Hey guys, I’m almost on week 3 of keto! I (30f) started at 162lbs and am now 10 lbs down. This is by far the most successful I’ve been on any lifestyle change. I went from eating a long-term and very healthy plant based diet with tracking and exercise to keto. I began after I became frustrated when my husband decided to eat the same as me prior to keto and lost 8lbs in 2 weeks (and he’s a very slim and healthy guy to begin with, weighing just 145lb), and I gained 3 lb. I was happy to share healthy eating with him, but seeing his success and my gain after I’ve spent years eating well and controlling myself with little success was tough. I kind of just gave into the idea that because I had children, and hit around 30 years old I was destined to be bigger no matter how I much I starved.
But then I saw a random suggestion for the book “The Case for Keto”, decided to read it based on reviews and wanted to learn more. I looked into keto more and more and decided to give it a go.
Now as I said I’m a few weeks in, managed without any flu, or cravings. Which surprised me a ton because I’m cooking different food for my family every night as well. I’m still tracking my food as well because I want to make sure I’m getting nutrients and such right until I’m more confident. But I’m worried about my calorie intake. I decided to not force myself to eat if I wasn’t hungry, so that means I often don’t eat breakfast. So I go from 5:30pm-1pm without food and there have been no issues. I drink a lot of water, always have, so that might be part of it, but my daily calorie consumption is usually around 700.
I’ve had issues with eating disorders in the past and even managed to live at just 95lb when I’m 5’4" for quite a while. So when I eat so little I get worried. I’m not hungry, nor am I experiencing any negative side effects, infact I feel great, so should I worry? Is this my body using it’s own fat efficiently and I should just keep up with nutrients? I count total carbs, not net (for now, start at the bottom and work up), and I’m managing my macros and vitamins/minerals well with nutritionally dense foods and a multivitamin.
Any assurance or advice would really be appreciated! I don’t want to wake up one day to something bad because I didn’t eat enough.