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    macdiver5 reacted to m-fine in Keto Diet   
    Your statement was so far from reality it wasn’t worth a detailed reply, and it seems like you are going to stubbornly hold on to your position despite any evidence, so there is no point in educating or debating you. 
     
    For others reading this thread with a sincere interest to learn, a long term successful keto diet involves significant amounts of vegetables, and after the early stage the addition of moderate amounts of lower sugar fruits.  The fruits that work best also happen to be the ones that are nutrient dense so don’t buy into the ignorant fear mongering from those who don’t understand the diet, or the intentional FUD from those with a vested interest in discouraging it. 
     
    No one diet is best for everyone, but a properly followed keto diet can be very effective for many people who need to lose weight. 
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    macdiver5 got a reaction from mike echo in Keto Diet   
    I have been on a keto diet for almost 2 years (Oct 2017).  I started experimenting with keto in Aug / Sept after watching Dr Sarah Holmberg's Tedx talk on reversing diabetes.  A little background, In July 2017 I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes.  My A1C was 5.7 in 2017.  In 2016, I had an NMR lipoprofile cholesterol test which also measures insulin resistance with the LP-IR test.  I measured a 58 that year where anything above 45 is insulin resistant and indicative of diabetes.  In 2016, I don't recall my doctor mentioning anything and I did not get my A1C tested that year.  I am 5' - 5" and weigh 128 pounds.  I have run either a half marathon, full marathon or both most years since 2011. So weight and exercise was not an issue.  I still weigh about the same but based on both calipers and the navy tape method, I have reduced body fat % especially around my waist since starting the keto diet.
     
    For the first 6 or so months I was very strict.  Now I would estimate that 95+ % of my meals are keto. 
     
    My clinical results are in
     
    2016 my cholesterol was 267 total, ldl - 179, hdl - 69, tri - 96, tasted blood sugar (fbs) - not tested, A1c - not tested, LP-IR 58
    2017 - Total - 218, ldl - 124, hdl - 67, tri - 135, fbs - 109, A1C - 5.7, LP - IR - not tested
    2018 - Total - 237, ldl - 143, hdl - 83, tri - 54, fbs - 103, A1C - 5.1, LP - IR not tested
    2019 - Total - 246, ldl - 141, hdl - 92, tri - 64, fibs - 110, A1C - 5.5, LP - IR 25
     
    So my total cholesterol and ldl still run a little high, my triglycerides are down 50%, and my HDL is up 50%.  My doctor is very happy with my cholesterol numbers.  My fbs runs a little high.  I have found that if I eat a breakfast with zero carbs my blood sugar drops below 100 within one hour.  If I have carbs with breakfast my blood sugar will increase 20 to 40 points within 1 hour depending on the curbs.  Based on this, I only skip breakfast after "cheat" meals to return to Ketosis quicker.  When I skip breakfast, my blood sugar remains above 100 until I eat.    My A1C and LP-IR are both considered normal and I am no longer clinically considered pre-diabetic.
     
    On a non-clinical level, I definitely feel more energetic when I am in Ketosis.  I don't really notice a difference with one cheat meal but if I have a cheat week (vacation) I can really feel a difference by the end of the week.
     
    As far as alcohol goes, I have confirmed with testing that dry red and white wines do not affect my blood sugar nor do they kick me out of Ketosis, so my wife and I will split a bottle several times a week which is a couple of glasses each.
     
    Sorry for the long post but for those of you with diabetes or pre-diabetes, I wanted to share my story especially since my positive results do not include weight loss or increased exercise so are strictly based on keto diet.  Weight loss and exercise have also been shown to be beneficial.
     
     
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    macdiver5 got a reaction from orenpelzman in My first rack of ribs   
    Looks good. For ribs I like brown sugar in my rubs and a sweet sauce. You could always start with a 50 / 50 blend of kosher salt and black pepper. Then and garlic powder, paprika, and chili powder to your tastes

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    macdiver5 got a reaction from Efincoop in My first rack of ribs   
    Looks good. For ribs I like brown sugar in my rubs and a sweet sauce. You could always start with a 50 / 50 blend of kosher salt and black pepper. Then and garlic powder, paprika, and chili powder to your tastes

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    macdiver5 got a reaction from TKOBBQ in Still smoking.   
    I haven't posted for a while but I have been using my KJ through the winter. Last night I did ribs. I got home after 6 so I decided to cook at 275 for 1.5 hours. Not as tender as lower and slower but still delicious.
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    macdiver5 got a reaction from Marty in Still smoking.   
    I haven't posted for a while but I have been using my KJ through the winter. Last night I did ribs. I got home after 6 so I decided to cook at 275 for 1.5 hours. Not as tender as lower and slower but still delicious.
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    macdiver5 got a reaction from KismetKamado in Still smoking.   
    I haven't posted for a while but I have been using my KJ through the winter. Last night I did ribs. I got home after 6 so I decided to cook at 275 for 1.5 hours. Not as tender as lower and slower but still delicious.
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    macdiver5 reacted to EZ smoke in Still smoking.   
    Looks good!
     
    Last weekend, I cooked (2) pork butts at 280* and it cut the cook time down to just 6 hours. These (2) butts were 7 pounders and I was shocked how fast they were done. Typically I shoot for 235* and cook times typically run about 10 hours. BTW these "280*" temp butts were just as good as the "235*"  IMHO.
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    macdiver5 got a reaction from Rak73 in KJ heat deflectors wow   
    The temp on the Weber.

