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-JAMES- Posts: 12,294
2/23/17 11:39 P

PROJECTME703,
I've been eating Keto for 6 years. Yes there are times when I slip out of this "Way Of Eating", but only for short periods, like a few days, and then I'm back. But when I'm out it is still low carb.

Your weight loss of 6 pounds in the first week is most certainly 4 or so pounds of water and 1 or 2 of fat. Realistically you can only loose about 2 pounds of body fat per week in the long term. Don't project 6 pounds of body fat every week.

Here is the simple math. A person typically burns about 2000 calories a day:
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So if you consumed no calories all week, but say just drank water, that would be 7 times about 2000 calories burned in the week, so 14,000 calories. Each pound of body fat has 3500 calories stored in it, so 14,000 divided by 3,500 gives 4 pounds of body fat loss per week tops. If you eat 1000 calories a day, which is pretty low, then the calorie deficit is 1000 a day, so you would loose about 2 pounds a week not 4.

So that is the math... Long term, 2 pounds a week.

Edited by: -JAMES- at: 2/23/2017 (23:40)
James

All time highest weight : 217 pounds

Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)

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2/23/17 3:27 P

Great post! Congrats on your significant weight loss.

I totally agree with you that you should not call Keto a "diet." That sabotages us.

I often refer to it as my "food plan," because that's really all it is, just a general plan for eating a vast variety of foods that don't harm me the way my prior foods did.

I'm so delighted with it. Again, for me this is due more to pain reduction than anything else. I mean, sure, I don't wish to be obese, but honestly I could handle that if I were pain free.

Thank you, Keto!

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2/23/17 1:57 P

Welcome!! word of advice...dont think of this as a "diet" think of it as your new, permanent way of eating. Diet signifies deprivation, and, trust me, theres NO deprivation on keto at all!!!
i just got back from four days at my moms. she is the supreme food pusher. to her, food=love..and if you dont eat its a huge slap in the face to the cook.
it was her 87th birthday yesterday. i made her, at her request, chicken parm, marinara and angel hair pasta.
since i made the marinara and knew just what was in it and how many carbs, i had about 1/4 cup with 1/4 pound 73% burger, and a couple tablespoons heavy cream, some basil, and dumped that over zoodles. i had taken, all prepped but the egg, a keto brownie mug cake. so while they were having their germans sweet choc cake, that i made her, with the coconut pecan filling/topping, i could have something. when it came time i was too full!!
i have lost 40 something in 3 months. i've been doing keto for 4...i had ZERO loss of weight or inches for the month of jan 10-feb 10, but i just kept at it..like i said i dont consider it a diet..its just how i eat now and hopefully forever. last week bam i was down 3 pounds!! i'm happy with ANY loss..i'm 58 and been on every diet known to man and NOTHING has worked. i have another approx 65 to go. i set 25 pound goals and just move my goal down to the next 25 when i reach one. i've been on spark since i think 2007...and had lost around 50 in that ENTIRE time..and there was never a time i wasnt actively on something.
try not to depend on the scale..lol it lies!!!just hang in and keep on keeping on!!

Holly
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2/23/17 1:52 P

I'm right there with you on the housecleaning. I hate it and yet it is all I ever seem to do. I can tell you I am doing A LOT MORE of it now that my back works due to lack of pain.

Like you, I went to keto with a plan to take the long approach. I'm not about to scold myself for eating a bit too much (I use Spark People's Diabetic calorie count for my weight resolution). I sometimes eat more calories than I allow, but I never break the keto food plan. Most say you can eat as many calories as you wish and the keto will resolve itself on its own as long as you keep the macros in proportion.

That may be so, but I know what a big eater I am, so I choose to try to do the low calorie count as well. This is working very very well for me because most of the time I hit the low calories, and each day I do I find the next day is even better and easier. Also, this trains me to eat less. Mealtime is brief but more satisfying than it was before, and I love the freedom of being able to be "finally FINISHED" with eating. Dinner is over quickly and I don't even want more, whereas I used to be overly full and still unable to quit eating.

Such a huge relief for me. So liberating!

And the reduction of pain is like a miracle. Good luck to you!

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2/23/17 1:10 P

I love KETO WOE....

I lost body fat and improved several health issues and then I wasn't following and I gained all the body fat again and those health issues came back. So I am back and determined that I choose what I put into my body ...

It may not be a steady loss .. because there are times I won't be able to eat the foods I need too in various situations. And those health issues may take a year or more to improve for me. My body needs time to adjust to eating this way.

Today is a good day for mee... I actually felt like decluttering some areas, washing dishes and washing pillows, sheets and blankets. I hate housework,

Vicky

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2/23/17 12:16 P

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Running up some stairs was so NEW to me again! 61 yrs of age and very obese, and here I am RUNNING. To be free of pain is soooooo new and wonderful. It is amazing!

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2/23/17 10:35 A

Yes, 1MIMSY. Except for the diabetic comment this could be me. It is so wonderful being painfree. I too love my keto diet. I find myself actually running up and down my steps just because I can. It feels so good.

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2/23/17 9:46 A

Welcome! Yes, I'm doing keto and I love it. Been doing it for over a month and have a vast amount to lose. I do not weigh because no matter the results I am always unhappy, but I can tell you I have taken in two belt notches and my clothes fit looser. I am just now at the point where I'm ready to go down one size in garments.

BUT let me tell you more! I suffer chronic pain, debilitating pain most days, and since I've been on Keto I've been virtually pain free. No, I cannot do stuff like I did when I was young, but I no longer have constant pain! It is SO liberating!!! What's more, after day two on keto I put away my diabetes medicine as my blood sugar is now at normal levels, below what they were while I was on meds!

So for me this isn't just about losing weight--instead, it's about being pain free. When I think about eating I simply remember the pain and that keeps me from taking that bite.

I have gone over my calorie count (which I maintain only so I know I can lose weight) but I've never eaten a non-keto food. No sugar for me, nor am I even tempted. Keto helps keep cravings in check.

Now if that doesn't send some encouragement your way, I've got nuthin'! ;)

Love my keto diet.

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2/23/17 9:44 A

Congrats on the weight loss.
A lot of the first week's weight it water weight... but then after the body really gets into ketosis you should continue to lose weight at a good rate. I've lost close to 70 pounds. My weight loss has yet to be steady. One week I may be little or nothing then suddenly I have a big loss. Everyone is different. The important thing is to stick with it.

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PROJECTME703 Posts: 461
2/23/17 9:37 A

Are there any current members who are doing the Keto Diet? If so, how have your results been? I started on mine Monday and have lost 6 pounds this week, so far. I am wondering if the weight loss will continue at a pretty steady pace or if this is just water weight....

TIA

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