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To Keto or Not To Keto?

maggiemax18maggiemax18 Member Posts: 14 Member Member Posts: 14 Member
Everything I hear is either "OMGGGGG you must go Keto, I lost a bazillion pounds!"

Or it's "Don't go keto. The minute you eat anything not keto, you gain SO much weight."


  • J72FITJ72FIT Member Posts: 5,543 Member Member Posts: 5,543 Member
  • mdmccall34mdmccall34 Member Posts: 4 Member Member Posts: 4 Member
    I have been on keto since feb 1, almost 2 months. I have lost 12 pounds. I try different meals to help keep me on track. I don’t eat pork or beef. So I do a lot of Salmon, turkey, chicken and shrimp and a lot of vegetables
  • ataleforthetimebeingataleforthetimebeing Member Posts: 80 Member Member Posts: 80 Member
    May ask your physician first before you get on any diet. I think keto can be a wonderful diet for some people but what happens when you deny yourself carbohydrates? How does it affect your health? Those are things to consider.

    Another way to go about it is to gradually reduce your carb intake rather than reducing all at once. Stay observant and keep track of the changes you feel daily.
  • StargazerBStargazerB Member Posts: 427 Member Member Posts: 427 Member
    Dootzy1 wrote: »
    Firmly believe I shouldn't do anything to lose weight that I can't continue in order to maintain it.

    This 100%
  • Jin_tanJin_tan Member, Premium Posts: 8 Member Member, Premium Posts: 8 Member
    If you could give up pasta and bread, go have a try
  • janejellyrolljanejellyroll Member Posts: 23,819 Member Member Posts: 23,819 Member
    Jin_tan wrote: »
    If you could give up pasta and bread, go have a try

  • BAC716BAC716 Member Posts: 20 Member Member Posts: 20 Member
    Agreed with many above. The best diet is the one you can sustain for years to come. The only way any mainstream diet works is if you're in a calorie deficit. You should spend periods of time in a deficit and periods of time at a "maintenance" level of calories as you lose weight so your body can adjust and take breaks along the way to keep your metabolism higher and for your psychological well-being too!

    Carbs are not fattening, just easy to overeat. If you're more active have some more carbs. Less active, have fewer carbs, but don't be afraid to eat them! Just keep your portions in check and you'll be good :)
  • MeganD1704MeganD1704 Member Posts: 568 Member Member Posts: 568 Member
    I tried Keto as a quick fix two years ago. Didn't ever track my calories and was successful dropping 45lbs.
    It was easy to give up bread/pasta (never really cared for it) but continually depriving yourself of things like fruit or chocolate etc is not great mentally. For me it became very restrictive- planning where we ate in advance etc, which doesn't work with our lifestyle as we like to travel.

    Idn- it works for some people, but it is restrictive
    I'd much rather personally just track my food and eat what I want.
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