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Old Tue, Mar-12-19, 06:02
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 330/224/199 Male 5í11Ē
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Hello to everyone! Iím a long time low carber going back to the early 2000s. I started back on the path last summer. I was a fairly active member of the Low Carb Friends boards back in the day and am looking for something similar.

Iím looking for general support, recipes, and ideas on the various low carb diet options. Iíve always done Atkins, but am interested in Keto and the relative success people have had with it. To me, Keto is a lot like the Atkins fat fast, although Iím still somewhat Keto-ignorant.

My major focus is the maintenance phase, something Iíve struggled with in the past. Iíve developed some strategies that i hope will work this time around, but only time will tell.

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Old Tue, Mar-12-19, 07:45
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Plan: IF Fung/LC Westman/Primal
Stats: 222/171/169 Female 5' 9"
Progress: 96%
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Welcome Scott,

Check out all the sub-forums, there are over 15 years of support, recipes, and success stories on this site.

I think the Classic Ketogenic diet used for epilepsy is like the Fat Fast, but most of what is commonly called Keto now is more like the original Atkins Induction. The best source for Everything Keto is this page with multiple guides including a great beginners keto diet. You can also filter its recipes to only "strict" or Keto. The simplest way to follow ketogenic levels is limit carbs to 20g total. Dr. Westman did the first clinical research on the Atkins diet and continues it today. It is ketogenic by design without counting macros but simply a strict food list.
You have done very well maintaining and don't have much to lose. Dr. Westman keeps patients on the diet almost to goal and then works with finding a maintenance level. All the best,
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Old Tue, Mar-12-19, 10:56
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Plan: atkins
Stats: 247/217/153 Female 5'8"
Progress: 32%
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Welcome !! Yes, lots of information here!!

Keto is a version of Atkins as discussed in one thread. Very similar to the point of is it really any different. Seems the carbs are brought to a lower level but even Induction is pretty low at 20 carbs a day. Hence the debate goes on....

Lots of links to outside keto gurus to read to.

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Old Tue, Mar-12-19, 13:28
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Plan: Banting
Stats: 302/187/187 Male 175cm
Progress: 100%
Location: New Zealand

Welcome Scott.

With regard to maintenance, I think the road to success there is at least in part down to the individual. Some people may find that their underlying insulin resistance improves after a while and they can slowly reintroduce a few more carbs without issue.

I'm not one of those people. I know, I've tried the last 3 summers with different foods and have regained a little weight again each time. So I pretty much stick to what I was eating when I was still actively losing weight. Whether or not I actually want to eat carbs is pretty much irrelevant to me at this point, as I now understand exactly what will happen to me if I do. So I just tell myself (and others should they ask) that I just can't, because that's basically what I need to avoid if I'm to remain at a healthy weight, and just healthy in general.

YMMV of course, but you won't know either way until you experiment for yourself. Take your time with it though, we've all got the rest of our lives to figure this thing out.

Good luck, and hope to see you stick around.
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