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It's tough to do in Thailand (I love rice and noodles) but it is a game changer if you can stick to it.

 

I've been making my own cauliflower rice for about two years, and if you do it correctly, it is a great sub for regular rice. Use a box grater (or Cuisinart) on a few heads of cauliflower, sautee in a pan (or on a tray in the oven for 15 mins), plastic wrap in individual portions and freeze. Nuke as needed.

 

You can order any Thai takeaway without rice, just ask for no sugar. Eat with the cauliflower rice and it is pretty excellent.

 

Konjac noodles are also a great keto sub if you still want noodles. They actually sell them at Family Mart now.

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4 hours ago, jil said:

my blood sugar fasting level has come down from a staggering 275.2

OMG...I didn't know blood sugar could get so high, I was worrying when I hit 105. After a few weeks on Keto it dropped to 85. No doubt that Keto is great for reducing blood sugar levels and weight loss without the hunger, but I got bored of it after several months and have gradually introduced complex carbs considering I'd already hit my target weight. I wouldn't hesitate to go Keto again if I wanted to lose weight.

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Keto is a great method for those with insulin sensitivity issues, however it is far from a panacea (esp with weight loss) As a side note, if you cook chill & re-cook potatoes the insulin spike post consumption will be markedly lower. Approx a 50% reduction in the potato "sugars" is noted when you cook & cool the humble spud. Therefore you can boil & cool then confit (duck/pork fat)  and cool once more then either fry or bake with a touch of ghee to get perfect chips (choose imported potatoes) that would be keto(ish) acceptable

 

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10 hours ago, Nyezhov said:

OK, Yeah sure, I'll reject a Duke Univ Cardiologists advice in favour of fad cult diets on the internet.

I'm in Sydney ATM till Monday and just saw my Cardiologist, annual check up, and after losing 15kg since the new year, all good, he was impressed with the weight lose, 90.5kg down to 75.5kg, I did my own kind of thing, not Keto, eating clean, although some intermittent dieting if you can call it that from 6pm to 10am, same as the original poster stated, no eating in between, so 2-3 meals a day, Oats or eggs in the morning, a variety (selection) for carb foods for lunch, but no carbs after lunch, dinner might be 2 boiled eggs, or a steak or salmon with salads, veggies, etc etc, and usually reducing my intake from 2,500 total to 2,000 or 1,500 calories a day, works wonders, especially if you are on the treadmill, or do light weights, as for the other fancy stuff like aerobics, as I have lower back issues, like a week core which I am building on of late, e.g. planks, squats.

 

Cardio on the treadmill 3 days a week, break in between each day, and leight weights 6 days a week, love my cheat day though, usually a burger, home cooked if you can call that a cheat day, still drink 3 light beers every 2nd day or so, but will probably scrap that when I return.

 

For anyone who can get off their behind and into a routine, they will surely benefit health wise and feel good about it.

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29 minutes ago, 4MyEgo said:

For anyone who can get off their behind and into a routine, they will surely benefit health wise and feel good about it.

When here in Thailand, I walk, alot. Sometimes 6-10 miles a day. I mean, even if you are a priapic old man seeking immortality in the arms of a paid gf, you can walk to the various venues and put a few clicks on every night. Cant tell you how many times I walked from Asoke to Mixx just window shopping.

 

Im down 7 kilos since the chest clutch, and thats after 5 months in the states of sitting in a car instead of using what God stuck on the bottom of my legs.

 

That being said, the protocol for succesfull weight loss and health is simple. Almost everything in moderation except veggies and excersise. These two things should be maximized. Those things that to be minimized are processed foods, refined sugars, red meat and fats. So walk around, pound down the veggies, avoid Taco Bell, hot dogs and Pizza except as rare treats and dont smoke cigs.

 

Weed is a vegetable of course. Does anyone know an easy way to cook those round gourds I have been seeing around town? They look tasty.

