Hi all. My first post, I have a tendancy of rambling a lot, hope to keep it somewhat concise.
This forum convinced me to start down the keto path. I have no regrets (other than missing cake and chips like crazy) - this is just enquiring if I’m being inpatient or if I need to make more changes.
About me: 41 yr old, 6’4, started at 265lbs (my normal over-weight is 250 but I purposely let myself / overindulged for a couple of weeks knowing I’d deprive myself of things I loved, like sugar, fruit and beer; stupid I know).
First week lost 12lbs and 2" waist, next week 8lbs, next 2 weeks 2lbs each, and for the last 1.5 months have been 242-244 lbs with same waistline. Within that 1.5 months, I’ve added everyday doing 10k steps / 1.5 hr walk, weights once a week, and last 2 weeks everyday 16 hr fasting.
I feel ok generally (fasting is still hard with just black coffee), energy is good, i drink lots of water, get enough salt and have been keeping carbs below 20g most days (i do cheat once every 2 weeks with chicken wings and fries). I stopped counting macros after a month, but am fairly confident I’m everyday around 20g carbs, with normal protein and too much fat (i do heavy cream a lot with coffee).
Should I be concerned about hitting a wall (not losing anything in 1.5 months). How does one know if keto or fasting isn’t for them. I am getting older, but as recently as 5 yrs ago I could drop to my more ideal weight of 225 and build muscle by eating freely and working out like crazy, starting to have doubts. Or should I tough it out for 6 months and then talk?
Thanks for anyone that read this, and for the forum and all of you kicking ass.