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Feb 8th '19, 04:21 AM  
Apex1
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Hello - plotting a coupe against my middle-aged frame

I'm a 100% disabled Army captain, with an SBS (Spenobasilar Symphasis) Override with sidebending. My walk-around head pain is 8-9/10, and most exercise is like hitting myself in the head with a brick.

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Age: 52
Height: 6' 0" -- 182 cm

I started at 212 lbs./96.16 kg in early November 2018, and hit 180.2 lbs/ 81.73 by EOM January 2019. I've taken a break, and have seem to hit a set point at 184 pounds. I combined intermittent fasting with a bastardized form of the Ketogenic diet I made from parts of several diets that made common sense to me. Mostly I did it keeping my mouth shut, and replacing my comfort eating with drinking water with electrolytes. Not cheap/not expensive/usually not very hungry.

I am taking a break because I'm afraid shorting myself on carbs for so long just might be a little stupid. And, like you, I want to try to add some lean muscle, and I haven't got a clue how to make that happen while on keto and doing intermittent fasting. The upside has been that the ketones really help with my pain. Supposedly, they are 50x-100x better than NSAIDS, and 10x better than steroid shots.

Bottom Line Question: can I grow lean muscle on keto? Thanks for listening.
 
Feb 13th '19, 09:23 AM  
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Hi fat low carb? Absolutely. I dip in and out of those days when I'm on it but before I put body fat back on (boo) I mostly did high fat low carb days and my results were awesome but I did have carb days, carbs are energy and definitely have a benefit in our diet. My opinion anyhoo! Good luck!

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Feb 13th '19, 17:20 PM  
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Okay -thx - then here's another question

Thanks -- have you tried any of the keto protein shake options. There only 10g of protein, and a bit pricey, but I hate paying twice for the same victory.Thoughts?
 
Feb 14th '19, 12:02 PM  
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No. I buy Gold Standard Optimum Nutrition... slightly expensive but it's soooooo good. I prefer to eat food so don't really use supplements. I'll have an extra protein shake on the go but I try to avoid using them to replace meals. Food is the most substaiable way IMO, well it' what's works for me
 
 
Feb 14th '19, 14:06 PM  
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Hello

 
Feb 16th '19, 18:47 PM  
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Hi and welcome to Social Slimmers! Best of luck on your weight loss journey
 
 
Apr 2nd '19, 12:36 PM  
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Hello
 
 
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