(Closed) any bees following/have followed the ketogenic diet?

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I am currently doing it and have lost 16 lbs (7 kg) in about 6 weeks. From what I understand, you can’t just start eating a ton of carbs like normal since the whole idea behind the diet is that carbs spike insulin which cause you to store fat. There’s no diet that keeps working once you quit it, you have to continue to make smart choices.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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catki:  sure! It’s definitely weird at first (and still is, tbh) since we’ve been told “no fat is good!” and then BAM you need to get like 70% of your daily intake from fat. haha. I use myfitnesspal to track what I eat and try to stay around 5% carbs, 70% fat, and 20% protein. I stick to them, going over a few carbs here and there. Right now I’m staying below 20 a day but generally below 50 carbs will put you in ketosis, from what I’ve read. If I look at my percentages after dinner and I’m a little high on protein but low on fat, I’ll make an almond butter and cocoa powder smoothie or eat a “fat bomb” which are amazing deserty type things that are full of delicious fat.

Typically, I eat a couple scrambled eggs (with heavy cream) for breakfast, either a salad with broccoli, shredded cheddar, and bacon with full fat ranch or almonds, a couple hardboiled eggs, and a babybel cheese for lunch, and for dinner my fiance and I have been making recipes we find on pinterest – some good, some bad. We also make some sort of a meat like chicken or steak or bunless burgers and broccoli. lots and lots of broccoli! haha and real butter. It’s so good. Butter on everything! 

If we need to grab somehting quick we go to Five Guys and get bunless burgers or Jimmy John’s and get unwiches, but to be honest, we rarely eat out anymore unless it’s at a nicer restaurant (usually a steakhouse lol). I also get iced coffees with heavy cream and sugar free syrup at Starbucks because I need it.

I’ve actually really been enjoying it, it sucks at first because all I wanted was cake, cookies, and toast, but you find yourself super satisfied throughout the day because of all the fat you’re eating. Plus you just feel so decadent, like HOW CAN THIS BE A DIET lol. I could probably lose weight a little fast if I got back to going to the gym, but I lose about a pound and a half a week without doing anything but eating this way.

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Hi ladies!

I’m currently on a high fat, low carb plan. I’m a big believer in this way of eating. I started doing it this fall, and lost about 5 pounds and felt amazing. I got off track during the holidays, but I’m back on the bandwagon. I’ve been doing it pretty strictly for around 2 weeks now, and haven’t lost anything. Which is super frustrating, because it worked so well the first time around. BUT, it is easy for me to stick to, sicne I’m never hungry. I track my food on My Fitness Pal, and most days I’m around 1700 calories, with 70% fat, 20% protein, 10% carbs. I know calories aren’t supposed to matter on a diet like this, but maybe I’m going too high? Idk. Just frustrated I guess.

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