Dietbetter with Keto

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Katie S.

03/04/2020 9:36AM
Hey Keto People!

I've done keto several times as a diet plan, but I'm not a full-time keto-er. Overall, I think keto can be a very healthy way of eating for most people. I've been in ketosis for a little over a week and just had my yearly bloodwork and measurements done for blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, and fasting glucose. I am happy to report that my measurements were all considerably good, except for my LDL/Total Cholesterol being a little elevated (hello, saturated fats). I know LDL isn't necessarily related to risk of heart disease, and because my overall cholesterol ratios are good I was given a good bill of health. My results are below, and for reference I am a 29 year old female with a BMI of about 23-24:

Blood Pressure: 90/61 (normal range is < 120/80)
Total Cholesterol: 216 (normal range is 125 to 199)
HDL: 74 (normal female range is > 50)
LDL: 131 (normal range is < 100)
Total Chol/HDL Ratio: 2.9 (normal range is < 5.0)
Non-HDL Chol: 142 (normal range is < 130)
Triglycerides: 53 (normal range is < 150)
Fasting Glucose: 76 (normal range is 65 to 99)

So, what is everyone else's experience with keto and biometric readings? I'm assuming that since this is a keto group, no one here has had negative health effects from the diet or they wouldn't be following it. Twice now I've had overall "healthier" results (with the exception of LDL) while on keto than when I am eating a more typical, but still healthy diet. Has anyone else experienced the same? What about doctor's concerns with your diet? I've had doctors that did not raise an eyebrow when I mention keto, and I've also had doctors tell me how I'm basically asking for cardiovascular issues, even with my health being considerably good.

Very curious to hear other's experience with biometric readings and doctor's advice/input on the lifestyle!
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Yvette M.

Hi Katie,

I haven't had bloodwork done since I've been in ketosis, so I don't have those numbers to compare. I've been in ketosis steadily now since January 27th (I've been off and on keto for years). This is probably the most consistent I've been with measuring my ketones. Even though I don't have bloodwork I can tell you that being on keto has alleviated the symptoms I've had from autoimmune diseases (psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and morphea) and fibromyalgia. I just saw my Rheumatologist on Monday the 2nd and he was very impressed with the progress I've made since seeing him last in August 2019. I told him I was doing keto and he said that's great, keep up the good work. My blood pressure was 111/79, and I'm 47 years old. I have more energy and less pain and fatigue than I've had in years. I'm feeling like myself again and am amazed. I follow a clean keto diet and always think of what veggies I can eat first and then build my meals around whatever low carb veggie I choose.

Katie S.

Yvette, thanks for sharing your experience. I am so glad to hear that the keto lifestyle is improving your health so much, that's amazing! I think your approach is very smart. People often try and write off vegetables from the diet because they are carbohydrates and I think that will certainly lead to health issues. Honestly I eat more veggies when I am keto than when I am not, because I also have to plan my meals around them!

Wishing you the best in your continued keto health journey! :)

Sheldy

02/11/2020 6:58AM
Good morning! I am new here and just started my first game yesterday. I am looking at purchasing a keto monitor and would like some advice on the two I am looking at Keto Coach and Keto Mojo. The only difference I can see if that the Keto Mojo tracks both keto levels and blood sugar. Am I correct? Thank you for any help that y'all can provide.
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Sheldy

Not yet, still researching. I have been using the urine test strips and they are fine but I would like something more accurate.

Katie S.

I've been using Keto Mojo and I really like it. Honestly I don't monitor my glucose very often, though. I don't test so often that the cost of the strips is much of a deterrent for me.

Yvette M.

01/31/2020 7:43AM
  • Yay! I’m now in the therapeutic range of ketosis, measured by my glucose to ketone index. I feel great, I have more energy, less hunger, and less inflammation. For me keto is not just a tool for weight loss but also a tool to help with my autoimmune diseases, fibromyalgia and seizure disorder. Part of why I’m losing weight is to help with those health issues, the other part is to look and feel good :D
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gypsyColleen

01/26/2020 4:51PM
Which Diet Bet is everyone on, or planning to be on? Is anybody starting a Keto or low carb Diet Bet game?
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RocketP

Yvette, I was in both of those, too. Did you win your Kickstarter? I did, but just barely and just in the nick of time. I really didn't think I would make it but suddenly keto started to kick in for me. I think it was the black coffee at breakfast that really pushed me over the top of the hill. (Hoping it's all easy downhill from here.)

Yvette M.

I did, did you see we won .36 cents? A lot of people are upset, but I'm happy, it's nice to win more money but that's now why I'm doing this, I love the motivation it gives me. Congrats on your win! I'm feeling good and excited, I think this will be the year I get back to Onderland :D

Ialbadi A.

01/21/2020 3:12PM
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K8E Bee

01/02/2020 11:59AM
2020 Keto-Vision! This is my second time utilizing Keto and I love how my body responds. But, I'm a first time DietBet person. How is it going for everyone so far?
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Yvette M.

