I am 37, 172, and around 71kgs but I would say around 35 body fat at the moment… I lost a lot of muscle in the past year with bad nutrition due to traveling and no exercise.
I started keto one month ago and honestly I still keep waiting for any of the benefits
I have struggled with binge eating disorder and I keep eating too much fat so nosuprise I actually gained 3 kgs (visibly … stangely the fat is all around my legs and knees which is not an area I normally gain)
in general the way my body reacts since starting keto has been super strange… also i think i am retaining water a lot and my body is full of inflamation
I eat mosly meat grass fed beef, some avocadoes and sometimes a bit of spinach and eggs… I aim for 1300 kcal 70 protein, around 90 fat (but for sure I overshoot quite often) but realy I am mainly carnivore, nothing processed at all
I know I am in ketosis because I check my blood … I am around 1.5 but even after a month I have no mental clarity, no energy, pretty fast weight gain, water retention, super dry skin, exemas, inflamation, cravings , heavy depression
I dont know what I am doing wrong, I drink electolytes, around 3 liters of water… I also pee very little (like 3x a day)
I had four days last week when suddenly I could feel it started to work I went mostly carnivore but then I suddenly I started to feel very sick to my stomach so I added a bit of veg and then it went dowhill again. (no energy and super hard cravings)
I am super scared especially since I am gainig weight really fast…
Also need to say that I have no disease, no issues with anything but also have history of binge and restirction so my metabolism is a bit of a mess I am sure.