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Title: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Kc_Kracker on March 08, 2021, 05:15:04 PM
Fir anyone looking for smoking n bbq keto I started one on Facebook as a stepchild group to my existing smoking group because I'm diabetic.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/253862873028418/?ref=share
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Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Stein on March 08, 2021, 05:25:21 PM
I've been on and off it for about 2 years and low carb for about 4 before that.  I'm currently on week 9 of weight loss with pretty strict keto (food choices, not amounts), but I don't track anything which makes it so much easier for me.

The jury is still out on whether keto or LC is better for me, but I wanted to give it a good trial as the adjustment period seems to be much longer than LC (paleo, low carb, whatever).

I'm also doing some significant fasting and keto is absolutely super helpful for that compared with higher carbs.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: pianoman9701 on March 08, 2021, 05:25:35 PM
I saw that and we've used it. Like it. We also use Sweet Baby Ray's no sugar added - about the same carbs per serving and half the cost.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: MountainWalk on March 08, 2021, 05:26:26 PM
For one month now, I've been on a very strict meat only diet. I really like it alot. Loss of fat, skin is less irritable, I drink less coffee. Energy levels are higher, better mood. My only cheats are carrots, and muscle milk powder and Metamucil.
   Lean or fatty,  it doesn't matter. It works great with hitting the weights.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: pianoman9701 on March 08, 2021, 05:26:40 PM
I've added OneShot Keto twice a day and have lost 7 lbs in the last two weeks.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: asmith on March 09, 2021, 01:40:45 AM
Welp, too bad its a private group and I don't have the spybook. 
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: trophyhunt on March 09, 2021, 06:50:00 AM
Been doing keto for about a year, not 100% no carbs, no sugars but about 80%.  lost about 10 lbs is all, started at 204, went to 189 at one point but seem to hover around 193, 194 most the time.  My biggest benefit is my stomach doesn't hurt as much and far less of those moments where you need a toilet like NOW!  I miss my soft taco and mexi fries, miss my chips and dip, really miss my mac n cheese and my top ramen with an egg in it. 
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Timberstalker on March 09, 2021, 07:31:38 AM
I've seen huge benefits from Fasting and Keto, Stein.
I do an 18hr fast, twice a week Mondays and Fridays and it has helped with energy levels beyond belief.  I follow it with super high fat intake the next day and it seems to provide unlimited energy.

I have been on Keto since January of 2018, with a one month break in the fall, each year. 

Went from 235, to 195 and my entire body composition changed. 

It's an easy diet to prepare meals for and really is sustainable from my standpoint.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Stein on March 09, 2021, 07:43:48 AM
I agree, fasting and keto are pretty much automatic for me to lose weight and at a faster rate than anything else I have done.  I'm doing some extended fasting because I am impatient and want to get the fat off but will switch back to regular keto or LC when I get to my target weight - hopefully by the end of April.

A huge benefit is I don't have to count, weigh, calculate or figure anything out.  I did that for years and am pretty much done with the food scale.
 All I do is watch my nut and cream/oil intake as it's easy for me to go overboard on that.  I do 1-2 servings of nuts a day, keep heavy cream to about 2 tbsp if I use it and then not go crazy with butter or oil, just use normal and reasonable amounts in cooking.  Other than that, I eat what I want in the amounts to make me full.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: samdubs1 on March 09, 2021, 07:46:57 AM
I joined your group last night. I love great Grill Recipes and new ideas.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: pianoman9701 on March 09, 2021, 07:55:31 AM
If you stick to the program, I'm confident it'll help your diabetes, KC. Stay healthy, brother. :tup:
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Kc_Kracker on March 21, 2021, 07:36:30 AM
Welp, too bad its a private group and I don't have the spybook.
ya im sure facebook is real concerned with your movements  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Kc_Kracker on March 21, 2021, 07:37:43 AM
Been doing keto for about a year, not 100% no carbs, no sugars but about 80%.  lost about 10 lbs is all, started at 204, went to 189 at one point but seem to hover around 193, 194 most the time.  My biggest benefit is my stomach doesn't hurt as much and far less of those moments where you need a toilet like NOW!  I miss my soft taco and mexi fries, miss my chips and dip, really miss my mac n cheese and my top ramen with an egg in it.
ya half measures avail you nothing. I been strict for 6 weeks, down 31 lbs. if your not losing then you dont understand how it works and your body is not going into "Ketosis".
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Bareback on March 21, 2021, 08:17:35 AM
We (the family) have just finished a 14 week elimination diet. The purpose of the diet was not for weight loss but to see we had adverse effects from certain food groups. For 10 weeks we eliminated refined sugar, wheat, dairy, peanuts, corn, and alcohol. The basis of the diet was eating in proportion, third protein, third fruit, third vegetables, and eating as much as you want as long as you maintain proportion. Then at the end bringing back one of the eliminated food groups one at a time to see if you have a reaction.

Benefits from the diet: Weight loss (significant, which was not a goal), lowered blood pressure (prehypertension to normal), and an allergic reaction to dairy, which enflames my joints exacerbating my arthritis.

The toughest part of any diet is making a lifestyle change and maintaining them after the diet.

Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: pianoman9701 on March 21, 2021, 09:15:27 AM
Rob, use this to sweeten. A bottle lasts a long time. 2 drops=teaspoon. https://smile.amazon.com/Concentrated-Liquid-Sweetener-Optimized-Erythritol/dp/B01GKPTPB8/ref=sxts_sxwds-bia-wc-rsf1_0?crid=1NMW474RD2807&cv_ct_cx=monk+fruit+sweetener&dchild=1&keywords=monk+fruit+sweetener&pd_rd_i=B01GKPTPB8&pd_rd_r=120d32db-b9d9-45ea-9e1d-10b07480163c&pd_rd_w=8eo9g&pd_rd_wg=BbG1g&pf_rd_p=5168df84-062d-4bdf-8a6e-2680813bd42f&pf_rd_r=TKHJNRDY5QWPJ4E24AS4&psc=1&qid=1616343253&sprefix=monk%2Caps%2C247&sr=1-1-7bf78e84-8ef2-4f13-9926-bee5153e81cb
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Rutnbuxnbulls on March 21, 2021, 09:46:06 AM
Stein and Timberstalker- I'm interested in the Fasting/Keto combo.  Do you guys have some books or literature that you'd recommend for a beginner on each subject?  Or maybe some good web sites that you've used. 
I've finally realized that my diet needs some changes and my metabolism is slowing down (age 43) Put on a good 10-15 lbs in 2020 seems like.

Just started a couple days in a row of 18 hour fasts/8 hour eat with caloric limits and it seems like I have good energy and not really getting super hungry. 

Thanks for any help you guys or anyone out there can provide. 
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Mudman on March 21, 2021, 09:49:08 AM
that crap will give ya the runs if too much.  trust me it can be bad. 
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Mudman on March 21, 2021, 09:58:17 AM
Done keto.  It works well.  Inflamation reduction and balanced energy.  First week 4lb loss from liver and such.  Sugars are the bad boy in any diet and keto eliminates sugar.  Careful with artificial sweetners as they arent very healthy either and can mess with your insulin levels.  Some give ya poops if consumed larger amounts.   Fat bombs and cocunit oil and peanut butter are great pick me ups.  Some fasting helps with keto.  I didnt eat from 7pm to 11am.  No biggy.  Stay under 20g carb/sugar.  Brain fog is a real thing so consume a little bit of sugars )20g).  Meats are the ticket.  Eggs too.  Cheeses heck yeah.  Fatty foods should be Natural fats.   I did 18lbs in 3 weeks last year.  Now I will keto for a week or 10 days to drop 5-8lbs and stay at desired weights.  Almost time to do again.  I have set lb goal and if I exceed it I keto.   Hope this helps, good luck keto is great.  Blood pressure, weight, energy, inflamations all are better after day or too it seems.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: actionshooter on March 21, 2021, 10:16:29 AM
Following, just started a week ago... and followed your group Thanks!
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on March 21, 2021, 10:30:56 AM
I been keto a few months now, hit a wall and quit loosing weight.

My plan to break this barrier is shed hunting, already found 4-5 ticks lol

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Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on March 21, 2021, 11:21:05 AM
I've been doing keto for 3 months. Went from 200 pounds to 175 now, and still losing weight, but much slower at this point. When I started keto I was already down 15 pounds from the previous three months of just eating less, exercising more. But that quit working, so that's when I decided to try keto. I'll do this the rest of my life. No plans to ever change. I'll adjust my fasting schedule as needed but I won't be changing my diet. I now eat most days at noon and then again at 4:00. But many days I only eat one meal a day. That's the best thing about this way of eating- I just don't get hungry anymore. Worst part is none of my pants fit me anymore.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Stein on March 21, 2021, 11:23:24 AM
Stein and Timberstalker- I'm interested in the Fasting/Keto combo.  Do you guys have some books or literature that you'd recommend for a beginner on each subject?  Or maybe some good web sites that you've used. 
I've finally realized that my diet needs some changes and my metabolism is slowing down (age 43) Put on a good 10-15 lbs in 2020 seems like.

Just started a couple days in a row of 18 hour fasts/8 hour eat with caloric limits and it seems like I have good energy and not really getting super hungry. 

Thanks for any help you guys or anyone out there can provide.

The best book I have read is from Dr. Jason Fung, The Complete Guide to Fasting.  He also has a YouTube channel and has appeared on many others.

I just got the COVID shot, so I quit the ADF for now as I figured my body would need more energy and less stress while dealing with the immune response, but I will either see what progress I can make eating every day or jump back on it when I'm through with the shots.

ADF and keto is like magic, I lose .6-.8 lbs a day like clockwork.  I do try to add 40-45 min cardio every morning which gives me two sessions between meals.  It's a pretty extreme program, but when I get the notion to lose weight I want to get it over as quickly as possible - not the recipe the experts recommend, so don't take any of it as advice.  I think any type of restricted eating window will certainly help, I also did noon-6 pm maybe two years ago and that worked as well, but I generally don't get hungry until noon or sometimes later, so it's what works with your body.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on March 21, 2021, 12:09:33 PM
ADF?

Alternate day fasting




Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on March 21, 2021, 12:10:40 PM
I'm very slow to gain weight, but slow to loose it too.



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Title: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Stein on March 21, 2021, 12:31:53 PM
ADF?

Alternate day fasting

Yeah, eat today and then not tomorrow.  Repeat until you are as skinny as you want to be.  Brutally simple.  Cut your food budget in half and have all kinds of spare time every other day.  It can be done on any "diet" on the eating day, some people lose while eating junk food and beer.  For me, doing keto makes it 10x easier on the fasting day as well as the other keto benefits.

Back in the day when I was traveling for work, it would be great to not have to eat on heavy travel days as you don't have to pack food and settle for whatever you could grab quickly at the airport or fast food in town.  When I was teaching technical classes, I was noticeably more sharp on the fasting days. 

I have only done one longer fast, I think it was either four or five days.  Pretty unexpected results, lots of stuff you can only experience fasting.
Anyway, different people respond differently, but a tool to try for those interested.

One thing I have adjusted is to only lift on eating days and in the evening after the last meal.  I feel and perform much better than trying to lift of fasting days or before eating.  When I'm fasting, the focus is on weight loss, not gym progress.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on March 21, 2021, 12:55:41 PM
Wow been doing reading on fasting, its like a miracle cure all

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Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: actionshooter on March 21, 2021, 02:29:46 PM
I was reading about a Keto program where you eat Keto for 5 days and then eat normal for 2, then repeat and it shocks the system and weight loss is actually faster... sounds kinda odd, but??
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on March 21, 2021, 03:10:09 PM
Keto is normal. I'd never go back to eating the unhealthy processed carbohydrates/sugars that are the main part of the Standard American Diet.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Mudman on March 21, 2021, 05:00:57 PM
Another keto bonus....  Vodka and countrytime lemonade no sugar.  Always sold out but if ya find it its gold. :tup:
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on March 21, 2021, 05:26:30 PM
OMAD is looking good to me

1 high quality meal, big arse steak and appropriate trimmings, then gtg for 24 hours

I'm fat adapted due to keto but weight loss has stalled out.

I'm not a treadmill guy, but I'll shed hunt all day.  Looking forward to warmer days.

Also I got insultin resistance and wanna nip that monster in tbe bud

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Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on March 21, 2021, 05:45:06 PM
OMAD is great, also if your weight loss is stalled, try some longer fasts, like 36 hours up to about 72 hours. That's what worked for me. No exercise required. My A1c test last September was 5.7. Down to 5.3 as of a couple weeks ago.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Kc_Kracker on March 22, 2021, 01:46:48 AM
that crap will give ya the runs if too much.  trust me it can be bad.
where did you come up with that, keto is merely cutting out carbs, so no, wrong, our bodies were never meant to process simple carbs in processed foods  :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Kc_Kracker on March 22, 2021, 02:05:05 AM
For everyone saying you'v hit a wall and stopped losing,
That means your body is NOT burning your storage of fat fr energy. which means your cheating somewhere maybe on accident.

Its simple, when your body runs out of carbs & sugar to burn, it burns your fat storage IE going into "ketosis". when you give your body carbs or sugar you leave ketosis and stop burning fat storage. Now, keep in mind, You need "some fat", in your diet is good, to a point! You will also stop losing if your consuming too much fat, i stopped losing til i realized it was the skin on all the chicken I'm eating giving me too much fat burn instead of my own fat! skin on 1 drumstick GOOD, skin on 19 hotwings BAAAAAAD  :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: and you MUST drink a ton of water, must.

you GOT to read them labels! and have a limit, should be no more then 30 carbs a day, or 10 per meal, if your not losing go down to like 5 or 6, and watch the fat intake! be weary of sauces, rubs, spices, condiments, etc. imitation sweetener can be an issue for most too. and not all fruits and veggies are ok to eat , alot of them especially "root" vegetables will kick you out of ketosis due to the carbs! my blood sugar was high all weekend, from onions i had on a steak Friday night. its THAT easy to stop losing!! keto isnt a diet, its a complete lifestyle CHANGE, your either all in or your wasting your time because little cheats stop the process.

Again, down 31 lbs in the first 5 weeks, pants from a size 46 to a 38. i was lucky enough to have a diabetic nutritionist and a keto expert drill it all into me.
 :tup:
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: trophyhunt on March 22, 2021, 06:08:18 AM
toughest part for me is while I'm at work, I drive around a lot and need something to do while driving. I love sunflower seeds and my whole life for the most part I've eaten a bag a day during the work week, no cravings for them on the weekends at all.  I've tried to only eat half the bag and the other half the next day, but fail 90% of the time at that. Damn they are good!  How often do you guys have a cheat meal?  We have a friend that cheats once a week and that seems to kick her back into ketosis?  I had a cheat meal on friday and damn if I didn't loose 2-4 pounds by sunday. 
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Mudman on March 22, 2021, 07:57:17 AM
that crap will give ya the runs if too much.  trust me it can be bad.
where did you come up with that, keto is merely cutting out carbs, so no, wrong, our bodies were never meant to process simple carbs in processed foods  :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:
I refer to the "erythotil"?? sweetner.  Spelling...  One of em,   think that one I tried in my coffee.  4 cups coffee with it and it was like I ate exlax.  BAD.  Go very easy.  Also most of those fake sweetners are chemicals and not proven safe imop and can mess with insulin levels as well.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Timberstalker on March 22, 2021, 07:58:32 AM
Stevia will fix that.
Sugar alcohols will clean you out.  LOL. :chuckle:
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Mudman on March 22, 2021, 07:59:44 AM
For everyone saying you'v hit a wall and stopped losing,
That means your body is NOT burning your storage of fat fr energy. which means your cheating somewhere maybe on accident.

Its simple, when your body runs out of carbs & sugar to burn, it burns your fat storage IE going into "ketosis". when you give your body carbs or sugar you leave ketosis and stop burning fat storage. Now, keep in mind, You need "some fat", in your diet is good, to a point! You will also stop losing if your consuming too much fat, i stopped losing til i realized it was the skin on all the chicken I'm eating giving me too much fat burn instead of my own fat! skin on 1 drumstick GOOD, skin on 19 hotwings BAAAAAAD  :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: and you MUST drink a ton of water, must.

you GOT to read them labels! and have a limit, should be no more then 30 carbs a day, or 10 per meal, if your not losing go down to like 5 or 6, and watch the fat intake! be weary of sauces, rubs, spices, condiments, etc. imitation sweetener can be an issue for most too. and not all fruits and veggies are ok to eat , alot of them especially "root" vegetables will kick you out of ketosis due to the carbs! my blood sugar was high all weekend, from onions i had on a steak Friday night. its THAT easy to stop losing!! keto isnt a diet, its a complete lifestyle CHANGE, your either all in or your wasting your time because little cheats stop the process.

