How do I eat more calories without eating more carbs etc?

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redochre

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Posted: 24 May 2018, 08:55
Hello Folks,

This is my first question on here .... just started the Keto Diet three days ago. I am doing this as suggested by a nutritionist friend who has told me that my medical condition will improve if I go on this diet. So far I love it ... but I have already lost weight so what I need to do is eat as little carbs as possible (my aim is to eat less than 20carbs a day) but at least eat around 3000 calories - give or take. So far it looks like I will soon get down to eating less than 20 carbs ... but I am not sure, yet, what I need to do at the same time, to eat that many calories.

So, my question is ... what do I need to eat to consume less than 20 carbs, and at the same time eat up to 3000 calories ... can someone advise me as to what are appropriate foods to manage this?

Here's looking forward to hearing from ... someone.
Miraculum

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Posted: 26 May 2018, 11:38
redochre wrote:
... [W]hat I need to do is eat as little carbs as possible (my aim is to eat less than 20carbs a day) but at least eat around 3000 calories - give or take. So far it looks like I will soon get down to eating less than 20 carbs ... but I am not sure, yet, what I need to do at the same time, to eat that many calories.

So, my question is ... what do I need to eat to consume less than 20 carbs, and at the same time eat up to 3000 calories ... can someone advise me as to what are appropriate foods to manage this? ...


Answer: "More fat please!" One of the great pleasures of LCHF/keto, for me, is butter on practically everything!

Heavy whipping cream, butter, and ghee (clarified butter, milk solids removed), and pure coconut oil are 99-to-100% fat and, at 9 calories per gram (4 more than protein or carbohydrate), will increase your calorie intake.

Real full-fat cheeses (with no additives like sugar/starch) will increase calories, fat, and protein. However, you want to moderate protein consumption since, on a low-carb diet, the liver will convert protein to glucose via "gluconeogenesis."

Research varies, but the definition of "moderate" protein ranges from 0.5g to 1.25g per kilogram of body weight, depending on your body's sensitivity to protein. If you want to lose weight on a LCHF diet but you're not, consider reducing protein while increasing fat.
DECIDE, then: COMMIT! PLAN! EXECUTE! REST! REPEAT!
Fritzy 22

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Posted: 26 May 2018, 11:46
Do you have high cholesterol? If so, I would increase calories by having good fat like avocado, nuts and olive oil. Hard for me to give advice since I don't follow a really low carb diet and have been told by my doctor that for me and my issues a low fat diet is best. So I avoid butter, cheese, egg yolks all which have lots of calories. They may work for you if your health issues allow. Have you asked your doctor for a diet plan?
dboza

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Posted: 26 May 2018, 11:52
Meats have calories and no carbs, unless they are cooked with a coating or some type of sauce...A steak or ground beef is good. Eggs are good. Go to a Keto recipe site. One I just found that I love is Gnom-gnom.com. She has tons of low carb/keto recipes.
Good luck.
Donna
"Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for thou art crunchy when toasted and taste good with ketchup."
Miraculum

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Posted: 26 May 2018, 12:12
The standard line, for years, has been that all dietary fats are bad. However, while society has run from saturated fat like the plague, metabolic syndrome (the constellation of obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and hypertriglyceridemia) has skyrocketed.

LCHF/keto experts who've reviewed the research, pro and con, about dietary fats, and who have clinical experience, reject the idea that a diet high in saturated fat increases serum cholesterol. Medical doctors Andreas Eenfeldt and Jason Fung, et.al., at DietDoctor.com and many others are reversing the traditional view.

For an overview, search YouTube for Eenfledt's lecture entitled "Food Revolution." Also search "Ken E. Berry, M.D.", for tons of informative YouTube videos.
DECIDE, then: COMMIT! PLAN! EXECUTE! REST! REPEAT!
diana_wills

Joined: May 18
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Posted: 27 May 2018, 09:48
Miraculum wrote:
redochre wrote:
... [W]hat I need to do is eat as little carbs as possible (my aim is to eat less than 20carbs a day) but at least eat around 3000 calories - give or take. So far it looks like I will soon get down to eating less than 20 carbs ... but I am not sure, yet, what I need to do at the same time, to eat that many calories.

So, my question is ... what do I need to eat to consume less than 20 carbs, and at the same time eat up to 3000 calories ... can someone advise me as to what are appropriate foods to manage this? ...


Answer: "More fat please!" One of the great pleasures of LCHF/keto, for me, is butter on practically everything!

Heavy whipping cream, butter, and ghee (clarified butter, milk solids removed), and pure coconut oil are 99-to-100% fat and, at 9 calories per gram (4 more than protein or carbohydrate), will increase your calorie intake.

Real full-fat cheeses (with no additives like sugar/starch) will increase calories, fat, and protein. However, you want to moderate protein consumption since, on a low-carb diet, the liver will convert protein to glucose via "gluconeogenesis."

Research varies, but the definition of "moderate" protein ranges from 0.5g to 1.25g per kilogram of body weight, depending on your body's sensitivity to protein. If you want to lose weight on a LCHF diet but you're not, consider reducing protein while increasing fat.


I agree! But you need to accept first that fat is not evil and to learn what kind of fat suits your diet.



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