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How To Maintain Weight After Keto Diet

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How Melissa Lost 100 Pounds With A Keto Diet, And Kept It Off For 15 Years

Name: Melissa Forehand Age: 41 Height: 5’4 1/2” (160 cm) Highest weight: 240 lbs (109 kg) Current weight: 145 lbs (66 kg) Lowest weight: 125 lbs (57 kg) Back in the summer of 2001, Melissa Forehand was miserable and depressed. She could feel that her clothes were getting tighter but wasn’t even sure how exactly much she weighed. “I stopped weighing myself at 225 lbs (102 kg),” she admits. “I probably weighed about 240-250 pounds (109-113 kg). I’d had my daughter several months before but was still wearing maternity clothes and stretchy size 20’s.” Melissa was prediabetic with a strong family history of obesity, heart disease and diabetes. In addition to her baby daughter, she had a six-year-old son and a husband in the military. “I didn’t realize I had gained so much weight until my son took a photo of me and my daughter, and when I looked at it, I just couldn’t believe how big I’d gotten. I didn’t even recognize myself. And my husband never said a word. He’d always tell me I was beautiful. He had recently deployed, and I didn’t want him to come home to me being 300 pounds (136 kg),” she says. However, she wasn’t sure how to go about losing the w Continue reading >>

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  1. Renniesane

    Do you gain weight after keto?

    Lets say I'm on keto for a month tops. No carb ups or anything. And I lose the fat I wanted gone.
    At the moment I eat < 30 TOTAL carbs (I've been told to count net, but I'm skeptical). <--- can anybody clarify this by the way
    So basically I've just been having eggs, different kinds of cheese, nuts, a bit of veggies, chicken breasts and some red meat (although its hard to keep up with enough calories)
    Afterwards, if, say, I add 10 g total carbs every week or few days and slowly work my way up 150-200 (I'm quite active) will I be okay or will I gain this fat back? Thanks.

  2. Grifts

    Fat comes from excessive calories, not carbs. Its just easier to eat excessive calories with carbs.
    That said, you will gain weight - usually from water. I get about a 10 lb swing going into/out of keto.
    doing it slowly may be beneficial, never tried it that way.

  3. Blackjack68

    Originally Posted by Grifts
    Fat comes from excessive calories, not carbs. Its just easier to eat excessive calories with carbs.
    That said, you will gain weight - usually from water. I get about a 10 lb swing going into/out of keto.

    Confirming all that.
    And yes, you count "net carbs", not "total carbs". No reason to be skeptical. Your body doesn't convert fiber to glycogen, but the FDA labelling standards has fiber included in the carb counts.

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