Again, down 31 lbs in the first 5 weeks, pants from a size 46 to a 38. i was lucky enough to have a diabetic nutritionist and a keto expert drill it all into me.
 :tup:
:yeah:   Total agreement.  Good info KC.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Kc_Kracker on March 22, 2021, 08:15:52 AM
toughest part for me is while I'm at work, I drive around a lot and need something to do while driving. I love sunflower seeds and my whole life for the most part I've eaten a bag a day during the work week, no cravings for them on the weekends at all.  I've tried to only eat half the bag and the other half the next day, but fail 90% of the time at that. Damn they are good!  How often do you guys have a cheat meal?  We have a friend that cheats once a week and that seems to kick her back into ketosis?  I had a cheat meal on friday and damn if I didn't loose 2-4 pounds by sunday.
pickles olives lunchmeat etc are my go to.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Kc_Kracker on March 22, 2021, 08:18:54 AM
Stevia will fix that.
Sugar alcohols will clean you out.  LOL. :chuckle:
yes most alcohol is pure sugar. but you can now get the seltzer beers with no sugar and 2 carbs. no buzz but taste good lol
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Kc_Kracker on March 22, 2021, 08:21:38 AM
Here's a good what i can and cant eat, and still dont just eat freely, some still have carbs just low. remember, its not 2 carbs per package, its 2 carbs per SERVING, gotta look at that serving size!
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Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Kc_Kracker on March 22, 2021, 08:24:10 AM
OMAD is great, also if your weight loss is stalled, try some longer fasts, like 36 hours up to about 72 hours. That's what worked for me. No exercise required. My A1c test last September was 5.7. Down to 5.3 as of a couple weeks ago.
good job, Feb 12th when i was admitted to the ER my blood sugar was 420 and a1c was 12.8  :o
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Kc_Kracker on March 22, 2021, 08:25:48 AM
toughest part for me is while I'm at work, I drive around a lot and need something to do while driving. I love sunflower seeds and my whole life for the most part I've eaten a bag a day during the work week, no cravings for them on the weekends at all.  I've tried to only eat half the bag and the other half the next day, but fail 90% of the time at that. Damn they are good!  How often do you guys have a cheat meal?  We have a friend that cheats once a week and that seems to kick her back into ketosis?  I had a cheat meal on friday and damn if I didn't loose 2-4 pounds by sunday.
ive gotten hooked on garlic n jalapeno stuffed olives  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: trophyhunt on March 22, 2021, 09:17:08 AM
Mmmmmm good!
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on March 22, 2021, 10:03:58 AM
I got hooked on anahiem peppers boated,  filled with 3 cheeses (cream cheese, feta, parm or whatever else)
sprinke of southwest type seasoning topped with bacon

Baked 350 till pepper cooked, finished on low broil until bacon crisped up some.

Would be good on a treager

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Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on March 22, 2021, 11:18:08 AM
I've never fasted beyond 12 - 18 hours, and then only because blood draw lipids panel.


How bad does it suck?  Be honest...

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Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on March 22, 2021, 11:19:10 AM
I'm about 13 hours in now

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Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on March 22, 2021, 12:29:28 PM
I'm at 22 hours right now. Not a big deal. Trying to decide if I'm going to eat today or wait until tomorrow. It wasn't this easy at first. What got me through it in the beginning was drinking salt water whenever I got hungry. Make sure it's a good quality salt, not just regular table salt. I usually use Himalayan pink salt.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: trophyhunt on March 22, 2021, 12:32:17 PM
I think I would die if I didn't eat till lunch, I'm starving in the mornings, especially after my work out.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Pegasus on March 22, 2021, 03:47:20 PM
Here is some motivation for ya: https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2021/03/march-weight-change

Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: spin05 on March 23, 2021, 01:34:59 AM
Any good free website or phone apps to use as a guide ???
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Kc_Kracker on March 23, 2021, 07:34:35 AM
ya full of ads. facebook has killer groups for keto.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on March 23, 2021, 07:54:17 AM
MeWe has some groups too.

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Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bearhunter99 on March 23, 2021, 08:35:23 AM
Here's a good what i can and cant eat, and still dont just eat freely, some still have carbs just low. remember, its not 2 carbs per package, its 2 carbs per SERVING, gotta look at that serving size!
.

These are great lists.  One thing to mention is that pretty much all "sugar free" sweets have Maltitol as the sweetener.  Maltitol has a very high glycemic index and is not much better than actual sugar.  Not all sugar substitutes are created equal.  We use a lot of stevia and Monkfruit.  There is a ton if info on the googler for a reference on sweeteners but check the glycemic index on any sweeteners you plan on using.

Amazon ( I know, evil) and Thrive have more and more keto friendly products as keto has grown in popularity  The products are still hit and miss for flavor and texture but my wife has found some pancake mix that is good and a syrup that is thick and tastes good that doesn't affect the blood sugar so there are alternatives out there to "cheat" without really cheating.  Even some of the local stores are starting to have more choices and Costco carries the Keto bread (still $4 a loaf but cheaper than most other places) that is zero carb and makes a good sammich.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Stein on March 23, 2021, 09:44:08 AM
If you guys need an ice cream fix, Enlightened has a new keto series, they are the ones with net carbs on the front label, just a couple per serving and they really nailed the taste and consistency.  Spendy, but a great solution for a treat.  Grocery Outlet has them from time to time for cheap.

There are other similar brands, but they aren't as good in my opinion.  Mostly they don't get the texture perfect, not as creamy.

Make sure you follow the directions and leave it on the counter for 10 minutes before attacking.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on March 23, 2021, 10:09:54 AM
I find that "fixes" and substitutions lead to less weightloss and sabotaging ketosis

So I'm back to zero snacks and once per day eating. 1 big 2000 calorie meal per day.

Want to loose as much as possible by archery elk, and do a ton of "shed" hunting in very shed poor areas.

Once I'm good with OMAD, I'll start skipping 1 day per week and shed hunt from morning light to last light then crawl in bed.

Last elk season sucked, I couldn't cover the miles I wanted to cover, a 15 mile day meant a 5 mile next day, and I need 15 miles every day and not be so bagged.

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Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on March 23, 2021, 10:11:58 AM
Personally I would recommend staying away from pretty much everything that's sold at the store as a keto food. First of all, the bread, it's best to completely eliminate wheat from your diet. The "keto" bread I've seen uses wheat flour. I like to keep my diet to only real food, meaning no processed foods. And ice cream, I'm guessing it's got some sort of sweetener, and no matter what kind they use it's really best to avoid all sweeteners, whether they are artificial or natural. If you're not doing keto to lose weight or reverse any health issues you might have, then it's probably not a big deal. But me, I had/have insulin resistance and a fatty liver, and I'm trying to eliminate those conditions as soon as possible. So I do what I think some people call "clean keto," while other people do what is called dirty keto, or lazy keto.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: vandeman17 on March 23, 2021, 10:17:56 AM
I find that "fixes" and substitutions lead to less weightloss and sabotaging ketosis

So I'm back to zero snacks and once per day eating. 1 big 2000 calorie meal per day.

Want to loose as much as possible by archery elk, and do a ton of "shed" hunting in very shed poor areas.

Once I'm good with OMAD, I'll start skipping 1 day per week and shed hunt from morning light to last light then crawl in bed.

Last elk season sucked, I couldn't cover the miles I wanted to cover, a 15 mile day meant a 5 mile next day, and I need 15 miles every day and not be so bagged.

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Not to start a pro vs anti keto debate because I am all about people finding what works for them but just curious why 2k, one time per day, keto, is more attractive than a balanced 2k per day over the course of a day?
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on March 23, 2021, 10:25:32 AM
HGH increases

Starts at around 18 hour fasting. 

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Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on March 23, 2021, 10:32:00 AM
Google "what happens in autophagy"

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Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on March 23, 2021, 10:32:50 AM
Human growth hormone, plus a decrease in insulin, which then allows your body to burn your body fat.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: vandeman17 on March 23, 2021, 10:40:28 AM
all of that addresses the fasting part but what about keto?
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on March 23, 2021, 10:42:04 AM
all of that addresses the fasting part but what about keto?

The whole point of doing keto is to keep your insulin level low by not eating carbohydrates. At least that's why I do it.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on March 23, 2021, 10:53:46 AM
all of that addresses the fasting part but what about keto?
Keto makes it easier, if you're adjusted to carbs and sugar, starches you'll get a crushing urge to eat and feel sick if you skip a meal or two.

With keto, you're already adjusted to burning fat and consuming ketones for energy, so entering a fast you'll feel a bit hollow inside your gut, a nagging sensation to eat, but its not a crushing crash nor do you feel sick and want to die if you skip a meal or 20.

I did 22 hours yesterday and decided to eat, not wanting to go from eating regularly to fasting skipping OMAD,  so I'll adjust to OMAD then dabble into prolonged fasting.

Nice thing is its free, no program or BS to follow, just eat 70% fat, 25% protien and less than 5% carbs

but I'm trying to focus on 70/30 with 0% carbs

I'm doing a 2 hour eating window now, eat a big meal at 6pm and by 8pm nothing but water.

I'll do a week of that and see what the scale says.

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Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on March 23, 2021, 10:57:17 AM
Good answer. I could never do the fasting if I wasn't already doing keto.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Stein on March 23, 2021, 10:59:38 AM
It fixes metabolic disorders or at least makes them much better.  Usually really fast.

Plus, what is balanced?  That really has no meaning in my mind.  Keto seems balanced to me but not my wife for example.

I view carbs like dairy, some do fine and some people canít deal well.


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Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: vandeman17 on March 23, 2021, 11:05:23 AM
It fixes metabolic disorders or at least makes them much better.  Usually really fast.

Plus, what is balanced?  That really has no meaning in my mind.  Keto seems balanced to me but not my wife for example.

I view carbs like dairy, some do fine and some people canít deal well.


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Balanced to me is one that covers both macro and micronutrient needs efficiently. Processed foods and added sugars are garbage for anyone but for me, quality carb sources are important to my training and performance goals.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on March 23, 2021, 11:12:38 AM
Your body doesn't need any carbs at all. That's the lie they've been telling us for decades and it's the reason so many people are getting diabetes and other metabolic issues these days.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: vandeman17 on March 23, 2021, 11:19:13 AM
Your body doesn't need any carbs at all. That's the lie they've been telling us for decades and it's the reason so many people are getting diabetes and other metabolic issues these days.

Pretty interesting considering almost all high level athletes don't have diabetes or metabolic issues yet vast majority consume a significant amount of carbs. Like I said earlier, whatever people want to do that works for them is great because it means they are taking their health seriously. The demonization of carbs is patently false though.

It is the over consumption of carbs, especially processed carbs with added sugars, along with lack of physical activity that leads to many of the health issues our society faces.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on March 23, 2021, 11:25:14 AM
It fixes metabolic disorders or at least makes them much better.  Usually really fast.

Plus, what is balanced?  That really has no meaning in my mind.  Keto seems balanced to me but not my wife for example.

I view carbs like dairy, some do fine and some people canít deal well.


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Balanced to me is one that covers both macro and micronutrient needs efficiently. Processed foods and added sugars are garbage for anyone but for me, quality carb sources are important to my training and performance goals.
It sounds like you don't have any metabolic disorders, are already lean, and working out a lot.

You could keto, but why?

Not sure you need to nor woukd get much benefit from it.

Fasting you could get 3-400% growth hormone boost and get ripped and gain muscle, if that was your goal.


Check out this chick,

OMAD (one meal a day)
1700 calories high fat, low carbs
Plus exercise



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Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on March 23, 2021, 11:34:13 AM
But we don't need carbs. That's the lie I'm talking about. If you look at the food pyramid, it's completely wrong.

Here's a video from a guy I watch regularly:

Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on March 23, 2021, 11:38:13 AM
True we don't need it, but it doesn't need to be demonized if its clean and the person isn't trying to cure a metabolic disorder.


I been watching that guy too
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: vandeman17 on March 23, 2021, 11:40:40 AM
True we don't need it, but it doesn't need to be demonized if its clean and the person isn't trying to cure a metabolic disorder.

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 :yeah: 

https://www.mayoclinic.org/carbohydrates/art-20045705/in-depth/art-20045705
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on March 23, 2021, 11:41:48 AM
Yeah, but I'm just trying to get the point across that carbs aren't needed, because many people are under the impression that we can't live without carbs. I always thought that. Until just recently in the last few months when I began researching and got more educated on the subject. If only I would have known all this 20 years ago.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: vandeman17 on March 23, 2021, 11:44:29 AM
Yeah, but I'm just trying to get the point across that carbs aren't needed, because many people are under the impression that we can't live without carbs. I always thought that. Until just recently in the last few months when I began researching and got more educated on the subject. If only I would have known all this 20 years ago.

People can live without a lot of things but that doesn't mean some of those things don't add value.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on March 23, 2021, 11:46:06 AM
True we don't need it, but it doesn't need to be demonized if its clean and the person isn't trying to cure a metabolic disorder.

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https://www.mayoclinic.org/carbohydrates/art-20045705/in-depth/art-20045705

That's exactly what I'm talking about. That's completely wrong information. In my opinion. But for a person who exercises regularly and especially if they're relatively young, then eating a high carb diet is fine. But a low carb, high fat diet would probably still be better.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on March 23, 2021, 11:49:49 AM
From your mayo clinic article

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Carbohydrates are your body's main fuel source. During digestion, sugars and starches are broken down into simple sugars. They're then absorbed into your bloodstream, where they're known as blood sugar (blood glucose).

From there, glucose enters your body's cells with the help of insulin. Glucose is used by your body for energy, and fuels all of your activities ó whether it's going for a jog or simply breathing. Extra glucose is stored in your liver, muscles and other cells for later use, or is converted to fat.

If you have insulin resistance this can create a cascading carb intake problem, since insulin unlocks a cell for glucose uptake, but is resistant to insulin, that glocose floats around unused, your pancreas creates more and more insulin to combat it, and your kidneys start dumping it, and you end up drinking more water.  Your on your way to diabetes.  So keto limits glucose in your blood,  and fasting depletes it from your liver where it's stored.

Over time your cells can reset insulin sensitivity, which means you need less insulin for your cells to take in glucose.

That's my main goal with this.

If I keep eating carbs I'll end up with diabetes, I can slow the process by eating better and exercising more, but it'll still progress.

This keto + fasting is a big giant reset button.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: vandeman17 on March 23, 2021, 11:51:57 AM
True we don't need it, but it doesn't need to be demonized if its clean and the person isn't trying to cure a metabolic disorder.

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https://www.mayoclinic.org/carbohydrates/art-20045705/in-depth/art-20045705

That's exactly what I'm talking about. That's completely wrong information. In my opinion. But for a person who exercises regularly and especially if they're relatively young, then eating a high carb diet is fine. But a low carb, high fat diet would probably still be better.

Completely wrong because it goes against what you believe to be true. For every study that says people don't need carbs, there will be one that promotes the benefits of carbs. How about Harvard studies? Are they wrong too?

"Carbohydrates are a major source of fuel and nutrients for our bodies. They should be part of a healthy diet, even when the goal is to lose weight. When adding carbohydrates, pay attention to portion size; choose whole fruits and make it a whole grain!"

https://www.health.harvard.edu/diet-and-weight-loss/carbohydrates--good-or-bad-for-you
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: vandeman17 on March 23, 2021, 11:55:05 AM
From your mayo clinic article

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Carbohydrates are your body's main fuel source. During digestion, sugars and starches are broken down into simple sugars. They're then absorbed into your bloodstream, where they're known as blood sugar (blood glucose).

From there, glucose enters your body's cells with the help of insulin. Glucose is used by your body for energy, and fuels all of your activities ó whether it's going for a jog or simply breathing. Extra glucose is stored in your liver, muscles and other cells for later use, or is converted to fat.

If you have insulin resistance this can create a cascading carb intake problem, since insulin unlocks a cell for glucose uptake, but is resistant to insulin, that glocose floats around unused, your pancreas creates more and more insulin to combat it, and your kidneys start dumping it, and you end up drinking more water.  Your on your way to diabetes.  So keto limits glucose in your blood,  and fasting depletes it from your liver where it's stored.

Over time your cells can reset insulin sensitivity, which means you need less insulin for your cells to take in glucose.

That's my main goal with this.

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A good goal to have. Again, I am not against keto when done for the right reasons and purposes. Its the demonization of carbs and also the perception that keto is some miracle weight loss approach that I don't agree with. This is my opinion and based on hours and hours of reading over the years because I have nothing better to do with my time.  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on March 23, 2021, 11:55:49 AM
Just the fact that they're recommending that people eat fruit makes everything else they say suspect. Fruit is nothing but sugar, which our bodies don't need. Another one is milk. Especially reduced fat milk. It's the same as drinking sugar. There's tons of bad information out there, from sources that you would think should be reliable.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: vandeman17 on March 23, 2021, 12:01:30 PM
Just the fact that they're recommending that people eat fruit makes everything else they say suspect. Fruit is nothing but sugar, which our bodies don't need. Another one is milk. Especially reduced fat milk. It's the same as drinking sugar. There's tons of bad information out there, from sources that you would think should be reliable.

Humans shouldn't consume fruit? You do know that sugar in fruit is natural sugars right?

