I am in the maintenance phase after losing 44 pounds (20.5 kg) since starting Keto the day after Christmas.
Initially, I kept losing, but it seems I am hovering around the same weight now- give or take 1-1.5kg.
I mostly eat a similar amount of actual calories most days, still combined with 17:7 IF, some days less and sometimes more. It seems about once a week I get insatiably hungry. Super dooper hungry. Gnawing hunger.
It may or may not be associated with exercise ie. more likely to happen if I have hiked all day or run for longer than I normally do, but still seems to happen at times with no obvious extra physical activity. I eat to hunger and make sure I stick to keto friendly foods, although given the extra caloric intake, I do blow out and sometimes get to perhaps 30 g carbs for the day when I ‘eat up’.
I am trying to reconcile this pattern with myself- are these days of hunger/increased intake just my body getting what it needs, or is the hunger something I need to work on mastering and tell it who is boss?
Any insights or thoughts into this would be very much appreciated, just trying to find my way with it all.