Joined August 2015
Weight History

Start Weight
185.0 lb
Lost so far: 45.0 lb

Current Weight
230.0 lb
Performance: gaining 2.7 lb a week

Goal Weight
200.0 lb
Still to go: 30.0 lb
Non-competition weightlifter, who works as a nurse. I'm a foodie, but I still love my In'n'Out. Love the 80s, movies and music and I love helping people, as long as they don't piss me off. :P

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Low Carb Diets - Do they work for everyone?
Oh and on top of all that pain in my muscles and cramps that hit me during the night, I also developed an allergic reaction to milk and would break out in hives due to histamine intolerance caused by the Keto diet.

There are lots of other diets that work just as great, and I still recommend eating high quality fats and complex carbs along lean meats and protein.

I think that should cover my bases.
posted 04 May 2017, 01:16
Low Carb Diets - Do they work for everyone?
Phil wrote:
Making blanket statements like, "I have found that Keto diets are harmful" does zero service to anyone.

Let me elaborate. While on a keto diet I was weaker at the gym, I was sleepy, tired and weak, as an athlete these things are not pros, they are cons.

I went to the doctor and he and his nutritionist helped to change my diet to include carbs and healthy fats, it helped me tremendously to meet my goals which at the time was lose weight and build muscle so I could increase performance during surfing sessions. The program included a diet change and yoga besides my workout routine which was pretty rigorous.

Here are the side effects I experienced while on Keto.

Fatigue and Dizziness
Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)
Sugar Cravings
Shakiness or Weakness
Muscle Cramps

To keep it short, if your body can tolerate keto and you like that diet, whatever works for you. When I was on keto I was unable to lift my max weight, my muscles were sore on a daily basis, I had a hard time staying awake and completing a full workout.

After going to a high protein, low carb diet, with healthy fats I was able to improve my performance lose weight and keep a high energy level throughout the day.

Does this help?
posted 04 May 2017, 01:07
Low Carb Diets - Do they work for everyone?
Carbs are confusing to a lot of people, it is simple if you remember that there are two types of carbs, simple carbs and complex carbs.

Complex carbs are healthy, they include things like flax, beans and green vegetables, some fruit and whole wheat grains. This is what you want to eat through out the day, mostly in the morning and lunch.

Simple carbs are best to avoid. They are great for runners and athletes, you can eat them right before a workout for energy or afterwards with little damage because they go straight to your muscles as glycogen. If you eat simple carbs like pasteurized juices, sodas, white rice, breads and pasta, eat a limited amount pre or post workout. If you don't exercise avoid them, you won't miss them if they aren't in your fridge. Razz

As a nurse and weightlifter, (I have found that Keto diets are harmful not only to myself but to a number of people.) It is best to have a balanced diet that includes a bit of everything. But whatever works for you, I just try to eat unprocessed, raw veggies and healthy cuts of meat, nuts and whole wheat. With a heavy focus on Meat and veggies with a few complex carbs.

If you need a book on nutrition I recommend Dr.David Zinczenko's Book called The New Abs Diet, not really a diet but a nutrition handbook, it explains what you should eat and what you should avoid and has tons of recipes. It has kept me healthy for years.
posted 21 Apr 2017, 17:12
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