Hey, I am new here but not new to Ketogenic Lifestyle. I started my journey in July 2016 and so far I lost 14 Kgs (I am into metric) from 82 Kg to 70 Kg in the first 9 months and then plateaued but gradually I am now at 68 Kg. I was pre-diabetic but my blood sugar is now very much in the normal range.
I was on Lipitor and stopped taking it when I started LCHF but I continue to take Allopurinol for gout. I have not had an attack of Gout for the past 12 years but that changed in the last two weeks and I got a severe attach and I am wondering why.
I watched a video by Meagan Ramos at Ketofest 2017 - The IDM Protocol - and learnt that people on Ketogenic diet have complained of gout flare-ups. I already know that gout is caused by purines in protein that produces uric acid which crystallizes and gets into your joint causing the pain. Meagan recommends Black Cherry but that has 15% carbs.
So now I am thinking that the attack of Gout was caused by all meat that I was eating, the bacon and pork belly and am wondering whether there is a better way to limit my meat intake, and thereby my protein intake, without having to measure every time I eat.