"A diet rich in vegetables and fruits can lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, prevent some types of cancer, lower risk of eye and digestive problems, and have a positive effect upon blood sugar, which can help keep appetite in check. Eating non-starchy vegetables and fruits like apples, pears, and green leafy vegetables may even promote weight loss. [1] Their low glycemic loads prevent blood sugar spikes that can increase hunger."

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/what-should-you-eat/vegetables-and-fruits/
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on March 23, 2021, 12:05:09 PM
Like I said, there's tons of misinformation out there.

Just try a keto diet for 6 weeks. Then you'll know if it's right for you or not. It's easy to do. No fruit, no milk, no fruit juice, no pasta, no bread, no rice, no potatoes. That about covers it. Oh, almost forgot, absolutely no sugar. Try it.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: pianoman9701 on March 23, 2021, 12:16:29 PM
Just the fact that they're recommending that people eat fruit makes everything else they say suspect. Fruit is nothing but sugar, which our bodies don't need. Another one is milk. Especially reduced fat milk. It's the same as drinking sugar. There's tons of bad information out there, from sources that you would think should be reliable.

Humans shouldn't consume fruit? You do know that sugar in fruit is natural sugars right?

"A diet rich in vegetables and fruits can lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, prevent some types of cancer, lower risk of eye and digestive problems, and have a positive effect upon blood sugar, which can help keep appetite in check. Eating non-starchy vegetables and fruits like apples, pears, and green leafy vegetables may even promote weight loss. [1] Their low glycemic loads prevent blood sugar spikes that can increase hunger."

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/what-should-you-eat/vegetables-and-fruits/

The problem is that ketosis is only achieved by cutting sugars/carbs. Ketosis is what eats up the fat in your body. If you eat fruit, then your body doesn't go into ketosis. Yeah, the food pyramid came from Harvard too, and it's wrong. A strict keto diet can help the body deal with diabetes on its own, lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, lower fat index, increase energy, lower joint pain.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: vandeman17 on March 23, 2021, 01:15:40 PM
Like I said, there's tons of misinformation out there.

Just try a keto diet for 6 weeks. Then you'll know if it's right for you or not. It's easy to do. No fruit, no milk, no fruit juice, no pasta, no bread, no rice, no potatoes. That about covers it. Oh, almost forgot, absolutely no sugar. Try it.

Your misinformation is other's information. How about the American Heart Association. Are they misinformation?

"So when it comes to carbohydrates follow these recommendations:
Limit foods that are high in processed, refined simple sugars provide calories but they have very little nutrition.
 
Get more complex carbohydrates and healthy nutrients by eating more fruits and vegetables.
 
Focus on whole-grain rice, breads and cereals, and donít forget the legumes ó beans, lentils and dried peas."

https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/eat-smart/nutrition-basics/carbohydrates

Also, I want to note to everyone that this is NOTHING personal and purely a debate I am enjoying.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on March 23, 2021, 01:30:41 PM
Yes, the American Heart Association gives terrible advice. So does our federal government. Which is why they're feeding kids in our schools a very unhealthy, high carb and high processed food diet. Another one is the American Diabetes Association. They also give people the wrong advice. Then look at doctors- putting their type 2 diabetes patients on insulin or other medication and only making the problem get progressively worse over time, when all these people need to do is change their diet and reverse the diabetes.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Cougartail on March 23, 2021, 01:34:26 PM
Eating the Keto diet lowers your bodies PH and increases levels of uric acid and other compounds. Never do Keto if you have gout! It also increases your chance of diabetes and kidney failure.

I'm not a doctor but I've played one in my younger years with some gals..
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on March 23, 2021, 01:37:08 PM
Eating the Keto diet lowers your bodies PH and increases levels of uric acid and other compounds. Never do Keto if you have gout! It also increases your chance of diabetes and kidney failure.

I'm not a doctor but I've played one in my younger years with some gals..

None of that is true. Not sure where you got your information. A keto diet is how you reverse diabetes.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on March 23, 2021, 01:39:21 PM
Look up a book called "Lies My Doctor Told Me" by Ken Berry.

Here's a description of the book from Amazon:

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Description
Product Description
Has your doctor lied to you?

Eat low-fat and high-carb, including plenty of ďhealthyĒ whole grainsódoes that sound familiar? Perhaps this is what you were told at your last doctorís appointment or visit with a nutritionist, or perhaps it is something you read online when searching for a healthy diet. And perhaps youíve been misled. Dr. Ken Berry is here to dispel the myths and misinformation that have been perpetuated by the medical and food industries for decades.

This updated and expanded edition of Dr. Berryís bestseller Lies My Doctor Told Me exposes the truth behind all kinds of ďliesĒ told by well-meaning but misinformed medical practitioners. Nutritional therapy is often overlooked in medical school, and the information provided to physicians is often outdated. However, the negative consequences on your health remain the same. Advice to avoid healthy fats and stay out of the sun has been proven to be detrimental to longevity and wreak havoc on your system. In this book, Dr. Berry will enlighten you about nutrition and life choices, their role in our health, and how to begin an educated conversation with your doctor about finding the right path for you.

This book will teach you:

how doctors are taught to think about nutrition and other preventative health measures, and how they should be thinking
how the Food Pyramid and MyPlate came into existence and why they should change
the facts about fat intake and heart health
the truth about the effects of whole wheat on the human body
the role of dairy in your diet
the truth about saltófriend or foe?
the dangers and benefits of hormone therapy
new information about inflammation and how it should be viewed by doctors

Come out of the darkness and let Ken Berry be your guide to optimal health and harmony!
About the Author
Ken D Berry, MD is a Board-Certified Family Physician practicing in a small town in rural America. After practicing more than a decade, and seeing more than 20,000 patients, Dr. Berry has seen the best and the worst that is American medical practice. He is a lucky husband, proud father and full-time practicing doctor. Dr Berry and his beautiful wife Neisha live on their farm in Tennessee.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: vandeman17 on March 23, 2021, 01:48:45 PM
Yes, the American Heart Association gives terrible advice. So does our federal government. Which is why they're feeding kids in our schools a very unhealthy, high carb and high processed food diet. Another one is the American Diabetes Association. They also give people the wrong advice. Then look at doctors- putting their type 2 diabetes patients on insulin or other medication and only making the problem get progressively worse over time, when all these people need to do is change their diet and reverse the diabetes.

That sure sounds like cherry picking to me. Tons of respected and established medical establishments are all full of misinformation that you are positive is false yet the links and books you supply are gospel? Are you seeing the hypocrisy of this?
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Cougartail on March 23, 2021, 02:02:56 PM
Eating the Keto diet lowers your bodies PH and increases levels of uric acid and other compounds. Never do Keto if you have gout! It also increases your chance of diabetes and kidney failure.

I'm not a doctor but I've played one in my younger years with some gals..

None of that is true. Not sure where you got your information. A keto diet is how you reverse diabetes.
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/symptoms/17808-high-uric-acid-level
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: pianoman9701 on March 23, 2021, 02:06:43 PM
Yes, the American Heart Association gives terrible advice. So does our federal government. Which is why they're feeding kids in our schools a very unhealthy, high carb and high processed food diet. Another one is the American Diabetes Association. They also give people the wrong advice. Then look at doctors- putting their type 2 diabetes patients on insulin or other medication and only making the problem get progressively worse over time, when all these people need to do is change their diet and reverse the diabetes.

That sure sounds like cherry picking to me. Tons of respected and established medical establishments are all full of misinformation that you are positive is false yet the links and books you supply are gospel? Are you seeing the hypocrisy of this?
Keto isn't for everyone. Either is fruits, nuts, and tofu. If you're not interested, ok. :dunno:
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on March 23, 2021, 02:09:34 PM
No hypocrisy here. I reversed my insulin resistance by doing the opposite of what these  established and respected medical establishments would have me do. And there's plenty of other people like myself reversing their metabolic issues by following a ketogenic diet. We would not have this success if we were to follow the standard American diet.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: pianoman9701 on March 23, 2021, 02:12:54 PM
No hypocrisy here. I reversed my insulin resistance by doing the opposite of what these  established and respected medical establishments would have me do. And there's plenty of other people like myself reversing their metabolic issues by following a ketogenic diet. We would not have this success if we were to follow the standard American diet.

There's lots of profit and vacations for big pharm and doctors who keep their patients on insulin and other drugs for things which can successfully be treated with a keto diet.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on March 23, 2021, 02:19:57 PM
No hypocrisy here. I reversed my insulin resistance by doing the opposite of what these  established and respected medical establishments would have me do. And there's plenty of other people like myself reversing their metabolic issues by following a ketogenic diet. We would not have this success if we were to follow the standard American diet.

There's lots of profit and vacations for big pharm and doctors who keep their patients on insulin and other drugs for things which can successfully be treated with a keto diet.

Exactly. But the truth is slowly coming out. Thanks mostly to social media.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: vandeman17 on March 23, 2021, 02:22:05 PM
No hypocrisy here. I reversed my insulin resistance by doing the opposite of what these  established and respected medical establishments would have me do. And there's plenty of other people like myself reversing their metabolic issues by following a ketogenic diet. We would not have this success if we were to follow the standard American diet.

There's lots of profit and vacations for big pharm and doctors who keep their patients on insulin and other drugs for things which can successfully be treated with a keto diet.

What about all the people who don't have to take insulin or other drugs and don't follow keto? Those who don't have health issues yet consume those devils known as carbs and fruit?
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on March 23, 2021, 02:31:34 PM
No hypocrisy here. I reversed my insulin resistance by doing the opposite of what these  established and respected medical establishments would have me do. And there's plenty of other people like myself reversing their metabolic issues by following a ketogenic diet. We would not have this success if we were to follow the standard American diet.

There's lots of profit and vacations for big pharm and doctors who keep their patients on insulin and other drugs for things which can successfully be treated with a keto diet.

What about all the people who don't have to take insulin or other drugs and don't follow keto? Those who don't have health issues yet consume those devils known as carbs and fruit?

Like I said it may not be an issue when you're younger and especially if you're very physically active, but as you get older and especially if you're more sedentary, that's when you might start having more issues with a high carb diet.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on March 23, 2021, 02:36:52 PM
Yup - its a cascading failure

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Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: vandeman17 on March 23, 2021, 02:38:48 PM
No hypocrisy here. I reversed my insulin resistance by doing the opposite of what these  established and respected medical establishments would have me do. And there's plenty of other people like myself reversing their metabolic issues by following a ketogenic diet. We would not have this success if we were to follow the standard American diet.

There's lots of profit and vacations for big pharm and doctors who keep their patients on insulin and other drugs for things which can successfully be treated with a keto diet.

What about all the people who don't have to take insulin or other drugs and don't follow keto? Those who don't have health issues yet consume those devils known as carbs and fruit?

Like I said it may not be an issue when you're younger and especially if you're very physically active, but as you get older and especially if you're more sedentary, that's when you might start having more issues with a high carb diet.

I also think it has to do with the quality of diet people of all ages are on. Processed foods and all the added garbage that is in much of the American diet is what is killing us and what has played a huge role in the pandemic but that is a whole different thread.

I really do appreciate the dialogue and discussion here too  :tup:
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on March 23, 2021, 02:44:30 PM
On the gout issue:

Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: pianoman9701 on March 23, 2021, 02:47:41 PM
No hypocrisy here. I reversed my insulin resistance by doing the opposite of what these  established and respected medical establishments would have me do. And there's plenty of other people like myself reversing their metabolic issues by following a ketogenic diet. We would not have this success if we were to follow the standard American diet.

There's lots of profit and vacations for big pharm and doctors who keep their patients on insulin and other drugs for things which can successfully be treated with a keto diet.

What about all the people who don't have to take insulin or other drugs and don't follow keto? Those who don't have health issues yet consume those devils known as carbs and fruit?

If you don't have any health problems, including weight, why would you change your diet? I think you're missing the point. Many people switch to a keto diet to address serious health issues and for many, it works.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: vandeman17 on March 23, 2021, 02:50:38 PM
No hypocrisy here. I reversed my insulin resistance by doing the opposite of what these  established and respected medical establishments would have me do. And there's plenty of other people like myself reversing their metabolic issues by following a ketogenic diet. We would not have this success if we were to follow the standard American diet.

There's lots of profit and vacations for big pharm and doctors who keep their patients on insulin and other drugs for things which can successfully be treated with a keto diet.

What about all the people who don't have to take insulin or other drugs and don't follow keto? Those who don't have health issues yet consume those devils known as carbs and fruit?

If you don't have any health problems, including weight, why would you change your diet? I think you're missing the point. Many people switch to a keto diet to address serious health issues and for many, it works.

Agree 100%. Its a diet that does wonders to address issues.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Mudman on March 23, 2021, 02:55:13 PM
No hypocrisy here. I reversed my insulin resistance by doing the opposite of what these  established and respected medical establishments would have me do. And there's plenty of other people like myself reversing their metabolic issues by following a ketogenic diet. We would not have this success if we were to follow the standard American diet.

There's lots of profit and vacations for big pharm and doctors who keep their patients on insulin and other drugs for things which can successfully be treated with a keto diet.

What about all the people who don't have to take insulin or other drugs and don't follow keto? Those who don't have health issues yet consume those devils known as carbs and fruit?
Thats me...  Or was but getting close to 50 now and things are changing.  Better diet is better feeling.  Easier to add on 10lbs now.  Joints get little stiff.  Energy drops sometimes. etc.  But when I do Keto I feel amazing in comparison to not keto.   Inflamation and energy, alertness all are improved.  Be it Keto or the diet it is real and worth doing if needed and good to try if healthy n young imop.  It is all about our DIET in the end.  R wat Ya eat.   :tup:
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on March 23, 2021, 07:47:13 PM
Did my 24 hour mark, it went well, nothing serious for gnawing hunger, just empty feeling but no sick feeling like you wanna puke hungry, no lay down in a hole and die hungry.

Almost decided to skip today all together but wanna get OMAD adjusted better, then think about it.



This might be a game changer, no worry about cooking on a mountian, no packing mt house meals, cooker or anything weighing me down.  Just water, and a lot less of that too. 

Sweat less, move easier, no bloated up, no inflammation

Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Stein on March 23, 2021, 10:59:37 PM
Iím guessing 20 year old Olympic athletes arenít following this thread.

I do know I have lifted my heaviest and ran my fastest of my life on really low carb.

Iím also fairly confident itís not the same for everyone.  I tried carnivore and crashed, not for me.  I tried high carb for 10 years and failed. The only way I thrived was with an open mind and giving each theory an honest trial.

Other than the FDA pyramid, you can find someone on the planet doing well on almost any diet.  Genes and history matter as does age.


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Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: trophyhunt on March 24, 2021, 06:20:16 AM
Liking keto more, started at 204, hit 189 today!  pretty stoked to see the 180's again, hoping to hit 180 by hunting season.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Cougartail on March 24, 2021, 07:08:57 AM
On the gout issue:


It's a fact that vegans have higher body PH than people who eat meat. As you raise the PH of your body so do you it's ability to carry uric acid out of it.
No gout sufferer will have a gout flare from eating to much of most fruits and vegetables and most will have a flare up from to much meat.
In most fruits and vegetables the nutrients like vitamin C and magnesium far outweigh the effects of increased carbs.

In 20 plus years of battling it I've read, tried, and tested most theories. If I eat to much meat my urine PH drops and my gout flares.
Since this is the internet I'm sure one video clip from one guy who doesn't have gout (?) outweighs my research. lol


Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Cougartail on March 24, 2021, 07:17:47 AM
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22676161/

Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Kc_Kracker on March 24, 2021, 07:22:48 AM
Eating the Keto diet lowers your bodies PH and increases levels of uric acid and other compounds. Never do Keto if you have gout! It also increases your chance of diabetes and kidney failure.

I'm not a doctor but I've played one in my younger years with some gals..
WROOOOOOONG  :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: ALL diabetics are TOLD to eat keto!
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Kc_Kracker on March 24, 2021, 07:24:36 AM
Big milestone today, after 2 months of keto (but stricter), DR took me off insulin and cut my meds in half  :rockin: :rockin: :rockin: :rockin:
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: pianoman9701 on March 24, 2021, 07:27:09 AM
Big milestone today, after 2 months of keto (but stricter), DR took me off insulin and cut my meds in half  :rockin: :rockin: :rockin: :rockin:
Way to take responsibility for your health, KC. The insulin news is exceptional. Is a Keto KC BBQ sauce in our future? I'd buy it.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Kc_Kracker on March 24, 2021, 07:39:07 AM
Big milestone today, after 2 months of keto (but stricter), DR took me off insulin and cut my meds in half  :rockin: :rockin: :rockin: :rockin:
Way to take responsibility for your health, KC. The insulin news is exceptional. Is a Keto KC BBQ sauce in our future? I'd buy it.
In the works  :drool:
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Cougartail on March 24, 2021, 07:43:00 AM

[/quote]https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23543594/

You are wrong.. Type 2 diabetes risk goes up with high uric acid.

If you have gout and diabetes and your doctor tells you to go on a Keto diet he is a moron.

Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: pianoman9701 on March 24, 2021, 08:23:10 AM

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23543594/

You are wrong.. Type 2 diabetes risk goes up with high uric acid.

If you have gout and diabetes and your doctor tells you to go on a Keto diet he is a moron.
[/quote]

There's no mention of diabetes in the article you linked. But there is in this one. I'm just happy that KC is getting his diabetes under control.

"A 2012 study found that people experience an increased risk of gout when they first enter into ketosis due to an increase in uric acid levels. However, the risk is short-term and improves once your body adapts to being in ketosis."

https://www.healthline.com/health/gout/keto-and-gout#:~:text=Does%20it%20increase%20the%20risk,breaks%20down%20into%20uric%20acid.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on March 24, 2021, 08:31:04 AM
My favorite doctor on YouTube, Dr. Berry, calls keto "the proper human diet." And I have to agree with him. Everybody should be doing the keto diet. Sure would cut down on the need for doctors! The majority of health issues today are caused by or made worse due to high glucose levels in the blood. Diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, Alzheimer's, dementia, cancer, arthritis, kidney failure, etc. A ketogenic diet is the key to reducing blood glucose levels.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Kc_Kracker on March 24, 2021, 08:39:00 AM

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23543594/

You are wrong.. Type 2 diabetes risk goes up with high uric acid.

If you have gout and diabetes and your doctor tells you to go on a Keto diet he is a moron.
[/quote]
I said diabetes, not gout and diabetes  :tup:
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Kc_Kracker on March 24, 2021, 08:40:53 AM
Big milestone today, after 2 months of keto (but stricter), DR took me off insulin and cut my meds in half  :rockin: :rockin: :rockin: :rockin:
Way to take responsibility for your health, KC. The insulin news is exceptional. Is a Keto KC BBQ sauce in our future? I'd buy it.
would that be "Light Kracker Sauce"?  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: vandeman17 on March 24, 2021, 08:45:08 AM
My favorite doctor on YouTube, Dr. Berry, calls keto "the proper human diet." And I have to agree with him. Everybody should be doing the keto diet. Sure would cut down on the need for doctors! The majority of health issues today are caused by or made worse due to high glucose levels in the blood. Diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, Alzheimer's, dementia, cancer, arthritis, kidney failure, etc. A ketogenic diet is the key to reducing blood glucose levels.
I go back to one of my earlier posts in that a blanket statement that everybody should be on the keto diet is false. I am not on it and actually eat a bunch of carbs daily. I don't have a high glucose level in my blood and am very healthy unless my blood work is lying. Reducing blood glucose levels can and is done in various fashions, keto included. There are different ways to skin a cat and its up to the person to decide what works best for them.  :twocents:
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on March 24, 2021, 08:45:25 AM
Oh, also, I forgot to mention, many doctors are now calling Alzheimer's "Type 3 diabetes."
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on March 24, 2021, 08:47:25 AM
My favorite doctor on YouTube, Dr. Berry, calls keto "the proper human diet." And I have to agree with him. Everybody should be doing the keto diet. Sure would cut down on the need for doctors! The majority of health issues today are caused by or made worse due to high glucose levels in the blood. Diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, Alzheimer's, dementia, cancer, arthritis, kidney failure, etc. A ketogenic diet is the key to reducing blood glucose levels.
I go back to one of my earlier posts in that a blanket statement that everybody should be on the keto diet is false. I am not on it and actually eat a bunch of carbs daily. I don't have a high glucose level in my blood and am very healthy unless my blood work is lying. Reducing blood glucose levels can and is done in various fashions, keto included. There are different ways to skin a cat and its up to the person to decide what works best for them.  :twocents:

Well, maybe your carbohydrate intake is mostly from real foods such as vegetables and not from highly processed foods. Carbs aren't so bad if they're the right ones.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: vandeman17 on March 24, 2021, 08:51:59 AM
My favorite doctor on YouTube, Dr. Berry, calls keto "the proper human diet." And I have to agree with him. Everybody should be doing the keto diet. Sure would cut down on the need for doctors! The majority of health issues today are caused by or made worse due to high glucose levels in the blood. Diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, Alzheimer's, dementia, cancer, arthritis, kidney failure, etc. A ketogenic diet is the key to reducing blood glucose levels.
I go back to one of my earlier posts in that a blanket statement that everybody should be on the keto diet is false. I am not on it and actually eat a bunch of carbs daily. I don't have a high glucose level in my blood and am very healthy unless my blood work is lying. Reducing blood glucose levels can and is done in various fashions, keto included. There are different ways to skin a cat and its up to the person to decide what works best for them.  :twocents:

Well, maybe your carbohydrate intake is mostly from real foods such as vegetables and not from highly processed foods. Carbs aren't so bad if they're the right ones.

Precisely and that has been my main thing in all this. Its all about knowing what you are putting into your bodies and how it effects your health. I will hand it to people on keto, I couldn't do it. I hammer through potatoes, rice, whole grains and all that but I also do it intelligently. I plan out my meals, pre cook them for the week and make sure the sources I get my nutrients from are the quality I need.

America is a lazy society and doesn't give a dang about their health. They would much rather take a pill then make the effort to actual address the root cause of their issues. Covid wouldn't have been half as deadly in the US if people even gave half as much of a rip about their health as all the people posting on this thread.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bornhunter on March 24, 2021, 08:53:14 AM
Big milestone today, after 2 months of keto (but stricter), DR took me off insulin and cut my meds in half  :rockin: :rockin: :rockin: :rockin:

 :tup: :tup: :tup:
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on March 24, 2021, 09:00:35 AM
My favorite doctor on YouTube, Dr. Berry, calls keto "the proper human diet." And I have to agree with him. Everybody should be doing the keto diet. Sure would cut down on the need for doctors! The majority of health issues today are caused by or made worse due to high glucose levels in the blood. Diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, Alzheimer's, dementia, cancer, arthritis, kidney failure, etc. A ketogenic diet is the key to reducing blood glucose levels.
I go back to one of my earlier posts in that a blanket statement that everybody should be on the keto diet is false. I am not on it and actually eat a bunch of carbs daily. I don't have a high glucose level in my blood and am very healthy unless my blood work is lying. Reducing blood glucose levels can and is done in various fashions, keto included. There are different ways to skin a cat and its up to the person to decide what works best for them.  :twocents:

Well, maybe your carbohydrate intake is mostly from real foods such as vegetables and not from highly processed foods. Carbs aren't so bad if they're the right ones.

Precisely and that has been my main thing in all this. Its all about knowing what you are putting into your bodies and how it effects your health. I will hand it to people on keto, I couldn't do it. I hammer through potatoes, rice, whole grains and all that but I also do it intelligently. I plan out my meals, pre cook them for the week and make sure the sources I get my nutrients from are the quality I need.

America is a lazy society and doesn't give a dang about their health. They would much rather take a pill then make the effort to actual address the root cause of their issues. Covid wouldn't have been half as deadly in the US if people even gave half as much of a rip about their health as all the people posting on this thread.

The thing that I never knew until recently is that those carbs you're eating, the rice, potatoes, and grains, immediately turns to sugar as soon as you eat them. This is why it's so important for someone with insulin resistance or full blown diabetes to quit eating those things. You're young enough and exercise enough that it's not an issue for you.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Kc_Kracker on March 24, 2021, 09:37:46 AM
yes, whole mheat kernels should have stayed bird and critter food, not human food. we take something so pure and healthy like, fish, and coat it in pure carbs then we deep fry it in animal fat, add a preservatives and eat it. why oh why! yes good but soooo bad for our bodies  :bash:
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Buckhunter24 on March 24, 2021, 09:43:33 AM
Do you guys put together your own recipe and meal plans or buy one? I am interested in something like this. I am a bread and candy junky and I'm getting old enough to feel it. I went through a site, but it wanted a monthly subscription fee when I got to the end
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: pianoman9701 on March 24, 2021, 09:48:29 AM
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22676161/

https://www.healthline.com/health/gout/keto-and-gout#:~:text=Does%20it%20increase%20the%20risk,breaks%20down%20into%20uric%20acid.

"A 2012 study found that people experience an increased risk of gout when they first enter into ketosis due to an increase in uric acid levels. However, the risk is short-term and improves once your body adapts to being in ketosis.

Can it help prevent gout?
No. The available research suggests that the keto diet may help target the source of the inflammation to prevent acute symptoms of gout. But it hasnít been shown to prevent the condition."
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on March 24, 2021, 09:54:33 AM
I keep it simple. Lots of ground meat, steaks, canned sardines and canned salmon, chicken legs/thighs, bacon and eggs, cheddar cheese, avacados, mushrooms, beef liver, onions, pork chops. Oh, and lots of butter and cream.

That's about it, other than a few more vegetables for my salads. But I'm getting away from the salads now and going to more of a mostly carnivore diet.

It doesn't need to be complicated or expensive. It's especially nice if you have a freezer full of deer and/or elk meat.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bornhunter on March 24, 2021, 09:57:46 AM
What about all the cholesterol in these foods?
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on March 24, 2021, 10:04:07 AM
What about all the cholesterol in these foods?

Cholesterol is not a bad thing. That's another one of the lies our doctors tell us.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on March 24, 2021, 10:28:47 AM
As I'm reading this debate I'm sitting right next to a box of deli muffins co-workers brought in, costco style big muffins.

and I don't even want one of the nasty things..



THAT would not have happened before keto, I'd be on my 2nd or 3rd by now.

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Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on March 24, 2021, 10:30:16 AM
I keep it simple. Lots of ground meat, steaks, canned sardines and canned salmon, chicken legs/thighs, bacon and eggs, cheddar cheese, avacados, mushrooms, beef liver, onions, pork chops. Oh, and lots of butter and cream.

That's about it, other than a few more vegetables for my salads. But I'm getting away from the salads now and going to more of a mostly carnivore diet.

It doesn't need to be complicated or expensive. It's especially nice if you have a freezer full of deer and/or elk meat.
I got a bunch of pork.

But I raised it on good feed


Carnivore worthy?

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Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: MountainWalk on March 24, 2021, 10:42:04 AM
 I'm on a fairly strict carnivore diet, and I'm very pleased with it. The 2-4 months out of the year I don't work, I'm horrible about putting on weight. At 40, it doesn't get any easier to motivate myself to start working out before the season starts.  Besides rapid weight loss, there have been many side benifits.

  When I get back to camp,  it's mainly meat, greens and grain. Lots of wild rice and ice cream!
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: pianoman9701 on March 24, 2021, 10:59:37 AM
What about all the cholesterol in these foods?
Your body processes Cholesterol along with fats. It breaks it down in your bloodstream. Most commonly, LDLs are elevated but the important measurement there is a particle size of =<1. Particle size of =>2 is where you get in trouble. This is called the LDL particle measurement and should be ordered with standard blood tests. Some plans won't cover it because it's an expensive test.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Cougartail on March 24, 2021, 11:12:34 AM
Spend more time in the sun and most of your cholesterol problems will be solved as it turns it into Vitamin D.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on March 24, 2021, 02:22:51 PM
My co-worker just nuked a lean cuisine meal.

So glad I'm not trying to loose weight like that.

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Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on March 24, 2021, 02:41:54 PM
My co-worker just nuked a lean cuisine meal.

So glad I'm not trying to loose weight like that.

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That's like a starvation diet. One of those diets where you lose a lot of weight at first, but then gain it back plus some.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on March 24, 2021, 02:43:40 PM
It smelled worse than it usually smells from before I was on keto, had a chemical odor.

My since of smells that trigger hunger is changing.

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Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bornhunter on March 24, 2021, 04:23:07 PM
What about all the cholesterol in these foods?
Your body processes Cholesterol along with fats. It breaks it down in your bloodstream. Most commonly, LDLs are elevated but the important measurement there is a particle size of =<1. Particle size of =>2 is where you get in trouble. This is called the LDL particle measurement and should be ordered with standard blood tests. Some plans won't cover it because it's an expensive test.
:tup:
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Kc_Kracker on March 25, 2021, 07:44:12 AM
Nuked a diet meal
? I just threw up a little  :puke:
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: actionshooter on March 25, 2021, 05:35:35 PM
So I decide to go all in... had been cutting back on carbs for 2-3 weeks and not much was happening. Hadn't read much about it and was doing a few things wrong like drinking milk and cheating here and there.

Monday morning I stated with a keto book and meauring food and the whole works... 299# have not gone over 30carbs/day. Can't believe how fast the hunger cravings went away.

This afternoon I jumped on the scale and it said  291.5... might be just a fluke because I could swing 3# a day either way at any given day... but wow, got my attention.

Thanks guys!
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on March 25, 2021, 05:53:48 PM
Oh yeah, definitely no milk. And no fruit or fruit juice.

Isn't it great? I love only having to eat once a day.

Never have measured my food though, or kept track of carbs. But most days lately my goal is zero carbs. If all you eat is meat and eggs carbs aren't an issue.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on March 25, 2021, 06:11:08 PM
So I decide to go all in... had been cutting back on carbs for 2-3 weeks and not much was happening. Hadn't read much about it and was doing a few things wrong like drinking milk and cheating here and there.

Monday morning I stated with a keto book and meauring food and the whole works... 299# have not gone over 30carbs/day. Can't believe how fast the hunger cravings went away.

This afternoon I jumped on the scale and it said  291.5... might be just a fluke because I could swing 3# a day either way at any given day... but wow, got my attention.

Thanks guys!


 Most of that immediate weight loss is water.

When you eat carbs your body carries more water than it does with keto.

Good luck with your journey!


Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on March 25, 2021, 06:18:28 PM
Oh yeah, definitely no milk. And no fruit or fruit juice.

Isn't it great? I love only having to eat once a day.

Never have measured my food though, or kept track of carbs. But most days lately my goal is zero carbs. If all you eat is meat and eggs carbs aren't an issue.
Kinda liberating isn't it.


I worked outside all day on chores and I'm not all stove up and sore with inflammation.

Before keto my back would be killing me right now and I'd be hunched over walking like a 90 year old man.

I didn't come in and drink a gallon of ice tea, dig through the fridge or look for leftovers or snacks.

I didn't have to screw around making breakfast or lunch from scratch because we don't buy pre-made foods, I never have ate processed ready made foods.

I had one Gatorade zero that I dilute 50% with water and that's it, since 24 hours ago.
Plus straight water.





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Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on March 25, 2021, 06:21:19 PM
I have been having a very mild headache all last night and all today.

Prolly missing something mineral wise but dunno what.

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Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on March 25, 2021, 06:29:52 PM
You been eating/drinking plenty of salt? My first month on keto I drank a lot of salt water. Mostly using Himalayan pink salt.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: cbond3318 on March 25, 2021, 06:38:39 PM
Iím a week in on no carbs, usually ever year after the holidays I start counting calories and hike almost daily. Never see great result but am in good ďenoughĒ shape and weight by season. When I focus strictly on calories, I am inadvertently piling on the carbs so I thought Iíd try. Donít mess with a scale but I noticed today while working my pants kept falling off my but. I believe.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Timberstalker on March 25, 2021, 07:04:45 PM
Itís a sustainable diet and Iíll never go off of it.
Iím a believer as well and itís helped me totally eliminate a terrible case of silent acid reflux that damn near killed me.

Itís easy to cook for and really I have no complaints.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: gutsnthegrass on March 26, 2021, 10:28:45 AM
I'm sure I could look this up, but can you eat vegetables on the KETO diet?  I would have a hard time not eating broccoli, green beans, brussell sprouts ect...
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bearhunter99 on March 26, 2021, 11:35:09 AM
I'm sure I could look this up, but can you eat vegetables on the KETO diet?  I would have a hard time not eating broccoli, green beans, brussell sprouts ect...

Most vegetables are fairly low carb except root vegetables.  Potatoes are a big no-no as they have a ton of carbs and starch.  There are a few root vegetables that are still low carb like turnips and rutebagas (still have to be eaten in moderation at 8g and 12g carb per cup so it can be tough to stay under 50g of carbs).  There are quite a few charts that can show what vegetables are good and bad.  I eat a lot of broccoli, green beans and Brussel sprouts in moderation.  They are all lower carb vegetables (broccoli is 2g net carbs per cup and the other two are around 4g net per cup)
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: pianoman9701 on March 26, 2021, 11:40:14 AM
I'm sure I could look this up, but can you eat vegetables on the KETO diet?  I would have a hard time not eating broccoli, green beans, brussell sprouts ect...

