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Cricket 11-08-2018 20:41

Who Wants To Learn More About The KETO Lifestyle?
 

This thread is for those that want to learn more and ask questions about the KETO lifestyle. Is it something you are currently doing? Is it something you want to learn more about?

PhoenixFire 12-28-2018 12:03

Are there many recipes that I can portion out and save in containers? Or, are they all meals that have to be eaten the day they're made?

VeeJay 12-28-2018 14:13

There are many, many recipes for keto eating on the internet. To be called keto the caloric ratios of fats/proteins/carbs need to be about 70-75% of calories from fat, 20-25% from protein, and 5-10% from carbohydrate on a daily basis.

There are many good resources for keto, the one below is one of my favorites because it goes into the bioscience behind this way of eating. For me, the why is as important as the how. And if I know the why, then I'm more inclined to stick to it.

https://www.ketogenic-diet-resource.com/index.html
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How Do Ketogenic Diets Work?
The digestion of carbohydrates (sugar and starch) releases sugar (glucose) into the bloodstream. Greater carb intake results in rising blood sugar and insulin, a pancreatic hormone that manages blood sugar. Going keto replaces dietary carb with fat and protein. Over time, your cells switch metabolic pathways, and burn stored and dietary fat as a primary energy source instead of sugar. As more fat is burned, some of it is converted into ketone bodies. As blood glucose and insulin levels fall, and ketone levels rise, your muscles (skeletal and heart), use the fats in the bloodstream as fuel, while your brain uses the ketones. The result is more energy, clearer thinking and better health. Ketones are beneficial in many different ways, and being in this metabolic state of "nutritional ketosis" (where blood sugar is low and ketone levels are moderate) has some powerful effects on your metabolism.

itissteve 12-28-2018 14:39

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Originally Posted by PhoenixFire (Post 1314107)
Are there many recipes that I can portion out and save in containers?

PhoenixFire, there are many recipes that can be portioned out. Soups and stews typically are ideal for this and most of them will freeze and thaw well. VeeJay links to some recipes on her Pinterest site (check the signature on her posts). There is the Recipes forum on this site and many Web sites devoted to low-carbohydrate or ketogenic recipes.

I prefer to make meals which will provide leftovers for at least a couple more meals in the week, so I'm used to cooking this way. But I'm not beyond, say, roasting a chicken (or even buying a rotisserie chicken at the market), which will serve as chicken pieces for a couple of meals, chicken for a salad topping, and (later, with other chicken pieces) chicken soup. You could do the same with a pork or beef roast or a salmon filet.

Just a couple of ideas...

VeeJay 12-28-2018 14:54

Then, there's eggs. Naturally portioned.

PhoenixFire 12-28-2018 17:15

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Originally Posted by VeeJay (Post 1314133)
Then, there's eggs. Naturally portioned.

Every time I hard boil eggs, I end up binging on them. I'll only make an omelette if I have cheese on hand but I end up eating the shredded cheese right out of the bag.
:crying:

VeeJay 12-28-2018 21:35

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Originally Posted by PhoenixFire (Post 1314143)
Every time I hard boil eggs, I end up binging on them. I'll only make an omelette if I have cheese on hand but I end up eating the shredded cheese right out of the bag.
:crying:

What's wrong with shredded cheese?? Seriously, better that than rice. If you only boil a few eggs at a time, there'll be no binging.

I cannot eat very much egg (food sensitivity). However, if I could, there'd be egg salad, fried egg crepes, oopsy bread, scrambled eggs and bacon, custards, etc. on my menus.

PhoenixFire 12-28-2018 22:47

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Originally Posted by VeeJay (Post 1314163)
What's wrong with shredded cheese?? Seriously, better that than rice. If you only boil a few eggs at a time, there'll be no binging.

I cannot eat very much egg (food sensitivity). However, if I could, there'd be egg salad, fried egg crepes, oopsy bread, scrambled eggs and bacon, custards, etc. on my menus.

Maybe shredded cheese won't be so bad with the Keto diet...but I bet it would be bad in combination with all the junk food.

PhoenixFire 12-28-2018 23:02

I have another question:
Is there anything dangerous about following a keto diet?

PhoenixFire 12-28-2018 23:03

I like that grocery shopping video. It says I can have Ristorante pizza once and a while! :D


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