Too much weight loss

Hello, I'm a gentleman 76 years old.  I started getting into KETO style eating about 6 months ago.  I was not really overweight and didn't have any health problems.  I just wanted to pursue a really healthy life style for longevity, disease prevention, etc.  I'm 5'-11" tall and started at 160 lbs.  I'm now about 150 lbs and told that I'm starting to look gaunt.  Since starting KETO, I have had more energy, better mental clarity, better mood, and just feel cleaner of mind and body.  However, since KETO has eliminated just about all of my body fat, I may have "overshot" somehow, and for health and appearance reasons, would like to build my fat reserves back some.  But, I don't want to start eating a bunch of carbs to gain back "bad fat" and try to maintain that.  I've heard that eating fat will not make you fat, so are carbs my only answer, or, will eating extra bunches of good fats actually allow me to gain back some healthy fat?   Is there anyone out there who has had a similar experience?  Is there a healthy way to bolster my "good fat" storage to a healthy level.  I don't like being quite this darned skinny? 

Thanks all.

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  • How about eating more good carbs like fruit and vegetables that you have not been able to eat?

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    • Jack
    • Jack100
    • 1 yr ago
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    Hadn't thought about that.  Sounds like something  good to try to gain a few pounds of good fat.


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  • It is hard to switch to maintaining when you’ve been working hard to develop new habits to lose the weight.  I’m looking forward to more fruits and veggies!  Tomatoes!!! Yeah!

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    • Adish Imtiaz
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    • Adish_Imtiaz
    • 1 yr ago
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    Thanx. It looks something surprising.

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    • jerrylem
    • 1 yr ago
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    Weight loss can result from a decrease in body fluid, muscle mass, or fat. A decrease in body fluid can come from medications, fluid loss, lack of fluid intake, or illnesses such as diabetes. A decrease in body fat can be intentionally caused by exercise and dieting, such as for overweight or obesityBody's weight can regularly fluctuate, but the persistent, unintentional loss of more than 5% of the weight over 6 weeks is usually a cause for concern.

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