Anybody here on keto?

Scorpiolady2710

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S: 16st6lb C: 15st5lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 35.8 Loss: 1st1lb(6.52%)
I've just come back to Minimims after a good while. I was on SW previously and lost some weight. However, couldn't stick to it for very long. I was diagnosed with T2 diabetes some time ago and advised to lose weight. No medication at that point just diet and lifestyle. Well I found myself avoiding going back to the GP for a review and then realised I might have to start taking the meds which scared me. After I came back from my holiday end of January I decided I needed to sort myself out and came across some info on ketogenic way of eating. I have been following the way if eating since 5th February now and pleased to say I've lost 15lbs already. I feel more energetic...even my husband has noticed the changes in me. If anyone in here is doing keto I'd like to share experiences, recipes etc.
 
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Scorpiolady2710

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S: 16st6lb C: 15st5lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 35.8 Loss: 1st1lb(6.52%)
Dont know much about Atkins other than its low carbs. Keto is low carbs high fat (lchf). Eating a high level of fat takes some getting your head around after being told you need to eat low fat this and fat free that but its working for me. I'm also in a group on FB where people share their results. Some peoples stories are amazing. It's not just another diet, it's a way of life.
 

Roxette

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Atkins is high fat lo carb too. .I loved it but after years of avoiding carbs my body doesn't seem to lose as quick as before on it
 

Scorpiolady2710

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S: 16st6lb C: 15st5lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 35.8 Loss: 1st1lb(6.52%)
I do have some carbs. Usually around 15 grams per day then with 60 grams of protein and 100 grams of fat this brings me to 1200 calories. If I stall then I just adjust the protein and increase the fat. I drink 2 x 24 ozs of water too, one with a teaspoon of himalayan rock salt to keep up my electrolytes. As I say it works for me. Lost another 1lb this week so makes 16lbs since 5th February.
 

Scanbran

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S: 18st0lb C: 14st10lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 30.4 Loss: 3st4lb(18.25%)
I've also been told I'm T2, and for the past (lots of) years have been yo-yoing up and down as I try this and that.
My blood glucose control over that time has been mainly very poor, and I'm lucky not to have suffered from complications or a catastrophophic event before now.

I'm on medication, and still had bad results during my latest review at the start of the year.

I decided in May this year to do something and have been flirting with a low carb diet since. I've done low carbing before, lost about 5 stone (about six years ago) and got my BG levels right down.
Then as usual, it all piled on again as I thought I had it sorted, but shamefully went back to eating the sugary, carby stuff that got me into this mess.

This time, I've been working at it for two months, and have got it down to a pattern that I intend to stick to for the foreseeable future....during the week, I only have water, tea or coffee during the day, then have a meal at night.
This meal is usually something like smoked mackerel, scrambled egg with spinach and olives, or salmon with salad and beetroot. I'll also have raw nuts (walnuts and almonds), and usually some berries (blackberries are best).
A few times a week I'll have natural yoghurt (not low fat) and mix in some berries or nuts, sometimes some peanut butter with ground cinnamon.

At weekends, I'll allow myself a cooked breakfast one morning, and then have a light lunch of whatever I can find and very little at night.

Of course, this has been sabotaged with me having birthdays, Fathers Day, a stag weekend, a christening and a wedding, but remarkably, I've managed to lose two stones in weight in the two months, my BMI is down to 33, my blood pressure is down to normal and my blood glucose numbers are almost normal (just slightly into the pre-diabetic range).
My only exercise is walking - I try to do 5000-10000 steps a day using a fitbit thingy, but it's not always possible. I don't get annoyed by it though, as I know this counts very little towards weight loss - it's more beneficial to my blood pressure and BG numbers really.

What am I saying here?

Low carbing works. Fats (not all) are good for you! Low carbing for weight loss works best if you combine it with calorie restriction. I've found that keeping my calorie intake to around 800 per day is resulting in a 3-4lb loss in a week.
Those weeks where I've had too much or the wrong food and/or been at the pub, well the losses are down to a pound or two at best.

Of course, this calorie restriction is not sustainable, and my intake will increase as I get closer to my target (around Christmas time!!!), but for now it is improving my losses and my overall health.

Read the 8-week blood sugar diet by Michael Mosely for a good idea of what is involved to go down this route.

 

angie-bum

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S: 17st13lb C: 16st6lb G: 14st10lb BMI: 34 Loss: 1st7lb(8.37%)
Hi scan bran, I'm doing keto and intermittent....done similar b4 and soups/shakes....it all works when I stick to it , but like many I'm very sensitive and reactive and addicted to carbs. Feel so much better all round when I ditch them

Helpfully though I get into ketosis quite quick. Am in the middle of keto flu bleugh, but I know it'll pass.
 

Nefertari

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S: 24st11.5lb C: 22st12.5lb G: 14st0lb BMI: 51.7 Loss: 1st13lb(7.77%)
Hi everyone,

Is anyone still around here? I'm looking to switch to keto from a VLCD (also low carb) so looking for some keto buddies!

angie-bum, I'm back again! Are you still doing keto? Gem x
 

boggins

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S: 20st0lb C: 17st13lb G: 13st13lb BMI: 38.2 Loss: 2st1lb(10.36%)
I’m on keto again. 2 stone down but a long way to go.
 

terryBW

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S: 100kg C: 84kg G: 75kg BMI: 25.1 Loss: 16kg(16.01%)
On Keto at the moment, just started IF as I had hit a plateau at around 85kg, last week lost a kg so am at least moving again, have lost about 15kg since April, off to Australia next month for 3 months will have to see how I get on but will appreciate the sunshine.
 




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