Hi (Female, 5’4, 210 pnds) I started for the second time about late-August, right before my period. After my period I lost 2.5 pounds but then have been stuck at exactly 210.5 pounds every day since then.
The first time I did keto (about a year and a half ago, I didn’t see this type of lag).
I am using urine strips to test (I know blood monitor is better) and am deep in ketosis. I have gone a little above carbs (25ish some days but it hasn’t affected urine strips) but for the majority of days I am at 18-20. I am eating on avg 1200 calories per day but some days less because I am just not hungry enough, but am eating very nutrient-dense foods (Salads with protein, keto-friendly veggies, etc).
I used a macro calculator and am staying roughly within those limits.
I am drinking tons of water. I am staying away from fake sugars but those never affected my keto in the past (originally lost about 50 pounds in first journey - gained some back) so I am not sure its the culprit.