that. <BR> <BR> Currently I use avocado oil to cook with-- or coconut oil. There is EVOO here too. <BR> <BR> So if I were to add red palm oil--what do you cook in it? I hear its the betacarotene that makes it healthy. If thats the case, is there a better way to get betacarotene? Fri, 2 Nov 2018 13:23:30 EST Hello - New Member Hi There, I'm not new to Sparkpeople (joined January of 2008), but new to the group. I've yo-yo dieted since the mid 80's and sick of it. I'm now 55 and currently healthy but way overweight. So it is a matter of time before my numbers go up (blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol). I'm getting a grip on it now before they get there. I'm a big Dr. Jason Fung fan and familiar with a lot of other Keto gurus as well. I've been doing Keto and intermittent fasting for about a month and have lo... Thu, 1 Nov 2018 20:17:30 EST Keto--early sadness? Hi Gang! <BR> <BR> So I am new to KETO, 5 days in, and have had the weirdest sadness. Anybody extra gloomy right when you started? Just trying to see if it's normal or just me. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Thu, 1 Nov 2018 19:33:56 EST Hi I'm starting Keto today, Nov 1. I have Fibromyalgia and Psoriatic Arthritis (and autoimmune disease) and deal with a lot of chronic pain and fatigue all the time, every day. I had to quit my job about 8 years ago and I have steadily gained weight. I have a hard time exercising because I start having pain whenever I do. I try to do small amounts at a time. I can usually only do walking or cycling about 10 minutes before I have to stop. This makes it very hard to lose weight. I have star... Thu, 1 Nov 2018 19:29:58 EST Ignore this topic if you can ... my bad I told you ... ignore this one. But you didn't. <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> I made a mistake in creating it. So I changed both the title, and the body .... <BR> <BR> Really! IGNORE THIS ONE. Thu, 1 Nov 2018 09:40:01 EST Daily Chat (November) We had a very quiet Halloween. It thundered and rained and there was lightning from 4-6 so not many ventured out afterwards. I had about 7 bags of candy - I had 5 groups (from 1-3) of trick or treaters. So they all got handfuls, and even the moms and dads!! <BR> <BR> Marie my labs were great. I did a separate post on them (Yearly Labs) but the important ones were A1C 5.1, trig low, HDL high, ratio excellent, and 20+ pounds down from 10 months ago. <BR> <BR> My husband on the other hand ... Thu, 1 Nov 2018 07:18:42 EST Keto for high cholesterol <em>213</em> HI Gang! SO my hubby and I started Keto because we both need to lose weight. 120lbs for me, 70 for him. I also started because my doc recently diagnosed me with high cholesterol, and wants to put me on meds. That has these side effects are 1-weight gain, 2-brain fog(I have fribromyalgia, this is something I already experience) 3-develop type 2 diabetes WHAT!! <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> I know cholesterol is something I can control to a certain degree with diet and exercise, an... Tue, 30 Oct 2018 11:31:35 EST Yearly Labs Lots of good news - and some great news! <BR> <BR> I got my labs done for the year (I'm fairly healthy so only see my primary once a year) and as is so often in the military health care system - I got a new Primary Care Provider. Now I'm not complaining - the care I get is excellent, but I go through a lot of doctors over the years. The good thing is my health care is documented in my file for the last 30 years, so it's pretty comprehensive. <BR> <BR> A1C - 5.1 lowest ever. Period! <BR... Fri, 26 Oct 2018 18:55:58 EST Three weeks in Hello everyone! I am Kelly and I am three weeks into my keto journey. I have been on Spark for 5 years, and at one point lost 50 pounds. I gained it all back while working on my Ph. D but I graduated in May and got back on the wagon in July. I am down 25 pounds since July 10th, and 10 of those were in the past 3 weeks with keto. I am looking forward to seeing this through and hoping to get some support. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 12:24:25 EST Hello! My Intro ~ Hello everyone. I joined SparkPeople some time ago but never really did much with it. I have always been up and down in my weight, never quite making it go my goal. <BR> <BR> Last Spring I decided to lower my carb intake. I am a carb lover so this was not an easy feat. But the results were awesome and I have been eating this way ever since. I have lost 25 lbs, and am lower than I have been in a very long time. I passed my goal and I am on a roll. <BR> <BR> I have been a runner fo... Thu, 18 Oct 2018 19:03:14 EST Ketones Just wanted to start a bit of a discussion on ketones since I track mine regularly (I've been doing it almost every day for six months now) and I've talked to some others who are starting to or are thinking about it. <BR> <BR> 1) you do not have to track ketones to be in ketosis or do keto correctly <BR> <BR> 2) Strips lose their effectiveness after your body starts using ketones for fuel, so after awhile this is not going to be efficient. <BR> <BR> 3) Just because you are in "ketosis" ... Tue, 16 Oct 2018 13:37:10 EST Head against wall. