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Anyone Follows Ketogenic Diet? Need Inputs Please

Discussion in 'Keep Fit & Maintain Shape' started by gknew, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. gknew

    gknew Silver IL'ite

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    Hi all,
    I am planning for my second child. Today i had an annual women exam with my obgyn. She said i need to reduce weight before I plan on TTC. I am 215lbs and 5'7". I am already following a low carb diet and some walking routine and lost few pounds. I still have to reduce a lot.

    My obgyn recommended me to follow ketogenic diet. Anyone follows that diet? Please let me know how effective is that diet? Any inputs?
    What is followed in that diet? Is it low carb diet?

    Thank you.
     
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    anika987 IL Hall of Fame

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    I know of people following the keto diet ..
    It is a combo of high fats,medium protein and very low carb..

    Are you in usa?coz I feel it is tough for Indians to constantly work with keto diet..
    The diet by itself is not the problem but you can never have too much cheese and carbs together..

    India diet has a healthy mixture of carbs,protein and fats..Going low carb is fine but with keto forget rice..

    Is the diet unhealthy?No.

    BUT..

    Is THE DIET sustainable?Not for desis I feel..

    just my thoughts.
     
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    gknew Silver IL'ite

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    Thank you so much for your inputs.
    Yes, i am in USA. I know of ppl follow a diet called paleo. I am not sure if paleo and keto are the same.
    I do think that its not sustainable.( for me).Let me give it a try and check.
     
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    sumalynux IL Hall of Fame

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    I don't know about keto diet.

    But when I was pregnant and had high sugar n bp was referred to nutritionist.
    Diet she told me helped me reduce weight.


    High protein. (Egg whites, paneer, chicken breast.(cooked in salt n pepper only)

    Broken wheat
    Wheat
    Half banana
    Half apple

    No coffee/tea eating 3 meals n 3 snacks. And walking..

    I am trying to loose weight too.

    Doing 3miles and cutting portion of food n replace with salad/sprouts.
     
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    Sunshine04 Platinum IL'ite

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    Keto diet works for epilepsy.
    Honestly not for weight loss.
     
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    gknew Silver IL'ite

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    Thank you so much for your reply Suma..
    My obgyn suggested this diet today to lose some weight.
    I am just following no/very low carb diet now. Being a south indian,it really took a lot time to cut off rice..I am just avoiding rice and replace it with veggies nowadays.
    Hope something work out for us soon. Good luck!!
     
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    deepd Gold IL'ite

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    Hello,
    As someone explained already Ketogenic diet is a combination of high fat moderate protein and very low carbs. Its very effective for Fat loss. I witnessed people loosing 6-7 Kgs in a month. Problem is its very hard to sustain this diet. I had lost around 20Kgs in last 1.5 years. I could not do Keto as it caused me severe consipation. You can loose weight by following a diet which has a good calorie deficit.
    Hope this helps!!
    Good luck.
     
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    anika987 IL Hall of Fame

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    Not just veggies but add good fats and protein and once in a while binge in rice as it helps rev up metabolism
     
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    sokanasanah IL Hall of Fame

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    Two quick thoughts.
    (1) Tell your obgyn that you are considering this and ask for a referral to a nutritionist. Many hospital systems also offer free nutritional evaluation and counseling. If you want to try it, do it under supervision. Establish baseline parameters and get periodic follow-ups.
    (2) Are you vegetarian? A keto-vegetarian diet is somewhat harder, although it's been tried. Sort that out first.
     
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    I follow Paleo diet. The much stricter version is Keto. I felt both are the same. Having a nice result. Doing gud for last 14 days. I started on June 1st 2018 and 14 days now and no cheating and im able to stick on to the same.
     
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