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Keto diet

Hi can anyone help me with explaining what the keto diet is I've seen it mentioned in many posts but I've never heard of it before . Both my legs swell and my genital area I find cycling really helps but want to try more things to manage our condition. Any advice on diet would be much appreciated thankyou x

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Hi christinediane, google it, it tells you on there about it. (Ketogenic)

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I will thanks x

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I researched this myself a few weeks ago, but concluded it would be much too difficult for me to follow, alas. How much evidence is there that it helps with lymphodema?

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Books available on amazon explains everything look inside the book by clicking on the top right hand corner of the image of the book when the book is selected also look at the reviews. I think it is no carbs diet.

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Hi thanks I will seen a few things on utube high fat low carb looks a bit difficult to work out everyone says not too much protein but not saying how much so anymore info will be good x

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Hi there

I have followed the keto diet and have really good results on it however it isn’t easy to stick to! I tend to do 2-3 weeks strict Keto (25g carbs a day max) and then have a couple weeks less strict (50-80g carbs a day) and still have good results. However I think it’s a bit of trial and error to find out what works for you. You can find calculators online that you fill your height, weight, activity level into and it calculates the ideal amounts of carbs, fats etc that you should eat. It is hard to get going but once you have done it for a while you learn what you can and can’t eat without having to read the packets every time. There are lots of recipes online that give you the number of carbs per portion.

Good luck!

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Thankyou for your advice x

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Hi Christinediane..i am sure CC67 wont mind i have copied and pasted info she posted seven months ago re keto.

" Loads of Lymphies in the US follow Keto eating because it reduces LE symptoms. There has also been clinical research recently undertaken (randomised study) to test the impact of Keto way of eating on LE. The webinar sponsored by the Lymphtatic Education and Research Network/LE&RN looking at the results of Keto was less than a fortnight ago. it will be up on their website in the symposiums section in the next few weeks. You don't have to be a member of LE&RN to view the symposium library. Also, If you search on Facebook there are a few groups for lymphies and Keto diet and Keto way of eating. Anyone reading this post with Lipidema might find it useful to low Keto way of Living has also hugely reduced Lipidema symptoms in another clinical study completed in 2017.

Since Keto has not landed on our side of the pond as heavily as it is used in North America, it's not been discussed as much in the UK as a tool in the fight against LE symptoms. Keto is very disclplined so sticking with it in the long term is the key as a return to eating a non-Keto way will return the LE symptoms. You may find a video on Utube interesting it's about Keto and lymphatic diseases - look up Ketogenic Way of Eating 29 😊

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Ok thankyou that's been a great help. The one thing that's puts me off is the side effect of bad breath ! I'm a bra fitter so I'm in close contact with the public and bad breath wouldn't go down too well 😒

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What is the title of the book on keto fdieting? Thanks

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This is really interesting. My daughter follows an MCT diet (recommended by St. George’s) which is effectively replacing normal dietary fat with MEdium Chain fats. Therefore it is effectively a very low fat diet but high in carbs and protein so not at all similar to the keto diet but works wonders for her lymphorrhea and lymphoedema symptoms. It is strange that such opposite diets can both have positive effects. It would be really good to have detailed independent scientific studies into these diets to see which diet would be best to help with individual symptoms. Both diets appear challenging and the keto seems easier to do without the help of a dietician but I suppose it’s about trying them and seeing which one works best for you.

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