Post # 1
I lost about 15 pounds over the last 6 months and have kept them off, but I really need to work on the final 20 or so. I’m starting the keto diet with my fiance, which I’m really excited about, but I’m interested in learning about your experiences with keto, and what sort of impact it had on your weight/energy levels etc. after the first month, second and onwards.
Post # 2
I managed about 36 hours on keto before ditching it.
Probably not much help, really.
Post # 3
HippyBunniesinLove: I’d like to mention a few things, my Fiance and I did it for a few months, and so do some of his friends. One thing about the keto diet is you can’t do any cardio, your energy is completely zapped, you can get winded going up a flight of stairs. You can do strength training however, which is what you should be doing while on keto. Secondly it is really easy to knock yourself out of ketosis, eat any little bit of carbs, and bam you are out, and it takes about 3 days to get back into ketosis. Finally there is a nasty side effect we noticed, your body odour starts to smell really bad, it has to do with not being able to do cardio, so anytime you exercise you sweat like a beast and your reak, one of the FI’s friends had developed a permanent stench after being in ketosis for about a month, it was very unpleasant. I personally didn’t like it, and find other methods better than keto, and mainly keto was developed as a diet for individuals suffering from epilepsy in order for them to reduce their symptoms. Good luck whatever you decide to do.
Post # 4
I wouldn’t do it. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about it:
“The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet that in medicine is used primarily to treat difficult-to-control (refractory) epilepsy in children. The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. Normally, the carbohydrates contained in food are converted into glucose, which is then transported around the body and is particularly important in fuelling brain function. However, if there is very little carbohydrate in the diet, the liver converts fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies. The ketone bodies pass into the brain and replace glucose as an energy source. An elevated level of ketone bodies in the blood, a state known as ketosis, leads to a reduction in the frequency of epileptic seizures.”
If you want a diet that will give you results rather quickly and that isn’t too hard to follow, try Intermittent Fasting, or 5:2.
Post # 5
HippyBunniesinLove: Both the ladies above me are 100% right. But if you do decide to do a keto diet, consult your doctor first! Then see a nutritionist about estabolishing numbers! If you do this incorrectly, you could suffer from emergency kidney failure and as well as other organ failures. This was developed really to help treat seizures. Carbs are NOT bad for you, it’s really about portion control and eating things that are good for you (meaning no chemicals or artifical ingredients).
Post # 6
You need to speak with a doctor first. Your brain literally NEEDS carbs to function. It takes a while before your body starts to use fat as glucose and therefore your brain has to starve for a while. Keto dieting is just forcing your body to work a LOT harder than it should have to for no real good reason.
Post # 7
I did keto for about 4 months. I only had initial weight loss. About 10 pounds in the first two weeks and then I just stalled. For the induction, my carbs were <10 grams a day. I literally only drank protein shakes, ate meat and sf jello. Really surprising to see such an early drop because I was 137lb when I started, not over weight at all. I was drinking a lot of protein shakes and hitting macros, saw improvements in weight lifting. I started school again and a hard time staying on track because tests make me stress eat and binge. I had a weird side effect of not having allergic reactions to foods I had hives from before and my allergies were really under control. I might do it again just for the fact it was the best thing that worked for allergies.
Post # 8
As a Vegetarian who tried it, it’s extremely hard. I slept all day because I felt so lightheaded and tired all the time. Plus side, I lost 10lb in about 1-2 weeks. Great for fast weight loss, overall though I wouldn’t do it again. I love my cardio and I would want to work out (which you can’t on ketosis). <br /><br />I’m following a low calorie (1200) diet now combined with 500 calories a day burning, and I’m down about 5-10lb since December.
Post # 9
I would recommend checking out the Reddit thread for Keto, very informative and it has lots of the “real people” input you’re looking for:
http://www.reddit.com/r/xxketo <– women only
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2020 - Black Mountain Lodge at Arapahoe Basin
I tried keto for a while and it worked really well for me once I got the carb cravings under control! Ultimately I switched because I began training for a half marathon and while you can do cardio on keto once your body is adapted (it takes a while) I just didn’t have enough time to get my body used to it before I had to up the mileage quite a bit. Like a PP said, I would do it again to break a plateau maybe but you have to be careful because if you reintroduce a ton of carbs, you can gain weight back quickly. Please feel free to ask me any questions and Reddit (as mentioned above) is a good resource as well!
Post # 11
I haven’t done it myself but my Maid/Matron of Honor did before the wedding and she lost about 6 lbs the first week! I think she gave up after 3 weeks but had lost quite a bit of weight. Maybe a safer alternative, my Darling Husband and I did a vegan cleanse for a month and I lost 20 lbs and it stayed off for a long time. Hope this helps!
Post # 12
OhioBride990: I tried the keto diet, but only made it a few days. I’m a lactose intolerant pescatarian, so I was finding it impossible to meet my caloric needs on that plan. There’s only so much salmon a girl can eat in a day! I know people have had a lot of success on it, but it’s just not something that works with my dietary restrictions. Good luck bee!