View Full Version : Need info on keto diets and hypertension/diabetes
06-22-2010, 12:59 AM
I'm currently overweight. I might have diabetes. I do have hypertension and am on meds.
I'm also limiting my sodium intake to 1500-1800 a day.
I'm still new to bodybuilding and wanted to know if I am able to do a keto diet.
I'm 5'8 201 but am thick boned and have a body type of a running back.
06-22-2010, 04:21 AM
Keto is an excellent diet for anyone with insulin issues, but if you are taking medication, make sure you monitor your bloods and adjust accordingly.
It's also good for hypertension, and without restricting sodium. Most people get their salt from bread, cereals and ready meals, not table salt. On keto, you don't eat any of those things, so you can put salt on your egg without feeling guilty.
What you will have to watch is the carb-up. Either skip it, or keep it short, clean and extremely conservative.
06-22-2010, 01:09 PM
I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic last year. Struggled with my diet, didn't do anything about it for about 6 months, had some major gout attacks that shelved it after I finally started, and didn't really get serious until about 3 months ago. That being said, I just went in for my annual check up and had a complete bloodwork done. I was 2 weeks into keto, my diet before wasn't low carb, but was really watching what I ate. My Dr.'s remarks back to me were "unremarkable". Everything came back in good range, with exception to my Uric Acid. Last year, my bloodwork was terrible.
I really think Keto helped this out. It's obviously low carb, which carbs are what cause issues with your insulin. I've had numerous people tell me similar stories, their bloodwork really showed they were getting healthier. I would recommend it.