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Llamapalooza...

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Posted: 26 Feb 2019, 11:24
I don't have the knack of the carbs yet. I am going to get some Keto creamer so I'll not be using the carb nourishing liquid. But I can't drink coffee without creamer. And I've sort of gone off coffee lately. Bought some beans (Starbucks) and been grinding fresh in the morning, making a lot less.

I weighed this morning after my shower. I lost 6 lbs. I really don't know how other than my calories per day are way down. I'm happy with the loss but I mean, I'm puzzled how I lost that much since I think it was last Wed. or Thursday when I came back to FS.

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liv001

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Posted: 26 Feb 2019, 14:08
Full fat cream is the cream to use for coffee when doing keto.
You usually lose some water weight when you start dieting so that explains that inititial loss. Good luck. Sounds like you are doing well
liv001

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Posted: 26 Feb 2019, 15:34
Did you ask a question about avocados yesterday. I thought I saw it. I was going to say that you need to deduct fiber to get netcarbs which is what we count on keto.
So if an avocado has 8 carbs but 5 fiber, it has 3 net carbs. You can go into settings and change your setting to have Fat Secret show you net carbs
ieGod

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Posted: 04 Mar 2019, 14:26
The first week of a low/reduced/no carb diet will see a large loss of water retention. This equates to anywhere from 4-10lbs for most people, and would explain your rapid loss. This isn't fat loss, not yet, not like you're expecting. Just stick with it and you should see more consistent progress from here on in.
liv001

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Posted: 04 Mar 2019, 15:22
it is the same as a calorie reduction diet you lose some water weight first
Dee_T

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Posted: 06 Mar 2019, 08:53
You will tend to loose MORE water weight on a low-carb diet as you stop storing glycogen. For every gram of glycogen your body stores, it also stores 4 grams of water.
Its a good sign that you are doing things right!
Just don't expect the losses to continue at the same rate or you will get disappointed.
Agree, use heavy-cream for your coffee, not anything processed or "special". The fat is perfect for this way of eating, and the natural sugars are lower. But you are still limited on the amount per day.
Diablo360x

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Posted: 07 Mar 2019, 01:58
A lot more water weight, it's the reason low carb diets are superior for scale loss after 6 months but equal after 12 or so.
Consume whatever foods you prefer, whenever you prefer to consume them, while ensuring nutrient sufficiency and meeting caloric goals.
Dee_T

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Posted: 07 Mar 2019, 11:12
Correct, weight loss is comparable after a long-time, but more important things like blood-pressure, blood-sugar, HDL & Triglycerides are much better on low-carb than anything that restricts fat.
Diablo360x

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Posted: 07 Mar 2019, 20:14
All of those health parameters are improved simply by losing unhealthy fat. Any calorie deficit will do that. Look up Mark Haub and his vending machine diet..
Consume whatever foods you prefer, whenever you prefer to consume them, while ensuring nutrient sufficiency and meeting caloric goals.
Dee_T

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Posted: 07 Mar 2019, 20:27
Loosing fat does not stabilize blood sugar.
Diablo360x

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Posted: 08 Mar 2019, 01:11
Losing it does though. People reverse diabetes all of the time simply by losing weight..
Consume whatever foods you prefer, whenever you prefer to consume them, while ensuring nutrient sufficiency and meeting caloric goals.
liv001

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Posted: 08 Mar 2019, 09:01
I have friends who have diabetes 2 are thin but refuse to lower their carbs so they just go on relying on medication to control it.
nyhardhat

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Posted: 08 Mar 2019, 16:16
be picky about what you put in your mouth. Learn to listen to your body. Weight lose is not about calories in vs calories out. It is about depleting the stored glucose. Educate. Dr. Jason Fung has some great videos on you tube
I never lose. Either I win or I learn

Diablo360x

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Posted: 08 Mar 2019, 18:18
Sure it isn't. Give me a break. I wonder what I lost to reveal muscle and veins while eating 55+ percent carbs.
Consume whatever foods you prefer, whenever you prefer to consume them, while ensuring nutrient sufficiency and meeting caloric goals.
liv001

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Posted: 08 Mar 2019, 20:50
Very good suggestion nyhardhat.
Terrapin12

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Posted: 09 Mar 2019, 02:39
Dee_T wrote:
Correct, weight loss is comparable after a long-time, but more important things like blood-pressure, blood-sugar, HDL & Triglycerides are much better on low-carb than anything that restricts fat.


So, what is considered low-carb? Less then what percent of MACROS? Less then 35%? Less then 25%? You're indicating not to restrict fat so how much can someone consume to get these results? Is 50% fat intake adequate togged the results you cite?
Dee_T

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Posted: 09 Mar 2019, 17:14
In general, 50 net carbs or less would be considered low-carb. Some plans, like Atkins, start out at 20 NC, and slowly build up by 5 NC increments until you stop loosing weight and then back down.
Others, like Keto, try to keep below 20 total carbs.
Like all other things, it varies by person, sex, age, activity level, metabolic rate, if you have metabolic syndrome, diabetes, epilepsy, alzheimers, or other health problems.
% wise also varies, but I'm shooting for 75%fat, >5% carb, the rest protein.



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