Sparks1971's Journal, 19 June 2018

I'm not sure if I should switch diets, I don't really know if choosing a diet on the web site affects anything, but one meal a day more fits how I am eating. If I eat outside the one hour eating window then it should be straight up fat and a tiny bit of protein - no carbs (so keto still fits too).
220.0 lb Lost so far: 0 lb.    Still to go: 0 lb.    Diet followed N/A.

Diet Calendar Entries for 19 June 2018:
182 kcal Fat: 16.05g | Prot: 8.28g | Carb: 0.09g.   Breakfast: Coffee, HEB Heavy Whipping Cream, Bob Evans Pork Sausage Links. more...
118 kcal Activities & Exercise: Samsung Health - 24 hours. more...
on diet one meal a day  

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Be careful with keto please- it provides short term weight loss but long term negative health impacts. Try eating a whole food plant based diet for a while! You can eat as much as you want and still lose weight while at the same time reducing health ailments! :) 
19 Jun 18 by member: samanthamarie74
If by "switch diets" you mean change your designated diet on FS, I am not sure what impact that would have, if any, and doubt it matters. Mine is set to "jp's own diet" and has worked fine for me like that forever. I say focus on a diet that works for you, which it sounds like you have found, and make the tools work for you.  
19 Jun 18 by member: jimmiepop
@samathamarie74: Your idea does not work for everyone. I cannot "eat as much as I want ans still lose weight..." You may want to do more research on IF. Sparks1971 is doing what best works for her and I support her choices. I have done modified keto for years and am just fine healthwise. I gain when I "eat as much as I want." 
19 Jun 18 by member: HCB
Lots of people have had massive success with the Keto diet and have had no ill effects. All diets should be researched and your lifestyle considered before moving forward, but for some, me included, keto has been a life saver. Find what works for you, and rock the crap out of it!! You got this!  
19 Jun 18 by member: Klynn82
Choosing a diet on the website makes no difference at all except if people search for others on the same diet, they will find you under whatever you put. 
19 Jun 18 by member: abbadabba
Please don't spout off nonsense, Samanthamarie74, even the CICO Mafia doesn't feel the need to spread those kind of lies about Keto, that's typically reserved for PETA kittycats.  
19 Jun 18 by member: Phil
Do what feels right for you ! We are here to provide support and not to advocate any specific diet. 
19 Jun 18 by member: Highland Heather
"From the US News & World Report, which relies on a panel of medical experts to rank 40 diets, keto came in at No. 39 (that’s tied for last place) in the 2018 list of Best Diets Overall. There is conflicting research on whether keto helps or harms people with heart conditions or type 2 diabetes. Consumption of foods like fruit and whole grains is correlated with heart health and diabetes prevention, and the keto diet cuts these out." Cimperman, a clinical dietitian and a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says, "Once your body enters ketosis, you also begin to lose muscle, become extremely fatigued, and eventually enter starvation mode. Then it actually becomes even harder to lose weight."  "Keto diets should only be used under clinical supervision and only for brief periods,” Blinten, R.D., a certified clinical nutritionist and public health consultant. "A keto diet should only be considered in extreme cases. It can do more harm than good. It can damage the heart, which is also a muscle,” she explained. "Anyone with type 2 diabetes can benefit from weight loss and a reduced-carb diet because it will improve insulin sensitivity," Cimperman explained. “But there are many other ways to do it besides a fad diet that won’t keep weight off long-term." "A keto diet can end up doing more harm than good for the majority of patients." 
19 Jun 18 by member: samanthamarie74
Yes, you can EASILY eat until you're satisfied completely and lose weight, IF you eat a whole foods, plant based diet. No overly processed foods, including oil. A balanced diet of veggies, nuts, seeds, oats, beans, potatoes, etc, and no animal products. You will lose weight.  
19 Jun 18 by member: samanthamarie74
@Samantha, I could come back with an article that praises Keto. Everyone is different, you cannot put people into a box and say that the same thing will work for all. Its not how the body works. You will process a cup of raisins different that I will. Same cup, same calories, same carbs but I may gain 4oz and you may lose 2, its all in the genetic makeup of who we are. Not all diets are created equal and one that works for you, may not work for me.  
