janejellyroll wrote: »
I can't imagine ever doing it unless I had a health condition that required it. I love fruits, vegetables, and beans too much and it wouldn't really fit my lifestyle (long distance runner -- and I know there are some people doing keto and endurance sports, but it seems like more work).
cwolfman13 wrote: »
20-50 grams of carbohydrates per day would be way too restrictive for me. I'm omnivorous, but my diet consists of lots of plants as well, including beans, lentils, oats and other whole grains, starchy root vegetables, etc. I would go insane on keto. Beyond that, I don't find 70+% of my diet coming in the form of dietary fat very appealing either. That's a lot of friggin' fat...
SusannO wrote: »
I love it. I've been testing various aspects since I started on keto in 2018. I lost weight on keto, very noticeable reduction in body inflammation, slept 1-1.5 hours less per night (and awoke feeling like I'd had coffee already) and my cholesterol dropped almost 40%. Those were all measurable findings. I had other results, but they were my perceptions and not measurable. I didn't limit calories, but did track them in MFP. I found it was hard to over consume calories because you just don't feel hungry or snacky on keto. Intermittent fasting on keto is easy. I tried upping my carb count over 50g/day and lost all the benefits. I tried cheating on weekends and lost all the benefits. I went off it for a month but continued IF and calorie restriction. I found the benefits go away. I went off completely and tested my cholesterol after 3 months off. Went up to almost what I was before I started keto. Steady weight gain throughout. So, for me, keto is my way of life. When I was off and feeling the afternoon tiredness, feeling like I was deprived if I didn't feed my snack craving, and watching the old steady weight gain, I missed keto. And my Mom's primary care doc managing her diabetes and cholesterol telling her to go on keto along with my primary doc and ophthalmologist also saying keto will help with inflammation confirm it's more than just CICO.
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