Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: UK, South Wales
I've actually just started a ketosis diet, and I'm feeling great into day 5. It takes around 12 days to get into ketosis properly, but from then on, you have a week of no carbs, then you can give yourself a carb day at the end of the week.
It's hard, because I'm not allowed more than 20 carbs a day, and it's all meat and stuff, but my brothers have been on it for over 3 months, and my one brother who was bigger than me, has already lost 3 stone. So me and my mum wanted to try it, one, because I want to get back into riding more and get more motivated, and 2, to be more confident with myself.
Pretty much having no carbs, makes fat burn rapidly.
We've spoken to various people about this, and doctors and they see no harm in it. But you have to keep up with it. I've lost half a stone in 5 days (It won't work that quickly for all, and to be honest, I think part of it is because I've been too ill lately with an inner infection) But I've read people have lost more than that in their first 16 days of ketosis, but again, varies for everyone.
Or, there is obviously the option, eat 3 times a day and excercise (walking is absolutely fine)
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