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June 20, 2013 10:12 AM

I go with 70%F, 25%P and 5%C

Too much protein stalls me.

June 20, 2013 10:19 AM

Read Taubes "Why We Get Fat" or watch the documentary "Fat Head" sometime.

Are you suggesting people read and watch the above for the LOLs due to their butchering of science?
June 20, 2013 10:37 AM
My macros are 65% fat, 30% protein, and 5% carbs. Any way of eating that allows you to eat real bacon, cheese, red meat, etc. I am a huge fan of. I've also lost just under 15 lbs since May 10th eating this particular way, and am much more satisfied. I don't ever get that "OMG I'M STARVING" feeling, and I don't miss the grains at all (though I cut those out before I actually lowered my carbs significantly). I also no longer get cravings. Well, occasionally, but it's pretty rare.

Also, I try follow the Atkins rule for cheese, I think it's something like 4 ounces a day, but sometimes I have more, depending on what my macros are like for the day.
June 20, 2013 10:47 AM


Read Taubes "Why We Get Fat" or watch the documentary "Fat Head" sometime.

Are you suggesting people read and watch the above for the LOLs due to their butchering of science?

It is bothersome when science butchers religion, isn't it?
June 20, 2013 10:54 AM
I have been eating a low carb diet for the last few months. The reason I like it is because I can easily eat a packet of bicscuits or loads of bread and then crave more. Whilst I have eaten this way | haven't craved those foods at all and feel so much better. I understand it isn't for everyone but it certainly helps me. smile
June 20, 2013 10:59 AM
Coming from someone with high blood pressure, slightly enlarged heart, two 40% blockages in LOA, coronary artery desease and I started at being morbidly obese, I see a cardiologist. The intake of fats and what kind make a difference. I suggest a good physical before starting any diet. I am limited to 30-35 fats per day and 10 sat. Check with your doctor.
Edited by Nana_Anne On June 20, 2013 11:00 AM
June 20, 2013 11:11 AM

I started a ketogenic diet against my medical professional's advice. She said I was gonna gain weight, get dizzy, be lethargic, get bad cholesterol and have a heart attack.

7 months later... 7 months with just thick ribeye steak, juicy pulled pork, fatty chicken drumsticks, some cheese, eggs, bacon and almonds... 7 months with no vegetables, no whole grains, no high fructose corn syrup (but lots of aspartame and splenda!) I had lost 40lbs, had perfect blood pressure and heart rates, and my blood test showed my cholesterol was so low I had to start supplementing with MORE BUTTER. I had to increase my sodium levels to keep my blood pressure from going below average.

I've maintained fat loss of 50lbs just by eating a crapton of steak and cheese and drinking half a gallon of diet coke a day. I've also successfully gained muscle in a caloric deficit through long-term recomposition. I eat almost exclusively meat and I'm as healthy as an ox.

Just stick to 65-70% calories from fat, 25-30% from protein and 5% or less from carbohydrates. You'll be a fat burning machine in no time. For results today, start yesterday.
June 20, 2013 11:12 AM
June 20, 2013 11:30 AM
I am loving your stories! wow! I know we are all different, but I sure hope this works for me! Thank you guys... keep the stories coming
June 20, 2013 11:38 AM
Question: Do you feel like you miss fiber at all? I mean.. do you have a hard time... you know, pooping?????
June 20, 2013 11:47 AM I am new to trying to loose weight. Until about 4 years ago, I was barely 118lbs at 34 years old. Since then, I have put on 40 pounds out of no where. I never had the greatest eating or exercise habits and it finally caught up with me. So now I am trying to change the way I eat but just don't know that much about foods. Right now I'm trying to stick to as low amount of carbs as I can with just eating protein and some veggies. I'm not a big fruit or veggie fan so I feel like I'm starving right now. What are these HEALTHY fats everyone is talking about?
June 20, 2013 11:50 AM
My success formula is...

