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Looking for information on doing a Keto based plan. I’m 5 months post op and need ideas on how much Protein to consume in a day and how many carbs. Any suggestions out there?

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I have toyed with the idea of keto recently, too. (I'm 8.5 months out and loss has slowed considerably and I'm not ready to lose momentum). I've found that googling keto calculator brings up a bunch calculator options that can tell you how many carbs, Protein, and fat you should be eating.

Here's what's stopping me, though... true keto is about eating a high percentage of fat and considerably lower percentage of protein. While it will probably help us drop weight, we have to be concerned about our levels of protein because we're already on a rapid weight loss journey and need higher amounts of protein to help reduce muscle loss and maintain satiety. Just some food for thought. Like I mentioned, I'm considering it myself, but seeing the calculators has me concerned because a true keto diet would not allow me to reach the protein goals set by my physician. Realistically, by following a high protein, low carb diet, we can probably already maintain a low level of ketosis anyway, without compromising the extra protein we need to minimize muscle lost.

I also have some reservations about it being a truly healthy lifestyle to maintain long term because of the high percentage of fat (it's supposed to be "good fat", I know, but we know that too much "good fat" is also bad for health) as well as the number of chemical substitutes that people use to maintain the lifestyle.

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There is reddit keto forum that has tons of information and helpful members. The current recommendations over there is to limit fat intake and eat more Protein. They no longer seem to think that protein is turned into glucose. So yes, you can absolutely do a high protein, limited fat, keto. I'm currently trying to do low carb in order to increase weight loss from abdomen as that area is being stubborn. Best of luck.

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I do high Protein, limited fat keto. So I aim for 60 or more grams of protein a day and limit to 30 or fewer carbs per day. I don;t really worry about the fat because I'm not eating foods that are particularly rich in fat. I have lost 84 pounds and have kept it off, so I know it's working. I started this modified keto plan at about 3.5 months out. It's easy for me to stick to and I'm always full.

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