Joined May 2018
Weight History

Start Weight
156.0 lb
Lost so far: 23.2 lb

Current Weight
132.8 lb
Performance: losing 0.6 lb a week

Goal Weight
128.0 lb
Still to go: 4.8 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: 189kcal | fat: 18.36g | carbs: 5.81g | prot: 3.36g
Chocolate Almond Fat Bomb
This is a soft fudgey coconut coated keto treat.
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nothing is low carb with spaghetti sauce except to use very little sauce and lots of ground chuck. alfredo sauce would be great as a replacement. look up 1/4 cup of diced tomatoes I think even that would take up all your carbs for the day and you don't have the little bit of higher carb paste in there.

I use one small can to peeled tomatoes to 1 cans of paste with the seasonings. garlic salt until chuck is almost white, a little organo about 1/3 not too heavy as it really is strong flavor, then a little sweet basil fry it up drain grease put your canned stuff in and cook for all day.

ragu sauce 1/4 cup 6 carbs 1 fiber is about as low as you can get. other than home made ,fry up some ground beef with the above seasonings but much less as a premade sauce has seasonings. opps that is the pizza sauce but you can check the cans of sauce too. they may have a sugar free one
posted 26 Sep 2018, 15:59
yep lots of folks use those and zuchinni as noodles. you can thin spiral the zucchini to make noodles very cheaply. some of the folks know how best to cook them. I have not worked with them yet
posted 25 Sep 2018, 15:10
it takes most folks 3 days to hit ketosis when you have the correct balance
posted 10 Sep 2018, 12:13
there can be a lot of reasons, if you do not weigh and measure everything you eat, your guess's might be off.

It is also about balance. Keeping your carbs low in the correct foods is important, but getting enough fat and the correct amount of protein is important too.

did you ever do a macro calculator?? I use this one, it is pretty good and flexable. once you get your RDI it will suggest a protein range and then you put in your carbs and it will tell you how much fat you need in the diet.

eating too much protein and not enough fat can keep you out of ketosis as too much protein will make excess glucose which stops ketosis.

this is where knowing your macro balance is important and weighing your food comes into play.

Once you get these going and you get into ketosis and are fully fat adapted you may adjust some, but that takes about a month to fully adapt.
posted 10 Sep 2018, 12:12
I agree nothing can replace a inexpensive food scale for accuracy and weigh in grams not ounces.
posted 28 Aug 2018, 16:16
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