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    Keto adaptation is very individual. An active...

    Keto adaptation is very individual. An active young man could go ketotic on 70 gm/day of carbs while a 60 year old doc like me might have to cut to 20 gm/day. Zero carbs is almost impossible to...
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    Man, I tried one teaspoon at first and became...

    Man, I tried one teaspoon at first and became volcanic! Later I worked up from 4 gm, less than half a tsp, and am now up to 14 gm in morning. Stir into water, drink; no biggy at all.

    Doc JIm
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    A few little observations: 1. Leg/thigh fat is...

    A few little observations:
    1. Leg/thigh fat is much less of a health risk than belly fat.
    2. Ketosis is NOT a magic bullet for weight loss; there isn't such a bullet. But Ketosis is good for...
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    Quoted: From your comment, I understand that your...

    Quoted: From your comment, I understand that your mind is disconnected from your body. Your body seems smarter than your mind to be honest: ketosis in your case is crap, your body knows it, yet your...
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    I agree about Atkins, good logical approach. Of...

    I agree about Atkins, good logical approach. Of all the low carb methods, I suspect Atkins is the best tested because he was such a lightning rod for baseless attacks for so many years. For example...
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    Or look into bodyweight exercises. I know Drew...

    Or look into bodyweight exercises. I know Drew Baye has some, not sure who else.
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    Some of this depends on age of course. Not a bad...

    Some of this depends on age of course. Not a bad plan to check with a doc. Also you might try a few days off; it won't hurt you at all. We all have different training thresholds and it is not...
  8. Yeah but they don't look as great when you are...

    Yeah but they don't look as great when you are huffing and puffing and muscles are giving out...
  9. I've been on BBS for over a year now. For...

    I've been on BBS for over a year now. For perspective I'm a newly 60 y.o. MD, pathologist. The safety aspect appeals to me. At this point I've gotten good at it; there is a definite learning curve....
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    Free? That just means someone else is paying for...

    Free? That just means someone else is paying for it. Nothing worthwhile is free.

    Doc Jim
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    Kidney pain is usually up a lot higher, just...

    Kidney pain is usually up a lot higher, just under ribs in fact. Would be weird to have kidney pain from diet, and even weirder to have it on both sides. Sounds musculoskeletal/tension, or possibly...
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    4 YEAR wait? Is this in the US and/or is it some...

    4 YEAR wait? Is this in the US and/or is it some HMO plan? I'm a doc and have heard through various surgeons that among the happiest patients a plastic surgeon sees are breast reduction patients....
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    I'd like to second the Body By Science comment....

    I'd like to second the Body By Science comment. 15 minutes, once a week; sounds too good to be true, but it actually works and gives me a real burn. You have to give your body lots of recovery,...
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    I'm embarrassed not to have mentioned something...

    I'm embarrassed not to have mentioned something else. We all have a tendency to oversimplify humans. As a pathologist who looks at incredibly complex biopsies every day I should never forget this....
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    There is a well known phenomenon in carb counting...

    There is a well known phenomenon in carb counting circles, the name is escaping me right now. There is an unpleasant zone between keto-adapted and carb-dependent, where you don't have enough carbs to...
  16. Or a radical move: Body By Science. This is once...

    Or a radical move: Body By Science. This is once a week high intensity slow movement weight lifting, very unlikely to cause injury. There is a book and a website. Backed up by a lot of research.
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    I would urge you to see a doc about this....

    I would urge you to see a doc about this. Endocrinologists are the specialists, internist or family medicine, or if you can find a good competent naturopath. Adjusting thyroid medication is not a...
  18. Do either of these belong in a keto diet? Depends...

    Do either of these belong in a keto diet? Depends on your metabolism. I'm afraid either one would kick me out of ketosis but hey I'm a 60 year old dude. If you had asked me back when I was on my...
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    I'm almost certain that any LabCorp or Quest lab...

    I'm almost certain that any LabCorp or Quest lab also can do that for you but it may cost a lot. You might try getting in touch with lipoprofile themselves and just ask what your options are; it...
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    I would consider the body temperature test to be...

    I would consider the body temperature test to be more meaningful than blood tests.

    Based on what?

    Doc Jim
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    This is such a complex and controversial area! ...

    This is such a complex and controversial area! LDL of over 200 would certainly alarm the vast majority of my colleagues. But it needs to be taken in context. Just some of the things to consider:
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    The most important thing to think about with lab...

    The most important thing to think about with lab testing is...what question am I looking to answer? If you are just curious, the panels may through chance alone show an occasional outlying result and...
  23. One interesting thing about Glycogen is that...

    One interesting thing about Glycogen is that Liver glycogen can be released into the bloodstream for any organ to use, but Muscle glycogen cannot be released; it's for local use by that cell only....
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    Good summary, Neck. I'd add that if anyone is...

    Good summary, Neck. I'd add that if anyone is really interested in ketosis and exercise look to Peter Attia, Jeff Volek, and Steve Phinney who are good scientists.

    Doc Jim
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    "Yes - you can burn fat at any level of carb...

    "Yes - you can burn fat at any level of carb intake as long as you run a caloric deficit.

    Although many people will find that they loose weight quickest with a lower carb intake. Personally, I...
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