Keto Diet and Ketosis

  • alohacrow

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    Nov 09, 2017 6:54 PM GMT
    I am 71 and an artificial heart valve replacement recipient. During the year it took me to recover I got out of shape and put on some very stubborn belly fat, which I never had before. Now being on a blood thinner I have to regulate my vitamin K intake. Any advice on going Keto and how to start it..?
  • Slickdog21

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    Nov 10, 2017 2:19 PM GMT
    I love keto diets and they've been great for me.
    Given your age and health history I'd talk to your doctor and get his opinion.
    Better safe than sorry.
    Good luck!
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    Nov 10, 2017 10:32 PM GMT

    The glycemic index diet could be safer. You prefer foods with a lower glycemic index and avoid foods with higher glycemic index. The paleo diet is effectively a glycemic diet but it's a bit extreme. Keto is more extreme.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jan 13, 2018 9:54 PM GMT
    None of these extreme draconian diets work and they are best avoided. You cant eat this and cant eat that and they expect you to live on nuts, twigs, and water. Fuck that!
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    Jan 31, 2018 7:25 AM GMT
    I went through a medically supervised keto diet program back in the 90's, and in combination with exercise, went from 260 lbs down to 180 lbs in about 10 weeks. So, does it work? Absolutely. Is there anything magic about it? No. Popularized by Atkins, these diets demonize carbs. About 40% of the American diet is made up of carbs. Cut out 40% of the calories in your diet - I don't give a shit if it's proteins, carbs, or fat - you will lose weight. One promise of the diet was that once you entered ketosis, magically, hunger would cease to be an issue, and the diet would be painless. That was total BS. It worked, but it was no less painful than any other calorie restricted diet.
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    Feb 04, 2018 3:44 PM GMT
    National Institute of Health, "Ketogenic Diet for Obesity: Friend or Foe?"