Question about the Keto diet. Is it healthy or a fad?

Posted by sailor1750 @sailor1750, Jan 19, 2020

Keto diet….No fruit,no veggies from below ground: beef,pork,fish and fat….Is it healthy or a fad?

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@imallers I know just had to get that in. I thought wow superwomen

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@sailor1750

Thank you Ladies….Problem, I was raised in an Italian home and environment..Pasta????

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Pasta is fine. Just have it as a side instead of your main entree.

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@sailor1750

Thank You young Lady….One final question,peanut butter:yes or no???

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@sailor1750

Peanut butter is a great healthy snack. I often have it for breakfast on a banana. Just don’t overdo how much you eat.

FL Mary

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@lioness

@imallers I know just had to get that in. I thought wow superwomen

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@lioness

Hardly Superwoman but thanks for the compliment. Going to fly to gym class now. Was 34 degrees when I got up this morning. Love it!

FL Mary

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@jodeej

Pasta is fine. Just have it as a side instead of your main entree.

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@jodeej

Side dish is great but not every day. Moderation in everything. But eliminating wheat is a real belly bloat buster especially for women.

FL Mary

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Love my peanut butter….Red Wine ????

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Enjoyed all the posts and Imallears responses really hit home for me. Always slender and stable weight, never considered a diet, 5'8", active 76 yr old until a diag. for pre-diabetes and then kidney disease this past 12 months. I began reading everything re diets and brought both my diabetes A1c back to normal range and then improved my kidney GFR numbers by making big self-imposed changes to my diet.

A year ago, unexplained weight loss led to testing which revealed both of the above conditions. Although the wt loss continued for months, no medical "cause" was determined despite multiple tests and scans. Reducing red meats, eating fish 2 x's/wk and filling my plate with 1/2 non-starchy veggies, 1/4 protein and 1/4 carb, turned into pretty much following the Mediterrean diet. I eat whole grain breads, pasta, unsalted nuts for snacks, beans and legumes along with rainbow colored veggies and low fat dairy.

Since neither of the above two conditions had given me symptoms, I was clueless when diagnosed and docs provided no help with diet and seemed unconcerned about my lab numbers. Over 8 mos, I unintentionally lost 28 lbs, from 124 to 96. Adding high calorie foods has brought me to 106 lbs but I still worried about low weight.

Reducing animal protein in favor of veggie proteins and eliminating highly processed foods and rarely fried means I spend more time in the kitchen preparing "from scratch whole foods". However, my high energy level is back and Imallears note about how good she feels at her present weight has reassured me that my wt may just be my new normal. As was related above, reading food labels is important. Many of us eat too much salt and sugar.

I have my yearly annual exam next week and am very eager to receive my lab reports. This year has been an incredible year of learning the importance of how foods affect our bodies and how much difference making diet changes can improve health. Learning to understand lab reports and becoming a patient advocate will never again find me just accepting whatever a doc does or discounts.

Had I known more sooner about how my red meat, fried foods, high carb diet was adversely affecting me, I might have avoided both conditions. I hope others will take the time to invest in learning what a difference more healthy meals can make in overall health.

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@fiesty76

Enjoyed all the posts and Imallears responses really hit home for me. Always slender and stable weight, never considered a diet, 5'8", active 76 yr old until a diag. for pre-diabetes and then kidney disease this past 12 months. I began reading everything re diets and brought both my diabetes A1c back to normal range and then improved my kidney GFR numbers by making big self-imposed changes to my diet.

A year ago, unexplained weight loss led to testing which revealed both of the above conditions. Although the wt loss continued for months, no medical "cause" was determined despite multiple tests and scans. Reducing red meats, eating fish 2 x's/wk and filling my plate with 1/2 non-starchy veggies, 1/4 protein and 1/4 carb, turned into pretty much following the Mediterrean diet. I eat whole grain breads, pasta, unsalted nuts for snacks, beans and legumes along with rainbow colored veggies and low fat dairy.

Since neither of the above two conditions had given me symptoms, I was clueless when diagnosed and docs provided no help with diet and seemed unconcerned about my lab numbers. Over 8 mos, I unintentionally lost 28 lbs, from 124 to 96. Adding high calorie foods has brought me to 106 lbs but I still worried about low weight.

Reducing animal protein in favor of veggie proteins and eliminating highly processed foods and rarely fried means I spend more time in the kitchen preparing "from scratch whole foods". However, my high energy level is back and Imallears note about how good she feels at her present weight has reassured me that my wt may just be my new normal. As was related above, reading food labels is important. Many of us eat too much salt and sugar.

I have my yearly annual exam next week and am very eager to receive my lab reports. This year has been an incredible year of learning the importance of how foods affect our bodies and how much difference making diet changes can improve health. Learning to understand lab reports and becoming a patient advocate will never again find me just accepting whatever a doc does or discounts.

Had I known more sooner about how my red meat, fried foods, high carb diet was adversely affecting me, I might have avoided both conditions. I hope others will take the time to invest in learning what a difference more healthy meals can make in overall health.

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@fiesty76

Wow, that’s a testimonial to my soapbox preaching! It pays to read and do research. I occasionally go down to 106 but don’t look frail. I do hope you don’t lose any more weight but you can afford to load up on carbs from time to time. As long as you are healthy and look healthy and have all that energy then you are doing the right thing. Kudos to you. You gut must be so happy.
I love that you say you spend less time in the kitchen. Cooking healthy is not laborious and can indeed result in less time in the kitchen.

Now go and spread the word!

FL Mary

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Leaving Mayo last year I took a Lyft because my husband had the car. My driver's son had had terrible seizures and medication made things much worse, 30 seizures per day I believe. He and his wife but their child on a true Keto diet and the seizures diminished dramatically and finally ceased. The son is now in high school on the honor roll!

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@berdyaev11

Leaving Mayo last year I took a Lyft because my husband had the car. My driver's son had had terrible seizures and medication made things much worse, 30 seizures per day I believe. He and his wife but their child on a true Keto diet and the seizures diminished dramatically and finally ceased. The son is now in high school on the honor roll!

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@berdyaev11

That’s a wonderful thing to hear. Only reinforces how powerful food is to our health no matter which ‘diet” you,chose.

FL Mary

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