    Just from this

    And this is what I cooked.

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    macdiver5 got a reaction from LargeRedJoe in KJ heat deflectors wow   
    i was just pointing out how hot the deflectors got on the KJ while smoking the ribs. I moved them to the gas grill since they were really hot and it is a safe place for hot items. I was surprised that, without lighting the gas grill, the temp in the gas grill reached almost 200 degrees from being 80ish in the evening.. it just points out, as mewantkj stated the thermal capacity of the deflectors. i was just amazed.
    Maybe it would be a little more clear if I tell you how I cook ribs. I smoke them until they stall then wrap in foil to finish. At the end, I remove my heat deflectors and put my grates in the lowest position. I open the vents all the way, brush the ribs in bbq sauce and burn the sauce on over direct heat. It is when I move the heat deflectors to the cold gas grill that I see the temp in the grill spike.
    Hope that makes this clear.
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    macdiver5 got a reaction from Ben S in KJ heat deflectors wow   
    i was just pointing out how hot the deflectors got on the KJ while smoking the ribs. I moved them to the gas grill since they were really hot and it is a safe place for hot items. I was surprised that, without lighting the gas grill, the temp in the gas grill reached almost 200 degrees from being 80ish in the evening.. it just points out, as mewantkj stated the thermal capacity of the deflectors. i was just amazed.
    Maybe it would be a little more clear if I tell you how I cook ribs. I smoke them until they stall then wrap in foil to finish. At the end, I remove my heat deflectors and put my grates in the lowest position. I open the vents all the way, brush the ribs in bbq sauce and burn the sauce on over direct heat. It is when I move the heat deflectors to the cold gas grill that I see the temp in the grill spike.
    Hope that makes this clear.
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    macdiver5 got a reaction from andyscalzo in KJ heat deflectors wow   
    i was just pointing out how hot the deflectors got on the KJ while smoking the ribs. I moved them to the gas grill since they were really hot and it is a safe place for hot items. I was surprised that, without lighting the gas grill, the temp in the gas grill reached almost 200 degrees from being 80ish in the evening.. it just points out, as mewantkj stated the thermal capacity of the deflectors. i was just amazed.
    Maybe it would be a little more clear if I tell you how I cook ribs. I smoke them until they stall then wrap in foil to finish. At the end, I remove my heat deflectors and put my grates in the lowest position. I open the vents all the way, brush the ribs in bbq sauce and burn the sauce on over direct heat. It is when I move the heat deflectors to the cold gas grill that I see the temp in the grill spike.
    Hope that makes this clear.
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    macdiver5 got a reaction from Glenn in KJ heat deflectors wow   
    The temp on the Weber.

    Just from this

    And this is what I cooked.

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    macdiver5 got a reaction from TKOBBQ in KJ heat deflectors wow   
    The temp on the Weber.

    Just from this

    And this is what I cooked.

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    macdiver5 got a reaction from aljoseph in KJ heat deflectors wow   
    The temp on the Weber.

    Just from this

    And this is what I cooked.

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    macdiver5 reacted to TKOBBQ in Neighborhood Crawl   
    Looks good to me, I'm sure everyone will enjoy it.
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    macdiver5 reacted to Rob L in Neighborhood Crawl   
    Killer Job! I just did a couple pork shoulders that went on at 7am. I came home at 4pm.... Worked great!
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    macdiver5 reacted to ckreef in Neighborhood Crawl   
    Looks good to me. I'm sure everyone will love it.
    The important part of this cook is the confidence you gained for leaving a cook unattended.
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    macdiver5 reacted to pesto3 in Neighborhood Crawl   
    Looking good mate!!
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    macdiver5 reacted to TKOBBQ in Neighborhood Crawl   
    Sounds like a good time.
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    macdiver5 got a reaction from JeffieBoy in Neighborhood Crawl   
    Temperature was a little low at lunch just over 200. No worries.
    Before wrapping.

    After wrapping

    Temperature now.

    I made a slight adjustment to the vents. It should stabilize between 225 and 250.
    I have to leave so I won't really know till I get home. I'm doing this blind. No electronic temp monitoring.
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    macdiver5 got a reaction from Mr Cue in Neighborhood Crawl   
    Temperature was a little low at lunch just over 200. No worries.
    Before wrapping.

    After wrapping

    Temperature now.

    I made a slight adjustment to the vents. It should stabilize between 225 and 250.
    I have to leave so I won't really know till I get home. I'm doing this blind. No electronic temp monitoring.
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    macdiver5 got a reaction from Mr Cue in Neighborhood Crawl   
    So at 3:45 or so the thunderstorms hit with a major downpour at least at my office 5 miles from home. Temp at 5:25 on the lid 220.

    About to check the meat temp.
    Meat is at 195 perfect. Time to rest it and make the slaw. Cheating on the slaw. Bagged slaw and bottles dressing but hey it's a work night.
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    macdiver5 got a reaction from Mr Cue in Neighborhood Crawl   
    When I pulled the pork it just fell apart. My only issue was no real bark. It was just mushy. I had it wrapped linger than normal.
    Finished product

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    macdiver5 got a reaction from Aussie Joe in Neighborhood Crawl   
    When I pulled the pork it just fell apart. My only issue was no real bark. It was just mushy. I had it wrapped linger than normal.
    Finished product

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