Most vegetables are fairly low carb except root vegetables.  Potatoes are a big no-no as they have a ton of carbs and starch.  There are a few root vegetables that are still low carb like turnips and rutebagas.  There are quite a few charts that can show what vegetables are good and bad.  I eat a lot of broccoli, green beans and Brussel sprouts in moderation.  They are all lower carb vegetables (broccoli is 2g net carbs per cup and the other two are around 4g net per cup)

Vegetables with brighter colors like red, orange, and yellow, are usually higher in carbs - tomatoes, carrots, bell peppers, etc. It is a good idea to download a chart which shows the number of carbs per serving of anything you eat. Surprisingly, most nuts are fairly high in carbs. Crackers made from nuts are touted as keto friendly, but when you read the nutritional info, you'll find that you will max out your daily carb limit with a large handful of them. Even keto treats have carbs.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Stein on March 26, 2021, 12:05:49 PM
I don't track a bunch, but here is what I generally do for veggies (what I like and I'm not a huge veggie guy):

Unlimited - any salad/leafy stuff, broccoli, cauliflower (particularly riced)

Careful/limited - onions, tomatoes, peppers, salsa, carrots

Nuts I measure (handful) because I can crush a ton without thinking about it.  I usually do unsalted raw pecans because they are lower in carbs and the raw are less appetizing so I'm not tempted to eat more.  I do one serving a day, about 28 grams or a handful.  Sometimes I do other nuts more of a treat, but also only a handful of those.

There are other veggies that work, but I like simplicity 90% of the time.  Once you look it up and do it for a couple weeks you get an understanding of where the carbs are coming from and it gets easier.  Like I said, I don't track so I don't know (or really care) how many carbs a day I get.  In my mind, I don't really care if I'm in ketosis or not but some do.  The more exercise you do, the more carbs you can eat and still be in ketosis from my experience.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on March 26, 2021, 06:26:10 PM
 :yeah:

nuts will stop the scale from going down, too easy to consume way too many calories!
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Mudman on March 26, 2021, 07:53:11 PM
Ditto, Keto eliminates heartburn...
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Timberstalker on March 26, 2021, 08:13:38 PM
It absolutely, 100% eliminated a horrible case of GERD for me.
Changed my life and Iím not exaggerating.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: mallard on March 26, 2021, 11:26:58 PM
Big fan of keto. Been on and off strict keto for years with great results. Lot of good information here, but I'll add some thoughts on the less discussed topics.

For those interested in a resource, I've enjoyed following Dr. Daniel Pompa. He has a book called Beyond Fasting that incorporates keto, diet variation, intermittent fasting, feast/famine cycling, and extended fasting. Some of these techniques were mention earlier in this thread. He's also on YouTube.

Mentioned but not discussed is the importance of autophagy. Simply put, autophagy eats/removes "bad" cellular debris. Bad cells can lead to all sorts of health problems. Cellular renewal happens when bad cells are removed and new cells produced. Plenty of testimonies out there on old injuries/issues being healed through higher levels of autophagy.

Not mentioned, but I've found using a glucose/ketone meter helpful in tracking my glucose ketone index (GKI). That's a fancy term for level of ketosis. I can tell which foods help, which ones hurt, and how much of something I can have specific to me and my diet. I use the Keto-Mojo brand - no affiliation. I've learned that for me after three days of fasting my body goes into serious ketosis. Your mileage may vary.

Coincidentally to this thread, I happen to be going into day four of a fast. Current GKI levels are 0.7, which anything <1 is often defined as the highest level of therapeutic ketosis. I have a recent injury I'm going to help the healing process.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Kc_Kracker on March 27, 2021, 06:53:51 AM
Feb 12th i weighed in at 310,
This morning 275
Obviously Keto is useless  :chuckle: :chuckle:
only another 95 lbs to go!
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Mudman on March 27, 2021, 08:01:39 AM
Great thread...  I will add I dont really believe in "diets".  I never have done diet thing.  Keto I do not consider a "diet".  Keto to me is a lifestyle choice.  A natural way to live so to speak.  I think biologicaly we are a keto type species much like many animals are as well.  A Bear for example.  There is a reason we have a liver to do Keto.  imop.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Kc_Kracker on March 27, 2021, 02:10:50 PM
Great thread...  I will add I dont really believe in "diets".  I never have done diet thing.  Keto I do not consider a "diet".  Keto to me is a lifestyle choice.  A natural way to live so to speak.  I think biologicaly we are a keto type species much like many animals are as well.  A Bear for example.  There is a reason we have a liver to do Keto.  imop.
correct its not, its a complete lifestyle change, doing it temp will not last.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Kc_Kracker on March 27, 2021, 07:20:37 PM
mmm a big smoked angus beef patty, cheese, A1 sauce, mayo, bacon, pickles all wrapped in green leaf lettuce with a side of sauteed asparagus. ya keto is gross  :cue: :EAT:  :drool:
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Stein on March 27, 2021, 07:40:30 PM
I will say KC's razor clam chowder is just fine minus the potatoes.  It's also not horrible if you substitute squid and/or salmon or anything you need to clear out of the pantry or freezer.  I forgot I canned up a large pile of pinks last run and wanted to get through them before this season and the chowder was by far the best way out of probably a dozen recipes I tried.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: rtspring on March 27, 2021, 07:40:45 PM
Down 20 lbs without even trying real hard last 5 weeks. Did this same thing last year and lost 55lbs from jan-jun.   cut carbs and sugars and you are golden.  Keto is pretty simple to follow and you feel so much better.  No acid reflux, no bloating, lots of energy.   

My go to is just about any meat and greens cooked on my Traeger...
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: goldenhtr on March 27, 2021, 08:59:42 PM
mmm a big smoked angus beef patty, cheese, A1 sauce, mayo, bacon, pickles all wrapped in green leaf lettuce with a side of sauteed asparagus. ya keto is gross  :cue: :EAT:  :drool:

Found Keto Hamburger buns and loaf bread at walmart, alittle pricey at 5.00 for each but what a game changer. I really can't tell a difference.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on March 27, 2021, 09:03:58 PM
Ya them are pretty good.   


I used to buy a lot of keto substitutes trying to eat as normal as possible,  then now I'm like screw it just eat keto once per day and be done w it.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: actionshooter on March 27, 2021, 09:05:43 PM
mmm a big smoked angus beef patty, cheese, A1 sauce, mayo, bacon, pickles all wrapped in green leaf lettuce with a side of sauteed asparagus. ya keto is gross  :cue: :EAT:  :drool:

Found Keto Hamburger buns and loaf bread at walmart, alittle pricey at 5.00 for each but what a game changer. I really can't tell a difference.

I had homemade pizza tonight with cauliflower crust... 8 carbs..   I am getting used to this pretty fast  LOL
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: spin05 on March 28, 2021, 05:34:10 AM
All right you all have  Convinced me.  I turn 55 on Monday. Need to shed 20-30lbs of covid weight. So will start right after i splurge for a good carb meal on my birthday or possibly after Easter since we have family up.  Weigh 187lbs now. Shooting for 160lbs.  Got lots of info printed out to guide me
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Kc_Kracker on March 28, 2021, 07:22:29 AM
ya keto bread is great if your not diabetic, i cant eat any bread at all, totally blows!
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Mudman on March 28, 2021, 09:16:58 AM
All right you all have  Convinced me.  I turn 55 on Monday. Need to shed 20-30lbs of covid weight. So will start right after i splurge for a good carb meal on my birthday or possibly after Easter since we have family up.  Weigh 187lbs now. Shooting for 160lbs.  Got lots of info printed out to guide me
:tup: 5-7 weeks you will be there.  4-6lb weekly loss is my experiences.  I did 18lb in 3 weeks last year.   FYI  Keto hamburger buns taste better than keto bread imop.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Rutnbuxnbulls on March 28, 2021, 11:56:59 AM
I just started an intermittent fasting type diet with some Keto type foods (trying to eat to meats, veggies, and basically anything with one ingredient on the list)  and i'm impressed with the energy I have.  My assumption initially was that I'd be without energy, but it seems I have enough or even more than when I was eating 3 meals a day.  I'm down 4 pounds in one week.  First time ever working on this stuff but it's amazing how simple it all is when you look at it.  Water and coffee for breakfast, lunch and dinner done by 6pm, 1800 cals per day.  Hiking 4 miles per day weekends, workouts are good, I do over 10000 steps per day on job site.  Finding my inner prehistoric man! 
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on March 28, 2021, 01:01:10 PM
The biggest thing I've noticed is I don't get all stove up if I'm working in the shop or something, especially bent over working on a project low height.

Thought my back was bad, turns out it was just too much angry inflation.



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Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Kc_Kracker on March 29, 2021, 08:57:50 PM
The biggest thing I've noticed is I don't get all stove up if I'm working in the shop or something, especially bent over working on a project low height.

Thought my back was bad, turns out it was just too much angry inflation.



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I hate when my back inflates  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bornhunter on March 29, 2021, 09:33:22 PM
I want to get started but not until I find keto beer! :IBCOOL:
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Stein on March 29, 2021, 09:41:38 PM
I want to get started but not until I find keto beer! :IBCOOL:

Norcal Margarita.  Two shots of tequilla, juice from two limes and club soda.  Most hard liquor is not horrible for low carb or keto, it's just the bag of chips and half pizza that usually follows.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bornhunter on March 29, 2021, 09:44:54 PM
I want to get started but not until I find keto beer! :IBCOOL:

Norcal Margarita.  Two shots of tequilla, juice from two limes and club soda.  Most hard liquor is not horrible for low carb or keto, it's just the bag of chips and half pizza that usually follows.

I didnt need to know this. Now I have no excuse :tup:
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: birddogdad on March 30, 2021, 06:53:39 AM
i think i read somewhere that coming OFF keto has several dangers to you ...
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Timberstalker on March 30, 2021, 07:14:43 AM
I'm three years plus into Keto, and I have one cheat day a month.  The only side affects (which only occurred early on) were minor flu-like symptoms when I started going into Keto.  Coming off Keto (which I do once a year for a month during hunting season) resulted in a little sluggish feeling when my body was transitioning from fat as a fuel to carbs.

What are these "dangers" you speak of birddogdad?
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Stein on March 30, 2021, 08:38:24 AM
In my opinion, the jury is still out on how good or bad it might be to be in ketosis for long periods of time.  Every diet I know of has one or more paradox issues.  With the low fat diet, the paradox is if fat is bad then why are fats like salmon, olive oil, grass fed butter and nuts so healthy and proven protective against heart disease and all cause mortality?

For keto, the paradox is that if being in ketosis is beneficial, why have the Inuit (who are the poster child for the keto or carnivore diet and have been for a really long time) developed a genetic trait that prevents them from ever going into ketosis?  The only answer I can find is that nobody knows.  Maybe it's to prevent them from being in ketosis basically permanently, maybe it's just a genetic coincidence and maybe its for another reason.  Doctors on both sides offer guesses, but that's all it really is, a guess that reinforces their belief going in.  I haven't heard of anyone legitimately trying to find out why that is.

There is also sometimes confusion between dietary ketosis and diabetic ketoacidosis.  I had a doctor freaked out once because he didn't know you could be in ketosis and was only aware of the latter life threatening condition.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: whackmaster on March 30, 2021, 08:53:01 AM
I'm doing the fork diet
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Timberstalker on March 30, 2021, 08:58:21 AM
Thatís about as polar opposite of the keto diet as you can get

Are your results good?

Basically a vegan diet isnít it?
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: pianoman9701 on March 30, 2021, 11:35:01 AM
In my opinion, the jury is still out on how good or bad it might be to be in ketosis for long periods of time.  Every diet I know of has one or more paradox issues.  With the low fat diet, the paradox is if fat is bad then why are fats like salmon, olive oil, grass fed butter and nuts so healthy and proven protective against heart disease and all cause mortality?

For keto, the paradox is that if being in ketosis is beneficial, why have the Inuit (who are the poster child for the keto or carnivore diet and have been for a really long time) developed a genetic trait that prevents them from ever going into ketosis? The only answer I can find is that nobody knows.  Maybe it's to prevent them from being in ketosis basically permanently, maybe it's just a genetic coincidence and maybe its for another reason.  Doctors on both sides offer guesses, but that's all it really is, a guess that reinforces their belief going in.  I haven't heard of anyone legitimately trying to find out why that is.

There is also sometimes confusion between dietary ketosis and diabetic ketoacidosis.  I had a doctor freaked out once because he didn't know you could be in ketosis and was only aware of the latter life threatening condition.

Species evolve to adapt to their environments. The difficulty of the Inuit to achieve ketosis may be related to the fact that they've evolved with the need for extra fat just to survive. :dunno:
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: MountainWalk on March 30, 2021, 11:41:30 AM
Do you know of any other human "evolvements" of body? Just curious.  The fact about the Inuit and Inuipaq  interest me.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: h20hunter on March 30, 2021, 11:46:39 AM
Look up the Bajau people......as a swimmer and life long person on, in, under the water I'm fascinated.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Stein on March 30, 2021, 11:57:45 AM
Lots of genetic switches regarding diet.  Being able to digest milk, likely carb tolerances and other things I think we are just beginning to understand.  Genetic differences result in different metabolisms as well as the propensity to store fat, build muscle.

The Inuit one is particularly interesting to me.  The CPT-1A deficiency they have is only found in the arctic and virtually all of them have it which hints that it might have more to do with that environment rather than the diet.  I think most native people spent considerable time in ketosis as getting large amounts of carbs in the wild is not all that easy, particularly during the winter.

The other odd thing about the deficiency is that it increases the odds of going hypoglycemic during fasting and greatly increases infant fatality which obviously are negative aspects, so whatever the benefit is it must be pretty big to outweigh the negatives and be almost universally present.

I agree, one guess could be that nature is forcing them to hold more bodyfat which would be a benefit when living in the arctic.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Mudman on March 30, 2021, 12:00:01 PM
Makes sense they evolve to use fats with protein diets instead of a reserve when food not available.  Basically they would be in a form of constant ketosis in a small scale to supplement diet.   :dunno:
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on March 30, 2021, 12:05:17 PM
Do you know of any other human "evolvements" of body? Just curious.  The fact about the Inuit and Inuipaq  interest me.
High altitude people of the alps?

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Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: trophyhunt on March 30, 2021, 12:06:16 PM
I want to get started but not until I find keto beer! :IBCOOL:
I mostly drink whiskey but when camping or when I feel like it, I drink Coors light.  It has more carbs than Michelob ultra but at least Coors has some flavor.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on March 30, 2021, 12:07:04 PM
Lots of genetic switches regarding diet.  Being able to digest milk, likely carb tolerances and other things I think we are just beginning to understand.  Genetic differences result in different metabolisms as well as the propensity to store fat, build muscle.

The Inuit one is particularly interesting to me.  The CPT-1A deficiency they have is only found in the arctic and virtually all of them have it which hints that it might have more to do with that environment rather than the diet.  I think most native people spent considerable time in ketosis as getting large amounts of carbs in the wild is not all that easy, particularly during the winter.

The other odd thing about the deficiency is that it increases the odds of going hypoglycemic during fasting and greatly increases infant fatality which obviously are negative aspects, so whatever the benefit is it must be pretty big to outweigh the negatives and be almost universally present.

I agree, one guess could be that nature is forcing them to hold more bodyfat which would be a benefit when living in the arctic.
How's that relate to alcohol consumption and the banning of alcohol in most villages

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Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: pianoman9701 on March 30, 2021, 12:09:14 PM
In my opinion, the jury is still out on how good or bad it might be to be in ketosis for long periods of time.  Every diet I know of has one or more paradox issues.  With the low fat diet, the paradox is if fat is bad then why are fats like salmon, olive oil, grass fed butter and nuts so healthy and proven protective against heart disease and all cause mortality?

For keto, the paradox is that if being in ketosis is beneficial, why have the Inuit (who are the poster child for the keto or carnivore diet and have been for a really long time) developed a genetic trait that prevents them from ever going into ketosis? The only answer I can find is that nobody knows.  Maybe it's to prevent them from being in ketosis basically permanently, maybe it's just a genetic coincidence and maybe its for another reason.  Doctors on both sides offer guesses, but that's all it really is, a guess that reinforces their belief going in.  I haven't heard of anyone legitimately trying to find out why that is.

There is also sometimes confusion between dietary ketosis and diabetic ketoacidosis.  I had a doctor freaked out once because he didn't know you could be in ketosis and was only aware of the latter life threatening condition.

Species evolve to adapt to their environments. The difficulty of the Inuit to achieve ketosis may be related to the fact that they've evolved with the need for extra fat just to survive. :dunno:

One example would be the Tibetans' bodies which have adapted to surviving in high altitude environments, many thousands of feet higher than that which we flatlanders can survive.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: MountainWalk on March 30, 2021, 12:12:51 PM
But in that instance, what is evolved?
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on March 30, 2021, 12:13:47 PM
Chests and lungs are huge, bone marrow is different too.

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Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Stein on March 30, 2021, 12:17:24 PM
But in that instance, what is evolved?

A genetic mutation that prevents their liver from breaking down fatty acids into glucose and ketones.  They literally are unable to produce ketones.

"Evolution" is basically mutations in genes over time that change the species.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: pianoman9701 on March 30, 2021, 12:18:07 PM
But in that instance, what is evolved?

The people in this region experience haemoglobin concentration at high altitudes. You or I do not.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: pianoman9701 on March 30, 2021, 12:22:54 PM
Do you know of any other human "evolvements" of body? Just curious.  The fact about the Inuit and Inuipaq  interest me.
High altitude people of the alps?

