Ratios for therapeutic and a thin person/Keto

edited January 8 in Ask An Expert

Thank you for the opportunity to ask a question. I am very thin already, 5' 8", 125 pounds. I have started Keto 5 days ago due to a friend who has had the same neurological condition as I have had for over 10 years. He said this diet wiped out all of his symptoms after 8 weeks. I would be grateful if that happened for me. I have started with the cronometer therapeutic ratios and I feel so hungry. I am following Dr. Mercola. With the ratios, I end up with a very light dinner. It is at 20 g carbs, 34 g protein and the rest fat. I meet the targets but am calorie deficient by 500-600 calories. I end up so hungry in the morning. Bulk of food intake spread between morning an lunch, so I am working on the balance more. I think I need to increase the carbs a bit and more fat so I don't lose weight. Would love feedback and how do you get more calories too and maintain the targets? Thank you!

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  • Thank you so much! :) I appreciate this and will look now :)

  • Dear Susan, Thank you again. Now my left leg and feet are swelling on this Keto Diet. I am not understanding why. I will seek help. I seem to be meeting my targets for moderation setting here each day. Any insights? Thank you!

  • @CRivers

    My recommendation is to seek medical attention. Edema (swelling) can be a sign of a more serious issue and could also mean that your electrolytes/fluid status is out of balance.

    Kind regards,

    Susan Macfarlane, MScA, RD
    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
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