I need some advice regarding the current plateau that I am stuck on. I’ve been on a 20g keto diet for 11 weeks now, and after the initial rapid loss I have averaged a 0.8Kg loss per week, which I am quite happy with.
However, last week my weight loss seemed to stall somewhat, and this week it has stopped completely. I am a little discouraged, because I’ve got used to standing on the scales each week and feeling joy at the loss that is being shown.
I’d like some advice about the plateau, and some suggestions as to what I may be doing wrong. Some encouragement would also be helpful as I feel really quite dispondent at the moment.
I currently weight 91.5Kg and I’m 180cm tall. I’ve been working on an 1862kcal diet, which is an approximatley 25% deficit to my basal needs with my activity levels.
My macros are:
- 117g protein
- 146g fat
- 20g carbs
I track this religiously and keep within these (+/-3% on fat\protein) every day.
I’ve been doing intermittent fasting, with a 8/16 regime. I typically eat a 600kcal salad for lunch, 300kcal of carb-friendly nuts in the afternoon, and a 900kcal dinner. I don’t cheat or snack otherwise.
I don’t use any artificial sweetners or drink anything other than water or black coffee.
My extremeties are cold nearly constantly, and I frequently have very tired and worn out days where I can barely function. I do not believe that I could reduce my food intake any further without grinding to a halt.
My wait measurement has continued despite the plateau (1.5inches this week), although my chest and other body parts have also plateaud.
Can anyone please suggest what I’m doing wrong?