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Keto diet anyone? And Intermittent Fasting?

Intel ""(^_^)""
Jan 1

I try intermittent fasting (IF) and try to reduce carbs. Reduced to two meals thanks to holidays at home but i got headaches. Maybe I will get used to it? Workdays I'll go with 3 meals but eat early dinner. Please share your keto routine and how to keepup with it. Do you think keto and IF works and is good against cancer, diabetes, etc?

Happy new year! 🗺☃️❄🌈

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    OxKing

    Apple

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    Strong and built like an Ox. I don’t look like your typical Engineer. 😀
    OxKingmore
    Low carb diets only work long term when you make it part of a permanent lifestyle. Typically when people refer to their food intake as a “diet” they don’t keep up with it because it is too restrictive. Also I think word ‘diet’ has a negative mental affect on some people. 😀

    The human body does not need carbs but you need to make sure your food intake is satisfying and something that you can easily keep up with long term.
    Jan 110
    • Lockheed Martin / EngiEkO37
      Do you get all your nutrition advice from Instagram bloggers?
      Jan 1
    • Apple
      OxKing

      Apple

      BIO
      Strong and built like an Ox. I don’t look like your typical Engineer. 😀
      OxKingmore
      Who me? I don’t use social media. I have been in bodybuilding and sports for the last 20 years since early teens. I have implemented diet strategies on my self and trained with plenty of people who were involved in sports, military, and the fitness industry. I speak from experience and not just from what I read.
      Jan 1
    • Lockheed Martin / EngiEkO37
      You tell people in the military and sports their bodies don't need carbs?? Lol
      Jan 1
    • Apple
      OxKing

      Apple

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      Strong and built like an Ox. I don’t look like your typical Engineer. 😀
      OxKingmore
      Your body can generate glucose when in a state of ketosis. It’s not my preferred way of dieting but it can be done. This is the last time I will speak to you regarding this.✊🏾

      Happy New Year!🎈
      Jan 1
    • Lockheed Martin / EngiEkO37
      Happy New Year!
      Jan 1
    • Intel ""(^_^)""
      OP
      Because liver can produce glucose from other sources like proteitns if you deprive it from carbs. Thats why IF works to burn fat. Humans get fat due to too frequent insulin spikes due to frequent eating.
      Jan 1
    • Apple
      OxKing

      Apple

      BIO
      Strong and built like an Ox. I don’t look like your typical Engineer. 😀
      OxKingmore
      👆🏾 Right on!
      Jan 1
    • Intel ""(^_^)""
      OP
      Thats why i can do IF during my off hours from work.
      Jan 1
    • Microsoft / Engqxnjsyg
      The brain works amazingly efficiently and clear on fats. I get some of my best work done when I'm completely fasted.
      Jan 1
    • Airbnb / EngxpSI75
      Carbs are the best source of energy for your brain. You do need some carbs. Moderation is the key.
      Jan 1
  • New monomo
    Keto works, but it is too crazy for me. Your body needs glucose. Cut carbs but only quick carbs. Slow carbs like oats(rolled), old grains are a wonder
    Jan 11
    • Gartner misohorny
      It’s a myth, humans can function on ketones too
      Jan 1
  • Databricks Ekxnax
    I started Keto in December of last year (hehe). It's working well for my weight loss goal. Not for everyone due to prejudices against "fats." The science behind Keto seems fairly well supported, but I haven't dug into it deeply yet. It was originally created to help epileptics, but now has many supporters for various reasons and some detractors. I've heard claims about reducing cancer risk, heart disease, etc, but can't vouch for their veracity myself.
    Jan 12
    • Square / EngSQ
      Disagree about the science behind it being well supported. Most dieticians and nutritionists actually are against the keto diet. It's just a short cut to lose weight that no long term effects has been really studied on it. Losing weight != actual healthiness.
      Jan 1
    • Intel ""(^_^)""
      OP
      Articles say IF and Keto reduces risk of type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance which is first symptom leading to diabetes later on.
      Jan 1
  • Amazon Jaiuansnja
    I tried low carb two years back and I was able to lose around 15 kg within 2 months. In fact I lost 10 kg in the first two weeks. It stays below 70kg for a year. During the time I have always been craving for carb food and later became less disciplined. Now I am back to my 88kg.
    Jan 12
    • Intel ""(^_^)""
      OP
      Good job! I am trying to get my BMI back to normal. But our sedentary work style makes things more difficult.
      Jan 1
    • Gartner misohorny
      Don’t eat
      Jan 1
  • Amazon / OtherFroogle
    In my opinion, meal timing (like IF) matters very little compared to the actual daily intake of calories/macros.

