Originally Posted by pnkrckpixikat
I saw 241.5 about a month ago but since then have seen everything from 242.0-245.0
I honestly don't know what to think or do. I outright cheated 3 times and other than the day or two after each time I registered in ketosis every time i checked. All I can think is that I am eating enough fat that my body is using my dietary fat and not my body fat (?) I don't know.... maybe I should try a fat fast like sarah lol
Nice to see you around!
Rather than a fat fast right now, what is your calorie level? I'm annoyed by the reality that I need to keep calories in check. I think at least part of the fat fast success was due to the fact that it limits calories to an un-sustainable 1000/day.
I don't lose if I'm above 1500. And I lose faster when I'm lower than that...
Hard ugly truth, often avoided in low carb discussions - some of us, in particular middle aged (and older) women, and inactive (me) need to really watch calories, like on most other diets. Low carb makes it more liveable, makes hunger less of an issue, but I've found I can't scoop sour cream into everything, layer with cheese, grab handfuls of nuts and snack on fat bombs and lose weight.
It's a bummer, I guess, but it's also my reality.
I'm not sure that was the case when I started at 235 pounds, and I know it wasn't the case 5 years ago, but now @ age 44, weight around 200 it's my situation. I've even started thinking through what I'll do when my current efforts aren't enough to lose. Will I live with that body weight? Will I bite the bullet and exercise? Will I try to shave off even more calories (not likely a liveable long term solution for me). Hopefully I can still lose a bunch of weight now that I'm more dialed in to the details...