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Keto diet = good or bad

jessemausjessemaus Posts: 3Member Member Posts: 3Member Member
I started the Keto Diet 5 weeks ago . I was very skeptical because I heard that the Keto diet is only for people with seizures and cystic fibrosis . I am still a tiny bit skeptical but I lost 13lbs. Am I doing the right thing?
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  • MeanderingMammalMeanderingMammal Posts: 7,798Member Member Posts: 7,798Member Member
    Honestly, I think the keto diet is an absurd way to eat for the vast majority of people and most people who go on it do not even understand what it is. I know two people doing 'keto' where they only cut out sugar and flour, but continue to eat all other sources of carbs.

    It cuts out legumes and severely limits fruit intake, when there is no evidence either of those food groups cause problems for people without specific medical problems. I think it's popular because it tells people what they want to believe- greasy salty meat good, most plants bad.

    Have you tried just regular calorie counting, or following a lchf diet that isn't quite as extreme? Weight tends to fall off in the beginning and keto is great for losing water weight so if you start with keto, it seems like it makes weight loss a lot easier than it will be long term.

    Oh my god, somebody I used to work with told me about her keto diet, how she want eating carbs, etc, while pouring sugar into her coffee! I tried to say something but she told me carbs are bread and pays and flour, not sugar.

    I wonder if they're related.

    I've seen similar frequently - Cut out carbs and I eat so much more fruit and veg... Does not compute!
  • rsclausersclause Posts: 3,124Member Member Posts: 3,124Member Member
    nvmomketo wrote: »
    Keto may be good for:

    autoimmune diseases, CVD, epilepsy, stroke or other brain injuries, insulin resistance (PCOS, T2D, prediabetes, NAFLD, dementia), skin and hair, BP regulation, complimentary cancer treatments, migraine control, better energy, reducing appetite and cravings, good food, people who do better with abstinence than moderation.

    It won't help everyone in those situations, like any treatment, but it may help some. Considering that list is more than half of North American adults, I think it could help many people.

    Keto may not good for:

    good food, getting sudden energy from food, those who prefer moderation to abstinence, some volume eaters, probably those with FH, those with lipid metabolizing disorders.

    It won't harm everyone in those situations. Considering there are many healthy people out there without health or metabolic problems, I think those people would not be helped by it.

    The fact that some people have not their research, and have confused lower carb with keto, is not actually a fault with keto but is more of a problem with people who jump on the bandwagon without checking it out first. It will happen with all diets; it's just happening more with keto now because of its sudden popularity.

    I don't really count but estimate that I am <50 carbs. I am never really sure if I should classify as keto or LCHF. I don't really care all that much which.
  • Nikki4069Nikki4069 Posts: 11Member Member Posts: 11Member Member
    My husband has been using the Keto approach and it has been working for him. I say "approach" because he has not totally eliminated carbs. He's just mindful of how many carbs are in his foods. He manages to keep his carbs under 50 or no more than 60.
  • CharlieBeansmomTraceyCharlieBeansmomTracey Posts: 7,351Member Member Posts: 7,351Member Member
    it was really bad for me but doesnt mean it will be for someone else. its worth a try if you think you can stick with it and it will be sustainable for you.
  • CharlieBeansmomTraceyCharlieBeansmomTracey Posts: 7,351Member Member Posts: 7,351Member Member
    jessemaus wrote: »
    I started the Keto Diet 5 weeks ago . I was very skeptical because I heard that the Keto diet is only for people with seizures and cystic fibrosis . I am still a tiny bit skeptical but I lost 13lbs. Am I doing the right thing?

    Ive never heard its for those who have CF just those with seizures,type2 diabetes,pcos and insulin resistance and some that have alzheimers and parkinsons have seen some improvement in their conditions.
  • rsclausersclause Posts: 3,124Member Member Posts: 3,124Member Member
    Good or Bad is kind of vague. It could be asking good for my health or bad for my health. It could be asking is it a good WOE for me. It could be asking will I lose weight in a safe way.
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