Two weeks and two days now, and not losing the weight I had expected to. When I weigh myself first thing in the morning, I’m seeing about 6-7 pounds below my weight before I started, but then I eat or drink anything and for the rest of the day my weight is back to where it was before starting. I ran out of patience using an app to record everything I’m eating - too much weighing and measuring and calculating to get the inputs into the app accurate - way too much effort, even though I’m retired. I have become MUCH more aware of carb content and I think I’ve done a very good job of drastically cutting back on carbs - no potatoes, no rice, no bread, no veggies with lotsa carbs, no peanuts or root crops, etc. Sugar, same thing - no sugar (or sweetener) in coffee, no more PB&J sandwiches, no ice cream, no chocolate, no anything that tastes sweet. Any meat I eat is well-marbled or even fatty. I eat plenty of good veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, etc.). I get a moderate amount of exercise - an hour or so 3-4 days a week on a stationary bike and treadmill. All that and still just barely into ketosis when I use the test strips.
My frustrations with this is driving me to consider using one of those meal planning services (I purchase and prepare the food) so my entire food intake is “pre-managed” for carbs, sugars, AND calories - or maybe something like the Mediterranean Diet?
So, maybe too many calories overall, maybe STILL too many carbs in spite of how closely I’ve been watching it, or something else?? Maybe I’m just not patient enough? Thanks for any more suggestions!