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  • I know! You're all set for the meal plan to begin and you lose three pounds in a whole month and then you gain two back. You keep a notebook or your phone and everything that goes into your mouth each day is counted. Any exercise is going to be counted. Your weigh date is weekly (every Monday or every Friday). Then after…
  • I think you are going at it too hard. Take a walk or do strength training. Make the core your workout (and without the core, you're going to get backaches well into your forties.)
  • Have hardboiled eggs in your lunchbox, your serving of your favorite meal plan (heat up in 7-11), use cucumbers as crackers (smoked salmon, cream cheese, roast beef, or chicken), and use your spices! La Tapatia and guacamole salsa! - 3 oz or 5 oz chicken 1/2 cup black beans 8 oz - 11 oz mixed green salad 1-2 oz of cheese…
  • My two parents weren't morbidly obese and they were diabetic. My father was average and my mother was a little overweight. My father was over-medicated (coumadin) and stage 4 renal failure and my mother was killed by a heart attack.(she went in her sleep.) (The doctors that they had weren't good, but that's what it's like…
  • Out of my family of five, only two lived. My father succumbed to kidney failure, my mom had a heart attack, and my brother died of cancer (suffering diabetes and asthma). My lone brother (diabetes and asthma) and I (5.3 a1c and stroke victim) survive. (I have a low blood pressure, atrial fib threw a clot at my brain. Sigh)…
  • Nah, I never use the stuff. I use Barney's Powdered Almond Butter. It's tasty! Gnom-gnom is lupin flour crazy, she changed the recipe after I downloaded it.
  • 1/3 cup lupin flour fat-reduced almond flour or peanut flour* see notes! 2 tablespoons almond flour 2 teaspoons erythritol or 1/8 tsp pure monkfruit extract 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 2 eggs 2 teaspoons melted butter coconut oil or ghee 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 4-6…
  • Keto pancakes with strawberries and whipped cream!
  • I use to think that Mediterranean diet was unlimited pasta! Well, I was wrong. Just like meat and vegetables. I'm on keto, and the diet was simply meat and vegetables.
  • High protein and low carb are the way to go. Low-sugar snacking, if you want to do it, is for savory foods not sugary foods. If you're unsure about sugary food --- go out and make them. All the additives aren't that good for you. If you want cookie dough make it. And chew it longer (It take the brain about 30 minutes to…
  • If you're not losing a pound a day, it's going to seem discouraging. You pick a day off the week -- it's a weekly weigh-in, not a daily weigh-in.
  • I want to know what your eating. Is it bread? Chips? Peaches?
  • Propel, is a drink that is sugar-free, and made by the Gatorade people. You drink two of them (alright if you three or four) you will be good. Water is good, but not made for the "keto flu". (You get them at the DollarTree for $1!)
    in Ketosis Comment by candylilacs July 2020
  • I heard you on the new therapist part! I really like my therapist but she's retiring, so I have to get a new one. All the ones I called, won't take my insurance! This is really very frustrating. :/
  • Keto protein pancakes and strawberries and whipped cream! Blackberries or blueberries will do.
  • Is it time for a period to come? I was like, "I'm fat!" or "My hair's is disgusting!" right before my period. It'll pass.
  • Keto has been keeping me out of Diabetes Island! You have to make changes in keto or another meal plan. You have to plan around making vegetables up to half your plate (and it's going to be a salad). The only bread/biscuits/pancakes you will taste will be the one you created -- and they're not bad. Pancakes are really…
  • Keto bread with guacamole and smoked salmon on top!
  • Yeah, I have taken Metformin. I was like I had to go to the bathroom 8 times a day. This lady taking 2,000 mg of Metformin, "It's like I can't even leave the house!" and she had diarrhea so bad! Try to cut the carbs and stick with protein.
  • My husband and I have an "unwashed keto" meal plan. ("Dirty keto" has a meat-based and fat-based diet.) We have berries, peanut butter, milk, nuts, cheese, tomatoes, and whole-wheat pasta. It's better than it sounds (we have a whole wheat lasagna single noodle in our lasagna). Of course, I made low-carb bread and pancakes.…
  • I just ate a gluten-free and dairy-free brunch at San Luis Obispo restaurant. I thought that I would hate it butI was pleasantly surprised. Blue corn waffle, fruit and dairy free (coconut cream) and turmeric and pineapple smoothie.
  • Breakfast: 1 eggs, 2 egg whites scrambled with spinach with 1/4 cheddar & jack cheese, chai tea with 1/2 cup of 2% milk Lunch: Asian chicken salad for (1/2 baked chicken breast with romaine, cilantro, green onions, and peanut sauce) Dinner: Protein (Beef, salmon or lamb) and spicy broccoli/cauliflower/zucchini You really…
  • I'm on keto, and I wouldn't eat a Quest bar. Quest chips are another thing!
  • Metformin gave me diarrhea all day. Keto gave me the skills that I needed to keep the carbs down. I really have a problem with diabetes type 2 “going into remission” and you’ll still have type 2 diAabetes. A1c is normal 5.6 and under. You don’t have a diabetes. That’s like a normal person 110/72 and hypertensive. I’m not…
  • Anti-depressants/anti-anxiety drugs are a big business. Amitryplin(?), Zoloft, Zoloft and Wellbutrin, and Celexa and Wellbutrin, are some of the anti-depressants I’ve been on in 8 years. I need to be my own advocate for my well-being, and when’s something’s not feeling right, I need to let them know. Wellbutrin/bupropion…
  • You sound depressed. I was depressed, but it wasn’t all sadness. Depression masks angry/irritable at the same time. Oh, I was angry at my husband and my cats. My stressors: my job, fertility problems, money problems, made it so I had to go on something (Celexa), or I had to be facing a divorce. I’m not prescribing you…
  • I count carbs. When I get 25-35 carbohydrate mark, I stop. Seeing that it must be so freeing not be a slave to the calories, I signed up.
  • Quest chips! Loaded Taco is my favorite “tortilla” chips!
  • Propel, people, Propel. It’s at the the DollarTree for $1. It’ll cure the “keto flu” and hydrate you. I say about two a day.