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Old 09-03-2017, 01:05 PM   #1
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Keto vs Low Carb

Wow, I didnt realize how hard Keto is for finding food to eat. You cant just go by the label with carb/fiber nutrition. You have to look at every single ingredient.

Can someone tell me the pros/cons to go just low carb (i believe its under 50 or 50-100). Do you lose weight slower, do you still have to look at all the ingredients? What kind of daily macros are for it? Thanks
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Old 09-03-2017, 08:19 PM   #2
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Labels are mostly the domain of processed food. If you make foods with no lables, ie, fruit, veg, fatty meats and seafood, then generally its hard to go wrong.
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Old 09-04-2017, 06:41 AM   #3
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Labels are mostly the domain of processed food. If you make foods with no lables, ie, fruit, veg, fatty meats and seafood, then generally its hard to go wrong.


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Old 09-04-2017, 08:46 AM   #6
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Wow, I didnt realize how hard Keto is for finding food to eat. You cant just go by the label with carb/fiber nutrition. You have to look at every single ingredient.

Can someone tell me the pros/cons to go just low carb (i believe its under 50 or 50-100). Do you lose weight slower, do you still have to look at all the ingredients? What kind of daily macros are for it? Thanks
I only know about low carb. Around 20g is where many people see good results for weight loss. My ideal is 20-30, although even under 50 still means carbs have been largely eliminated compared to a normal diet. I suppose I must eat a lot of processed food as I am forever checking labels. I just check for the net carb level (which is how labels are printed in the UK and it's fairly straightforward to count them.
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Just wanted to add that low carb is frequently also keto. The difference being that some people need to moderate their protein intake in order to stay in keto - some people never have to pay attention. Plans like Atkin are designed to put people in ketosis in the induction phase and keep them there by slowly increasing carbs but step back when weight gain happens or weight loss stops. Again likely still in ketosis.
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Labels are mostly the domain of processed food. If you make foods with no lables, ie, fruit, veg, fatty meats and seafood, then generally its hard to go wrong.
I agree. It is pretty easy for me. I avoid processed foods.
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and I agree. Stick with the perimeters of the grocery store.
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Old 09-12-2017, 07:33 AM   #10
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Wow, I didnt realize how hard Keto is for finding food to eat. You cant just go by the label with carb/fiber nutrition. You have to look at every single ingredient.

Can someone tell me the pros/cons to go just low carb (i believe its under 50 or 50-100). Do you lose weight slower, do you still have to look at all the ingredients? What kind of daily macros are for it? Thanks
I find keto very easy to follow... more so than higher levels of low carb plans (all keto plans are low carb -- not all low carb plans are keto).

I just eat meat, eggs, cheese, cream, butter, nuts, and vegetables. The only time I read a label is when I'm choosing a pre-made sauce (marinara, taco sauce, stir fry sauce, curry sauce, etc.)

It's when I start expanding beyond those basic things and head for higher carb counts like 50/day that I have to actually start measuring and reading stuff. That half-cup of low-carb ice cream may be "low carb" but it still adds up. That half-slice of Lavash bread or that Wasa cracker may only have six carbs, but if I eat that PLUS yogurt w/nuts PLUS a glass of dry red wine it might put me over my carb goal. So I have to measure more when I'm not doing strict keto.
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