Re: Vegan Ketosis
Great job on the body fat drop!
Im not sure it what I did was "Vegan Ketosis" but what I DID do was intermittent fasting on a WFPB / vegan diet. (went vegan about 4 months ago after watching "what the health")
Lost 30lbs and dropped my body fat from 26% to 16%.
Just kept my eating window to less than 8 hours (sometime 4 hours) and trying to eat mostly whole food plant based during that window.
I felt great and worked great. dropped my cholesterol from 275 to 145.
How do you define "Vegan ketosis" ?
Re: Vegan Ketosis
Sure, well for starters, I am no longer vegan. The book I referenced by longevity researcher Professor Longo was influential in that regard (he jokes that the healthiest diet is being a vegan who eats fish, and adding eggs and dairy in your 60s, I'm 63 now), as was a DNA test analyzer by Dr. Rhonda Patrick (FoundMyFitness Genetics) showing me I was a very low producer of choline, and through Cronometer I discovered I was not getting nearly enough in my diet! I now therefore eat eggs and fish ... but the Fasting Mimicking Diet IS vegan, and it is said to induce ketosis though some doubt that it would as it is rather high in carbs. My DIY version DID induce ketosis in me, I used a KetoMojo to find out.
I simply eliminated the main sources of carbs (most fruits, roots, grains) and proteins (beans) from my diet for the 5 days, and just ate leafy greens and other veggies (onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, even some squash...), berries, and lots of nuts and seeds. My approach, and my results were very similar to this lovely woman on YouTube, who even made a spreadsheet you can use (I did not), find her experiment at GenXLifeIsGood.
Some keyboard actions no longer work
When I log a food or add an ingredient to a recipe, the first item on the serving size list is often not what I want (typically grams). Previously on the desktop site I could just tab to the drop-down and press "g" to select grams like basically every form drop-down. Since the big update, tabbing still works, but alphabetical menu selection no longer works, and the only way to select the correct entry is by clicking it with the mouse or using the arrow keys. This really interrupts the flow of how I use the site, and makes manual recipe entry especially quite tedious, since I have to keep switching back and forth between the keyboard and mouse.
Another issue I've noticed since the update is pressing enter on the delete confirmation no longer does anything. I now have to click on the "yes" button, despite it being highlighted.
Re: What does it mean walking intensity?
Yeah but what are the differences between Light-moderate-high-very high?
Define food ahead of time for each day with checkmarks to log what's been eaten
Cronometer is great but personally I would prefer to define my foods to eat ahead of time and have a checkmark approach to the diet instead of having to log the food every single time.
Wondering if this option is available and I'm just not seeing it?
Re: Specific Diets?
New to the forum and I have Kidney Disease. I recently got targets from my RD and Dr. and I set those as limits in Cronometer for Sodium, Phosphate, and Protein. My Potassium was not an issue. I find the app to be real helpful for tracking and planning. I'll have my breakfast and then model what I plan for lunch and dinner and adjust as the day goes along.
Re: Vegan Friends
Hi plant strong friends. I just got this in Costco Ottawa and believe it contains no whay or milk products...I am a bit confused because online the manufacturer says it contains milk on its online label. Hmmmm. I mostly eat steel cut oats for breakfast but thought this would be good for the odd post run meal. But I am skeptical with the conflicting labels. I will call POST cereal and ask about the conflicting info and report back.
Re: Vegan Friends
What type of vegan options are you looking for on Cronometer? Might be something we could do!
Re: Foods to Lower Blood Pressure
I usually eat potatoes for potassium as well as bananas.
A friend who has high blood pressure was told to cut down on salt.
I watched a Dr Oz clip where he had a hard-core carnivore to go plant-base for a week and the result was a big drop in blood pressure.
Exercise like Tai Chi could help.
Re: To much healthy foods?
Never heard of Blue Zones before, interesting and my wife and I eat pretty much that way. Before I retired I was a general labourer for a builder and ate fruit every 2 hours plus eat other foods. My last months at work I was 100% vegan and took all my food to work and it was a lot.