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Old 06-11-2020, 04:35 PM   #1  
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Default is anyone doing low carb or Keto this days?

I have been doing LCHF in various incarnations for a few years. I found it very difficult to stick to consistently until I had other health problems and through an elimination diet, found out I was gluten intolerant (and now diagnosed Celiac)
I occasionally have some high carb foods, like rice or corn based foods like corn tortillas for tacos.
I lost a LOT of weight (40 pounds) doing intermittent fasting and LCHF about 3 years ago.

Struggling a bit with weight gain as we are still in Covid19 lockdown.
I am interested in being more careful with my diet along with further IF.

But this group seems to be VERY quiet. anybody out there? or have people gone off low carb eating
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I do low carb, unprocessed eating. I keep it under 40 gr of carbs per day and have figured out my trigger foods. The closest official diet would be Dr Atkins New Diet Revolution, but with candida restrictions. I eat about 1500 cals a day and work out an hour+ five days a week. Lost 110, gained some back and am giving it another go. I am down 45 and still have about 20 to go to get where I left off last time.
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I do low carb, unprocessed eating. I keep it under 40 gr of carbs per day and have figured out my trigger foods. The closest official diet would be Dr Atkins New Diet Revolution, but with candida restrictions. I eat about 1500 cals a day and work out an hour+ five days a week. Lost 110, gained some back and am giving it another go. I am down 45 and still have about 20 to go to get where I left off last time.
Hi! I’m very interested in the Candida restriction part. I am Keto but struggle with recurrent yeast infections. They’re under control right now but am always looking for helpful info. TIA!
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It is not for the faint of heart but I had been yoyoing the same ten pounds for a couple years and following Atkins DANDR and exercising 2 hours a day with NO progress. I decided it was the only way to figure out what was holding me back. It basically involves eliminating everything from your diet except unprocessed proteins (that means chicken, fish, beef, eggs, pork but no sausage bacon or processed meats) and olive oil and low glycemic veggies that are induction friendly. I would also eliminate tomato, pepper, mushroom, eggplant as they are nightshade and can cause a rxn.

The Atkins Diet Bulletin Board site (which is pretty much a ghost town now) has a great collection of information on Candida in their forum. You can still reach the site to check it out.

So once you have this ultra restrictive diet set up, you stick to it like glue for about 4 weeks. I will warm you, a couple days in you will get sick. As in very bad flu, achy, raw throat sick. It is the candida trying to trick you into giving it something to eat. Drink broth and stick to the diet. As the candida die off progresses you will start feeling better. Once your body is truly cleaned out of the candida, you start adding in foods - ONE AT A TIME. Not one food group like cheeses; just one type of cheese in a limited quantity (1-2 oz) every other day for a week. The weird and cool thing is this -- you will lose like 5 inches off your waist in three weeks and the bloat will be gone but when you eat a "trigger food" and thats why you add 1 at a time, you can tell within ten minutes of eating it that your body is reacting and bloating up. You will see it on the scale too. You have the food on three alternate days as a means of proving it is a trigger. If you have the rxn every time then you know this food is not any good for your WOE. I discovered a list of foods to stay clear of and some of these were considered safe foods - like eggplant. Add back the things you miss most that will make this long slow journey tolerable first. Then branch out slowly but always add one new food for 3x over a week. It took me about 6 months to get back to a pretty normal diet for me. To this day, I still eat a relatively limited number of foods but I discovered a lot of triggers. SOme foods will trigger you differently than others. And some foods that you thought you can't eat you will find are not a problem. It takes dedication, but once I figured it out, I was able to drop an additional 35 pounds and I hadnt really seen the scales move for a couple years prior to the candida diet.
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Ideal Protein, are you clean keto or dirty keto? That might make a difference right there
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My Dad has been on a keto diet and has lost loads of weight!
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