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I like pizza but can’t eat it because I want to be fit!

RemindMe! 3 Days

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I finally got a complement that didn't come from inside of my house. Randomly, and by an aunt in-law that I don't see too often, who had no idea I was eating the Keto WOL.

At 8 weeks, I was 40 pounds down (now just a tad more). I can't state how good it actually felt and how much of a confident boost and motivator it was to FINALLY get the one legitimate compliment outside of my wife telling me, "you look so much better".

So let this be a little word for anyone out there who has a hard time with seeing changes correlate with the scale. It will happen, and when it does, it feels amazing.

KCKO

TLDR; Got my first real compliment, it felt great.

Edit: Outside >> Inside

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They make a big difference, don't they. Keep up the good work!!

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Original Poster4 points · 1 day ago

They do. It was the best thing that's happened to me so far (other than getting healthier). It was really what helped kick me to get back to strict keto.

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I blame carbs as the enemy personally. I found it a lot easier to get addicted to bread and constantly wanting more every few hours. Now that I can satiate my body on fats and proteins, I only eat when I feel like I really am hungry, rather than grabbing that next bagel.

Edit: And bacon...that is a true enemy...I can't help but to eat a whole package.

I think he’s saying it’s not the carbs themselves, it’s that fact that the body prefers them for fuel (why people crave them) and will just store fat and burn glucose if it can.

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Oh I know I’m just ranting also

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I think what made me realize it was time to change was seeing myself, as a man, develop a slight underarm tit for the fist time..that was my big "nope".

Make homemade taco salad! It works for me. I LOVE tacos, and recently found a great recipe for homemade taco seasoning, and I can adjust to my liking. If you NEED to have the shell, grab the burrito shells that have like ~6g of net carbs and are made mostly of fiber...warning, you will have a nice poop.

I hate to point it out...but he did live to 100 :D

1 point · 1 day ago

I'm sure he wasn't eating the diet he recommended. He did a dumb research, cherry picked his results and that is the foundation of the obesity in America. He knew that the other 42 countries that were on the sample space were totally ass raping his "Findings" but yeah... fat is to blame, fat evil, fat heart attack

Edit: On the other hand, you can still eat carbs and live a long life. each body is different

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Oh probably. I just found it ironic!

I've actually heard this from someone else who drank bulletproof in the morning. Can't remember who it was though.

I'm also not a doctor, so I really can't comment on whether or not it would show an acute rise in blood levels of cholesterol, but I imagine not?

Just came here to say I've heard it before.

Original Poster2 points · 1 day ago

Thanks, I appreciate it.

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No problem! I personally just stick with a large iced-coffee in the morning with nothing added. It took a little while to get accustomed to, but I love it.

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. I drank a LOT of propel, and a teaspoon of pink salt a day during my first week or two.

Drink as much water and keep your salt intake relatively high.

Original Poster1 point · 1 day ago

minus the yogurt, which I'm replacing, the amount of carbs is around 10g and are coming from the veggies and eggs. I've checked the nutritional info and apparently the sausage patties, cheese, mayo have 0 calories. Does ground beef have a lot or does the chicken? Should I be fine after removing the yogurt?

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Original Poster1 point · 1 day ago

nevermind I checked and apparently they have 0 so I should be fine at around 13g of carbs including my gummy vitamins correct? I feel like a little kid saying that last part lol

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I stay away from tomatoes, onions, peppers, and carrots. These have more carbs than greens like spinach, romaine, broccoli and cucumbers.

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I feel pretty good about it. Blood pressure is down, cholesterol is down, weight is down, blood sugar is down, I no longer snore, my resting heart rate is down ~15 BPM...The list goes on.

The best way to "get on board" I think is to try and forget what you've been brainwashed with your entire life about meat and fats making you fat. There's so many great resources out there on the internet that talk about this. There's also a handful that talk against it.

2 points · 1 day ago · edited 1 day ago

Sorry... did you just say your heart is only beating 15 times per minute..? I think you might be measuring that wrong..

