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Old 01-17-2018, 16:01   #1
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There is a misconception that the ketogenic diet is a high-protein diet. This is a myth; the ketogenic diet is a diet high in fat, moderate in protein and low in carbs. Why moderate in protein? Too much protein can kick you out of ketosis, while too little protein may cause muscle loss and increased appetite. All You Need to Know About Protein on a Low-Carb Ketogenic Diet
Do you monitor how much protein you are consuming?

Why? Why not?

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protein is my foundation for the glucose control i have been able to maintain for the last 14 years. 60% of my diet is protein where 25% are carbs & 15% fat.

The last 2 years of A1c results (12 total tests) every 2 months have been
6.1, 5.6, 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5,1, 5.2. 5.2, 5.0, 5.2, 5.3, 5.5.

My weight has been between 150 and 158 pds and lipids run between:
Cholesterol 135 to 165
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I monitor, roughly. When I started LCHF, I calculated how many calories I should be taking in daily to maintain/lose weight and then figured out how many grams of carbs, protein, and fat that came to. In the beginning, I read labels and weighed everything to make sure I was on the right track.

Now, since my daily menu is so standardized, I don't do that so much anymore. I know what a 3-4 oz. piece of meat looks like (actually been eyeballing portions for a long long time). Every now and then I spot-check what I ate for the day to make sure I'm eating enough of the right stuff.

The only thing that messes that up is when I'm someplace away from home and the only non-carby foods are protein-laden. I shouldn't eat a quarter of a chicken but if all the rest of what's there is buns, potato/macaroni salad, chips, and brownies, I'll likely end up eating more protein than I usually do at a meal.

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I do not monitor my protein intake to the extent of my carbs. On the days or more so evenings where I have more protein I can see some increase in my fasting blood glucose next morning. So, I try to eat a little lighter for the evening with more fat; I tend to go heavier on the protein earlier in the day; this way I can work off any protein during the time I am more active.

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I have been trying to monitor my protein more closely.

As a meat lover, I am discovering massive protein in my favorite foods, for someone wanting to try to stick to between 50-60 per day. I may have to re-evaluate how I do some of my favorite recipes...

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50-60.... what? grams, ounces?

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50-60.... what? grams, ounces?
Sorry, I missed this question. Grams.

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Usually don't keep an eye on protein, but thinking maybe I need to start spot checking.

I know I was probably definitely over yesterday. BH and I went to Red Lobster after she had an 8 hour fasting doctors appointment a 3 PM yesterday. I had wood grilled shrimp, lobster, and salmon, not to mention finishing off the a few pieces of her popcorn shrimp.

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