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Keto macros

Discussion in 'Ketogenic diet forum' started by Rhianne, Aug 9, 2020.

  1. Rhianne

    Rhianne · Newbie

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    Morning all, my partner has recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. His father also has it but at 39 years old this was a shock! A reading of 28 was petrifying! We have recently recovered from covid and are convinced this was the trigger. My hubby is adament he is not going to start meds following docs prescription of metfornin so we have gone onto the keto diet. We are keeping to 17-20g carbs. We are doing really well but my concern is we are also exercising and looking at our macros this is massively reducing our fat and protein intake for the day. My question to any nutrition experts out there is, is this OK? On carb manager our end of day chart is showing mostly carbs which can't be right if we're so low on out carb intake???
     
  2. JenniferM55

    JenniferM55 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Are you counting NET carbs? In the US I believe they count total carbs, but in the UK net carbs are counted. The difference is the indigestible fibre.
     
  3. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    ?.. how do you think that exercise is reducing your fat and protein intake?
     
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    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What are you eating in a typical day please?
     
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    pixie1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    In the US, they work on net carbs, the UK look at total carbs I believe
     
  6. JenniferM55

    JenniferM55 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I count net carbs and live in the UK, maybe we need adjudicator :)

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  7. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    UK carb figures are "net" anyway as fibre is listed separately on the nutrition panel.
    Otherwise these almonds would have negative carbs.
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    AloeSvea Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I looked up the carb manager app online to try and understand what the poster was asking about, especially @Rhianne 's question and issues with exercise and keto, and the 'end of the day chart'.

    I am such a naive novice! I had no idea there were such slick tools out there. Silly me - of course there are.

    But that slick tool uses calorie counting as well, which really surprised me, especially with regards to low carb and keto. They even talk about eating at a calorie deficit in order to lose weight, which really surprised me, not in a good way.

    And it seems, from the original post - carb manager has some kind of ongoing counting system where you track what percentage of your diet is made up of the different macronutrients. How the exercise/activity component fits in with this I have no idea. I couldn't find a reference to this on the website. I wonder if it is the olde fashioned outdated I thought cos it's flawed - 'move more eat less' idea cropping up in a keto program? Hmmm. Where some kind of 'burning calories' (and macros? - hmmm) with exercise thing is part of the management?

    I'm not surprised @Rhianne and her partner were confused by the end of it. I guess they realised they had to get support from that actual program? And went ahead and did?
     
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    Post an example of your daily diet, it will be much easier to see if/where you're going wrong!
     
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