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I've been doing keto for 6 weeks, the last 2 1/2 have been very strict (<6 carbs a day, intermittent fasting 16:8). I've been getting help from a retired doc who runs a free keto clinic from his home. He put me on the strict keto and intermittent fasting, said results should be noticeable 10-21 days. It has helped my IBS somewhat but still waiting for the pain and fatigue to get better. Just wondering if anyone out there has had success with this diet and if so how long did it take for results? I will keep with the keto lifestyle (the strict diet is for only 3 weeks), but anxious to know if it really works.
Eating the right nutritional veg for the carbs u can eat, and remember can go as high as 50g a day eventually amd well sourced meat can actually be very healthy. Dirty and lazy keto.. Not ao much.. Lots of bad reviews are based on these and missinformation, and people who have not sone it and want to justify thier own bad habits online. If done right its the way we evolved. Health problems and proceased food being introduced have lots of scientific evidence proving corrilations..
The same people that critique dont often moan abkut the 30 ingredient bread or pizza or mountain dew they tan daily... And remember not all fats are created equally... Mostly clean keto is very ballenced.
Time ur fasting most people are better results eating window around 6 to 8 hours after waking. Impliment longer fasts eventually now u wont be hungry moat the time as ur in ketosis.. I do 3 day fasts and 14 to 30 day fasts few times a year.. Autophagy occures between 14 to 16 hours after last dogested food, which can take 2 hours to happen aftwr u eat. I try eat 3 to 4 hour or 1 meal moat days.. But make sure u eat plenty calories still when u do. Phone is dying atm so that will be enough to digest.. Anyone feel free to message if curious. Im a chef also so i can share recipies that are keto friendly.. Make it much more tolerable lol. And post them often
Iv been living keto on and off for years. The peroids off keto, or not so clean keto are both noticible diffrent in my. Health..im a bit of a knowledge base with this stuff.. Feel free to add and message.
The longer in ketosis the better but you need monitor ur ketones.. And strips only help guide you gwtting into ketosis, eventually when deep i to it your body will utilise most the ketones and wont show as easily, as your not exoelling them as exess ketones thru urine...
Watch dehydration, as we dont store carbs, which usually store 4g water per gram carb.. We can get dehydrated very easily.
Add organic apple cider vinigar (cloudy stuff floating in it) not only Good for gut health and digestion, but helps u not break some the carbs down and digest as much. Also aids digestion and minimises insulin spikes and glucose when we do eat.. Add pink salt also for the electrolytes.. This tastses like a juice to me Now.
GOOD oils.. Most oils are processed oils, which are inflammatory still..cold pressed and organic.. Avocado for frying or coconut. Or mct oils which come from coconut but not for frying.. For coffee..and adding to daily fat count.. Easy at first as can give u the runs till ur used to it.. And when it comes to butter.. Kerry gold irs organic and Grass fed/finished cows..bullet proof coffees get u into ketosis quicker when u do fall out of keto or cheat... Great for focus and mebtal ability also.. But calories can quickly add up and will break ur fast(when u are intermittent fasting,more on this later) . As containing calories because the butter and oil.
Bone broth.... Read my Many rants and im sure i posted a recipe should Cover bone broth plenty haha.. Its all about that gutt health and collegen baby.. yeh!! (excuse the poor Austin powers, im a weirdo at best lol )..
Crusiferous veg. Every day.. Get so much nutrition plus D. I. M ( google it lol)
Cabbage, kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower and such. Between these and the salt in yer drink will help you not get keto flu amd feel deflated and loss of energy..
Some.Meds might stop u getting into true ketosis ,the doctor guy will be able to inform u of this.. Hormones and sleep can cause problems and the meds can mess with your hormones.
Also some suppliments if u do supplimebt, check ur meds online and Suppliments for dextroa or multidextrose, they are uaed as filler and dont get counted as sugars due to a loop hole in legislation in food. Always read ingredients.
Keto aimed products often contain lots of crap and hidden carba in the ingredients thats dont get counted in nutritional info.. Pure Stevia and monkfruit are only ones that dont spike insulin amd affect body like sugar.. Read as some stevia products are mixed substitutes if u read the back..
Grass fed and finished and organic meats as much as possible.
Good muti vitamin aimed for women or men depending on whose reading.
Hi, can you give me that doctor’s contact? Thank you so much. I hope he can help me.
Atkins died on April 17, 2003, at the age of 72. Nine days prior to his death, Atkins fell and hit his head on an icy New York pavement. At New York's Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he was admitted on April 8, he underwent surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain but went into a coma and died from complications. He spent nine days in intensive care before dying on April 17, 2003.
Reducing stress is critical to feeling better It has helped me bunches Restorative sleep is another huge role player Get your sleep issues addressed asap
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I agree with AzPerson. This really is not a healthy balanced diet, you need the fresh vegetables and fruits. These are more likely to help with weight loss than any diet. I have IBS and the intermittent fasting helps, because you have no food down there to process. Please check with your regular doctor(s), before you continue. We are all looking for the magic cure, but, as my doctor told me. For people with fibro there is no magic pill, some things help some do not. Just keep trying. And remember to relax, that is one of the most important things that people with fibro need to remember. Which I usually don't. lol
Keto diets are dangerous for diabetics or anyone with kidney or liver disease, or thyroid imbalances. I presume since this guy is a doctor he is aware of that and monitoring you for those issues.
I am currently under the care of my primary doctor, a pulmonologist, a gastroenterologist, and a nephrologist - plus a cancer team - they all advocate for a healthy balanced diet with fresh vegetables and fruits and reducing or cutting out processed foods - and they all recommend steering clear of any of these popular fad diets. An example of why - remember that the doctor who developed the Atkins diet ended up dying of it!!
I need to make some stevia lemonade It's so hard I've thrown out sweets and carbs and then find myself going to get some more!