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See prior post. This is not a fad.  This was used to treat diabetes before insulin.

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What is the point of a keto diet? Lose weight quickly and then quickly gain weight? Earn ketosis? In my opinion, protein-carbohydrate alternation is better.

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This is a footnote to my former post: I use nearly all of my carbs on vegetables, and I eat healthy fats. I toss salmon, chia seeds, and avocados in my diet regularly. Nutrition is never a thing to be abused. I feel as though I am eating healthier than ever as I record everything that goes into my mouth. (Awareness is a helpful tool.) I am horribly allergic to dairy, but I eat plenty of goat cheese and goat butter and sheep cheese. I use coconut milk in baking. I am free of cravings and of hunger! I create wonderful quick breads and cookies with almond flour and Pyure organic sweetener that keep me from feeling deprived.

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1.  It's not a fad.

2.  If you think you need to give up fruits and vegetables to eat the Keto way, then you need to do more research. 

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 I dove into the keto world in January on a rather strict regiment with a maximum of 19 carbs per day. While I am extremely active, I found that my much heavier friends who were inactive dropped weight very quickly while I have only lost a total of 6 pounds in all of these months. I have continued on keto because I have lost all craving for sugar and unhealthy carbohydrates. I have upped my carbs to 34 just this week. I do not see myself withdrawing from this diet as I am enjoying the absence of sugar addiction.   I have learned to cook and bake healthy keto alternative foods, and I’m extremely grateful for these changes.

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Please don't call it a fad. It has been around as a medical treatment for epilepsy since the 1920's. And before medical insulin it was used as an effective diet for diabetes.
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I've not tried this fad but know a few people that have and have become huge fans and that's all they want to talk about.  Don't think my system could handle all the fat......and I like my fruits and vegetables to much.

 

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The difference is Keto is moderate protein and Atkins was high protein. Keto is also about ingedients - avoiding processed foods, sugars, inflammatory type foods.
"Garbage in, garbage out" is as true for our bodies as it is for computers.
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Tried once, the old "college try" since I'm fond of trying different diets to have personal experince in them. Tried going full ketogenic. For days was accompanied by fever-like symptoms, constipation, mental fog, and it could have persisted had I not gave into temptation and had fruit. 

 

I think many who believe they're in Keto are merely in a low carb diet, as going keto (removal of all but 5% of carbs, roughly 50 grams for most) is agonzing. 

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Great reasoning. I've found that people are more likely to go to extreme approach as opposed to moderate, as you have done. Don't find removal of large food groups to work with me at all. 

 

Unfortunately, many who may be initally successful like you said, will find themselves dealing with mental and physical fallout when it does not work 1-2-3 year down the line and it will be just another fad

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