Good or bad is relative. I stopped keto last March, and my blood pressure was 110s/60s. Even after I stopped keto and started eating desserts, I lost another 18 pounds. Was that good? Well, I liked having desserts, so did that all year… Even ate some oatmeal raisin cookies from the store that had hyrogenated oil… guess what? Yep, this November my diastolic BP was back up into the 80s.
My response? Go back to keto. Even when I do keto I probably eat around 50 gr carb/day, and feel great. So I don’t really think the carbs from vegetables affect me poorly. It is the other stuft. Too much sugar and refined oils is BAD for my CV health.
See above. Yeah, me. 20 gr of carbs from vegetables is nothing. I was perfectly healthy. My fasting insulin was 4, my blood pressure was 110s/60s… beautiful. It depends somewhat on the type of carbs imho. Too much sugar causes glycation. I believe that and refined oils cause oxidation of LDL. So, I did a blood oxLDL test this last Nov as I was starting keto to see what happens after I do keto for a bit. I wasn’t high, but I def wasn’t as low as would be ideal I think. So that is what a year of eating desserts did, and I would say it was BAD.
I’ve been forced to the same conclusion myself. My metabolism has slowed. I cannot eat the same amount of sugar I used to. Our mitochondria aren’t as efficient as they used to be. But def, eating the sugar and processed food is hard on them, and damages them more than they would be otherwise, so I wish I had changed my ways before my BP started to go up. I am thankful to keto though, cause I feel it will keep me out of the Drs office and off medicines. I just don’t want to go there.
No issues with lethargy here. If anything, I feel my energy level is a little better over the course of the day than before keto. I don’t get as tired around 3 pm. I like that.
Looks pretty good. Did dropping cow dairy help your BPH?
No, it is not necessary, but I feel great above that level. I am easily 50 gr of carbs all the time on keto, and my health checks out beautifully on that. It is when I introduce the desserts/sweets that I seem to run into trouble - of course then I am not Keto.