I guess I can finally join the maintenance crew. I stalled starting 3-4 months ago, then gained up to 8 lbs back, but I didn’t feel like my appearance or waist suffered much (I gained an inch back in my waist). I passed my first ketoversary July 29, and have decided to ditch the scale and only go by waist measurements and the fit of my clothes. I can’t reach my ideal weight, but I think I look good, my health is excellent and my body is finally getting back on track with IF and eating when hungry again. I’ve finally been able to do 17-20 hour fasts again like I could prior to 3-4 months ago and boy does it feel great! I may continue to lose, but I’m not going to stress over it like I was before - I plan to live another 50 years, so I’m ready to just enjoy not worrying about my weight anymore.
I’m allowing myself to eat a little fruit on the weekends, some nuts at work and cheese about once a week. It’s all variable, and if I feel like I’ve eaten a lot in a short period of time, I’ll stop those carby things for awhile. That’s the protocol I’m going to follow. I made a keto dessert this weekend and was really surprised I didn’t want more than the serving size (in my previous life that serving size would have been ridiculously inadequate), and it was amazingly good.