I went from 215 to 180 with relative ease, eating keto and fasting 2-3 days a week once fat adapted. But as soon as I hit the 170s, my body seemed to panic and did NOT want to go lower. I’m a 5’7" female with plenty left to lose.
For the past few weeks I’ve been keeping to a feasting/fasting cycle and trying not to fall into a routine to keep my body guessing. But I would only lose while fasting, and immediately go right back up once I began eating again. I know some regain while refeeding is normal, but this was more extreme than I’d experienced before. My overall average weight was remaining static. I couldn’t get below 178 except when fasting.
Last week I had the actual flu and I do not recommend it as a way to lose 6 pounds, lol! As expected I regained about 5.5 of it once I recovered. I refed for a few days, and then completed 2 48hr fasts this week. Miracle of miracles, my body is finally letting go of this set point! I have been refeeding for 2 days and I’m losing rather than regaining. I’m down to 171.5 as of this morning!
I hope this helps someone out there! Our bodies are weird but we just have to keep doing right by them and they’ll catch up eventually!