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They may experience the same haemoglobin concentration at high altitudes. IDK  :dunno:
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on March 30, 2021, 12:23:26 PM
i think i read somewhere that coming OFF keto has several dangers to you ...

Yes, that is correct. If you stop keto you have a higher risk of diabetes, stroke, arthritis, metabolic syndrome, cancer, fatty liver, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and many other things.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on March 30, 2021, 12:28:23 PM
Lol

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Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Kc_Kracker on March 31, 2021, 09:33:26 AM
I want to get started but not until I find keto beer! :IBCOOL:
there are plenty, but they are all seltzer beer.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Kc_Kracker on March 31, 2021, 09:34:39 AM
i think i read somewhere that coming OFF keto has several dangers to you ...

Yes, that is correct. If you stop keto you have a higher risk of diabetes, stroke, arthritis, metabolic syndrome, cancer, fatty liver, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and many other things.
soooooooo back to normal?  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bearhunter99 on March 31, 2021, 09:50:56 AM
i think i read somewhere that coming OFF keto has several dangers to you ...

Yes, that is correct. If you stop keto you have a higher risk of diabetes, stroke, arthritis, metabolic syndrome, cancer, fatty liver, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and many other things.
soooooooo back to normal?  :chuckle:

Basically, but that is only if it is a return to a high carb diet.  Those I know have gone from Keto to a low carb diet and have not seen those effects. 
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: dutchmanaz on April 02, 2021, 12:56:53 PM
I'm curious if anyone on the Keto diet for a good while has ever had a weight loss analysis done?  Meaning, has anyone determined from where the weight is lost?  Was fat the primary loss? How much muscle loss vs fat loss etc.  I'd expect more fat than muscle, but honestly don't know.

Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Stein on April 02, 2021, 01:31:28 PM
I had a dexa done several years ago, if you look into what is actually going on in the scan it can be deceiving.  They don't actually scan muscle, they scan for "lean tissue" which includes stuff like skin and water so if you lose skin and water (which you would if you lose a bunch of weight and are low carb or keto) then it will show up as lean loss and incorrectly interpret it as muscle loss.  The fat scan is pretty good, but the lean scan isn't too helpful.

That is true for most other methods as well.

I would say a better indicator is strength, if you as strong or stronger than before it is what most people really care about.  That and big guns of course.  Lifting weights is the best way to preserve muscle from anything I read, regardless of how you lose the weight.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: vandeman17 on April 02, 2021, 01:45:25 PM
Has anybody on this thread that is strict keto input their foods into a cronometer?
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: mallard on April 02, 2021, 11:28:29 PM
Cronometer... like a watch? Or cronometer the app? The cronometer app allows you to connect to smart devices, like watches or a glucose/ketone meter.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: vandeman17 on April 03, 2021, 07:15:08 AM
Cronometer... like a watch? Or cronometer the app? The cronometer app allows you to connect to smart devices, like watches or a glucose/ketone meter.

An app that tracks micronutrients. Most people just think about and track macro nutrients (p,c,f) but itís helpful to also see what micronutrients you are lacking or getting too much of in your diet
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Kc_Kracker on April 03, 2021, 08:27:29 AM
I'm curious if anyone on the Keto diet for a good while has ever had a weight loss analysis done?  Meaning, has anyone determined from where the weight is lost?  Was fat the primary loss? How much muscle loss vs fat loss etc.  I'd expect more fat than muscle, but honestly don't know.
:chuckle: Its cutting carbs, not starving yourself, there would be no reason for your body to burn muscle.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on April 03, 2021, 08:49:49 AM
I've never tracked anything. That's why I love the keto way of eating. Tracking is not necessary. If you like to eat a lot of carbs it might be necessary, but I pretty much go for zero carbs, but I do get some when I eat my salads. Whatever I'm doing it's working. Down nearly 50 pounds, and waist went from 36 inches to 32.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on April 03, 2021, 09:03:48 AM
The scale is going down for me, I had stalled out on Keto (too many "keto friendly" snacks)

Just got back into my 36 jeans, from a tight 37 prolly should be 38 jeans

I'll be ecstatic to get to 32!

Haven't seen 32 waist since 10th grade




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Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: mallard on April 03, 2021, 09:15:53 AM
Agreed. App or other macro calculator is crucial for those following strict guidelines. Without using technology I don't think I could push keto and fasting to the full potential. I'm often surprised how my perception of how I'm eating doesn't match my caloric goals. Protein is my nemesis. I tend to hit my protein limit before my carbs or fats. If carbs are under I don't worry, but if fat is under I eat more so my body knows it's not starving.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on April 03, 2021, 10:11:31 AM
There's really no limit to protein. Eat as much as you want, as long as you're having fat with it. The only thing that really matters is carbohydrates. If your goal is losing weight, best to keep carbs under 20 grams per day. If you eat a carnivore diet, it's even easier, no carbs to worry about at all. I'm slowly transitioning myself to a strict carnivore diet.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: mallard on April 03, 2021, 10:34:22 AM
Bobcat, as you mentioned, it really comes down to goal. For clarification, if people didn't pick up on this, my current goal is not general weight loss. I am in a optimization phase, attempting therapeutic keto healing and detox. Since protein converts to glucose through a process called gluconeogenesis, I do limit the amount of protein and find limitations more beneficial. It's not a one size fits all diet. Since we're all different, people have to figure out what works for them. You've found something that works for you. Congrats. Keep up the good work. I'm certainly interested in hearing how the carnivore diet is working for you once you make the transition.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: gaddy on April 03, 2021, 11:08:17 AM
Isn't this like the old Adkins diet with fasting in between ? I don't need to loose any weight so don't figure I need to fast but would like to gain muscle and energy.
Title: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Stein on April 03, 2021, 11:28:19 AM
Keto and fasting are two different things.  Keto is what to eat and fasting is when to eat - or not eat.

Some eating keto fast and some donít.

If you fast long enough you will get into keto regardless of what you were eating before, usually within 2 days if not sooner.


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Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: vandeman17 on April 03, 2021, 12:07:48 PM
I've never tracked anything. That's why I love the keto way of eating. Tracking is not necessary. If you like to eat a lot of carbs it might be necessary, but I pretty much go for zero carbs, but I do get some when I eat my salads. Whatever I'm doing it's working. Down nearly 50 pounds, and waist went from 36 inches to 32.

It has nothing to do with carbs, it is more about seeing if your body is getting the micronutrients it needs to be healthy long term. There is way more to a healthy body then what you weigh.  :twocents:
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on April 03, 2021, 12:15:10 PM
I've never tracked anything. That's why I love the keto way of eating. Tracking is not necessary. If you like to eat a lot of carbs it might be necessary, but I pretty much go for zero carbs, but I do get some when I eat my salads. Whatever I'm doing it's working. Down nearly 50 pounds, and waist went from 36 inches to 32.

It has nothing to do with carbs, it is more about seeing if your body is getting the micronutrients it needs to be healthy long term. There is way more to a healthy body then what you weigh.  :twocents:

It is about the carbs. Because there's no such thing as an essential carb. We don't need any carbs whatsoever. The keto diet is all about limiting carbs. That's how you get into ketosis and start burning body fat.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: vandeman17 on April 03, 2021, 12:18:35 PM
I've never tracked anything. That's why I love the keto way of eating. Tracking is not necessary. If you like to eat a lot of carbs it might be necessary, but I pretty much go for zero carbs, but I do get some when I eat my salads. Whatever I'm doing it's working. Down nearly 50 pounds, and waist went from 36 inches to 32.

It has nothing to do with carbs, it is more about seeing if your body is getting the micronutrients it needs to be healthy long term. There is way more to a healthy body then what you weigh.  :twocents:

It is about the carbs. Because there's no such thing as an essential carb. We don't need any carbs whatsoever. The keto diet is all about limiting carbs. That's how you get into ketosis and start burning body fat.

So vitamins and minerals mean nothing to your body?
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on April 03, 2021, 12:21:29 PM
I've never tracked anything. That's why I love the keto way of eating. Tracking is not necessary. If you like to eat a lot of carbs it might be necessary, but I pretty much go for zero carbs, but I do get some when I eat my salads. Whatever I'm doing it's working. Down nearly 50 pounds, and waist went from 36 inches to 32.

It has nothing to do with carbs, it is more about seeing if your body is getting the micronutrients it needs to be healthy long term. There is way more to a healthy body then what you weigh.  :twocents:

It is about the carbs. Because there's no such thing as an essential carb. We don't need any carbs whatsoever. The keto diet is all about limiting carbs. That's how you get into ketosis and start burning body fat.

So vitamins and minerals mean nothing to your body?

Yes of course they do. I'm getting a way more nutritious diet now that I'm no longer eating bread, pasta, cereal, potatoes, milk, fruit, etc.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on April 03, 2021, 12:26:09 PM
Keto and fasting are two different things.  Keto is what to eat and fasting is when to eat - or not eat.

Some eating keto fast and some donít.

If you fast long enough you will get into keto regardless of what you were eating before, usually within 2 days if not sooner.


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Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: vandeman17 on April 03, 2021, 12:29:23 PM
I've never tracked anything. That's why I love the keto way of eating. Tracking is not necessary. If you like to eat a lot of carbs it might be necessary, but I pretty much go for zero carbs, but I do get some when I eat my salads. Whatever I'm doing it's working. Down nearly 50 pounds, and waist went from 36 inches to 32.

It has nothing to do with carbs, it is more about seeing if your body is getting the micronutrients it needs to be healthy long term. There is way more to a healthy body then what you weigh.  :twocents:

It is about the carbs. Because there's no such thing as an essential carb. We don't need any carbs whatsoever. The keto diet is all about limiting carbs. That's how you get into ketosis and start burning body fat.

So vitamins and minerals mean nothing to your body?

Yes of course they do. I'm getting a way more nutritious diet now that I'm no longer eating bread, pasta, cereal, potatoes, milk, fruit, etc.

That is all I was asking is if people on keto actually checked it. When I was more diligent in my training and nutrition, I was interested to see what micronutrients I was missing with the foods I was eating. I would just be curious to see what the report showed since I have friends that follow keto diet and were lacking a few nutrient s that they now supplement
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on April 03, 2021, 12:30:53 PM
do you have lab work done frequently?

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Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: vandeman17 on April 03, 2021, 12:34:34 PM
do you have lab work done frequently?

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If you are asking me, I have had a few labs run over the past handful of years. Not sure if you consider that frequent or not
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on April 03, 2021, 01:02:04 PM
I keep hearing about macro-micro nutrients and wondering how people know their baselines and what to supplement.

Tracking intake is one thing, but knowing what they have or lack is another

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Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: vandeman17 on April 03, 2021, 03:01:12 PM
I keep hearing about macro-micro nutrients and wondering how people know their baselines and what to supplement.

Tracking intake is one thing, but knowing what they have or lack is another

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Besides bloodwork, a simple way to get a general idea is to input a weeks worth of normal food and the amount into a micronutrient chronometer app. I thought I was eating pretty well and I was for the most part but I was pretty low on a few key ones so I read what foods were high in them and added them. My last bloodwork came back that I am meeting all my micro and macro needs. I donít track my food anymore but I do know the different foods my body needs to hit dietary intake goals
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on April 03, 2021, 03:04:02 PM
I've been eating lots of sardines, salmon, beef liver, deer, antelope, elk, pork, chicken, bacon, eggs, avacados, and I think that about covers it. Can't imagine I'd be deficient in anything with the good variety of foods I'm eating.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on April 03, 2021, 03:24:44 PM
I have trouble with potassium

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Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: vandeman17 on April 03, 2021, 03:36:09 PM
I've been eating lots of sardines, salmon, beef liver, deer, antelope, elk, pork, chicken, bacon, eggs, avacados, and I think that about covers it. Can't imagine I'd be deficient in anything with the good variety of foods I'm eating.

Download a chronometer app and input the foods and the approximate amounts you are eating. Itís pretty easy and will confirm how you are doing.
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Post by: Stein on April 03, 2021, 04:25:59 PM
The question I have is how did we figure out what the optimum amount of all of the trace stuff is?  I looked and couldn't find studies or much of any backing for the optimal amount of magnesium is XX mg/day for example.  The guidelines also don't take into account age, height/weight, activity level or really any other factor.

It also doesn't take into account any variability on food source.  Factory eggs on the cheapest scratch are considered nutritionally identical to backyard eggs on high quality scratch, bugs, grass and whatever else they round up.  Same with other meats and vegetables.  I would think this is the place where quality of food really matters?  You also can't find stuff like antelope liver in any of the programs I have tried to use.  Again, have to assume an antelope liver = a factory beef liver.

I could be wrong (probably am), but it seemed more like some guesses and averages of what people measured had as opposed to what the consumption should be.

I will say the less varied your diet the more likely you could be missing something, particularly as we don't tend to eat the whole animal.  I have seen people compare the Eskimo diet with a guy eating Safeway ribeyes 3 x a day.  Big difference there for sure.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on April 03, 2021, 04:44:00 PM
Yeah, and why can't we just take a once a day vitamin that has like 1000% of everything?

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Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: vandeman17 on April 03, 2021, 04:49:38 PM
Yeah, and why can't we just take a once a day vitamin that has like 1000% of everything?

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That is an option for sure or there might be a food or two that is easy to add that will fill what you are short on
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: mallard on April 03, 2021, 05:03:50 PM
Tracking micros accurately are tough. I haven't found a good way to adjust realtime. I'm all ears if someone has. Taking an average as vandeman17 suggested seems reasonable. My approach is to eat food that fits my macros, and then take supplements of specific minerals as testing dictates.

When it comes to food choice, Stein is on to something. Livestock feed quickly and soil quality really matter. Example... every year I take soil samples for the garden, and create a custom fertilizer to meet both macro and micro deficiencies. As soil quality continues to improve so does the plant quality. Bigger, healthier, better taste, and higher test results. While not a conclusive test, the refractometer (brix meter) reads higher dissolved concentrations, indicating higher nutritional density. Of what nutrients exactly, I don't know, but it's better than anything I can find in the store.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: vandeman17 on April 03, 2021, 05:16:28 PM
Unless I had a medical condition where a certain micronutrient needed to either be deleted or added, I wouldnít track them. I was advised by multiple doctors to just do a test of my ďnormalĒ foods since the vast majority of us tend to eat the same handful of foods. My tests showed I was lacking in a few areas and that is when I added different colored bell peppers and fish oil tabs. Since then, my tests have shown that I am doing well in my micros.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on April 03, 2021, 05:44:15 PM
Do some research on fish oil. It's supposed to be extremely toxic to your body.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: vandeman17 on April 03, 2021, 05:55:54 PM
Do some research on fish oil. It's supposed to be extremely toxic to your body.

So we arenít supposed to eat fish?
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on April 03, 2021, 06:00:18 PM
Do some research on fish oil. It's supposed to be extremely toxic to your body.

So we arenít supposed to eat fish?

Fish oil supplements is what I was talking about.

Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Stein on April 03, 2021, 06:03:36 PM
Anytime I want my head to spin I try to figure out if I should eat salt and fish oil. 

On another topic, one thing I have noticed is I tend to crave foods seasonally.  During the winter I literally can't get enough stews (super rich and heavy) and during the summer I favor lighter foods, fresh fish (mostly raw), salads, blueberries and cherries from the front yard (yeah, a pile of cherries isn't so keto friendly).  We have frozen blueberries but during the winter they just don't sound good for some reason.  My red meat intake really drops during the summer.

I wonder if that is a way to get more of the trace elements where you pile them in when they are in abundance and we know many are stored long term in your bones and other ways I'm not smart enough to understand?

We do know stuff like healthy (wild) animal liver, joints and ligaments, bones (baitfish), marrow, bone stock, grass fed butter, seafood, kelp and stuff like that are really packed with nutrient and trace minerals and it's almost a certain thing that incorporating more in quantity and variety is a good thing.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: spin05 on April 08, 2021, 11:53:54 PM
Im on day 2 of your guys Keto diet with intermitting fasting. Down almost 5lbs in 2 days.  Feeling pretty good!!!!
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Skyvalhunter on April 09, 2021, 05:44:20 AM
Before or after you bathroom break? :chuckle:
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: spin05 on April 09, 2021, 11:17:44 PM
Before or after you bathroom break? :chuckle:

hahaha  i aint took a dump since started it unfortunately,  LOL   But today is a new day!!!
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on April 11, 2021, 09:30:11 AM
words of wisdom, gained the hard way.

Do not do intermittent fasting with a keto diet, then go out for high carb Mexican food. 


