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2/5/18 10:29 A

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Welcome PUPPYBUG and VINCATOO!

When I'm chopping veggies for a meal, I chop extra and measure it. That way, at least I don't have to clean a knife and cutting board after each meal. Low carb veggies are your friends! Cauli, broc, cabbage and kale are at the top of the list for me!
I'm also discovering omelettes - when I make them right, I can have them for 4 easy meals. (8 eggs, 4 servings of cheese, lots of herbs then divide into four...). You will find your groove.

Google is your friend. Seach for vegetarian keto recipes, or vegan keto recipes. There are so many more resources than there was even only two years ago (which was the last time I was trying to lose weight).

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2/5/18 9:14 A

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I'm new to this team. Just recently decided to give Keto a try. Any suggestions for doing this without meat or soy?

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12/7/17 12:07 P

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Don't be afraid of fat. Without carbs that's what you need to back fill your daily calories with. It helps as you transition your body to burn primarily fats instead of carbs. I cycle briskly for 2-3 hours without bonking now that my body is used to burning fat.

Focus on what you like to eat, especially in the beginning and anytime you feel you're in a food rut. My favorites for instance are steamed broccoli with browned butter on top, steak, grilled asparagus with a bit of olive oil drizzled on it, half jalapenos with a little cream cheese wrapped with bacon (super easy, takes an hour in the oven), eggs/omelettes/frittatas. Also keep on hand some easy snack foods. I keep bags of pepperoni and some soft cheeses in my fridge for a quick snack when needed.

Once you get into keto you tend to be way less hungry. It does the work for you.

I think keto is much harder if you try to recreate nonketo food. I do it occasionally (like cream cheese pumpkin pie for thanksgiving) but overall I'm happier finding things I like that don't need weird almond flour textures or fake sugar additive after tastes.

What kind of foods are you trying to serve currently?

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12/6/17 9:55 P

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@PUPPYBUG WELCOME to the team. I am not the expert here but I would suggest starting small. Eliminate the easy stuff first before going full blown KETO. It is already a huge transition if you start by eliminating the visible carbs - bread potato rice. do that for a week or two then remove fruit. for a couple weeks. Add in a bit more cheese, some bacon or breakfast sausage... Some whipping cream in your coffee... As you do this, take time to read all you can - Keto clarity is a great book but there are others and online there are lots of sites. I like DietDr.com. If you try to do everything at once you will burnout and be overwhelmed.

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12/6/17 9:51 P

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Welcome!

My best suggestion is start with simple/basic meals. Many of mine are grilled/roasted/sauteed protein with a green salad and high fat dressing. Or I will sub out salad for broccoli or cauliflower and add a high fat dipping sauce (mayo/sour cream/butter based). We have tried some "keto meals" but honestly found the keep it simple solution to be a great fit for most of our meals. And shopping and meal prep can be pretty easy. I make ranch or blue cheese dressing once a week and usually a cajun mayo. I like to pan fry or roast skin on chicken thighs. Then we dip em. I make tartar sauce for white fish, salmon gets a butter sauce with capers.

Im no expert in heart heath as it relates to keto. I have read what I consider reputable sources that discuss its actually sugar that does more harm than high quality fat. From a personal stand, we don't eat vegetable oils. We use coconut oil, olive oil, butter, bacon fat, and avocado oil.

Also a side note, I am not a moderator. I am an avoider. I struggle with moderation of most any food that I enjoy. That is until Keto. Not that I eat it in moderation, but I find I don't want those things. I satisfy my need for crunchy chips with pork rinds. If I REALLY want chocolate I eat a small piece of 85-90% dark chocolate and that totally satisfies me. If I find I am craving things, I need more fat. If its just the motions of eating, I sometimes chew gum or find a project to work on.

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12/6/17 9:08 P

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Hi all! I'm new to keto and not actually doing it for myself. (I bonk HARD if I don't use carbs in training.) BUT, my husband's doctor told him last week that he has to cut his carbs to improve his diabetes. His A1C was a 9 last time and doc says he has to cut that number in half. Anyway, I'm trying to help him because I've been doing Spark consistently for almost two years (this month). I've lost about 90 pounds (it was 100, but darn stress). He misses chips and cookies and is all but miserable. (There's definitely a reason he got to be diabetic.) He's also not a fan of moderation. (I'm not either if I'm being honest.)

Anyway, I'm here looking for support and advice. Our wife (we're poly and all live together) has complained about every keto dinner I've made. I'm the one with the time for grocery shopping and cooking, but I'm getting frustrated and burned out after only a week and a half. I'm also concerned about my husband's heart health. I've been reading and absorbing information about keto, but I probably missed something relating to the fat and protein intake and heart health. If anyone wants to clear that up for me, I would appreciate it. I'd appreciate any advice y'all have. Thanks!

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