Hiya, i am trying the keto diet and i am losing weight slowly (bf) but my ketostix never move from the negative colour, i'm not including much fat in my diet, maybe 20g a day maximum, is this bad?
i appreciate any help on this diet, im new and silly lol
Interesting -- 150grams of protein is 600 calories, leaving 700-800 calories. I'm kind of curious what makes up the 700-800 additional calories that are aside from the protein.
If you are in a keto style diet, you carbs are probably no more than about 50g/day, yes? That's only 200 calories, leaving 500 calories. The only other macronutrient left is fat -- 500 calories of fat is about 56 grams or so.
I'm just trying to get idea of what your current diet looks like.
More importantly, how long have you been doing this diet and how have you been progressing? Do you feel reasonably satiated or are you always hungry on this diet?
Keto stix are an expensive waste of money when on a keto diet. They aren't always accurate for our purposes.
Instead, put that money towards walnuts, almonds, etc. Nuts are a great source of healthy fats that also provide some good fiber (you still need to poop while keto,) as well as an adequate amount of protein.
Hi Silentbob, whats nuts are suitable and how many? i havent had a 'number 2' lol regular since this diet, i was going to get a fibre supplement is that no good?
My favs are almonds, walnuts, and sunflower seeds.
Sunflower seeds (shelled, unsalted) are the most cost effective (1lb for about $2.50-$3.00)
And each 1/4cup (serving) has:
Fats are primarily polyunsaturated. I guess the only down side would be that these, like most foods are higher in omega6 than omega3. But if you're taking fish oil every day that will help balance that out.
Psyllium would be a good fiber supplement to take. Each teaspoon has about 5g fiber. If you can, try to aim for 30g of fiber a day from your diet/psyllium to help with regularity. High protein and high fat is a recipe for constipation and possible diverticulitis. Rectum? Damn near killed him! Just ask Brock Lesnar.
That is about 1g per pound of body weight, so that is about right. I agree that fat is necessary.
As for regularity, when you start a new diet it is likely to mess with digestion. I usually add fiber powders just to help keep me full, but they could aid in other areas as well.
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