Fat 50%
Protein 35%
Carbs 15%
June 20, 2013 11:51 AM
c 40 \p 40\ f 20 for me
Edited by Mario_Az On June 20, 2013 11:52 AM
June 20, 2013 11:52 AM
Check the website the user bacitracin posted up here, do some research, make a list and go grocery shopping, and see if it works for you. Thats what I am doing :)
June 20, 2013 11:57 AM
I'm currently just doing 50% C 20% P, and 30% F. It works fine for me. But I cant seem to ever get my carbs lower. But I'm open to trying a new routine.
June 20, 2013 11:59 AM
I do 50% fat, 30% protein, and 20% carbs. I'm losing fat and maintaining lean mass. Scale's not moving but clothes are getting looser!
June 20, 2013 12:13 PM
I do 40/30/30 c/p/f but whatever works. I just know that I wouldn't live that way forever so I don't plan to start now. I like pizza and mashed potatoes and pasta OH MY! :)
June 20, 2013 12:40 PM
A high fat, moderate protein, low carb diet works, although I think very low carb / keto is unhealthy
Edited by h9dlb On June 20, 2013 12:43 PM
June 20, 2013 12:48 PM

A high fat, moderate protein, low carb diet works, although I think very low carb / keto is unhealthy

Do you have a source or any research that supports that opinion? And where is the line drawn between "low carb" and "very low carb"?
Keto can be healthy, it is even used to treat some health conditions.
Edited by KatLifter On June 20, 2013 12:49 PM
June 20, 2013 12:53 PM
Keto was unhealthy for me - I was tired all the time, struggled at work, loss muscle mass and my gym work outs - cardio and strength training were affected. Low carb is generally considered to be less than 100g. I was ok with this but less than 50g affected me badly
June 20, 2013 1:38 PM
Hey there,

I have lost 25 pounds this year (so in 5.5 months) eating keto style. In the last month or so I've really increased my fat intake and lowered my protein a bit and it's made a huge difference -- not just on the scale but also in helping me build muscle, really bring it at the gym, and drop fat cells. I usually hit 70-80% fat, 10-15% protein, 5% carbs.

A few notes:

*I enjoy bulletproof coffee in the morning (and usually am not hungry until noon)
*I get my carbs from green vegetables at lunch and dinner
*I avoid dairy -- not entirely, but I'd say I have just one or two Greek yogurts a week and some cheese with only 2 meals a week (for a while, I was having a cheese stick and yogurt almost every day; this stalls my weight loss but is fine to have a little bit here and there as long as it's not a daily thing).

Feel free to check out my dairy.
June 20, 2013 1:39 PM
I basically stick with adhering to MFP suggested calories, but customize to less than 100 carbs (though I usually eat less than 80) With those set, I eat fat and protein as I would like, which generally ends up looking like Protein:+30%, Fat:-50%, Carbs:20%

(My blood pressure, triglycerides, and blood sugar have all fallen to excellent levels in the process. I've checked.)

I've done ketogenic before. It worked for me but good lord I missed the fruits and veggies. With this configuration, I've lost weight and kept the fruits and veggies without feeling as deprived. So it's been working for me so far.
Edited by LAW_714 On June 20, 2013 1:53 PM
June 20, 2013 1:41 PM
My workout performance falls off a cliff even in the lower range of a moderate carb diet.

A low carb diet would be absolute torture. More carbs and less fat for me.
June 20, 2013 1:49 PM

Hi everyone!
I was thinking about experimenting with a high fat, moderate protein, low carb diet, following some reading I've been doing regarding fat loss. Any opinions / experiences / success or fail stories out there?
Thank you
(This was one of the many articles I read, I think its the best one, I'll just add it here in case anyone is curious enough. )

it doesnt matter, just eat at a caloric deficit. a high fat low carb diet is extremely hard to stick to in the long run (speaking from experience - 12months of a high fat high protein diet). the only thing you will notice different when you go low carb is water loss your first couple weeks (low carb diets are natual diuretics). I recently upped my carbs and my physical performance has increased..i just keep an eye on my fat intake.
June 20, 2013 1:53 PM
Read Taubes "Why We Get Fat".

If you are looking for it, look in the fiction section.


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