    Keto is one of the healthiest and fastest ways to lose weight, since it causes your primary energy source to be taken directly from your body fat. I like start and end most of my days with a protein shake mixed with a fiber supplement (fiber is like a cheat code for making any low-calorie diet work). For lunch, I usually do a high fat, moderate protein salad- still low calorie since I’m usually still satiated from my morning shake at this point.

    Dinner is the meal that I tend to change up the most, simply for the sake of not getting sick of the diet and falling off. If you love carbs but still want to be in Keto, I would highly recommend looking into zero/low-carb replacements for foods that are normally considered “carby”. Check out Skinny Pasta konjac noodles- they are zero net carbs, all fiber and you would hardly even notice the difference between regular noodles. I also love Carbquik as a baking mix replacement- tons of possibilities when cooking with that. KNOW Better Foods also has some great stuff too, if you like a treat, they are a bit on the pricier side, but it’s worth it to keep your body consistently in Keto.

    Good luck to ya!
    Jan 11
    • Intel ""(^_^)""
      OP
      Thank you. I heard of konjac noodles this morning reading on keto foods. Glad to hear it from you as well.
      Jan 1
  • Uber gsfhdvv
    Tried keto ,achieved my weight goals but my cholesterol shot up. The first week was horrible, headache means it's working . Get the ketone testing strips to make sure you are in ketosis
    Jan 13
    • Intel ""(^_^)""
      OP
      Ohh. I see. Too much protein kicks cholesterol i guess . Maybe avoid fried food. Thanks for sharing.
      Jan 1
    • Microsoft / Engqxnjsyg
      Total cholesterol going up isn't a thing to be concerned about. You need the particle counts to get a real picture. On keto your triglycerides (the insanely bad for your body stuff) will go dramatically down (try for 50s), your HDL should go up (your goal is over 60), and the very small LDL would be minimized and be overshadowed by large, fluffy LDL.

      Trig and small ldl is what causes problems and inflammation. Look at your ratios of those values and forget the rest. Your body will actually create the cholesterol you don't consume so don't be silly and lower your intake thinking you are doing yourself any good.

      Focus on trig/hdl radio and number of small ldl particles. A lower ratio usually indicates less small ldl particles. You definitely want a low ratio, it's very predictive of good arterial health.

      Keto will help to improve these numbers for sure.
      Jan 1
    • Uber gsfhdvv
      For me my ldl shot up and hdl went down. Could be unrelated, but almost all doctors, dietecians and even my fitness trainer advised me to not do it.

      Their main concern also is that I miss some major nutrients. You really really need to be careful that you are getting proper nutrition
      Jan 1
  • Netflix tnCP40
    My biggest ‘diet’ learning is that one size doesn’t fit all. This should be unsurprising given our genetic variety. Just consider how people can have different allergies. But is something that is rarely covered/considered by folks who get super passionate about their diet and insist it works for you. My recommendation would therefore be to try out a few different ones and see which one your body best responds to. For example, while I believe in the science of Keto when I went on a strict Keto diet for a month I just couldn’t get it to work for me as I was constantly dizzy.

    https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320236.php
    Jan 10
  • Amazon 46+2
    Just don't eat and exercise twice a day, an hour each. You should be fine.
    Jan 10
  • Amazon sgloqy
    We have been on a variation of Keto for my kid for epilepsy control ( and it worked when medicines failed) . However due to the unbalanced nature of diet she takes supplements regularly and gets periodic bloodwork. So please make sure that you do your research on nutritional balance if you are doing it for Weight loss. Good luck!

    PS: While doing research, I certainly read about it working for diabetics (with proper supervision) and in one case even for cancer treatment.
    Jan 10
  • New / Eng
    behooman

    NewEng

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    Sapient Razorfish
    behoomanmore
    I weighed around 220lbs at my worst. I did IF and kept eating regular food sans junk food, in the 8 hour time window for about 7 months I lost 40lbs. Then my appetite sugar subsided. I would try to do IF before heading into keto territory. keto needs to be done right and is tougher than an 8 hour time window
    Jan 12
    • Intel ""(^_^)""
      OP
      I see. Yeah i started IF over the holidays. I cheat on carbs a little.
      Jan 1
    • New / Eng
      behooman

      NewEng

      PRE
      Sapient Razorfish
      behoomanmore
      Yeah just master this first and then when you see results you will be more motivated to do keto. Since at that point you took control over when you eat. Then you can take control over how you eat.
      Jan 1

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