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Don't ask ... just don't ask. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 10:31:48 EST Indian Keto recipes Thanks to Cedric (CED1106) for pointing out this Indian Keto site. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ecipes/ </link> <BR> <BR> Just by chance I was chatting with an Indian woman on group for new diabetics here on spark people. Great for her, but I like Indian food and don't want to loose this link too. <BR> <BR> A combination site, Heavy Metal music from India, and Indian Keto food ... wow! <BR> Fri, 12 Oct 2018 21:43:09 EST avocado any one have any tricks for staggering avacado ripeness . I was told if you put it in a bag with a apple it would ripen faster but it didnt work for me and if you put it the fridge it doesn't ripen properly Trying to eat 1 per day . Usually i buy 5 in a pack . Fri, 12 Oct 2018 09:09:22 EST I need a keto friend My name is Melanie and I am from South Africa. Somewhere between being a mum, wife, daughter, sister and friend I have lost myself. I am starting my keto journey and need some friends to help me on this journey. I cannot do it on my own and just need some support. Would really appreciate. Have a blessed weekend Fri, 12 Oct 2018 04:59:24 EST jSparkrecipes collections Does anyone here have collections of keto recipes on SparkRecipes? I'm interested because a) recipes on SparkRecipes simplifies nutrition tracking and shared collections would make finding suitable recipes in the SparkRecipes database makes it much easier, and b) I'd rather not enter a recipe if it's already in the database. <BR> <BR> I also think it might be handy if the Team Leaders were to maintain a curated list of such recipes. Wed, 10 Oct 2018 23:28:01 EST Cream Of Mushroom soup 1 pound mushrooms <BR> 1/2 cup butter <BR> one teaspoon fresh lemon juice <BR> 1/2 teaspoon onion powder <BR> 8 oz cream cheese <BR> 3 1/2 cups water <BR> 3-4 chicken bouillon packets or cubes...check the carb and ingredient list! <BR> 1/2 tsp ground black pepper <BR> 1 cup heavy whipping cream <BR> <BR> as an alternative you can use 3 1/2 cups chicken broth <BR> <BR> wash mushrooms. remove and set aside the stems, thinly slice the caps. <BR> in large saucepan, melt the butter on medium hi... Mon, 8 Oct 2018 10:04:48 EST Just beginning Hello All! <BR> I am a 45 year old female who CAN NOT lose any weight. I haven't been tracking anything and I try to eat healthy options 80% of the time, however, I can not lose any weight. I have been stuck at 155 for the past 1.5 years. I have a sedentary job, but have been either walking/jogging 3 miles at least 2-3 times a week or using my Bowflex Max trainer that often. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I have not tried keto before, but have read a lot of books on the su... Thu, 4 Oct 2018 07:43:00 EST Heartburn I would like suggestions on how would you began elimination to find what cause heartburn. I suffer almost daily. <BR> <BR> I see where Keto eliminates that in many people. <BR> <BR> What is the main culprit or is it just a thing for gastric sleeve people? Mon, 1 Oct 2018 16:45:37 EST Hungry or Not I was never a big breakfast eater. Doing keto I have made myself eat breakfast. (I am still dealing with getting out of the 190's, fighting through for a couple of months now, 1 time I went down to 188, then back up into the 90's roller coaster). <BR> <BR> This morning, I had my bpc (mtc, hwc) and could just not make myself eat breakfast. I usually am awake around 6 am or so depending how I slept or had to take something for sleep. Out of curiosity, i checked my blood sugar and it was 96...h... Mon, 1 Oct 2018 16:32:31 EST Hello Friends! <em>524</em> <em>223</em> <BR> Just wanted to say hey! I'm still keto-ing... very close to the under 200 mark... finally! and my hubby is still on board with me, and now both of my sons are keto-ing as well... losing some weight, getting healthy! My oldest son's fiance is also doing keto. It's becoming a family way of eating at my house :) <BR> <BR> Hope everyone here is doing well! <BR> <em>386</em> <em>247</em> Mon, 1 Oct 2018 13:29:44 EST Daily Chat (October) Here comes the next month of the year, it is October in some parts of the world already, like in Europe. <BR> <BR> This discussion is for Keto discussions for October 2018. Sun, 30 Sep 2018 23:27:07 EST Tiramisu Well Holly sent me this recipe and as one of the things I miss most is having my daughter-in-law's tiramisu. <BR> <BR> I haven't tasted it yet (will update this evening) but here is a picture, and here is the recipe. I do have to say it took a long time to make. Was it worth it? I don't know. Yet. