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(17,871 posts)
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 02:13 PM Oct 2022

Thank you Keto

Started my Keto journey in December (first meeting with doctor in January). I have lost 119 pounds, A1C 9.1% to 5%, waist line from 69 to 52, visceral fat from over 47 to 26. Off high blood pressure and cholesterol medicine. Combined with exercise - 25K steps a day, rowing 30 minutes 5 times a week, and resistance training 2-3 times a week.

Still have a way to go, but I am not hungry even with 16/8 and 23/1 intermittent fasting.

Wish I could get my wife to do it.

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Thank you Keto (Original Post) exboyfil Oct 2022 OP
Wow! cate94 Oct 2022 #1
Well done! CurtEastPoint Oct 2022 #2
Bravo!!! alwaysinasnit Oct 2022 #3
Great! BlueGreenLady Oct 2022 #4
Diabetic I_UndergroundPanther Oct 2022 #5
I feel the same exboyfil Oct 2022 #8
You are an inspiration to me. fierywoman Oct 2022 #6
Excellent! XanaDUer2 Oct 2022 #7
Good going! sinkingfeeling Oct 2022 #9
Congratulations! I totally agree about Keto, and the numbers back it up. enough Oct 2022 #10
Congratulations! ebbie15644 Oct 2022 #11
That's excellent. badhair77 Oct 2022 #12
I may look into this. rownesheck Oct 2022 #13
It would be good if you both could do it exboyfil Oct 2022 #14
You might have her give puerh tea a try. It does both, could be a little boost to her efforts. JudyM Feb 2023 #16
I've been keto for over 2 years now & have naturally moved to carnivore. elocs Nov 2022 #15


(17,871 posts)
8. I feel the same
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 03:09 PM
Oct 2022

I absolutely love my doctor who is a former military doctor. Been trying to drum up business for him.


(1,216 posts)
11. Congratulations!
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 03:48 PM
Oct 2022

I've been keto'ish and I've lost over 50lbs and I'm off diabetic meds. my A1c went from 12.9 to 4.7 I haven't don't intermittent fasting at all. I haven't been hungry but I do admit I miss raspberry jelly on toast, lol


(2,343 posts)
13. I may look into this.
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 05:00 PM
Oct 2022

My wife is desperately trying to lose some weight, and also do something to help her high blood pressure. If it's something I'm able to do with her, she'll greatly improve her chances of success.

Thanks for sharing your story!


(17,871 posts)
14. It would be good if you both could do it
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 05:10 PM
Oct 2022

I have been encouraging my wife who has diabetes to try it. She is taking medication for the diabetes (very expensive medication). She also has heart palpations when stressed.

Taking care of the missus is the most important thing in my book. I wish you well. My friend lost his wife to cancer two years ago, and just retired. Not the retirement he wanted.

Wish you the best.


(29,313 posts)
16. You might have her give puerh tea a try. It does both, could be a little boost to her efforts.
Sun Feb 5, 2023, 12:38 PM
Feb 2023

It’s basically fermented and aged tea, a Chinese traditional tea. There are two types (ripe and raw), with different attributes. I drank the widely available Numi brand Emperors Puerh for a while, it’s fairly dark and rich for a tea, you can put whatever kind of milk you like in it, too.


(22,676 posts)
15. I've been keto for over 2 years now & have naturally moved to carnivore.
Sun Nov 6, 2022, 08:49 PM
Nov 2022

I lost 45 pounds, all I needed to lose, and have kept it off for 2 years now. I weigh what I did in high school 52 years ago. I have also moved to doing alternate day fasting, eating during an 8 hour window and then fasting for 36-40 hours. That's also really cut my grocery bill as well.

I must admit that in those 2 years I've been on keto I have not persuaded even 1 person to try it, even people who know me and have seen the dramatic results that the keto diet/lifestyle has had on my life. Most just think it's too hard or they love their sweets. Now I just tell them to try it for a few weeks, doing the best they can, and see the results. But do it or don't do it, that's up to them.

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