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Old Fri, Jan-25-19, 20:13
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Plan: Atkins/Cad/Keto
Stats: 394.6/339.2/300 Female 5'5"
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Progress: 59%
Location: Florida
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I'm returning after two years, gained all I lost and more and am determined this time it will stick. I am going to journal every day - this seems to keep me on track and see where I may be doing something that's sabotaging my loss. I guess my main goal is to get healthier and be able to move around better. I love reading others journals and meal plans and new recipes.😃
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Old Sat, Jan-26-19, 04:05
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Plan: IF Fung/LC Westman/Primal
Stats: 222/171/169 Female 5' 9"
BF:45%/25.3%/24%
Progress: 96%
Location: NC
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Welcome back
You already know your way around this forum and can use it to update yourself on all the new interest in LC. The Ketogenic Diet is all the rage, https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/keto. but it is a very low carb, stricter version of Atkins induction, so you are ahead of the game.
There are so many new recipe resources and information too. You can find some of the new books, podcasts, cooking channels, and popular plans on the General LC sub-forum. https://forum.lowcarber.org/forumdisplay.php?f=1
All the best,
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Old Sun, Jan-27-19, 07:34
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Plan: Atkins/Cad/Keto
Stats: 394.6/339.2/300 Female 5'5"
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Progress: 59%
Location: Florida
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Thanks for the welcome. I am definitely reading and researching everything and appreciate your information. I'm sure I'm doing more lc than keto because I'm not counting macros but there is so much more on keto nowadays that it seems that's all I can find.
Thanks again for stopping by my post.😃
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Old Mon, Jan-28-19, 06:43
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Plan: IF Fung/LC Westman/Primal
Stats: 222/171/169 Female 5' 9"
BF:45%/25.3%/24%
Progress: 96%
Location: NC
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You do not have to count macros to be following a Ketogenic Diet. Stick to a food list, and you can be under 20g carbs, with only simple measuring the limited foods. https://www.dietdoctor.com/se/wp-co...starch_diet.pdf
Some people are successful with this same diet plan and have started a new career with creating Keto recipes, https://forum.lowcarber.org/showthread.php?t=470795.
I keep it very simple, meat and veg, limited amounts of cheese, cream , etc. Follow the path that will be easiest for you to make it a lifestyle Forever.
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Old Mon, Jan-28-19, 11:56
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Plan: Protein Power, IF
Stats: 238/214/145 Female 5'9"
BF:53.75%/48.7%/25%
Progress: 26%
Location: PNW
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Welcome back!

Keto recipes are all perfectly good for any low-carb diet, so don't worry about the conflicting names. I read crazy stuff about "keto" diets: Macros, below 20 carbs, x food is keto, y food isn't, measure your ketones, too much protein will "kick you out of ketosis," blah, blah, blah. Basically, it's a low carb diet with a bunch of made-up rules and bad information about biology. Those rules aren't necessary for people to be in ketosis and burning fat for fuel. For that, all you need is a standard low-carb diet. This is a great explanation from Dr. Michael Eades (see Metabolism and Ketosis):
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If you keep the carbs low enough so that the liver still has to make some sugar, then you will be in fat-burning mode while maintaining your muscle mass, the best of all worlds. How low is low enough? Well, when the ketosis process is humming along nicely and the brain and other tissues have converted to ketones for fuel, the requirement for glucose drops to about 120-130 gm per day. If you keep your carbs below that at, say, 60 grams per day, you’re liver will have to produce at least 60-70 grams of glucose to make up the deficit, so you will generate ketones that entire time.

So, keep your carbs low enough that you're losing weight, get sufficient protein, and eat enough fat so that you're not hungry.

The thing that is interesting to me that is new-er on the scene is time-restricted eating (TRE) and intermittent fasting (IF). Dr. Jason Fung is the most well-known, but there are other doctors and researchers who have studies and clinical information showing that it's very helpful for getting insulin and other health issues under control. There's good info here and Dr. Fung's website that might be worth exploring once you get back in a rhythm.
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