Edit. I’m a dummy who read that wrong. Whoops

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Hahaha it's lowered 15 bpm. Used to be ~87 BPM, now ~72.

Original Poster2 points · 1 day ago

Thanks for your advice. I know I've got to do something. I just struggle easily due to a lack of self confidence. I am going to do my best.

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I've been there, just a couple of months ago. I stepped on the scale in June and decided it was time to change. I called a trainer and spent a crazy amount of money to workout a few times and learn about Keto.

My self-confidence has always been horrible, and I've never had a good thought about my body image...But it can change!

I agree with the comment above, shop tonight, start tomorrow. I however started immediately and with strict Keto. I use PapaTua's progress tracker and love it.

Whoever downvoted doesn't know what KSP is...what a loser

20 points · 3 days ago

Practice, qualify ahead of the shitters, run away with the race instead of starting deeper in the pack.

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Maybe try starting in the back and letting the shitters use other people as bumpers?

1 point · 2 days ago

Sounds like a good way to tank his irating even farther into the depths if everyone ahead doesn't wreck out...

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True...but from the sounds of it, he’s faster than them, and they wreck every race. But that’s all subjective and differs each race.

Woohoo... you would think that doctors would figure out that if people go by the diet the federal government recommends it will kill you.

Enjoy your new found health and your skinny new look.👍

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-11 points · 7 days ago · edited 7 days ago

I feel like most doctors would rather have you eat awful so they can continue to diagnose and "treat" illnesses caused by eating the government recommend diet.

If everyone in the world started solving their health problems by eating meat and cheese, doctors would have to become farmers.

Edit: Sorry for offending doctors here :D

For real, man, people who think of doctors like this break my soul. Why the hell would I go to school for my entire young adult life to make people’s lives worse? FWIW, I recommend keto and intermittent fasting to all of my patients who need to lose weight. Not everyone can do it, but I’m very clear about my beliefs that the high carb western diet is the root of all modern disease-evils.

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1 point · 7 days ago · edited 7 days ago

It’s why I said most. I’ve seen at least 8 doctors throughout my life, not a single one has recommended a diet other than “low sodium, low fat, with lots of fruits and whole grains.”

The 1/9 is classified as not the “most” in my book. Even MOST doctors can be brain washed on what may or may not be best for our bodies.

Everyone can down vote all they want, speaking from experience is obviously not recommended here.

Edit: for what it’s worth, this left me believing that wheat pizza dough, low fat mozzarella cheese, skim milk, fat free margarine on my whole grain bread, fruit juices, and “low fat” ice creams were all acceptable for a “healthy” diet.

I actually enjoy eating the cheese off of the garlic pizza that my wife orders. I just yank the cheese off and eat the whole thing like a wild animal.

Yes! I was just saying the other day, I don’t know that last time I farted.

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I farted about 15 minutes ago. I almost didn't trust it...

Rule #2 - Never trust a fart

I actually have noticed an incredible change as well. I have chronic costochondritis and it's been an awful experience for the last 8 years. This has caused me immense pain in my upper back in my shoulders. Both are gone. I can't remember the last time I had the back pain (which was debilitating).

I also had psoriasis on both of my shins/calves/feet, and that's gone as well...except the leftover scarring.

Pickles, sharp cheddar cheese, or maybe a diet soda (frowned upon) are my go-to's when I have weird cravings.

Diet soda is fine for keto, don't let some of the crazy food purists tell you otherwise

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Yeah it’s fine as far as macro wise and what not, but it’s just frowned upon by those who despise artificial sweeteners.

I'm sort of in the same boat, just not 6 months in. I'm about 2 months in and down ~40 pounds. I don't think I've been adjusting my caloric intake appropriately and have been kind of free-balling what I eat.

I've decided to start exercising more, and just sticking to less food throughout the day. I've been somewhat "stuck" between 275-278 for about a week, with no downward trend as far as I can tell.

Look forward to the numbers!

Does Five Guys count as fast food? If so, definitely them. I get two bunless doubles with bacon, whoo baby. They'll wrap them in lettuce or serve them in a tray, whatever your preference.

