Keto diet - anyone else?

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Tiggsy

9,651 posts

193 months

Tuesday 14th May
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Halb said:
liner33 said:
Yep obviously dont drink it neat (why would you?)dilute with water and have a drink afterwards.
you teaspoon it, like cod liver oil?
That would be grim! I put a splash - about 2 spoons worth - in a big glass of water. Drink that and then follow up with another glass of plain water. Or drink with a straw to miss the teeth!

Barga

9,895 posts

147 months

Tuesday 14th May
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Dan130i said:
Hi,

I'm training to become a qualified nutritionist so I know a good amount about stuff like this!

A keto diet isn't in itself a 'magic' diet to make you lose weight or improve health (and I don't mean to offend anybody). The only scientific evidence is that it can benefit people with diabetes and epilepsy. Carbs have also actually been shown to significantly improve performance in sport over a low carb diet.

The overall thing that matter for fat loss is eating less calories than your body needs. If you need 2000 calories a day for example and you're only eating 1500 (a calorie deficit), your body needs to get 500 calories from somewhere to survive and those 500 would come from your fat stores. That is effectively how fat loss works.

Keto is a way to do it and some people really do well on it but there are other ways if it doesn't suit you (I'm not hating on keto!). By cutting out carbs, which per gram are the same calories as protein, you will probably end up either eating less or swapping for veg etc which is lower calorie and therefore you will be in the calorie deficit I mentioned above.

There are a lot of myths in the health industry which I have come to learn is one of THE worst industries because there's so many uneducated morons out there trying to make easy money.

Other things; you can't spot reduce fat. Frustrating but you're body chooses where it comes from and for probably 95% of people, the belly fat is the last place...

The only thing that matters for fat loss is a calorie deficit and how you get in that is your decision whether it be through keto or some other way!

Hope that helps.
Calories in calories out!
Eat less move more!

Very simplistic but quite accurate.

LordGrover

30,483 posts

153 months

Tuesday 14th May
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rofl
Is it 1977 again already?

feef

4,253 posts

124 months

Tuesday 14th May
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Something I have noticed this year..

Mid-may and I've not taken a single Cetrizine tablet nor pump of a nasal spray. My hay-fever is, so far, non-existent.

Reading a few posts on other sites, it does seem to be a benefit of keto

Wining all round I think

Tiggsy

9,651 posts

193 months

Wednesday 15th May
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feef said:
Something I have noticed this year..

Mid-may and I've not taken a single Cetrizine tablet nor pump of a nasal spray. My hay-fever is, so far, non-existent.

Reading a few posts on other sites, it does seem to be a benefit of keto

Wining all round I think
Tell me about it - I was hospitalised on a regular basis as a kid/teen for asthma and used a puffer daily until last year when I cut sugar. I could run a marathon today without meds....and have no hayfever (as yet). This time last year I'd be sneezing due to hayfever and if I ran over 3/4 mins without an inhaler I'd be in trouble.

Magic? Keto? Sugar? No idea.....feel good though! Oh....and my asthma was trigger by cat hair as well as exercise - I dont interact with many cats! but the couple I have in the last few months - zero affect.
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Phil.

1,450 posts

191 months

Wednesday 15th May
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I had noticed I had no hayfever symptoms this year but hadn’t attributed it to Keto - interesting.

feef

4,253 posts

124 months

Wednesday 15th May
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When you consider that one of the benefits of keto is that it lowers inflammation, and that many allergic reactions do cause inflammation of things like the sinuses it does kinda make sense

Kenny Powers

2,175 posts

68 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Another one here who no longer suffers from hayfever. Also much quicker, bronzer sun tanning and resistance to burning. Overall much better resilience to summer.

NoVetec

9,488 posts

114 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Mr. Whippy will not be pleased.

Lemming Train

2,646 posts

13 months

Wednesday 15th May
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I tried keto once. The very next day I did not have the energy or muscles to be able to pick up a single sheet of A4 paper, therefore keto is bad and you are all idiots for doing it.

Phil.

1,450 posts

191 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Lemming Train said:
I tried keto once. The very next day I did not have the energy or muscles to be able to pick up a single sheet of A4 paper, therefore keto is bad and you are all idiots for doing it.
Don’t wind them up, they don’t need it smile

BigMacDaddy

732 posts

122 months

Thursday
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Kenny Powers said:
Also much quicker, bronzer sun tanning
You're supposed to eat the fat, not smear it over your body laugh

Dick Dastardly

8,049 posts

204 months

Thursday
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Lemming Train said:
Any updates or pics on this guys? I meant to pick some up when out on my travels today but completely forgot about them. rolleyes
I like them. I went through 3 last week and I’ll buy another 3 later.

I just hope prove popular and they keep doing them.
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