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Mon Dec 3, 2018, 05:51 AM

Hello skinny jeans: Lost 2 lbs, 5 days keto. Ask me anything. Get the app: Cronometer.

Get the app. It does all of the serving size math and you can scan bar codes to input metrics: carbs, protein, fat. Brilliant.

Last time I did this it worked a lot slower because I was eating too much protein. I didn't realize that the body metabolizes unneeded protein like sugar. I had no idea. Wow!

I'm eating cream, butter, bacon, cheese, eggs. So much fun!

Also, get Sweetleaf Steevia: no carbs at all. Splenda and regular Steevia has carriers that make it granular, but contains carbs.

I also found whole foods unsweetened coconut milk. All the fat, no carbs. Really good. Makes great shakes with cocoa. Yummm!!

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Reply Hello skinny jeans: Lost 2 lbs, 5 days keto. Ask me anything. Get the app: Cronometer. (Original post)
lindysalsagal Dec 3 OP
hlthe2b Dec 3 #1
lindysalsagal Dec 3 #15
hlthe2b Dec 3 #17
roscoeroscoe Dec 3 #2
scarletlib Dec 3 #3
lindysalsagal Dec 3 #16
LittleGirl Dec 3 #4
WePurrsevere Dec 3 #5
LittleGirl Dec 3 #6
WePurrsevere Dec 3 #8
LittleGirl Dec 3 #13
Chasdev Dec 3 #7
amuse bouche Dec 3 #9
lindysalsagal Dec 3 #18
amuse bouche Dec 3 #21
lindysalsagal Dec 3 #22
usaf-vet Dec 3 #10
CaptainTruth Dec 3 #12
LittleGirl Dec 3 #14
CaptainTruth Dec 3 #11
lindysalsagal Dec 3 #19
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 3 #20
lindysalsagal Dec 4 #23
amuse bouche Dec 5 #24

Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 07:15 AM

1. How many grams net carbs are you eating? (i.e., total minus fiber)?

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BTW, I couldn't agree more with Sweet Leaf brand stevia--the ONLY one I will use because it is real stevia without all the additives. I really don't use it in anything but my lattes, as I drink tea and regular coffee without sweetener. But, it is the perfect sweetener for that, I think.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 11:41 AM

15. 15 per day. How about you?

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #15)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 11:45 AM

17. So that is like the Atkins ultra strict induction phase...

Best wishes... I did that when I was a teen.. Now, I do a more modified approach--more like South Beach (around 40-50 grams NET non-processed high fiber carbs).

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 07:20 AM

2. Way to go y'all!

Keto is great. Grow stronger, get lean, set a wonderful goal for a few months out!

Have fun! My wife loves it. Makes badass almond flour bread.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 07:27 AM

3. did not find this on the iphone.

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Response to scarletlib (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 11:43 AM

16. I'm android. Sorry.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 07:30 AM

4. I've done a little reading up on it

and I can't eat Keto. I'm allergic to all dairy and eggs so that means no cheese for me. It makes me violently ill now.

I also had to give up gluten, corn and most grains except for rice. That's my only carb. No baked goods for me anymore. I use honey for sweetener in my decaf because i also had to give up caffeine. I won't use processes stevia because if it's white, it's bleached white. no thanks.

Good luck. I know several people that have tried it and it worked great for them.

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Response to LittleGirl (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 08:14 AM

5. FWIW a cousin of mine recommended "The Obesity Code" book and...

after reading the doctors "The Diabetic Code" too and doing some research, my slightly tailored version of the intermittent fasting it recommends has helped me drop a LOT of pounds since June and that includes a plateau I had to hammer at for a month and a Thanksgiving feast.

I still have a long way to go but as someone who is a women over 50, mobility and energy challenged (by Multiple Sclerosis) as well as hip injury, insulin resistant and sensitive to certain foods too this has been my "miracle" diet and I've tried more than a few over the years.

The main reason I thought I'd mention the above is my cousin has dropped a similar amount of weight using it and she's vegan with a long list of food sensitivities too so it's fairly customisable.

It's certainly not for everyone but it might being worth a few moments of looking into it if you need to lose weight.

Oh and if you like and can have maple products check out maple syrup or maple sugar to sweeten coffee. It tastes great IMO and it's even more nutrient dense and supposedly less calories than honey. https://nysmaple.com/about-nys-maple/nutrition/?fbclid=IwAR1TRicAtvMCZ1E0zb9SRGBCIKMnmryvdSVGGEdafoj3Y-Zrqw7JnHU94Hw

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Response to WePurrsevere (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 08:20 AM

6. I've been on the

Auto Immune Protocol (AIP) for a long time and it's working for me. My problem is that I quit smoking so whatever I lost on AIP (30 pounds), I regained when I quit smoking.
It's sad. The only time I'm thin is when I smoke but being over 50 too, I have my health to consider.

I have Hashimoto's and the start of RA so my mobility is compromised, like you. I can only walk anymore. If I try to do exercises, I just hurt myself. I tried swimming and even that caused my shoulders to flare up in pain. I have to make sure I watch my snacking.

Good luck!!!