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My lord that's a pile of burger! I'm usually good with a double with bacon and cheese...it's amazing (as long as the lazy person cooking doesn't burn the piss out of the patties)

Original Poster0 points · 14 days ago

Powerade zero helps me as well as cups of chicken broth.

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My old trainer recommended slamming a teaspoon of Himalayan pink salt. It's gross, but within 20-30 minutes, headache is gone and I feel so much better.

2 points · 15 days ago

Looks pretty good! I searched for hidden gems like maltodextrin but they were pleasantly missing. Wonder how it compares to Halo Top.

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I'm so glad someone else looks for that toxic crap.

I've noticed that I can wash the dishes for a while and not get a sore lower back! That was interesting to find out.

I find that the Mac's ones are kind of hit-or-miss on their quality control, I'll often find burnt-tasting or rock-hard ones in bags of theirs.

My go-to is the Clancy's ones from ALDI. (linking to show the pic). Slightly cheaper if anything, and better quality.

Of the other ones I've tried:

Jay's is... well, they're not bad, but they're not anything that great either, they tend to generate a lot more porkrind dust, and they're kinda overpriced.

Whatever the store-brand ones they have at Meyers, I'd rate the quality slightly below Jay's (though they also disintegrate less), but above the average Mac's (which vary better or worse). Price is alright I guess, especially on sale?

Turkey Creek makes some pretty good ones, but they also cost more than the other brands. I generally find them at truck stops and sometimes other gas stations.

Baken-ets... Yeah, those are pretty terrible pork rinds, and yet somehow they're still the most common brand, stocked in the most places. I honestly suspect that the number of people who "don't like pork rinds" is directly related to the wide availability of these compared to other brands, and that what most of these people actually don't like is this brand of pork rinds, they just never tried any other brand after having tasted these first.

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Oh I like the Clancy's ones from Aldi.

I really must say that seeing Maltodextrin as the second ingredient is a bit disappointing though :/

However, Maltodextrin’s GI is higher than table sugar, ranging from 106 to 136. This means that it can raise your blood sugar level very quickly.

Edit: These are my go-to https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mac-s-Chicharrones-Original-Fried-Pork-Skins-5-oz/20896141

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But I really can't help myself. I love numbers and I love graphing things. I find this extremely helpful being only ~6 weeks into Keto and seeing my progress continue on a trend line. I've been weighing myself every morning since I started, between 8am and 10am, before any food or water. Here is what my graph and trend line look like, and if anyone is scared of the scale, I personally say not to be.

https://gyazo.com/3db04ba8854a160b67dc17666bdff42e

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Quick question: How do you deal with the spikes of weight? when it goes up? I am new to Keto and just started my second week :) I am checking my weight daily as well but I know the daily down trend is not going to stop at some point and it will be up and down. I just really don't want to become discouraged but its also exciting to finally see something working!!

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Original Poster1 point · 16 days ago

I completely understand! I usually like to keep track of how much I eat/drink later in the previous day. I know that the spikes are likely water weight or extra food I've eaten, if it's something heavy. Within a day or so, I am back down below where I was below the spike.

I used to think plateaus we're bad but then I read an article that they aren't and we should reflect on the fact we've made it to a plateau which signifies progress. Still not understanding how ED (erectile dysfunction) and daily weighing are related.

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Original Poster3 points · 17 days ago

I think ED meant eating disorder hahaha

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You can quite noticeably see the change in your muscle tone. It wouldn't surprise me if you're losing weight slowly because of the muscle you might be adding on. Have you noticed any strength gains?

Original Poster1 point · 17 days ago

Not in particular. I’ve focused on more circuit style training opposed to heavy lifting or body splits. I’ve noticed I do look more muscular and even my veins are showing in places I haven’t seen in a while. I attribute this to fat loss and there being less fluff around the muscles so it appears more defined.

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Ah gotchya. Yeah there’s definitely a noticeable amount of fat loss, your definition is pretty impressive! I’m scared to hit my first plateau, so I’m trying to prepare how to handle it ahead of time.

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