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>iramisu-made-low-carb/ </link> Sun, 30 Sep 2018 13:41:01 EST Weakness at work Hi Folks, <BR> <BR> I recently went back to work after being off for the summer. It was a lot easier to eat a perfect keto diet when it was just me and my fridge. Now, I'm fighting pastries, jelly bellies, licorice whips, and all of the typical junk food that people bring to work. I've succumbed a few times and eaten sugar, something I haven't done for three months! <BR> <BR> Fortunately, so far, I still lost two pounds. I don't want to fall off my keto lifestyle. I've been feeling r... Fri, 28 Sep 2018 12:50:28 EST New to this team I have been on keto diet for a year but I came here to learn more and help others and also to support one another. I have lost 86Ibs but am currently stalled. Thanks for accepting me. Norma Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:05:53 EST 4-weeks on Keto Hi from Lori. <BR> <BR> I started Keto 4 weeks ago. After a major life stressor my carb craving increased so I needed a hard reset. <BR> <BR> Info: <BR> - I'm tracking daily using CarbManger app. <BR> - It's still hard to get my head around the 'Fat' intake. <BR> - I'm heading for a life-change (it's an age thing) <BR> - I'm doing intermediate fasting. <BR> - I test my ketone levels with strips. <BR> - I take electrolytes and nutritional yeast daily <BR> - Getting a lot of info f... Sun, 23 Sep 2018 09:19:00 EST Coconut Alternatives Hey All! <BR> <BR> So I have a dairy allergy and have to use dairy alternatives for the most part. I can handle small amounts of goat dairy. <BR> <BR> Coconut milk/yogurt/etc is far too sweet and I don't like the taste/texture. Unfortunately, it seems to be the go-to alternative for heavy whipping cream. <BR> <BR> Any other suggestions for alternatives? Are there alternatives? Wed, 19 Sep 2018 21:30:39 EST Sleeping patterns and Keto I found I was sleeping lighter when starting Keto. Just for the first 3 weeks roughly, and then my sleep patterns returned to normal. <BR> <BR> I woke up early, I dreamed a lot more. I wondered if it was forever, then I returned to my old sleep patterns a few weeks later. <BR> <BR> What about you? Wed, 19 Sep 2018 09:56:57 EST STARVING! Hi everyone:) I'm in the second week of "The complete ketogenic diet for beginners" plan. Yesterday I was soooooo hungry it was hard to continue. I made it through yesterday, but gained 6oz. Now I am starving again. I make all the recipes, measure everything. What should I do. I'm worried about adding anything extra. I did drink tons more water and salted my food yesterday. Would love any ideas. <BR> Thu, 6 Sep 2018 10:18:01 EST Help needed, please Hi folks! I followed keto very faithfully for about 5 months from Jan. 1 on. I lost weight and in many ways I felt so much better. My problem is I had leg cramps every single night that kept me from sleeping well. I tried hard to balance my minerals - I took magnesium, potassium and sole salt every day. I quit the diet because it got so bad and I got discouraged. I just read an article about eating more alkaline foods to counteract the acid produced by a keto diet. If anyone can help w... Wed, 5 Sep 2018 12:25:48 EST New to Keto So I have recently decided to start on Keto for a variety of medical reasons High BP, PCOS, insulin Resistance and Obesity etc and with research it seems Keto fits in with what I need to avoid (Carbs!) The Hardest thing I so far have identified is the 20g of Carbs a day, sometimes my breakfasts are 1/2 or 2/3 of that already. I then found that the Caffe Soy Latte I have each morning is 13g about devastating news lol. <BR> <BR> and actually eating the 1600 Carbs a day as I... Mon, 3 Sep 2018 22:26:34 EST Daily Chat (September) Welcome Fall and September!! Fri, 31 Aug 2018 21:13:30 EST Leia's Journal I started on SP when I was 190 pounds. We took a family photo and I realized how bloated I looked. The white blouse didn't help. My knees hurt more than they should, but I was carrying a 50 pound feed sack worth of weight