19 Jun 18 by member: Klynn82
You said, "starvation mode", you just lost over 9000 internet points.  
19 Jun 18 by member: Phil
Please consider my own history... Keto (and it's many variations) works 
19 Jun 18 by member: From371to184
Most humans will, long term, have the same effects from a singular diet as a whole. Humans are a species, and like all other species, our bodies on a broader scale work the same way. Rabbits benefit from eating plants and are negatively affected by eating meat. You will have some rabbits that process the meat better and some that may die the next day from it. However, as a whole, it's not good for them long term because it's how their bodies work. Same with humans. And I can come back with multiple articles that caution against keto, ESPECIALLY long term. 
19 Jun 18 by member: samanthamarie74
Oh, piss off, Samantha. I'm two years in Keto Maintenance after losing over 250 pounds in less than a year. Go hug a tree, and kiss a cow, I love them both, too, the former make great fuel for roasting the latter.  
19 Jun 18 by member: Phil
Alright, here's some information on the effects of a plant based diet on preventing and/or reversing type 2 diabetes. These people obviously are working to end diabetes and have no conflicts of interest. "Large cohort studies demonstrate that the prevalence and incidence of type 2 diabetes are significantly lower among those following plant-based eating patterns compared with omnivores and even semi-vegetarians. Those following plant-based diets tend to have lower body mass indices" "Among nearly 61,000 individuals, the prevalence of type 2 diabetes decreased in a stepwise fashion with each reduction in animal products in the diet: from 7.6% in non-vegetarians, 6.1% in semi-vegetarians, 4.8% in pesco-vegetarians, 3.2% in lacto-ovo vegetarians, to 2.9% in vegans.[13]The apparent protection of the vegan dietary pattern remained after adjustment for body mass index and other variables, with vegans having half the rate of type 2 diabetes compared with non-vegetarians" Are you going to keep name- calling or are you actually going to try to dispute what I'm saying? 
19 Jun 18 by member: samanthamarie74
Oh Phil and JP - why bother? BTW, if I eat "seeds, oats veggies, nuts, potatoes.. etc." I WILL gain weight and have inflammation and body aches. And, I am not a rabbit, either. Klynn82 is CORRECT. And, RD is "registered dietician" - nutritionists are the worst offenders of the "party line" food pyramid.  
19 Jun 18 by member: HCB
Our bodies were and are designed to eat a balance or meat and plant, but some people make veganism and vegetarianism work well for them. Its all in the personal make up, you cannot compare people to rabbits. Apple and Oranges, they are different. If we were meant to eat just plant, we would have flat teeth for grinding, just meat, sharp teeth for tearing, but we have both. We are all unique creatures who need different things to survive. If it were to all come down to being the same species, then go tell someone with a peanut allergy to eat a jar of peanut butter, because in the end, we are all the same...right? Thats not how life works. We are all different.  
19 Jun 18 by member: Klynn82
Phil, you are posting an anecdotal story about yourself. Anecdotes have no basis in science. You're not going to offend me by telling me you're eating a cow. I never posted anything about animal welfare, but simply about the health of humans eating these products. 
19 Jun 18 by member: samanthamarie74
HCB, I have a feeling you have never tried a plant based diet. You cannot survive without plants anyway. And I posted studies saying a plant based diet is extremely helpful against diabetes. These studies are not done by dieticians. 
19 Jun 18 by member: samanthamarie74
Keto is helping diabetics, epileptics, people with inflammation issues, and people with infertility issues. They're also seeing if it will work with cancer patients as the theory is that carbs/sugar feed the cancer and make it grow quicker. Keto is actually being used by athletes more to reduce the inflammation in their joints and it is improving their performance. Don't believe me, you can get The Keto Reset Diet off of Amazon for $16.72. It is written by Mark Sisson and he does a wonderful job of explaining its benefits. I have seen in the keto groups that I am in improved cholesterol, improved blood sugar levels, people becoming pregnant who were told they would never have children, and so much more. Will you tell real people who are seeing real results after years and years of failure that they are wrong?  
19 Jun 18 by member: megmcneil


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