Keto - What about this place attracts so many Keto people?

Old_Cat_Lady
Old_Cat_Lady Posts: 1,200 Member
Is it that this is the only place that tracts carbs or something?

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  • Caporegiem
    Caporegiem Posts: 4,298 Member
    Keto can provide some pretty big results in a relatively short amount of time.
  • Caporegiem
    Caporegiem Posts: 4,298 Member
    Big results in little time. Sounds perfect until you mess up and eat a donut then binge into a box a donuts and then brownies, then pizza and then fries and then cake.

    Cake after fries? What kind of heathen are you?
  • cwolfman13
    cwolfman13 Posts: 40,993 Member
    Is it that this is the only place that tracts carbs or something?

    It's generally trendy at the moment.

    There are a few legit reasons to do keto...my aunt did it because she had really bad seizures and it controlled her seizures. Some diabetics do it to control blood sugars, but that isn't necessary...my dad had type II and controlled his blood sugars just fine and wasn't anywhere near keto level with his carb intake. I have a friend who is an ultra runner and she does keto because it helps her not to bonk when she's doing ultra marathons.

    A lot of people do it because they think it's necessary to lose weight because there's a whole lot of misinformation (some intentional, some just misinterpretations). You also drop a lot of water weight off the bat which makes it appear superior on the surface, but ultimately levels off just like anything else.
  • Old_Cat_Lady
    Old_Cat_Lady Posts: 1,200 Member
    Please remember I did not ask what is keto and why is it good.
    I think I asked why this place attracts so many Keto people.
  • cee134
    cee134 Posts: 33,764 Member
    Please remember I did not ask what is keto and why is it good.
    I think I asked why this place attracts so many Keto people.

    So they can talk about what is keto and why is it good.
  • Old_Cat_Lady
    Old_Cat_Lady Posts: 1,200 Member
    edited June 2017
    Cee134 - I need a button for Hardee-Ha-Ha, very funny. Then again, it could be true.
  • cwolfman13
    cwolfman13 Posts: 40,993 Member
    Please remember I did not ask what is keto and why is it good.
    I think I asked why this place attracts so many Keto people.

    It's all about trends...nearly 5 years ago when I started here, Paleo was "it" thing to do...and while they're are still plenty of Paleo folks around, it's not nearly what it used to be...Keto is just the current trend and dietary "religion" of the day.
  • Old_Cat_Lady
    Old_Cat_Lady Posts: 1,200 Member
    edited June 2017
    cwolfman13 that is so right. So right. Paleo really used to be big. Now it's keto. Thank you all.
  • tmanfromtexas
    tmanfromtexas Posts: 928 Member
    I think everyone should just do Atkins. Lots easier with awesome results.
  • SomebodyWakeUpHIcks
    SomebodyWakeUpHIcks Posts: 3,836 Member
    Big results in little time. Sounds perfect until you mess up and eat a donut then binge into a box a donuts and then brownies, then pizza and then fries and then cake.

    Must end with something salty.
  • AgentFlex
    AgentFlex Posts: 211 Member
    It's not this place that attracts Keto people, it's just the "hot" thing right now. Calories in calories out. When most people cut carbs it results in a calorie cut because they are not longer eating full bags of Doritos and sacks of white potatoes and cake and stuff.
  • Bonny132
    Bonny132 Posts: 3,617 Member
    You get to eat bacon and butter whilst loosing weight and speak with other people who also enjoys eating fabulous and fatty food.

    The food porn is amazing.
  • 92joann
    92joann Posts: 67 Member
    I'm doing low carb, because it really seems to work for me - both with weight loss and generally feeling better since I have to cut out sugar. I like using mfp for it because it helps me make sure I'm not going overboard with fats/protein to compensate. But i also have a few other apps too. Mfp just seems easiest to calculate macros and quickly check nutrients. And the thought of having to log high carb junk food is scary enough to keep me on track
  • nolan44219
    nolan44219 Posts: 1,221 Member
    I'm not attracted to keto at all. I'm more of a carbs guy but only certain carbs. I'm picky when it comes to my carbs.
  • coreyreichle
    coreyreichle Posts: 1,039 Member
    Because it's the new fad. Any diet-related discussion location on the interwebs attracts the keto acolytes. They're worse than crossfitters, IMO.