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Any Ketosis Success Stories?


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Hi Everyone,

I just started an all protein (lean meats, eggs, & low-fat/non-fat cheese) meal plan. I'm supposed to be on it for the next 4-6 weeks--depending on how my body responds to it. Then after this point, I'm to slowly incorporate veggies & fruit back into my diet. I was just wondering if anyone else has tried this & what were your results? (I'm 5'6", currently 175 lbs., 32 y/o.)

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I haven't tried it.

Why would you want to be on a diet that doesn't incorporate any fruits or veggies?  You will never get all of your vitamins and nutrients.

Yikes! The human body can't survive on protein alone. You need either carbohydrates or fat (or both) to avoid malnutrition. A typical ketogenic diet has 60%+ calories from fat and also includes leafy greens, which provide critical vitamins and nutrients. I've heard of a couple people living on all-meat diets, but they eat a lot of offal like organ meats and bone marrow to meet their nutrient needs.

If you'd like, I'll be happy to point you to some resources for developing a healthy and sustainable low carb plan.

I had some success being in ketosis for a long time with no detrimental effects to my health as shown in bi-yearly blood tests. However, I was eating greens and berries as well as fat and protein, and took a multivitamin. I remained in ketosis for a long time and stayed slim as long as I was very active.

I prefer counting calories with moderate activity. Just a personal preference.

I really hope your family physician monitors you while you eat this way. Best of luck.
You aren't going to be in a state of ketosis on high protein...although I'm not sure why you would want to be in ketosis period.

Also, your diet looks very unhealthy due to the lack of fat

I've never tried it, however my mom tried an extreme high-protein diet to get into ketosis and it didn't work for her.  She's had more success counting calories.

I did a ketosis diet and lost a good amount of weight - it was a high protein low carb diet, kind of a modified Atkins diet in that it was low fat as well.  It was also a calorie restrictive diet.  I did eat lots of salad though I lost 55 lbs in about 5 months.  I did however gain a lot of it back when I started eating normally again ( about 20 - 30 lbs) 

It can work but fast weight loss usually results in fast weight gain as soon as you try to go back to normal eating.

Good luck 

Ketosis is simply a tool, mostly for appetite suppression.  It's not really some magic state of the body where you lose more weight than you otherwise would if you are not in ketosis.   In fact, a majority of the time spent losing weight people following a low carb diet are not supposed to be in ketosis.

I do not really see the benefit of zero carb vs low carbs, such as 25 carbs a day.  If you stick to vegetables you can have a decent amount of vegetables and still be in ketosis.

I lost 65 lbs back in 2003 following a low carb diet and after the first month or so I didn't even bother testing whether or not I was in ketosis.  I just kept the carbs low but still ate a lot of "low carb modified" foods like low carb cheesecake, pizza, muffins, crackers, etc.   Eventually I stopped with the low carb substitues and went back to previously bad habits so I am one of the 'gained it all back' statistics.

Recently I decided to cut out all of the processed junk, low carb or not.  I stick to the proteins (chicken, fish, turkey, beef, bacon, etc) and a lot of vegetables (fresh, steamed, salads, etc).  I have some healthy fats via coconut oil or nuts or butter.    I've lost 85 lbs in 13 months this way and it's simply how I eat now.  No going back. :)

Good luck with whatever you decide!

Original Post by dbackerfan:

I did a ketosis diet and lost a good amount of weight - it was a high protein low carb diet, kind of a modified Atkins diet in that it was low fat as well.  It was also a calorie restrictive diet.  I did eat lots of salad though I lost 55 lbs in about 5 months.  I did however gain a lot of it back when I started eating normally again ( about 20 - 30 lbs) 

It can work but fast weight loss usually results in fast weight gain as soon as you try to go back to normal eating.

Good luck 


You won't go into ketosis on high protein. A real ketogenic diet requires a much lower protein intake. Super Low carb /=/ ketogenic

Thanks for all the info everyone!

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