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Is Anybody Doing Keto Diet And Is It Working?

Is Anybody Doing Keto Diet And Is It Working?

A MyObesityTeam Member said:

Working great for me. My highest ever and starting weight was 216 lbs . Goal weight is 150 lbs. May change , to be determinned when and if I get there. I will be 74 yrs old in June. Am 5'5" tall. On the Mediterranean Diet for 2 months per my doctor's suggestion. Lost 12 pounds on that. I joined this group around that time...saw others mentioning Keto Diet. Did lots of research and decided to give it a try. I have lots of posts already on here about it and my progress. In 6 months on it I lost another 36 lbs. As of today I weigh 168 lbs. Had doctor visits recently with both my primary doctor and rheumatologist. All my blood work is is normal ranges. I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol and triglycerides . All now in the normal lower range. No more inflammation pain so don't have to see the Rheum doctor anymore after over two years of care. My primary doctor was so happy with my weight loss and good blood work. Best she has seen me in the nearly 9 years since taking me on as a breast cancer patient. I became friends with her and she kept me on as a patient as I did not have a primary doctor after moving here when I had the cancer. No matter what weight loss plan you are on..you have to determine a healthy macro amounts . Number of calories, protein, carbs, fats, etc. And everyone on any plan will hit a plateau...a stall. I can almost guarantee this from what I have been reading on here in over 8-9 months of being on here. With so many of us doing different diets, healthy eating plans, etc. It is normal and very common , all part of our bodies adjusting and adapting to new weight amounts along the way. It happens more than once also if one sticks it out till the next time. Yes, many people find this frustrating and disappointing and give up. And if resort back to the same old bad eating habits one will gain back the weight. As I said...with any weight loss plan. Why people fail, is because the lack of will power. It is so hard to break bad habits. And the longer one has had them , the harder it is to break . It is not the diet that fails us, it is this will power to change is our curse. Most people including myself can loose weight not actually "dieting" but changing so many of our bad eating habits. Mine mostly snacking and grazing. Eating lots of fast foods, take out, pizza delivery, eating out too often, having something always when watching TV .And lots of it. Eating nearly twice as much as I did in my 40's. I came to that realization when I started on portion control. I was slim till my mid 50's . For example I used to eat just one egg, 2 slices of bacon and one piece of toast for breakfast. Ended up to where I was eating 2 eggs, 4 slices or more of bacon, 2 pieces of toast, maybe some fruit also. So if one does not change these habits...continue on with the weight gain, no matter what weight you loose and how ..it will only be temporary.

edited, originally posted over 3 years ago
A MyObesityTeam Member said:

Ive been doing keto for 2 months and have losed 22lbs but I have so much energy and self confidence now. I Love Keto plan

posted over 3 years ago
A MyObesityTeam Member said:

I started Keto in May and now down 45 lbs. Started at my highest weight of 216 lbs and now weigh 171 lbs. It works great. The more you weigh the more one usually looses at first. I eat really good. Feel so much more energetic , healthy ,etc. Plus just had a 6 month physical check up with blood work with my primary doctor. She was really happy and proud of me as all my tests came back in the normal range. Blood pressure is also perfect. She had pre approved me on the Keto Diet. When I started I had already been diagnosed prior with hypothyroidism, high blood pressure (on 3 meds for this) firbomyalsia, foot neuropathy, osteoarthritis in my back and right knee. I have always been fairly active but my back pain was limiting me doing my yard work and how far I took go on my daily walks. Limiting to less than a mile. Now...I have no pain...walking up to 4-5 miles on my walks. Work out at the YMCA gym 4-5 days a week. Cardio and 8 different weight resistant machines. Swim laps in the lap pool. Now taking only one BP medication. If all tests still ok on next check up in May...then will be off my cholesterol meds also. I used to be tired all the time...sleepy and sluggish. Could not make it through the day without a nap. Not now. No more naps. I would say. yep it is working. Oh...and I turned 73 yrs old last June.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyObesityTeam Member said:

I went thru my food and threw away or gave away my potatoes pasta rice and all that's not allowed

posted over 3 years ago
A MyObesityTeam Member said:

Any guidance on how I can get started on the Keto diet?

posted over 3 years ago
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