I'm currently in my 9th game, I've won 8 of 9. I really love the motivation I get from the bet and from the game community.

RocketP

Yvette, wow! That must feel really good!

Katie S.

10/23/2019 8:38AM
  • Do you all measure your ketones? I sometimes do, sometimes do not. I used to always use pee strips, but I recently got a blood ketone monitor.

    This diet I started out occasionally using pee strips from a previous diet about a week in. They never indicated ketones (maybe a quarter of a trace).

    Went on with diet and just stopped measuring until Sunday. I was feeling a little sluggish and wasn't sure if I was out of ketosis or if it was my time of the month. Decided to do a blood test for the first time this diet and got a "Lo" reading.

    Internal panic ensues. NO KETOSIS? Am I eating too little protein?? Too many calories?? SLEEP EATING?? *recalculates macros for more protein*

    Me, the next morning, during IF: "Man, I feel great (despite that time of the month)! Maybe I'll check my ketones more more time...." (See photo)

    So, yeah. I've got all the ketones. I'm good. But the moral of the story here is.... Pee strips definitely can expire/go bad and even blood monitors can have bad readings. Don't freak out. Don't be like me. Eat your fats and carry on :joy:
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Kitty

  • Might do ;) Hahahah

Katie S.

10/16/2019 12:13PM
  • Hey everyone... I've created a Keto Costco mood board because I'm lowkey Costco obsessed and these products help give my ketosis LIFE.

    Of course there's lots of other basics I'm not showing, like chicken thighs and eggs, and veggies and berries but you know I had to put my boy rotisserie in there <3

    Cold Brew: Strong enough brew to take some HWC and keep flavor. Could be a little stronger but I like STRONG cold brew.

    Macadamias: My fav nut. Just gotta make sure not to mindlessly eat a half lb of them.

    Buffalo mozzarella: OMFG. This is new?!? I have only seen it in the store once and OMFG its the best darn mozzarella I've ever had from the store. Slightly more tangy than normal mozz. Kinda like goat cheese but MUCH MUCH more mild.

    Egg thins: Okay they're gimmicky and overpriced. BUT SO CONVENIENT. 0g net carbs, 8 calories each. Very thin but held up to a drippy chicken wrap pretty well! Not much flavor but the texture is nice and can be toasted in a pan.

    Keto Creamer: I love to keep some of this at work! It really tastes pretty good, its mostly coco-nutty. It doesn't dissolve great. Its not to bad in warm bevs but it DOES NOT dissolve in cold drinks, which is a bummer.

    Sarah's Heavy Cream: This is the best HWC for the price. Ever. It is SO THICC and flavorful. Reminds me of much more expensive organic brands.

    Aidells Habenero Sausages: I didn't even ever have a store bought chicken sausage I liked before this. Spicy but not TOO spicy. CHEESY AF. Great for any meal.

    Smoked Salmon: I usually buy this for my BF, but tbh its been growing on me lately! Great for so many things! I love it with cucumber, cream cheese, and sesame seeds with a little soy sauce!

    Nut Butter: They stopped carrying the Kirkland nut and seed butter at my store! I'm heartbroken! It is really tasty and was so much cheaper than the name brand. BUY IT IF YOU SEE IT AND SEND SOME MY WAY TOO. Lol jk.

    What are everyone's favorite keto products right now? Did I miss any good Costco finds?
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Doreen

Thanks! Just started using the egg thins...I can tolerate 2 not crazy about the spongy texture!

Erin V

10/15/2019 6:54AM
Good morning Ketoers! Today is day 65 of my keto journey and it is going so well! I added walking 10,000 steps to my routine this week 4 days, Thursday through Sunday. The scale wasn't moving for 6 days and it started becoming discouraging, but just yesterday I lost 1 lbs in 2 days, so the hard work paid off finally!!! How is your week going so far? Share any victories, it is so motivational! KCKO
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Doreen

I started Keto and Dietbet the same day! Lost 7 pounds (prob water weight) first week and I became a member! I try not to weigh myself more than 1x/wk because there are daily fluctuations and I get easily frustrated....staying on plan is so HARD! I'm GF but miss my grains. =(

Leontine M.

10/07/2019 6:25PM
  • Hey guys! Hoolā! Ciau !

    I have struggled with extra fat for such a long time. I have personal trainer, and very supportive friends, yet no matter how much of abs i do, they get more stronger, but under the fat. I got so frustrated, i get some results on my chests, shoulder, back, but belly was stuck. My trainer Paul introduced me to this Keto diet planning and tips. Honestly I LOVE IT ! Only thing that did a difference for me, but i guess, the results differs on person itself. I bought this one, it is realtively cheap and with Amazing info to apply. shared it with my family, not everyone is on healthy page. Jeaaay. I soo much like, that here atleast all the info is combined and so well given !

    I love this community and support guys, if anyone want to consider this as an option, feel free to check it out -
    http://bit.do/KetoFull

    Please guys, keep the thumbs up for my GOALS ! One love, lets rip some weight off.
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