 

 

 

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15 minutes ago, Nyezhov said:

When here in Thailand, I walk, alot. Sometimes 6-10 miles a day. I mean, even if you are a priapic old man seeking immortality in the arms of a paid gf, you can walk to the various venues and put a few clicks on every night. Cant tell you how many times I walked from Asoke to Mixx just window shopping.

 

Im down 7 kilos since the chest clutch, and thats after 5 months in the states of sitting in a car nstrad of using what God stuck on the bottom of my legs.

 

That being said, the protocol for succesfull weight loss and health is simple. Almost everything in moderation except veggies and excersise. These two things should be maximized. Those things that to be minimized are processed foods, refined sugars, red meat and fats. So walk around, pound down the veggies, avoid Taco Bell, hot dogs and Pizza except as rare treats and dont smoke cigs.

 

Weed is a vegetable of course. Does anyone know an easy way to cook those round gourds I have been seeing around town? They look tasty.

 

 

 

Agree except that instead of "fats" I would say "transfats" and "saturated fats"' ; eat healthy fats in moderation. Humans need essential fatty acids and fats high in Omega 3's especially have a protective effect on the cardiovascular system. Also, fats are filling and delay digestion time.  Their is a  tendency  to overeat or become hungry again too soon  if a meal contains no fat.

 

There is way too little scientific data on long term effects of a true keto diet while there is an abundance of evidence, going make many decades, that a more modified version (i.e. avoid  processed carbs; consume lean meats/fish; get lots of fresh fruits and veggies and whole grains; get plenty of fiber) is linked to better health outcomes. (Diabetics would need to be careful on the fruit part)

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5 minutes ago, Sheryl said:

Agree except that instead of "fats" I would say "transfats" and "saturated fats"' ; eat healthy fats in moderation. Humans need essential fatty acids and fats high in Omega 3's especially have a protective effect on the cardiovascular system. Also, fats are filling and delay digestion time.  Their is a  tendency  to overeat or become hungry again too soon  if a meal contains no fat.

 

There is way too little scientific data on long term effects of a true keto diet while there is an abundance of evidence, going make many decades, that a more modified version (i.e. avoid  processed carbs; consume lean meats/fish; get lots of fresh fruits and veggies and whole grains; get plenty of fiber) is linked to better health outcomes. (Diabetics would need to be careful on the fruit part)

Absolutely, and thank you for correcting me.

 

One thing my Doc here mentioned about Keto was that it is totally contraindicated for folks who may have impaired kidney function. I dump a point or two of protein above normal and will need to be evaluated for that in a few months if it continues. So for me its mimimize animal protein, minimize minimize red meat.... so the steamed fish are lovely, oh and dude, avoid the deep fryer.

 

As one of my buds (a Neurosurgeon) told me about the bakery problem here: You can look as much as you like, stare at them, salivate and dream, but you only get them once a week. 

 

 

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15 hours ago, Nyezhov said:

My cardiologists warned me never to do a Keto diet. 

Is he or she fat?

The hypocrisy I have seen from many Doctors giving orders and direction on diets and they are out of shape fatso's.

 

I do think keto works and can be a very healthy diet.

The problem is people abuse it eating fats and 10 pieces of bacon justifying it as no carb.

 

Lean meats, avocado type fats, certain veggies, a little olive oil, lots of water, etc. 

will fill you up, keep you healthy and you will lose weight fairly quickly.

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2 minutes ago, bkk6060 said:

Is he or she fat?

I never had a fat doctor in my life. Never, not in 64 years. I dont think I ever even met a fat doctor.

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38 minutes ago, bkk6060 said:

 

I do think keto works and can be a very healthy diet.

The problem is people abuse it eating fats and 10 pieces of bacon justifying it as no carb.

 

Lean meats, avocado type fats, certain veggies, a little olive oil, lots of water, etc. 

will fill you up, keep you healthy and you will lose weight fairly quickly.

Agreed, there’s healthy and unhealthy keto diets

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