Keto diet

Anonymous
By Anonymous Latest Reply 2018-09-20 19:00:56 -0500
Started 2018-08-23 15:04:42 -0500

Has anyone every been on the Keto diet and have you had success?


11 replies

Greymoon
Greymoon 2018-09-11 19:46:27 -0500 Report

I for one have never been a fan of fad diets, the Paleo, the juice, the all cabbage and so forth. Here comes the Keto diet. While it does have it's benefits, it is not the easiest for a diabetic, to whom, ketones can cause a lot of issues. It is not recommended for long term use, even in healthy people. Studies coming out now show this type diet can lead to problems down the road. Being on high fats leads to cholesterol levels rising, it has also been shown to increase the risks of early onset dementia and Alzheimer's. Not to mention the effects it has on the pancreas, kidneys, heart and circulatory system. Even after the diet is completed and a weight goal has been reached, it does not stay off, human nature, a person will fall back on the same old bad eating habits. My niece, who worked from home pushing these new fad diet foods and suppliments kept after me to get on the keto diet because it was so "awesome". After being nice and politely refusing it stating my reasons, I finally told her that ketones in general were a waste product produced by the body feeding on it's own reserves from lack of the right foods. So, by theory, if we are using body waste products, how long before a "poop" sandwich with a frosty glass of urine will be accepted as a diet? (By the way, urine was at one time a diet trend). Best diet I have found so far, that has worked for me, has been reducing the portions of food. Yes, it takes time and patience, but, it does not throw my body chemistry out of whack where I am taking in more supplements to make up for those I lose when I go on a fad diet. Anything that comes out of Hollywood, or thumped by a doctor on a television show, should be seriously looked into before thinking this must be true. At one time, sticking one's finger down their throat to vomit was a weight loss fad as well. but, hey, that's just me.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2018-09-20 19:00:56 -0500 Report

The keto diet was my salvation when I was first diagnosed..it cured my fatty liver and brought my A1C down very quickly within a couple mos..to the low 6's…It is NOT a fad diet..it is a very effective theraputic diet that has helped many people to manage their diabetes as well as MANY other illnesses…I use to preach it as the ONLY way..now I see other paths to wellness…BUT will NEVER discourage a diabetic from eating a keto diet…especailly one done in the absence of processed oils.

haoleboy
haoleboy 2018-09-13 10:52:48 -0500 Report

Ketones are a means for your body to turn fatty acids into usable energy.
I know several type 2's that have been in ketosis for years and maintain normal blood glucose levels without meds.
Studies have also shown significant weight loss and improvements in cholesterol in obese subjects who maintain ketosis.
just because it's "popular" doesn't make it wrong …
me? I've never been in ketosis, and never aspired to be. I don't follow fads … just go with the way of eating that positively effects my health.
Different strokes for different folks.
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❤ eat as if your life depends on it
Steve

revmiguel2000
revmiguel2000 2018-09-02 22:31:24 -0500 Report

I’ve started on this diet last week Friday. My after meal reading has dropped to 107 today. Last week, the readings were in the 147 - 180 range. My last A1C was 8. I’m currently taking 2000 mg of Metformin per day. So, I think this Keto thing works.
My meals today were a Bulletproof Coffee-like drink, a green drink with Kale, avocado, parsley, coconut water, berries, a crustless quiche of eggs, heavy cream, bacon, broccoli, cheese.

Corrie Jo
Corrie Jo 2018-08-29 22:54:57 -0500 Report

I think the behavioral/psychological aspect of any diet is important. If it works for you and helps control your blood sugars, I would count that as a "win".

Chopstix
Chopstix 2018-08-28 09:15:12 -0500 Report

The first part of the year I started decreasing my carb intake. At the time I weighed 223 pounds, my fasting blood glucose would be 130-145mg/dL and my doctor was talking about putting me back on insulin instead of Metformin. For almost two months I have been weighing around 180 pounds and my fasting blood glucose averages 81-116mg/dL. I cant wait for my next lab work.

haoleboy
haoleboy 2018-08-26 14:43:28 -0500 Report

not sure what you mean by Keto. I have never purposely been "in ketosis" but I have been eating "low carb" for over 11 years now.
(low carb meaning between 30 -75 carbohydrates per day)
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❤ eat as if your life depends on it
Steve
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Gabby
GabbyPA 2018-08-25 13:43:57 -0500 Report

I do a similar diet called banting, but it is similarly based on low carbs and good fats. I have had more success with low carb than any meds I may have. So I really like it. If you type in keto, low carb or Banting, you will find all kinds of inspirational posts on it.

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2018-08-24 08:31:30 -0500 Report

Not Keto, per se, but I have followed a low-carbohydrate diet for the past 15 years and I am convinced that it is a key factor in my good diabetes management and control.

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