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Post by: actionshooter on April 18, 2021, 09:18:39 PM
 I started 3+ weeks ago, lost like 13# the 1st week and basically stalled out since.... only loosing about 1# a week, don't know whats going on.
 Not getting more than 30 carbs a day most of the time 20-25, measuring everything and using Keto charts.   Kind of frustrating, but definitely feeling better with more energy, so that make it worth it.
Otherwise kind of bummed.... I have some old sitka pants I would really like to get buttoned up...   :)
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on April 18, 2021, 09:39:47 PM
Try doing a 36 hour fast, then maybe a week later do a 72 hour fast. Also I'm not sure what your eating schedule is, but if you're doing three meals a day go to two meals a day, no snacks between meals. If you're already doing two meals a day, go to one meal a day. The extended fasts should work great for you, and will get your weight loss going again. Also think about going to zero carbs, which means a carnivore diet. That's what I'm currently doing, and I'm doing one meal a day, normally eat around noon or shortly thereafter. Try to do at least one 36 hour fast a couple times a month. And 72s as much as you can. I'm no expert but that's what has worked for me. I just did a 72 hour fast this last week and lost 3 pounds in 3 days.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: mallard on April 18, 2021, 11:12:00 PM
The weight plateau you're experiencing is common for a lot of people. I've hit mine before. Diet variation/feast famine cycling could really help. I'll skip the medical jargon, but there are some studies that show diet variation is more important than the diet itself, especially the correlation between abrupt diet shifts (e.g. ADF) and continued weight loss. Bobcat gave an example of diet variation you could try. I've found a 5-1-1 or similar weekly eating pattern works well for me. Five days regular keto/intermitted fasting, one feast day (eat whatever) and one famine day (complete fast) in the same week. You'll have to figure out what works for you. Good luck on your journey.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: trophyhunt on April 19, 2021, 06:30:11 AM
Been on keto for a while, I'm stuck at 188-189, started at 204 for I'm pretty happy.  If I stay this weight I'd be ok with it, I feel pretty good, but really want to see 180.  No way I could fast, after my workout in the morning before work I'm ready to eat my arm off.  the Wife has lost around 25 pounds, we have a cheat meal every once in a while.  Hunting season is always tough and I don't plan to do keto while hunting.  It's a good diet, but I miss certain foods, just stick with it, and cheat once a week or so, so you don't feel like a prisoner.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on April 19, 2021, 07:59:19 AM
Boy I sure don't ever feel like I need to cheat, because all the foods I can eat are so good. Bacon and eggs, t bone steaks, pork chops, chicken wings, salmon. I don't miss the bread, the pasta, the rice, or the potatoes. And what makes it so easy is that I feel so good. I don't get hungry anymore. Even two or three days of fasting, and still I'm not hungry, because when you become fat adapted your body just switches over to using your body fat for fuel, and there's no hunger.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: spin05 on April 21, 2021, 01:07:54 AM
I started on april 7th. now down 12lbs.  Kinda stalled a bit now but sticking with it. i eat twice a day with some snacks between 5pm and 1am
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: actionshooter on April 21, 2021, 04:41:02 PM
The weight plateau you're experiencing is common for a lot of people. I've hit mine before. Diet variation/feast famine cycling could really help. I'll skip the medical jargon, but there are some studies that show diet variation is more important than the diet itself, especially the correlation between abrupt diet shifts (e.g. ADF) and continued weight loss. Bobcat gave an example of diet variation you could try. I've found a 5-1-1 or similar weekly eating pattern works well for me. Five days regular keto/intermitted fasting, one feast day (eat whatever) and one famine day (complete fast) in the same week. You'll have to figure out what works for you. Good luck on your journey.

I had read that a cheat day purposely eating carbs in a way tricks the body and when you restart keto weight loss would come faster. I don't know, there is a ton of stuff out there.

On another note, my wife bought some keto ice cream a couple weeks ago and just tried a small bit last night... wasn't to bad.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: cbond3318 on April 21, 2021, 04:52:21 PM
The weight plateau you're experiencing is common for a lot of people. I've hit mine before. Diet variation/feast famine cycling could really help. I'll skip the medical jargon, but there are some studies that show diet variation is more important than the diet itself, especially the correlation between abrupt diet shifts (e.g. ADF) and continued weight loss. Bobcat gave an example of diet variation you could try. I've found a 5-1-1 or similar weekly eating pattern works well for me. Five days regular keto/intermitted fasting, one feast day (eat whatever) and one famine day (complete fast) in the same week. You'll have to figure out what works for you. Good luck on your journey.

I had read that a cheat day purposely eating carbs in a way tricks the body and when you restart keto weight loss would come faster. I don't know, there is a ton of stuff out there.

On another note, my wife bought some keto ice cream a couple weeks ago and just tried a small bit last night... wasn't to bad.

Go easy on that stuff it will clean you out pronto!  :chuckle:

I had a cheat day Sunday after 4 weeks of strict Keto and hated it, didnít eat terrible but had some pizza , popcorn and 1/2 a can of soda. This week cravings have been back and felt hungry during the day which I donít have while on strict keto. I jumped right back in Monday and now today Iím finally feeling content on my meal plan like I was before cheating. I wonít be cheating again.

Down 13lbs in 4 weeks as of Sunday. Better consistent energy during the day, sleeping good. Iím doing strict Keto and itís easy.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Stein on April 21, 2021, 04:53:44 PM
The thing to think about is that if you really want to be in ketosis (as opposed to just losing weight or being low carb), if you take a cheat day every week it will kick you out of ketosis and take maybe 1-2 days to get back into ketosis.  So, you would be out for 2-3 days a week which is a significant portion of the week.

Personally, I also find it harder to get back in as well as some of the cravings showing up again.  That said, my version of "cheating" is pretty obscene, go big or go home real bad idea stuff. 

Several years ago I did Paleo/low carb and almost always had a single cheat meal and that didn't seem to impact anything at all.

The best keto ice cream I have had are the Enlightened ones with the carb number on the front of the carton.  Way better texture and flavor than the others.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: mallard on April 22, 2021, 10:12:16 PM
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Go easy on that stuff it will clean you out pronto!
Ain't that the truth. :chuckle: Coming out of keto or a fast with carbs can be difficult. Been there.

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I had read that a cheat day purposely eating carbs in a way tricks the body and when you restart keto weight loss would come faster.
One thing worth clarifying from my previous post... a feast day does not automatically equal a carb day. It's not that carbs are off limits if you can handle it, but the simplified concept is that by feasting you're communicating to your body that you're not starving (caloric excess). In one of the studies I had in mind previously, they compared high-fat/low-carb and low-fat/high-carb diets eaten consistently (seven day a week) to those same diets mixed with alternate day fasting (ADF). The feast/famine (ADF) cycle produced better weight loss results than the diets alone. The takeaway was that diet variation was important in forcing adaptation.

One of the long term goals I've been working towards is metabolic flexibility (switching between burning carbs and fats easily) so I like to add a few extra carbs. I especially prefer to ride the keto/low-carb line going into hunting season. I've had a few instances in ketosis where I couldn't achieve high intensity activities because my body didn't have readily available carb/glucose fuel. Being able to "power up" on carbs before or during an activity is nice. But on a day to day basis an example would be on Saturday I had my first feast day in awhile. Nachos, tacos, alcohol... all that really tasty high-carb stuff. I didn't eat breakfast Sunday morning and took blood glucose and ketone levels in the afternoon before eating again. The readings told me I was in a moderate level of ketosis, so right back to business. Of course, your mileage may vary.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: grundy53 on May 08, 2021, 07:44:58 AM
Been doing keto for 3 weeks now. In conjunction with intermittent fasting. I'm down 12 lbs so far.

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Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on May 08, 2021, 08:18:51 AM
Your body becomes more and more efficient at utilizing whatever diet/foods your using over a period of time.

Switching up diets (carbs vs protein vs fats) is capitalizing on the time it takes to switch over to higher efficiency for a particular diet.

Diarrhea and other unpleasant things are a result of inefficiencies, running the wrong foods through the wrong flora.   


I'm not a big fan of diet swapping, I prefer to stick with a diet that I feel best on with the least bloat, the least inflammation, and best energy. 

For me that is protien and fats, certian low or no carb green veggies, and intermittent fasting. 

If the scale isn't moving enough, fast more.


In the end its still calories in, calories out.

I just feel better maintaining efficiency vs "tricking" my body IE: not allowing it to become efficient.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: pianoman9701 on May 08, 2021, 12:06:18 PM
I quit drinking 3 weeks ago and the weight loss has increased quite a bit, to around 3 lbs a week.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: spin05 on May 13, 2021, 03:54:04 AM
Well im down 18lbs in a month. got 5-10 more to go.  Easiest diet ive ever been on.  thanks for you guys direction
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: trophyhunt on May 13, 2021, 06:12:47 AM
Well im down 18lbs in a month. got 5-10 more to go.  Easiest diet ive ever been on.  thanks for you guys direction
That is great!!  Feels good doesn't it, I'm down 18 as well but I've been on it for a while.  If I quit drinking I'd lose a bunch more but, that's not happening!!   :chuckle:
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Skyvalhunter on May 13, 2021, 06:30:47 AM
What are you drinking besides water
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on May 13, 2021, 07:26:36 AM
Heavy cream plus a splash of each of these makes a fancy coffee(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210513/cd99d19b4bb260b37e5e3ba5c542eb96.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210513/575cf9c05f7089637ed8e46d0b793672.jpg)
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on May 13, 2021, 07:35:46 AM
I don't use any of the artificially sweetened stuff. I drink coffee with raw cream that we buy from a small, local dairy farm a mile from my house. Other than coffee I drink only water.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: pianoman9701 on May 13, 2021, 09:13:00 AM
Well im down 18lbs in a month. got 5-10 more to go.  Easiest diet ive ever been on.  thanks for you guys direction

Really well done on your weight loss!  :tup: Forewarning: Crashing off the diet causes rapid weight gain, more rapid than it came off. Once you reach your desired goal, remain vigilant about the carbs you add. Very commonly, people end up binging on bread, pasta, sweets, while still eating a high protein, high fat diet. It's a killer combo!
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: trophyhunt on May 13, 2021, 09:30:41 AM
What are you drinking besides water
beer or whiskey!!  😁
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bigdub257 on May 13, 2021, 09:36:35 AM
Just starting this and have had some minimal results. Gonna stick with it. 
Question - Do any of you veteran Keto experts recommend any supplements while on this diet? Fiber supplements?
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: pianoman9701 on May 13, 2021, 09:38:59 AM
Just starting this and have had some minimal results. Gonna stick with it. 
Question - Do any of you veteran Keto experts recommend any supplements while on this diet? Fiber supplements?
BHB supplements hasten ketosis.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on May 13, 2021, 09:54:17 AM
No supplements at all. You should get everything you need from eating quality food. I'm now eating no plant foods at all. Only meat and eggs. Only exception would be coffee. Feeling great. Down 50 pounds from 6 months ago.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: JBG on May 13, 2021, 01:55:19 PM
Bobcat --  Let me know if I am getting this right . . .  you eat only meat and eggs?  Have you had any metabolic blood panels since starting this?  Whats your cholesterol(bad cholesterol levels are mainly hereditary but it would be an interesting data point none the less) and BP like?
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: pianoman9701 on May 13, 2021, 02:12:05 PM
Bobcat --  Let me know if I am getting this right . . .  you eat only meat and eggs?  Have you had any metabolic blood panels since starting this?  Whats your cholesterol(bad cholesterol levels are mainly hereditary but it would be an interesting data point none the less) and BP like?

One cholesterol count is LDL, which is expected to rise over "safe" levels on a keto diet. However, in addition to the LDL level, an LDL particle size measurement should also be part of the bloodwork. A value of <1 size measurement  contraindicates medication for cholesterol. A measurement of >2 would indicate needed meds and this is the most common for non-keto patients who record an LDL of over 100. Most frequently with Keto diets, the particle size is <1 while the LDL measurement may be well over 150. Statins are still contraindicated with the smaller particles. The LDL particle size measurement is a moderately expensive test and may not be covered by all insurance plans. But before you start taking statins, it's a good idea to know it. Statins are not good for you other than controlling cholesterol. They age you prematurely. They're tough on the liver and kidneys, and may, in fact, weaken the heart.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on May 13, 2021, 02:15:42 PM
Why intermittent fasting and keto go hand in hand

Heavy keto diet can load you up with more calories than you can use = fat in the blood

Fasting burns it up, cleans out the blood, and burns your own fat.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on May 13, 2021, 02:32:10 PM
My cholesterol levels are relatively high but it doesn't matter. Cholesterol isn't an issue. Do some research. There's absolutely zero evidence that high cholesterol levels are unhealthy. In fact, it's likely that higher cholesterol levels are actually healthier. The big issue that people should be concerned with is high blood glucose. That's what causes pretty much all the current health issues people are having. And it's a result of eating too much sugar/carbohydrates. High blood glucose causes diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, strokes, Alzheimer's, dementia, etc. Don't worry about your cholesterol and do not let your doctor put you on medication because you have "high" cholesterol.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: vandeman17 on May 13, 2021, 02:54:04 PM
High cholesterol is directly linked to heart disease and stroke. I strongly recommend not saying it doesn't matter or is actually good for you.

 
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on May 13, 2021, 02:56:10 PM
High cholesterol is directly linked to heart disease and stroke. I strongly recommend not saying it doesn't matter or is actually good for you.

From a faulty "study" that was done 50 years ago. Your body needs cholesterol. It's a good thing, not a bad thing. Like I said, do some research.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on May 13, 2021, 02:57:29 PM
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on May 13, 2021, 02:58:12 PM
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Post by: bobcat on May 13, 2021, 03:05:18 PM
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: vandeman17 on May 13, 2021, 03:11:33 PM
High cholesterol is directly linked to heart disease and stroke. I strongly recommend not saying it doesn't matter or is actually good for you.

From a faulty "study" that was done 50 years ago. Your body needs cholesterol. It's a good thing, not a bad thing. Like I said, do some research.

A faulty study?

I will listen to the American Heart Association
https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/cholesterol/prevention-and-treatment-of-high-cholesterol-hyperlipidemia

Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/symptoms-causes/syc-20350800

Healthline
https://www.healthline.com/health/high-cholesterol#ldl-cholesterol

How about going across the pond for some international perspective
https://www.stroke.org.uk/what-is-stroke/are-you-at-risk-of-stroke/high-cholesterol
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on May 13, 2021, 03:13:41 PM
All those you listed give outdated, and absolutely horrible advice.

I would recommend this book, (Lies My Doctor Told Me) to dispel all the myths perpetuated by the "trusted" sources:

https://amzn.to/3tJe6Yr
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: vandeman17 on May 13, 2021, 03:16:17 PM
Harvard maybe?

https://www.health.harvard.edu/topics/cholesterol

Outdated? There are literally endless studies on this and I have first hand experience in the family but you can believe what you want. Just preaching it as gospel is not right. Go to your doctor and ask him/her if they want you to get your cholesterol levels as high as possible and tell me what they say. 
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on May 13, 2021, 03:20:50 PM
You really need to stop putting your trust in doctors. All they care about is not doing anything that will get them sued. They put people with diabetes on insulin, which only makes the problem worse. And they put people on medication to lower cholesterol levels, which makes those people more unhealthy. Watch the videos I posted, and get the book by Dr. Ken Berry called Lies My Doctor Told Me.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: 92xj on May 13, 2021, 03:22:52 PM
You really need to stop putting your trust in doctors. All they care about is not doing anything that will get them sued.

Yep, that is all they care about.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on May 13, 2021, 03:23:00 PM
Another great book about the Carnivore diet:

https://amzn.to/2SOoQYR
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on May 13, 2021, 03:25:34 PM
You really need to stop putting your trust in doctors. All they care about is not doing anything that will get them sued.

Yep, that is all they care about.  :rolleyes:

I suppose I should have said it's all that some doctors care about. The ones who continue to give bad advice and put their patients on unnecessary medications which only cause their health to get worse.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: 92xj on May 13, 2021, 03:29:56 PM
You really need to stop putting your trust in doctors....and get the book by Dr. Ken Berry

The irony in this statement is mind blowing. 
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on May 13, 2021, 03:33:55 PM
Well, I don't care how you guys want to eat. Just trying to help. Go ahead and keep eating your veggies, and I'll eat meat. As Dr. Berry calls it: "the proper human diet."
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: 92xj on May 13, 2021, 03:41:13 PM
 :tup:
 I dont care how anyone else eats either.  I am pro doctors though as I had a few save my life.
I also don't follow this thread, just happened to accidentally open it from the recent topics section, read your post and had a good laugh.
I eat meat, more than most, and also eat a balanced diet and I don't need the internet to tell me how to do it.

Carry on with the Keto chat
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on May 13, 2021, 03:42:44 PM
I took a few pictures of pages in Shawn Baker's book, The Carnivore Diet. Hopefully it's readable.

Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on May 13, 2021, 03:44:47 PM
:tup:
 I dont care how anyone else eats either.  I am pro doctors though as I had a few save my life.
I also don't follow this thread, just happened to accidentally open it from the recent topics section, read your post and had a good laugh.
I eat meat, more than most, and also eat a balanced diet and I don't need the internet to tell me how to do it.

Carry on with the Keto chat

Yeah, doctors are great when it comes to things like a broken leg, but the majority know very little about proper nutrition.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Angry Perch on May 13, 2021, 03:51:44 PM
I took a few pictures of pages in Shawn Baker's book, The Carnivore Diet. Hopefully it's readable.

