Greetings! I just wanted to introduce myself because I will be lurking and reading your posts! My name is Katy and I live in New Orleans. I am new to the forum, but not to Keto.
Eight years ago I was doing great on Keto/IF until I had the opportunity to donate a kidney. Although I had great biomarkers and passed all the other tests, etc., the docs refused to do the surgery while I was in Ketosis! SO, I changed to CAD until the surgery and then never got back to full Keto. Until a few months ago! Since then I have been 100% (which is much easier for me than 99%, if that makes sense), and am thrilled with all the results, and how I feel!
I have been part of the FB group for women over 40 which is great, but was finding that the food postings are too much for me. I am definitely a KISS gal. I am SO happy to have found this forum and the 2KD podcast.
Although I had done IF/OMAD in the past, I had never really heard about the EF until the podcasts. I love the idea - and it seems like it will help me take good care of my remaining kidney! I did my first fast last week for 36 hours, and just finished my second (48 hours) with a high fat meal. (0 cal drinks, water and broth - perhaps not a real fast?). I believe I will eat two high fat meals tomorrow mid-morning and early evening and start another fast and try to get to 72 hours. I am REALLY curious what the 3rd day feels like!
Anyway, I am learning SO much from y’all, and although not a science person I’m trying to understand all that you share and enjoy the incremental education that I can pick up!
The best to all of you! And thanks for starting/maintaining this forum!