It sounds delicious!
I don’t understand why anyone would find your messages offensive, or doubt you are in ketosis, when the 50g of carbs you allow yourself on some days only amounts to 200 Kcal. Where would the rest of your energy be coming from? A good chunk, from fat, some from protein, no? I asked that question for myself and was told I had to be in ketosis.
Congratulations on your weight loss! At 52, there’s a probability you’re in menopause and losing weight there isn’t easy! I’m 51 and on menopause. I eat only a max of 30 g net carbs a day and I’m not losing any weight. I also do a lot (I mean it!) of exercise. No weightloss. I’m happy that’s been really easy to keep my weight with this WOE, but I’m just saying, as an example that reducing carbs won’t necessarily work for everyone, if their aim is to lose weight. It isn’t mine.
Lots of the research done about diets in general are using healthy, young men as subjects. There’s very little in common between healthy, young men and women 50+!
The best research I’m aware of with keto dieters isn’t even double blind: they have two groups of people, but they pick the subjects to put into the two groups. One does keto, the other does something else. It’s the research of Dr Phinney. Now, why would anyone trying to prove anything do not do it double blind? I’m still trying to understand. In general, I look for Dr Phinney when I need answers.
I suspect stress is big with us, 50+ women, for instance, and your approach of finding mechanisms that work to relieve your stress and the fact it works for you is encouraging! If I think stress is big with us, it’s because the changes that come with menopause are very upsetting, work against sleep, etc, for many women. Myself included.
So, well done in finding ways to relieve stress AND the fantastic weightloss!