Hey, my waist is smaller than my height, so I'm good! :chuckle:
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Angry Perch on May 13, 2021, 03:52:44 PM
:tup:
 I dont care how anyone else eats either.  I am pro doctors though as I had a few save my life.
I also don't follow this thread, just happened to accidentally open it from the recent topics section, read your post and had a good laugh.
I eat meat, more than most, and also eat a balanced diet and I don't need the internet to tell me how to do it.

Carry on with the Keto chat

Yeah, doctors are great when it comes to things like a broken leg, but the majority know very little about proper nutrition.

And you believe proper nutrition includes zero plant matter? Do you think that's how early humans ate?
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: pianoman9701 on May 13, 2021, 03:53:01 PM
High cholesterol is directly linked to heart disease and stroke. I strongly recommend not saying it doesn't matter or is actually good for you.

But cholesterol numbers by themselves do not mean you need statins, especially on this diet. If the cholesterol particles in your bloodstream are not big enough to accumulate or disrupt lung or heart function, you don't need statins. Doctors have been trained incorrectly to rely on raw numbers without doing more testing to confirm the need of statins. This is a combination of the  the lack of keeping up with available new information and the influence of "science" from the pharmaceutical companies. Just because "it's always been done that way", doesn't mean it's current or relevant.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: pianoman9701 on May 13, 2021, 03:55:35 PM
:tup:
 I dont care how anyone else eats either.  I am pro doctors though as I had a few save my life.
I also don't follow this thread, just happened to accidentally open it from the recent topics section, read your post and had a good laugh.
I eat meat, more than most, and also eat a balanced diet and I don't need the internet to tell me how to do it.

Carry on with the Keto chat



Yeah, doctors are great when it comes to things like a broken leg, but the majority know very little about proper nutrition.

And you believe proper nutrition includes zero plant matter? Do you think that's how early humans ate?

Personally, I eat a ton of leafy greens, and green and white vegetables
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Mtnwalker on May 13, 2021, 03:58:17 PM
:tup:
 I dont care how anyone else eats either.  I am pro doctors though as I had a few save my life.
I also don't follow this thread, just happened to accidentally open it from the recent topics section, read your post and had a good laugh.
I eat meat, more than most, and also eat a balanced diet and I don't need the internet to tell me how to do it.

Carry on with the Keto chat

Yeah, doctors are great when it comes to things like a broken leg, but the majority know very little about proper nutrition.

Pretty crazy that we are flying drones on Mars and on the verge of creating true A.I. yet we still canít figure out which food is actually good for us and what isnít
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Angry Perch on May 13, 2021, 04:01:14 PM
I took a few pictures of pages in Shawn Baker's book, The Carnivore Diet. Hopefully it's readable.

Any conflict of interest that this guy is also the CEO of a company that charges $150/year membership to pedal a meat based diet?
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on May 13, 2021, 04:02:11 PM
Early humans sure didn't eat wheat and corn. Fruits and vegetables are actually not necessary in the human diet. I know, hard to believe since they've been telling us to eat them for decades. But remember, they also told us butter was bad and margarine was good!
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Angry Perch on May 13, 2021, 04:05:14 PM
Early humans sure didn't eat wheat and corn. Fruits and vegetables are actually not necessary in the human diet. I know, hard to believe since they've been telling us to eat them for decades. But remember, they also told us butter was bad and margarine was good!

They've been telling us that for decades, but we've been eating fruits, nuts, berries, bark seeds and animals for millions of years.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on May 13, 2021, 04:05:37 PM
I took a few pictures of pages in Shawn Baker's book, The Carnivore Diet. Hopefully it's readable.

Any conflict of interest that this guy is also the CEO of a company that charges $150/year membership to pedal a meat based diet?

No I don't think so but either way, I follow plenty of people who eat a meat only diet, and they're all healthy as can be. Humans evolved eating meat. We wouldn't have survived as a species without it as the main part of our diet. It's why we developed bigger brains, and the other primates didn't.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on May 13, 2021, 04:09:04 PM
Early humans sure didn't eat wheat and corn. Fruits and vegetables are actually not necessary in the human diet. I know, hard to believe since they've been telling us to eat them for decades. But remember, they also told us butter was bad and margarine was good!

They've been telling us that for decades, but we've been eating fruits, nuts, berries, bark seeds and animals for millions of years.

No, not really. Fruits and vegetables were only available seasonally and for very short periods of time. And the fruits and vegetables we have today are nothing like what was available in the past. But just read the books and do the research. It's what I did. The other book to look into is by Paul Saladino, if you're interested in learning more.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Angry Perch on May 13, 2021, 04:10:51 PM
Early humans sure didn't eat wheat and corn. Fruits and vegetables are actually not necessary in the human diet. I know, hard to believe since they've been telling us to eat them for decades. But remember, they also told us butter was bad and margarine was good!

They've been telling us that for decades, but we've been eating fruits, nuts, berries, bark seeds and animals for millions of years.

No, not really. Fruits and vegetables were only available seasonally and for very short periods of time. And the fruits and vegetables we have today are nothing like what was available in the past. But just read the books and do the research. It's what I did. The other book to look into is by Paul Saladino, if you're interested in learning more.

Do read books and research that run counter to the belief in a meat based diet?
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on May 13, 2021, 04:18:34 PM
Early humans sure didn't eat wheat and corn. Fruits and vegetables are actually not necessary in the human diet. I know, hard to believe since they've been telling us to eat them for decades. But remember, they also told us butter was bad and margarine was good!

They've been telling us that for decades, but we've been eating fruits, nuts, berries, bark seeds and animals for millions of years.

No, not really. Fruits and vegetables were only available seasonally and for very short periods of time. And the fruits and vegetables we have today are nothing like what was available in the past. But just read the books and do the research. It's what I did. The other book to look into is by Paul Saladino, if you're interested in learning more.

Do read books and research that run counter to the belief in a meat based diet?

I don't care. Do what you want. I'm pretty happy with the improvement in my health. In 6 months went from 215 pounds to 165. Hemoglobin A1C went from 5.7 to 5.3. But go ahead and continue eating your veggies. I'll stick to my deer, elk, antelope, beef, bacon, salmon, sardines, liver, oysters, chicken, cheddar cheese, butter, and eggs.

Oh, and I almost forgot, lots and lots of salt.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on May 13, 2021, 09:39:41 PM
Short video by Dr Baker:

Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Curly on May 14, 2021, 05:31:25 AM
Anybody else here doing keto get a bad metal taste? It is so bad it makes it difficult to drink water because it's like sticking a bunch of coins in my mouth.

I found that I can get relief by increasing my carb intake. I need to eat at least an apple a day to keep the metal taste down. It gets really bad when I've gone for a while with very little carbs.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: trophyhunt on May 14, 2021, 07:06:37 AM
I never experienced that myself, but I could be better at zero carb deal.  I'm not sure I've ever been in ketosis, maybe that's what you are experiencing?
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Curly on May 14, 2021, 07:39:57 AM
I've been doing keto since the end of February and I did lose 15 to 20 pounds and I'm pretty close to my target weight now. The metal mouth is terrible but at least I've figured out that bumping up my carb intake will pretty much fix it.  It's just wierd.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: cbond3318 on May 14, 2021, 07:56:34 AM
I've been doing keto since the end of February and I did lose 15 to 20 pounds and I'm pretty close to my target weight now. The metal mouth is terrible but at least I've figured out that bumping up my carb intake will pretty much fix it.  It's just wierd.

IVe found if I significantly raise my water intake it helps with the funk mouth.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: JBG on May 14, 2021, 09:39:10 AM
Even Elmo knows whats up! 
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Stein on May 14, 2021, 09:43:09 AM
Anybody else here doing keto get a bad metal taste? It is so bad it makes it difficult to drink water because it's like sticking a bunch of coins in my mouth.

I found that I can get relief by increasing my carb intake. I need to eat at least an apple a day to keep the metal taste down. It gets really bad when I've gone for a while with very little carbs.

Never had that happen either.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Whitpirate on May 14, 2021, 01:21:32 PM
I've been doing keto since the end of February and I did lose 15 to 20 pounds and I'm pretty close to my target weight now. The metal mouth is terrible but at least I've figured out that bumping up my carb intake will pretty much fix it.  It's just wierd.

IVe found if I significantly raise my water intake it helps with the funk mouth.

Make sure you are upping potassium, magnesium and salt intake.  Lots of folks have videos detailing their home-made ketone boosting water amendments.  Mine is a multi-vitamin with extra K and P along with Himalayan salt.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bigmacc on May 14, 2021, 01:26:31 PM
Early humans sure didn't eat wheat and corn. Fruits and vegetables are actually not necessary in the human diet. I know, hard to believe since they've been telling us to eat them for decades. But remember, they also told us butter was bad and margarine was good!

They've been telling us that for decades, but we've been eating fruits, nuts, berries, bark seeds and animals for millions of years.

No, not really. Fruits and vegetables were only available seasonally and for very short periods of time. And the fruits and vegetables we have today are nothing like what was available in the past. But just read the books and do the research. It's what I did. The other book to look into is by Paul Saladino, if you're interested in learning more.

Do read books and research that run counter to the belief in a meat based diet?

I don't care. Do what you want. I'm pretty happy with the improvement in my health. In 6 months went from 215 pounds to 165. Hemoglobin A1C went from 5.7 to 5.3. But go ahead and continue eating your veggies. I'll stick to my deer, elk, antelope, beef, bacon, salmon, sardines, liver, oysters, chicken, cheddar cheese, butter, and eggs.

Oh, and I almost forgot, lots and lots of salt.

I got to admit it does sound weird but I have 2 folks I know(a guy I used to work with and a fella who hunts with us), both are on this "meat eating" diet I guess you call it :chuckle:. One has lost almost 50 lbs and the other about 35lbs, both are in their late 60,s and claim they feel like they're in their 40,s :dunno:, both get checked annually and everything is perfect, both have been doing it a couple years now and swear by it. The guy that hunts with us will eat an apple every once in awhile as well as a shot of apple cider vinegar now and then, both will also fast every once in awhile, they have been doing it long enough now that its normal for them.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on May 14, 2021, 01:29:55 PM
So here's what I had for breakfast: ham, chicken, and salmon. Now, for lunch I'm having four eggs and a can of mackerel. Good stuff. Don't miss the veggies, or the bread, rice, and pasta.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on May 14, 2021, 06:57:54 PM
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: spin05 on May 15, 2021, 05:37:54 AM
Anybody else here doing keto get a bad metal taste? It is so bad it makes it difficult to drink water because it's like sticking a bunch of coins in my mouth.

I found that I can get relief by increasing my carb intake. I need to eat at least an apple a day to keep the metal taste down. It gets really bad when I've gone for a while with very little carbs.

Nope.  just smelly pee
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: actionshooter on May 16, 2021, 08:40:10 AM
Anybody else here doing keto get a bad metal taste? It is so bad it makes it difficult to drink water because it's like sticking a bunch of coins in my mouth.

I found that I can get relief by increasing my carb intake. I need to eat at least an apple a day to keep the metal taste down. It gets really bad when I've gone for a while with very little carbs.

Read this, I have been having problems with kidney pain (I thought was my back) the last few days and decided to play internet doctor. This describes me to a tee. I don't have the metal taste, but they talk about it.   https://ketolifehacker.com/2019/05/02/keto-kidney-pain/
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: solomtnhunter on May 16, 2021, 09:12:48 AM
My neighbor gained an extra 35lbs on the Keto diet!   :chuckle:
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Curly on May 16, 2021, 10:42:28 AM
Anybody else here doing keto get a bad metal taste? It is so bad it makes it difficult to drink water because it's like sticking a bunch of coins in my mouth.

I found that I can get relief by increasing my carb intake. I need to eat at least an apple a day to keep the metal taste down. It gets really bad when I've gone for a while with very little carbs.

Read this, I have been having problems with kidney pain (I thought was my back) the last few days and decided to play internet doctor. This describes me to a tee. I don't have the metal taste, but they talk about it.   https://ketolifehacker.com/2019/05/02/keto-kidney-pain/

Thank you. That link looks to be very helpful. I have also had problems with uric acid which caused me to have gout....although that was before I started on keto. Sounds like I need more dairy and leafy vegetables. I'll give that a try and see if that helps. I drink as much water as I can....at least 90 ounces per day. Sounds like potassium and magnesium may be low thogh.

I may actually go off of keto and just do paleo. It would be easier to get potassium (i love bananas). I'm pretty close to my ideal weight anyway and paleo is pretty easy to do and easier to eat a little less meat on paleo.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on May 16, 2021, 11:35:09 AM
Better than bananas for potassium is avocados. Bananas have too much sugar and very little potassium compared to avocados.

To be sure I'm getting plenty of electrolytes I mix 1/2 teaspoon of pink salt and 1 teaspoon of "No Salt" (potassium) in 2 liters of water, and drink it throughout the day.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Curly on May 16, 2021, 12:03:36 PM
I eat avocados almost every day.  What is no salt potassium?
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on May 16, 2021, 12:09:46 PM
Potassium Chloride. You can get it at the grocery store, or Amazon.

Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Curly on May 16, 2021, 12:14:03 PM
I wish you would have told me about that a couple months ago. I will give that a try.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Stein on May 16, 2021, 02:47:43 PM
There is a recipe out there for electrolyte, I seem to remember it's designed to be about the same concentration of minerals as sweat or something scientific like that:

16 oz water
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/16 tsp lite salt
1/16 tsp epsom salt

You can make enough to fill a swimming pool for $10.  It's easier to measure if you do a pitcher instead of trying to figure out what 1/16 tsp is.

That said, I think the whole electrolyte and "hydrate" thing is a bit overblown for the vast majority of people.  I know it was for me all the way through having a bad outcome at an event.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on May 16, 2021, 03:17:47 PM
The electrolytes are mainly needed when you're fasting, and also really important when you first start a ketogenic diet, until you become fat adapted. Which means your body is burning fat for fuel instead of only glucose. I believe it takes a couple weeks to a month and after that you shouldn't need as much of the salt water. I fast every day, since I only eat one meal. So to go the 23 hours without eating it helps to drink the salt water, whenever I beging feeling hungry.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: spin05 on June 07, 2021, 02:55:01 AM
This may sound funny. Anyone notice there ear wax has been greatly reduced down to nothing on Keto diet???? What do you think caused this???
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Skyvalhunter on June 07, 2021, 05:36:28 AM
Cleaning more often
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: spin05 on June 07, 2021, 11:15:31 PM
Cleaning more often

Nope actually been cleaning less. and when i do theres nothing there. Good by product to have. i just never relized how the foods we eat have a funny and pronoun effect on our bodies sometimes
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: trophyhunt on June 08, 2021, 06:45:45 AM
gained about 3 lbs on our week off camping, had chips and salsa, a little spaghetti and 1 small pancake.  lots of Coors light as well.  Figured I'd have gained more but after getting back to work and back to keto, lost those lbs pretty quick. 
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Mudman on June 08, 2021, 02:28:26 PM
7+lbs this last week for me.   After starting n stopping keto I have learned ya lose 3-4lbs and gain 3-4lbs over day or two.  I think its liver storing glucose which needs water to do that.  So we all have fatty livers to a point!
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: actionshooter on June 08, 2021, 09:27:18 PM
I was down 32 and stopped loosing, 2 weeks of nothing, not sure why, even got out walking more.  Went a carb bender for the weekend  :chuckle:   well not really, just had Chinese for dinner one night and a burger and fries the next along with a couple Cokes (which actually tasted nasty). Back on Keto Monday, gained 1 pound.... hopefully things get moving again.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: bobcat on June 08, 2021, 09:37:50 PM
You really want to start dropping weight again, do a 72 hour fast.  :tup:
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Mudman on June 30, 2021, 01:18:22 PM
26 days and 18lbs.  Took a weekend to eat home cooking and  fat burger and fries.  2lbs.  Back at it for a week and then Im done.  16 hour fast and 6-8 hour eat period each day.  Lots of water and pepperoni n jerky.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: trophyhunt on June 30, 2021, 02:09:04 PM
Lots of sugar in jerky!  But I love my jerky !
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Stein on June 30, 2021, 03:16:55 PM
I'm headed to Costco after my workout to get some jerky meat, won't be a ton of sugar in that stuff for sure.
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: KFhunter on June 30, 2021, 03:53:09 PM
Check out Bavarian lil jeagers

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Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Mudman on June 30, 2021, 04:19:12 PM
Jerky,,,, Ya gots to buy the no sugar/salt cured stuff.   Yeah I been eating 3lbs jalepeno roni each week!  And Wife bought some german brauts at stewarts last week, yummy!
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: spin05 on July 01, 2021, 12:06:04 AM
Check out Bavarian lil jeagers

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I been eating the crap out of these
Title: Re: Who's doing keto?
Post by: Timberstalker on July 01, 2021, 04:41:52 AM
Lots of sugar in jerky!  But I love my jerky !

Check out the zero carb jerky, Jerry. Lots of brands to choose from nowadays.
Stay away from the Slim Jims. Lol.
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