Ketogenic diet?

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I had a pretty decent amount of success on it. I stayed under 25 carbs and 1300 calories a day for about 2 months and lost ten pounds. This included one cheat day a week, which is frowned upon on the keto diet. The biggest thing to remember is you still need to count calories. It’s easy to think you can have all the meat and bacon and fatty goodness that you want, but if you continue to eat  more calories than you’re burning you will continue to gain weight even if you aren’t eating many carbs. Many people also gain all of their weight back once they stop keto. This fortunately wasn’t the case for me as I’ve only gained about 2 pounds back. If you have a lot of weight to lose you will see the biggest results the fastest. I still have about 15 pounds to lose, but I think I’m going to get away from such strict carb restriction as it isnt realistic for me long term. It is good for making you more conscious about how much sugar is going into your body, so I’m headed more towards a lower carb diet rather than strict keto.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I love keto diets!  You should be eating mostly healthy fats, then moderate protein, the low carb, like under 20 grams a day.  I would cook everything in coconut oil, add butter to things if you can, and avocado with pretty much anything.  But eat small meals of you are trying to lose weight quick.  🙂

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper

I’ve been doing this since the end of feb, and lost 20 lbs. I would have lost more, but we went on two mini vacations where I totally binged (all the pizza!!), and gained a little back. But I’m still very happy with 20 lbs down, hoping for another 20 before my wedding in sept.

Best way to kick the keto flu – broth! I usually fast the first day or two after I binged, so got the flu hard. Just warming up some broth with spices and drinking that really helped. You need that extra salt in your system.

Fiance and I are both on it, and he also works out 5x a week. He’s had great success with weight loss and still gaining muscle too. The BIGGEST help was premaking meals. When I make dinner, I make double portions and then we both have lunch the next day. So much easier to throw a tupperware in the microwave than try and navigate a restaurant or takeout menu!

Overall I really enjoy the diet, because I feel less deprived than other diets. I think once I hit goal weight I’ll go up in carbs (currently staying under 20/day) and hvae the ocassional cheat meal; just not go overboard. There are a few ‘keto’ subs for things, but overall I dont think theyre as good. Plus I dont like buying a bunch of random things like psyllian husks or whatever lolol. So I mostly just stick to whole foods and meat.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

Love this lifestyle change.

I have lost 10 pounds. I would lose more but I hover around 30 -40 carbs a day because of constant salads.

My co worker has lost about 25 pounds on it.

I feel better, am thinner and I love it. I realized that eating carbs just makes me bloated and tired.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

My friend absolutely killed it on isagenix. It’s not healthy to do long term but kick started her weight loss and she’s kept it off. She would have lost about 25lbs. 

Post # 8
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358 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’ve been Keto for about 6 months and lost about 20lbs. I’m hoping to lose another 10lbs to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight. I do “lazy keto,” so I don’t track my food intake. If I was tracking I would have definitely lost weight quicker, but I don’t want it to feel like a diet. I’ve cheated a few times and had horrible stomach problems so that’s definitely prevented me from cheating. I also way more energy, fewer cravings and less bloated.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I am keto as well! There are many benefits of eating this way, including shedding some extra pounds and getting rid of water weight. If you eat tons of carbs now, your keto flu might be had but shouldn’t last more than a few days. I find a lot of helpful keto resources at healthfulpursuit.com. The website is really helpful and the woman who runs it also has a podcast which is a great resource as well. I occasionally do “carb-ups” when I’m feeling a little off and they help me to get back on track and go back to eating high fat.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

tnj42214 :  If you are feeling terrible, you’re not getting enough sodium, magnesium, or potassium — all of these need to be increased on a keto diet. Start taking supplements and drinking broth every day and your “flu” symptoms will go away.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

tnj42214 :  I’m currently doing Whole 30 and love it!  I believe it’s similar to a keto diet (I briefly tried, and failed at the keto diet when I was vegetarian a few years ago) in that you focus on protein, veggies, healthy fats, and fruit.  W30 is supposed to teach your body to burn fat instead of carbs (like the keto diet) but the book claims it will help you develop a healthier relationship with food, figure out food intolerances, and defeat cravings.  So far so good for me!  You’re not supposed to weigh in, so I don’t know how much weight I’ve lost, but I feel a LOT less bloated and stopped getting sugar headaches/fatigue after day 5.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

I’m a Weight Watchers member and I lost weight on it without feeling like crap. Likely because it focuses on healthy lifestyle changes and not extreme restrictions. It focuses on lean proteins and veggies, healthy fats….carbs are allowed but the focus is more toward protein with their new program. Nothing is taboo but anything high in sugar or unhealthy fats (like saturated and trans fats) or highly processed will cost you more ‘points’ (calculated based on calories, sat fat, sugar and protein, with high sugar skyrocketing the points and low sugar/ high protein lowering the points)….for example a skinless bbq chicken breast is 2 points while a slice of pie is about 18 points and celery and carrot sticks would be zero points. You also get ‘weekly’ points you can use for a treat or special occasion/ event. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee

IIFYM (if it fits your macros.)

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