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Keto beginner

Anonymous

Hi ladies! 
  I am beginning a new journey to try out the Keto diet for health reasons.  My Dr and I believe me to have PCOS (waiting for appt with OB to confirm) and I've had very irregular periods, slow but steady weight gain and increase in irritating chin hairs for the past 2.5 years.  I am happy to say I have been able to have 1 child year before all these symptoms started, but my husband and I would like to try for another soon.   
I have read many stories about the positives and negatives of following a Keto diet, but I'm curious if anyone has any stories to share or advice to give (or resources that they have used, like a great app etc).  
Apr 09, 2018 @ 02:23 pm

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EmiliaAnne

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YES! Keto is an amazing way of life, and I've heard and experienced so many positive things about it. I'm a huge advocate for at least trying keto.

I put on over 30 pounds between 2016 and 2017, and my Dr was concerned for my health. She recommended trying keto, because she had seen a lot of major health issues get completely reversed in her practice (example: long-time sufferers of diabetes going off insulin after trying keto).

I didn't know where to start, so she directed me to www.dietdoctor.com, where you'll find a lot of information, videos, and recipes! Once you do your research, following keto is a lot easier than you might think. I found it very easy, and I lost over 26 pounds over the late summer/early fall. I was never hungry, I was never cranky, and I got to try some new ways of cooking that I'd never considered before. My husband even got on board, not that he needed to lose weight, but the recipes on that website are super yummy!

I also integrated intermittent fasting into my eating habits, which meant I was consuming all my calories between noon and 8pm. It really helped re-set my metabolism, but I would talk to your Dr to see if you are cleared for adding fasting into your life.

I've seen medical reports on people who have committed to eating ketogenic for a long period of time, like 10 years. Blood sugars get returned to normal, fat levels don't increase in any drastic way, basically everything just kind of evens out.

Best of luck in your endeavors!
Apr 09, 2018 @ 02:41 pm
lesliemuir2

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Any recipes or snacks you can recommend? I've heard this diet is great for Migraine sufferers and I am willing to try anything to help prevent them!
Apr 11, 2018 @ 12:40 pm
EmiliaAnne

Best pizza recipe

This is by far the best keto pizza recipe I've ever tried - there's no flour in it at all, and it's sooooo easy to make. This was one of the recipes that won my husband over to keto. I don't follow the recipe exactly, I like to experiment with different toppings.

https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/keto-pizza
Apr 11, 2018 @ 12:47 pm
EmiliaAnne

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I'd also recommend to stay away from recipes that call for Psyllium husk powder - it tends to create a fairly strong flavour, and it's quite unpleasant. That's just been my experience though!
Apr 11, 2018 @ 12:49 pm
Anonymous

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Most people experience a lot of positive health changes. However, a small percentage do encounter elevated triglycerides and ldl levels as well as lower hdl levels. If you are planning on doing it long term, get your doctor to monitor your lipid profile. Also some people encounter gallbladder (gallstones and sludge build up), which is incredibly plainful if it becomes symptomatic. These are more issues for a small percentage of people who have done long term keto, but something to keep in mind.
Apr 11, 2018 @ 01:27 pm
jayvelyn926

Good for you!

I have been doing Keto for more than a year. I also have PCOS. Since doing keto, my blood pressure has dropped and periods have been regular. No more long periods or no period for other months. I get it every month and I’d say I’be never been so excited to get my period! Hahah

I have lost 53lbs. I have learned a lot by reading books and listening to podcasts. I started with Leanne Vogel’s The Keto Diet book. Very comprehensive and easy to follow. As for internet sources, diet doctor is really good. I also get recipes on the the web.

I am also active on IG and follow quite a few people doing keto that interests me.

My doctor has monitored my progress and my blood works are all fine. She is really happy with my accomplishments.

I do intermittent fasting as well. I derail sometimes because for me, there are just some food that are non negotioable for substitution.. like Sushi, gotta have real rice when having sushi. Then I just go back to regular keto meals the next day.

Any diet there is, it’s all about your mindset. Your mind has to be ready for it and don’t beat yourself up when you fall of the wagon because it will happen. And it’s always not about the number in the scale.

This is the best thing I have done for myself and I love it. I tried for a few weeks to go back eating bread or usual food I eat before my keto life and I just felt like crap. My body is happier with low carb and high fat meals..

Good luck! :) you got this!
Apr 20, 2018 @ 11:54 pm
Morganhelaine

Keto for Lupus

I've also just started Keto and so far I love it! I was recently diagnosed with and autoimmune disease and was recommended to try Keto as a natural solution to pain. So far, all positive. Pain is low, losing weight, and not hungry between meals.
Jun 11, 2018 @ 11:05 am

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