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Has anyone ever started out doing keto and then switching back to a more traditional bariatric plan?

Did your body adjust easily or did you gain weight?

Just to clarify- i don't mean going from keto to eating pizza and french fries all day. But i do mean transitioning from the keto diet to a lower fat, higher Protein, low good carb (such as fruits, veggies including starchy veggies and beans) lifestyle.

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You will gain weight for a couple of weeks. Stored glucose has a Water component. If you've been on keto for a while, you'll have depleted your body of normal glucose stores. When you refill those stores with a traditional diet....the glucose is stored with quite a bit of water.

Within a couple of weeks, you'll start losing again. But yes...you'll feel that bump. Try not to get discouraged....you're not gaining any fat.

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Has anyone ever started out doing keto and then switching back to a more traditional bariatric plan?
Did your body adjust easily or did you gain weight?
Just to clarify- i don't mean going from keto to eating pizza and french fries all day. But i do mean transitioning from the keto diet to a lower fat, higher Protein, low good carb (such as fruits, veggies including starchy veggies and beans) lifestyle.


I was doing a Keto like diet (was not hitting the fat goals) then I went on vacation and it was shot to hell

So I'm doing a low carb plan but nothing like before.
I didn't notice any gained weight as a result of the switch however I am in the early months of post surgery

my body seems to enjoy the fruits and vegetables more than the Proteins (I was a vegetarian prior to surgery anyways) but I'm still being careful to keep rice bread and the likes out of my diet.



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You will gain weight for a couple of weeks. Stored glucose has a Water component. If you've been on keto for a while, you'll have depleted your body of normal glucose stores. When you refill those stores with a traditional diet....the glucose is stored with quite a bit of water.
Within a couple of weeks, you'll start losing again. But yes...you'll feel that bump. Try not to get discouraged....you're not gaining any fat.

Thank you for that. You clarified a lot of my concerns.


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I was doing a Keto like diet (was not hitting the fat goals) then I went on vacation and it was shot to hell

So I'm doing a low carb plan but nothing like before.
I didn't notice any gained weight as a result of the switch however I am in the early months of post surgery

my body seems to enjoy the fruits and vegetables more than the Proteins (I was a vegetarian prior to surgery anyways) but I'm still being careful to keep rice bread and the likes out of my diet.




I totally get that, that's actually how i feel. Keto is fun because i basically eat crap and still lose weight, but i prefer the other low carb way of life, it's less restrictive. And somedays i just crave things like Protein packed fruit smoothies and keto doesn't allow for things like that, or spaghetti squash dishes.


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You will gain weight for a couple of weeks. Stored glucose has a Water component. If you've been on keto for a while, you'll have depleted your body of normal glucose stores. When you refill those stores with a traditional diet....the glucose is stored with quite a bit of water.
Within a couple of weeks, you'll start losing again. But yes...you'll feel that bump. Try not to get discouraged....you're not gaining any fat.

Totally forgot to ask you this- when you stop, should you stop cold turkey and do low fat everything? Or should you slowly ease your way back into lower fat items? Or does it not even matter what order you do things?

The foods im most concerned with are fruits, Beans and squash.


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Personally...I eat a lot of fruits, Beans and squash. I don't eat much fat. What fat I eat is usually olive oil, avocado or nuts. My meats are crazy lean.

I don't think it's going to be a huge deal to transition fast or slow...but you know your body best. If you run into discomfort or digestive issues, go more gradually.

I do whole grain bread in limited quantities, Protein Pasta, brown rice and potatoes. Lots of veggies. Fish, chicken, Mycoprotien, yogurt, kefir, etc.

To each, their own. You have to figure out what's right for you. Discussing it with your nutritionist is a good plan, too.

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Personally...I eat a lot of fruits, Beans and squash. I don't eat much fat. What fat I eat is usually olive oil, avocado or nuts. My meats are crazy lean.
I don't think it's going to be a huge deal to transition fast or slow...but you know your body best. If you run into discomfort or digestive issues, go more gradually.
I do whole grain bread in limited quantities, Protein Pasta, brown rice and potatoes. Lots of veggies. Fish, chicken, Mycoprotien, yogurt, kefir, etc.
To each, their own. You have to figure out what's right for you. Discussing it with your nutritionist is a good plan, too.

That's exactly how i eat too!!

I did keto for a few months just as an experiment to see if it really works and it does, but i love fruit, and everything else you mentioned, and overall i just feel better when i eat the way i was before (even if the weight loss is slower)

Plus the idea of cutting out multiple healthy food groups forever seems like i might have deficiency issues later on with certain nutrients.


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Take a look at the mayo Clinic Diet. It's based on the Mediterranean diet....which is the diet eaten by the people who have the best longevity in the world...lowest heart disease and cancer rates, too.

I have never felt better in my life or enjoyed my diet more....than when I started eating the Mayo Clinic Diet. (have been on it since June of last year)

My nutritionist is fully supportive of my continuing this diet. I have no problem hitting my 60+ g of Protein goal, and I keep my calories between 1000-1200 a day.

Some nutritionists will really push keto after bariatric surgery....but my office serves a population of people from all over the world...many vegans, some following very different cultural eating habits...so they're more open to different paths up the mountain so to speak:)

Best wishes to you on your journey.

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Take a look at the mayo Clinic Diet. It's based on the Mediterranean diet....which is the diet eaten by the people who have the best longevity in the world...lowest heart disease and cancer rates, too.
I have never felt better in my life or enjoyed my diet more....than when I started eating the Mayo Clinic Diet. (have been on it since June of last year)
My nutritionist is fully supportive of my continuing this diet. I have no problem hitting my 60+ g of Protein goal, and I keep my calories between 1000-1200 a day.
Some nutritionists will really push keto after bariatric surgery....but my office serves a population of people from all over the world...many vegans, some following very different cultural eating habits...so they're more open to different paths up the mountain so to speak:)
Best wishes to you on your journey.

Thanks! I definitely will.


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