Hello Candi! Welcome to this wonderful site. I am a few years younger than you at 64 but like you just starting and unsure if I am doing it right. I started on January 6th. There are so many wonderful people on here that go out of their way to help, encourage and answer questions. All of the information on Keto out there can get confusing so coming here and asking questions is a great help. I am trying hard not to obsess about this (as I usually do) and keep it simple. Good luck to all of us on our new lifestyle journey!
Yeah, I always wanted to be Julie. She was so cool and pencil thin, of course.
Yes, there are other oldies here. I am 67 about to turn 68, been doing keto for over 3 years. I had initial success but have been stalled for a long time. I’m still trying to figure it out. There is also a forum here called keto women over 50. Glad you joined us.
I’m so new here I have been unable to post on my own, so no nail biting needed.
Welcome to the forum!
I’ve been on keto for about 6 months. I’m also a senior just a few years younger. I’m down 54lbs over all. But the biggest issue was all my pants. I’ve lost 4 or 5 inches from my waist and they didn’t fit any more. Thankfully, my wife gave me 2 new pairs of pants (pair meaning 2, but only getting 1?). Welcome!
I came back to health and fitness in a serious way 2 years ago. 71 years old today. Goal, to be as fit as possible with zero health compromise, and look the part. The recipe is whole food, 40 net grams of carbs, 2 hours daily of low heart rate training (walking and Airdyne) and 90-120 minutes a week of lifting. Helps with sleep to be in retirement mode. I track diet and exercise in Cronometer.
Modern work and food are not health promoting. I believe we are encourged to eat carbs to stretch the food supply for the sake of global trade influence. If most americans demanded low carb there would be less ag commodities to export.
My mother in law is 78 and she reversed her type 2 diabetes and dramatically decreased her cardiac medications with keto. She also decreased her arthritis pain significantly and cleared up her skin conditions.
Interesting. I’ve been keto for 3 years. My arthritis - most noticeable in fingers - and my dry facial skin, especially around my mouth and between/above my eyes, have not improved at all.
Ever tried carnivore for more than a month? Arthritis can be very tricky as even many keto foods trigger it as well.
I am 67 and almost 2 years into keto. Lost 50 lbs, in the first 6 months and have maintained my target weight since. I feel better now, with more energy than I had in my 40s. Am starting to worry that I may outlive my retirement income.
Maintenance can be tricky, since I am the only one in my family not eating SAD, but the thought of feeling sick and old again is incentive to stay the course. Fortunately, my body tells me pretty soon when I get careless. And, while it’s never too late to start, age does make the recovery from a lifetime of bad eating harder and longer.
I was addicted to my crappy food. Today I’m addicted to my huge salads, ground chuck, salmon and Ice coffee. I’ve figured out how to make exercise burn 30-40% of total calories with no apparent wear and tear. If everybody was doing this things would be diifferent…
Hi I’m 72 and just starting again after 6 months doing Keto eating last year. Then several months off due to surgery (never got back on.) I lost 40 pounds without even trying during those 6 months and felt good until I developed a parathyroid problem now fixed. Feeling positive about doing it now. Good lifestyle change!
Just turned 71 ( Jan 15 ) and this is my first post here. I chose my user name with the idea that you CAN teach an old dog new tricks.
I would describe myself as an accidental Keto’er. I went grain/sugar free a little over 2 years ago after reading " Undoctored " by William Davis. He actually warns of what he believes is the danger of long term ketosis, but my extensive research has convinced me his arguments are without merit in general.
I say accidental Keto’er, because after giving up the seriously bad carbs in my life, I found myself naturally leaning toward an almost carb free diet. I realized I wasn’t eating all those ‘ healthy ‘ fruits and vegetables because I liked the taste, I was eating them because they were supposed to be good for me. I decided there was a clue in there about all those healthy vegetables tasting bitter.
I have slowly lost over 40 pounds, but still feel like I have a few extra pounds of fat to lose. I am small framed and most people say I look really trim, but I know how I look in the mirror ( will maybe share some pics later ) No. Not the one’s in the mirror.
Before going grain free I had a lot of joint pain, particularly in my hips, along with a diagnosis of osteo-arthritis. After going grain free I am now pain free for all practical purposes. I do not have any medical problems to speak of and feel better over-all than I did thirty years ago.
I ended up here at Ketogenic Forums after following Dr Georgia Ede who in turn led me to Amber O’Hearn. After browsing through the discussions here, I felt it would be a great place to share information with likeminded people.
I am 70 and my big sis is 83 and we’ve been keto for about 4 years. I’m down 65 pounds and she’s down 40. My a1c went down to 5.5 and I cut my beta blocker dose in half and my blood pressure and pulse are great now (except when I go to the doctor - heh). It’s slower progress when you are older, but still works. I’ll never get skinny, but I’m happy with myself now.
I have been keto for almost 4 years, but have been struggling lately. I did lose 55 pounds initially, but I was still about 20 to 30 pounds away from my goal. I’m afraid I have gained some of it back, so I need to get back on track.