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Response to LittleGirl (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 08:39 AM

8. If that's what works for you, that's wonderful!

While I'm sorry you too are dealing with mobility and health issues it's sort of nice to run across someone who gets that 'more exercise' isn't the answer for everyone. Sadly most diets are for those who are at least somewhat mobile and able to be active.

The snacking thing can be a killer. My own 'go to' for that urge has become a very low calorie dill pickle spear.

I know it's hard with physical challenges and add to that quitting smoking (which is AWESOME BTW, congrats!) but it sounds like you're on your way and I wish you luck in reaching and maintaining your goal.

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Response to WePurrsevere (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 10:11 AM

13. Thank you so much

for the encouraging words. I quit smoking 18 months ago (after quitting for 5 yrs and stress made me fail) and I have not been able to lose it. I also ran out of my hormone creme recently and that caused me to get into a horrible rut. I'm back on the creme and climbing out and hope that by the end of winter, I'll be feeling better and losing weight easily with just my nightly walks with hubby. Cheers.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 08:20 AM

7. The best sweetner for Keto is..

Pure Monkfruit sugar crystals!
Not the one of those with added/other sweetners.
It even looks like granulated sugar and is very sweet with no aftertaste.
Cheapest place to buy it (believe it or not) is Walmart online.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 08:53 AM

9. I've been wanting to try keto

Thanks for the tips

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Response to amuse bouche (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 11:50 AM

18. You'll need to start your food supply over. So you can't

Just try it. Do it for real and then you'll know what it's like.

The trick is you cannot cheat. A few carbs and your whole day is gone. You should read a good book and understand the science, or it will make you heavier.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #18)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 01:57 PM

21. What is your typical daily meal plan and do you use Ketostix to test for ketones.

Thanks

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Response to amuse bouche (Reply #21)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 05:13 PM

22. I do use the sticks to make sure I'm in the zone.

eggs, bacon, cheese dark green spinach, cream in tea, fatty cheeseburger (no bun).

My problem is getting enough fat: I get too much protein. I'm always under carbs, so,that's not a problem.

I used to eat all eggwhites and vegetables and unsalted nuts and fatless chicken. I was always hungry, and the cravings didn't stop. Now I'm satisfied and no cravings, and dropping weight.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 09:16 AM

10. Here is my two cents worth. In June 2018, Post cancer therapy I was prescribed a Keto diet...

by an endocrinologist. I was leery but decided to give it a try. As both my wife and I are in our 70's and our kids were all off on their own we decided we would give it a shot. So we started on June 8th 2018. We started at a 100 carbs per day level as a cap. With the recommendation we try and get to 50 carbs per day as a cap. One week later to our surprise we were all ready hovering around 50. We found that we didn't have any trouble making that cap everyday WITHOUT feeling hungry. The simple overriding guide was don't eat anything that is now white (potatoes, pasta, rice) or was ever white (bread, flour).

With that as a we found low carb alternatives for those things we missed and stocked the house with meats and other substitutes. We tried some keto cookbook recipes but found that they took time to gather the ingredients and make. With the results often ok but definitely not WOW this is great.

So we eat meats we like in smaller and smaller portions we chose veggies that were naturally lower in carbs and yes we found some lower carb cookies for those cravings.

I have always had a weight problem that was compound by some hormonal medications needed in my cancer therapy. So the long and short of it is I am down 65lbs (since June 8th) and my wife is down to her college days weight.

So for us it works and continues to work. I think it is a life style change that we will stick to. Oh one more thing we were told to not feel guilty if we took a night off and went to a restaurant. Or enjoyed a holiday turkey dinner with all the white stuff that goes with it.

Good luck 30 days max and you will be in the groove and find it easy to continue.

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Response to usaf-vet (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 10:01 AM

12. That's great! I'm glad it's working so well for you. Thanks for sharing!

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Response to usaf-vet (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 10:16 AM

14. Amazing results! Well done eom

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 09:52 AM

11. Years ago I lost 45 lbs in a year doing keto, eating as much as I wanted.


I had tried practically starving myself on traditional "fat-free" diets & they didn't work. When I switched my metabolism over to ketosis I started losing weight basically without even trying. I ate as much as I wanted (more than before) & lost 2 lbs/week for several weeks.

For me, working a physically active job, I had to make sure I got enough protein. My target was 60 g/day & at that level I had more energy & felt better.

Even today, years later, the only things I take to work in my lunch cooler are meat & cheese. I don't think I could ever get tired of salame calabrese & smoked gouda.

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Response to CaptainTruth (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 11:56 AM

19. I did it once years ago, then went back to low carb low fat

But then the carb cravings return and I inch back up, especially at holidays. So, this gives me satisfaction. Love it, but I don't stay on it too long. I miss fruits and don't want cholesterol problems.

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Response to CaptainTruth (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 12:47 PM

20. Me, too, but I got really sick of meat after awhile, except for bacon.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 06:33 AM

23. I'm down 2+ lbs, in under 2 weeks, and I'm not craving or hungry. Loving keto.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #23)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 01:17 PM

24. I'm going to DM you. Hope that's ok

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