with every step. <BR> <BR> I began by eating healthy and watching portions. Very little carbs. I got down to 184 in three weeks then stalled out. So I thought I would try keto and got down to 173. I would like to get down to 150 before I think everything. I was gett... Fri, 31 Aug 2018 17:05:28 EST menu Hi. I am new to this &amp; was wondering where I could go to determine what foods to eat or a menu. I know what kinds of foods to eat/not eat,I just don't know how much or how to figure it. thanks for any info. Wed, 29 Aug 2018 08:55:47 EST Keto and Hypothyroidism Don't Mix? I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism about 20 years ago. I'd been working the keto diet for several weeks when I came across several articles that said the keto plan is extremely dangerous for those with hypothyroidism. Hmm. <BR> <BR> Is there anyone else in this group with hypothyroidism that finds these claims to be false? I certainly don't want to damage my health trying to be healthier, lol. Sun, 26 Aug 2018 14:29:12 EST Testing Blood Ketones I bought a blood meter and have been testing. Noticed that while fasting yesterday it went up above 5. Is this a normal thing during a fast? Will it level out during fasting? I don't have much experience with fasting. <BR> <BR> Any thoughts? Sun, 26 Aug 2018 07:55:06 EST Here we go. Well, I guess I'm ready to really give it a try. Bear with me if I throw stupid questions out there. If you don't ask, you'll never know. Thanks in advance. Sat, 25 Aug 2018 09:22:18 EST New Keto Foods Products. I just saw the Sweve now has baking mixes, cake, cookies, and waffles. Are they really no/low carb? Also, I saw on another forum about Rebel Ice Cream. Does anyone have any imput on these products. Fri, 24 Aug 2018 08:26:15 EST New to team, experiment of one... I am now four weeks into Keto. I have 10 lbs that are just refusing to leave. That I hope will be an added bonus. My main purpose of changing the way I have eaten is my health and mental wellness. There is a major history of both Cardiac and Dementia in my family. I do have a minor Cardiac condition that has greatly improved with my activity and weight loss over the past 4 years. <BR> <BR> I am also a runner. I run/walk 3-4 times a week and do cross training another two days. My favori... Sun, 19 Aug 2018 10:33:36 EST Hello lovelies! First off, HI! My name is Beth. I've done keto before in the past with pretty good results (lost about 50lbs in 6 months) so I'm back at it with a newfound thought process that this is a way of life and not just a diet for me. <BR> <BR> A little about me- I work nights as a telemetry technician (I watch heart monitors for 12 hours a night). That means I usually eat quick meals that can be either made or reheated in a microwave or cold food snacks like cheese! (yum!!!) Also, I usually like c... Wed, 15 Aug 2018 08:59:28 EST Sole/Sole water I see in some keto groups on facebook that people get their sodium by drinking/taking sole? Has anyone here tried it? If so what is your experience with it? This is a new one for me and I'm VERY not knowledgeable about it. I read a few articles after a google search . . .and call me a cynic but some of the claims seem super sketchy to me. Mon, 6 Aug 2018 21:32:45 EST JELLO (SUGAR FREE OF COURSE) sugar free jello - 0 carbs; is it ok to eat this? I sure hope it's ok because I have SOOO many great 0/low carb ideas going wild inside my brain. LOL <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Mon, 6 Aug 2018 21:14:24 EST A few questions... I looked through some of the topics but didn't see anything titled with my questions... <BR> <BR> 1. Is putting freshly squeezed lemon juice into my water acceptable for keto? <BR> <BR> 2. I'm in moderate (4.0 on the box's scale) ketosis... and have been for over a week... how do I get it higher? <BR> <BR> 3. I'm struggling with really wanting brownies and these chocolate chip peanut butter banana cookies that my daughter makes... if she makes some... and I have a few... is it going to... Mon, 6 Aug 2018 11:27:17 EST Rita's Crock Pot Pork Chops You can do this with any pork roast also. <BR> <BR> I like to throw things together, but this was so good I wanted to share (and save). <BR> <BR> I had 2 very thick (2.5-3 inches) bone in pork loin chops. They were cut 2 ribs deep. Probably about 1.25 lbs each. <BR> <BR> For about 1 cup of marinade: <BR> 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary <BR> 5 small cloves of garlic <BR> 1 tsp oregano <BR> 1 Tbsp dried diced onion (I didn't have any fresh, so if you do, probably about 1/4 cup) <BR> 2 tsp salt <BR> 1... Sat, 4 Aug 2018 22:46:04 EST