Joined May 2018
Weight History

Start Weight
140.0 lb
Lost so far: 9.0 lb

Current Weight
131.0 lb
Performance: losing 1.7 lb a week

Goal Weight
125.0 lb
Still to go: 6.0 lb
I have been doing the keto diet for over a year. the first year I was totally clueless, I thought I could eat however much I wanted of protein drop my carbs and I would automatically lose weight. Basically was doing a meat and salad diet with no limits. I bounced up and down all that time and in my frustration decided to do some research.

With the help of calculators I now know how many calories I need to drop down to how much exercise I need to improve my results and my general macro numbers.

I never got into ketosis all that time and figured the strips did not work on me. But once I started monitering my food intake, keeping my proteins at a normal level for my needs, adding more fats and very strict on my carb intake, I find my keto strips work just fine and am loosing weight.

for me to be successful I am overly strict on the carbs. I stick to the low carb vegatables no more of the atkin or other protein bars with sugar alcohols.

This diet is easy if you are willing to work it. 2 major reasons I see that people can not get into ketosis, too much protein which converts to glucose when you eat too much and not getting enough fat. of coarse if you eat too many carbs you will kill it too. Stick to veggies. You can play with more carb rich foods later in maintenance.

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baskington's Cookbook

cals: 438kcal | fat: 31.00g | carbs: 4.25g | prot: 35.03g
Mustard Creamy Chicken
Low carb chicken breasts with a creamy mustard sauce that are delicious.
cals: 185kcal | fat: 5.27g | carbs: 5.05g | prot: 29.29g
Dijon Broccoli Chicken
Yummy broccoli and chicken in a tangy sauce.
cals: 159kcal | fat: 1.69g | carbs: 5.25g | prot: 30.01g
Chicken with Mushroom Gravy
A deliciously yummy chicken with mushroom gravy.
cals: 370kcal | fat: 30.29g | carbs: 4.54g | prot: 18.95g
White Castle Hamburger Pie
A high fat and protein, low carb delectable pie suitable for a low carb lifestyle.
cals: 212kcal | fat: 10.32g | carbs: 4.20g | prot: 24.69g
Caramelized Onion Pork Chops
Caramelized onions give flavor to these easy to make pork chops.
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baskington's Latest Posts

Anyone eating for diabetic reasons?
not diabetic but using the food journal and posting whatever food you are thinking of eating will give you the macro's on the food. basically all meat and most seafood is totally carb free. leafy green veggies are very low carb to hardly registered.

broccoli, cauliflower zuchinni are super low carbs safe for you.

flours, sugars etc are all high carb. there are alternatives to use, just takes a little research for low carb breads and noodles.

I am keto but it is a bit too restrictive for some folks. Eating healthy is much easier. you just have to watch your carbs.
posted 02 Aug 2018, 14:11
RDI. What is it? How Is it Figured?
there are several calorie calculators online, you can just write that in the search bar. there is one here but it is overly generous in the calorie burn department
posted 01 Aug 2018, 08:02
Using Garcinia Cambogia and Lose Your Weight
looks like you are promoting a product not discussing your diet
posted 27 Jun 2018, 17:55
what is your goal weight, 5'3 and 5'4 ladies?
I am looking to get back down to 125

good luck on your journey
posted 27 Jun 2018, 16:49
Type 2 Diabetes
to get into ketosis most people need to be below 20 net carbs and not too much protein, high fat is the name of the game. if you are serious about doing a true keto diet you need to go to one of the many websites that help you understand the whole process.

It really helped me get on track that and rigorous detail on what I was eating. keeping track in a written format helps you figure out where you are on the diet.
posted 23 May 2018, 16:10
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