Posting here because I’ve searched the forum and finding hard to find the right place to ask this. I’m sorry if I’m starting a thread I shouldn’t be starting but I have used the search function and the only posts I can find don’t answer my question or are over a year old.
I started keto 24 June - my hbA1c was 5.5 but that’s after I’d worked hard (without knowing keto existed) trying to adjust my diet to remove sugar and starches anyway over the past couple of years due to being told I was prediabetic and diagnosed with PCOS two years ago. I listen to 2 Keto Dudes religiously. I also devour anything written or recorded by Jason Fung and Megan Ramos. I’ve been doing IF for a few weeks now 20:4 OMAD with my feeding Window closing 6pm but I rarely eat after 5pm. Slowly slowly I saw my weight come down by another 2.2 pounds (1 kg) after my initial 5kg loss (11ish pound loss after staring keto on 24 June then plateauing two weeks in). I’ve done two 36 hour fasts over the last two weeks. When doing OMAD 20:4 IF I have trouble eating more than 800 - 900 calories in one feed without feeling seriously ill, and on “feast days” I have trouble going over 1500 calories without feeling like I’m going to throw up - I have never been a big eater. I am consistently eating 75 to 80% fat and carbs are rarely over 15gms per day 1 to 5% - I am careful with protein. I stared doing a 20km bike ride once a week (a disciple of Richard?) and i keep my heart rate in endurance zone or fat burning - I’m moderately active daily anyway running around after two kids and working with children at work also. Sometimes I have long stints at a desk but it’s balanced out.
I felt great on Saturday after losing approx another 3.5 pounds after my 36 hour fast this week. BUT to my horror the scale today says I’ve put this weight back on over 2 days on the weekend plus more (around 5 pounds total!) this is after I finished my 36 hour fast on Friday AND a 20k ride on Sunday! All the weight I thought my fast finally helped me lose is back plus more! This seemed to happen the moment I went back to a 16:8 window over the weekend and attempting to “feast” (still keto!) by increasing my intake to over 1500 on sat and sun after hearing from Megan Ramos on 2 Keto Dudes (Switching it Up) how important it is to feast when not fasting.
I am so So SO deflated. I don’t know what more to do. I don’t want to give up on this but it’s so frustrating. I had lost almost 6kg since starting keto lifestyle back on 24 June with starting weight of 91kg (my goal weight is 68kg so I feel like this is SO slow going when I hear others losing 20 pounds in 2 weeks
I started doing 20:4 IF for the last few weeks trying to break the plateau then did two 36 hours this week and week before and finally lost 1.5kg - I have been KC and KO but now all that weight is back again plus added extra and I’ve worked REALLY HARD! I’ve never stuck so firmly to anything in my life before and yet today after this result this morning I’m just so deflated and fed up. It’s really hard to keep going with results like this. Any advice?
I’ve just started another 36 hour fast and I’m 13 hours in. I’m feeling really so sick of it all but feel I have no other options left but to keep going. I guess I’m just looking for some hope to bolster me. So disappointed after working so hard for so long to see scale today at 87.3kg after being down to 85.6 two days ago.