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Results Weight loss Most people can lose weight if they restrict the number of calories consumed and increase physical activity levels. To lose 1 to 1.5 pounds (0.5 to 0.7 kilogram) a week, you need to reduce your daily calories by 500 to 750 calories. Low-carb diets, especially very low-carb diets, may lead to greater short-term weight loss than do low-fat diets. But most studies have found that at 12 or 24 months, the benefits of a low-carb diet are not very large. A 2015 review found that higher protein, low-carbohydrate diets may offer a slight advantage in terms of weight loss and loss of fat mass compared with a normal protein diet. Cutting calories and carbs may not be the only reason for the weight loss. Some studies show that you may shed some weight because the extra protein and fat keeps you feeling full longer, which helps you eat less. Other health benefits Low-carb diets may help prevent or improve serious health conditions, such as metabolic syndrome, diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. In fact, almost any diet that helps you shed excess weight can reduce or even reverse risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Most weight-loss diet Continue reading >>

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  1. Aaron1963

    High Blood Pressure Caused by Ketogenic Diet and/or Coconut Oil?

    I always had high blood pressure since first checking it when I was in high school. Finally last month I was experiencing some dizziness, etc. at times, and on my doctor's visit my blood pressure was quite low. My doctor told me to buy a home blood pressure meter and self adjust my medication, which I did to the point of not taking any, and my blood pressure has remained on the low end of normal. That is until a couple of days ago. It's now suddenly gone up to the 140/90 range for no apparent reason and I started back on my blood pressure medication this morning. The only thing I can think of that's changed is I believe I've recently entered deep ketosis, and I've been taking a couple spoonfuls of coconut oil with my coffee each day, in addition to the normal HWC. My total fats have also gone up recently, but I haven't added any new ingredients to my menu other than the coconut oil. I've been doing fasts for the past month, and just did one two days ago, but don't think that should have affected anything, and my blood pressure actually started going up before I started the fast. In reading on the internet, seems fasting should if anything decrease blood pressure. I did see a couple comments on the internet about coconut oil maybe increasing blood pressure.
    Anyone else experience any increase in blood pressure due to coconut oil and/or ketosis?

  2. AnnC

    Well, I lost a lot of weight as a result of going LCHF/ketogenic, and I was able to halve and then stop my BP medication, which I'd been on for about 15 years. I don't test all that often any more, but when I do, I'm still around 105/70.

  3. Nicoletti

    Originally Posted by Aaron1963
    I always had high blood pressure since first checking it when I was in high school. Finally last month I was experiencing some dizziness, etc. at times, and on my doctor's visit my blood pressure was quite low. My doctor told me to buy a home blood pressure meter and self adjust my medication, which I did to the point of not taking any, and my blood pressure has remained on the low end of normal. That is until a couple of days ago. It's now suddenly gone up to the 140/90 range for no apparent reason and I started back on my blood pressure medication this morning.
    Anyone else experience any increase in blood pressure due to coconut oil and/or ketosis? No. Never heard of coconut oil or ketosis increasing blood pressure. What concerns me about yours is the second number.
    What medication did you self-adjust? Didn't see any meds in your signature.

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