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I have recently been put on the ketogenic diet for my seizures. My question is are there actual meals I can eat and still follow the diet?

I have recently been put on the ketogenic diet for my seizures. My question is are there actual meals I can eat and still follow the diet?

Ketogenic diet: The ketogenic diet is not normally recommended for adults. When it is recommended, it is difficult to follow, because adults tend not to eat a diet formula- they prefer meals. I am not aware there is a recipe book for this diet for adults. Here is a link to some guidelines that may help: https://www.epilepsy.com/learn/treating-seizures-and-epilepsy/dietary-therapies/ketogenic-diet ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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How can I lose weight by the ketogenic diet?

How can I lose weight by the ketogenic diet?

First...: You should be high wiasted and carry weight on the middle for optimal results. Initially keep carb intake below 40g per day. You should become ketogenic. You will notice once weight loss occurs, your lipids will improve almost immediately! it is not a diet: it is a lifestyle! it prevents metabolic syndrome or corrects it, if strictly adhered to. ...Read more

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Can the ketogenic diet make you lose weight within a week?

Can the ketogenic diet make you lose weight within a week?

Yes: This type of diet will result in some weight loss during the first week. Most of this will be water weight rather than body fat, however. Ketogenic diets can have adverse effects, so close physician supervision is recommended. ...Read more

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How dangerous is the ketogenic diet for the type 2 diabetic?

How dangerous is the ketogenic diet for the type 2 diabetic?

Not dangerous: People get 'ketosis' mixed up with 'keto-acidosis'. Ketosis is the process of burning fat for energy instead of sugar or muscle. This is definitely a GOOD thing for type 2 diabetics. Keto-acidosis is a very dangerous condition that occurs in type 1 diabetics when they are not taking in enough insulin. I have had MANY diabetic 2 patients do with with ketogenic eating plans (sensible) ...Read more

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I am an endomorph, is a cyclic ketogenic diet the best choice for someone that gains fat easily?

I am an endomorph, is a cyclic ketogenic diet the best choice for someone that gains fat easily?

Count calories : When food is consumed it has a certain caloric (heat, energy) content. They are really only three ways that that caloric content can leave the body. 1. Malabsorption (i.e. You don't consume it in the first place, e.g. Diarrhea). 2. Burned off as heat. 3. Burned off as movement. Anything left over is stored as fat. Overthinking diets and body type clouds main concern: reducing caloric intake. ...Read more

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Is raw papaya salad allowed on ketogenic diet?

Its in the Low GI: This means you concentrate on low glycemic index foods.Foods w a GI less than 55.This allows you to stay in a ketogenic state.U don't sacrifice an entire days food choices so that every item is below 55.U look at an overall meal or a days meal plan and see if the average GI of all items taken as a whole is below 55.Make smart choices and above all else exercise & drink 64 oz's of h2o/day. ...Read more

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Will ketogenic diet lower igf-1?

Will ketogenic diet lower igf-1?

No: It won't do that, it'll just dehydrate you. Why would you want to do that? ...Read more

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Is a ketogenic diet able to turn around ckd?

Is a ketogenic diet able to turn around ckd?

Kidney Quandary: Unfortunately, the answer is no. One of the problems in chronic kidney disease is the inability to handle metabolic stress in the system. If you preferentially burn fat at the cost of little or no carbohydrate intake, you create ketones as a by-product of metabolism. This can cause significant stress on the liver and kidneys and it won't turn around ckd but may in fact make it worse. ...Read more

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How can I deal with being epileptic anf does the ketogenic diet work in adults?

How can I deal with being epileptic anf does the ketogenic diet work in adults?

Possibly: The ketogenic diet can be helpful for some people with epilepsy. You should discuss this with your neurologist. Don't try it on your own. It should be done with close supervision and specific instructions. ...Read more

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Is metformin safe to combine with a ketogenic diet? (in a non-diabetic.)

Is metformin safe to combine with a ketogenic diet? (in a non-diabetic.)

Complicated question: With renal insufficiency, metformin can cause lactic acidosis. So on the surface, there is not a risk of ketoacidosis. But if you eliminate all carbs you may not need metformin, and an extreme ketogenic diet can cause many symptoms and metabolic derangements that i would not want to combine with metformin. Suggestion: moderation. Enough carbs to limit ketosis, and check glu daily. See your md. ...Read more

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I am on a standard ketogenic diet, is this the best diet for an endomorph to lose weight? Im also involved in hiit cardio 5x week.

I am on a standard ketogenic diet, is this the best diet for an endomorph to lose weight?  Im also involved in hiit cardio 5x week.

Round person: The ketogenic diet is high in fat and low in carbohydrate. There is much debate as to how healthy this diet truly is. I have seen patients have temporary success with this diet only to gain weight back when they resume a normal diet. I personally think the best way to lose weight for good is to eat smaller portion sizes and maintain an active lifestyle. ...Read more

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Is following a ketogenic diet as effective as surgery for epilepsy?

Is following a ketogenic diet as effective as surgery for epilepsy?

Diet vs surgery: The ketogenic diet and surgery are two approaches to reduce or control seizures. Surgery is directed at localized areas of brain from which seizures are triggered. The ketogenic diet is most often used for medication resistent seizures that are generalized forms of epilepsy or seizure syndromes. They are not usuallly interchangeable. ...Read more

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Is it generally no issue on occasion to drink beer and mixed drinks while on a ketogenic diet?

Is it generally no issue on occasion to drink beer and mixed drinks while on a ketogenic diet?

Both bad: It is better to have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts; low in saturated fats, no tobacco and no more than one drink a day, and exercise 30 minutes/day. See this site for more info on alochol. http://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/faqs.htm. ...Read more

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Low fat low carb ketogenic diet for person with high bilirubin?

Let's talk: If your only finding on chemical profile is a consistently high indirect bilirubin and you feel fine, you almost certainly have gilbert's and this is a non-problem that you should not try to address. If consistently high indirect, dubin-johnson is likely, same advice. If you have high bilirubin from an identified or unidentified illness, get with your physician before you try this diet. ...Read more

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Is it safe for an adult use ketogenic diet for treating epilepsy?

Not useful: Although children with difficult to control epilepsies do respond, most adults do not. Furthermore the diet is rather tough to tolerate in adults, as it can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, and could cause chemical imbalances and cardiovascular problems. Best to avoid. ...Read more

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How many carbs should I eat daily to get into ketosis. I'm interested in a ketogenic diet. I'm not diabetic.

How many carbs should I eat daily to get into ketosis. I'm interested in a ketogenic diet. I'm not diabetic.

Depends on factors: Ketosis, when the body shifts from glucose 2 ketones as n energy source, depends on many factors like how much glc "reserve" was built up in the liver, & ur activities (energy in vs. energy out). A ketogenic diet, where 10-15% of cal r from carbs, takes anywhere from 3-14 days to deplete glucose stores. Genetic factors also play a role. Ketogenic diets r medically controversial except in epilepsy. ...Read more

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