With you 100%. Zen like “Trust the process” serenity messages can make me crazy, even though I understand the well-meaning behind them. I’m sorry, but it makes no sense to me that someone who has significant weight to lose, has been stuck for 6 months, and who is adhering 100% to keto should just keep on doing what they’re doing. I certainly don’t have that kind of patience and intestinal fortitude!
I’m 67 and female. I started in January with a fasting insulin of 37 and 50 pounds of overweight. I’ve lost 36 pounds and am still losing. One would think that if anyone was going to have a long stall, it would be me, since I have all the slow loser characteristics. But I don’t cheat—-ever. A day off keto would be a week of recovery for me. I’m extremely sensitive to carbs.
And yes, I DO keep calories down, because I’m short and old. I don’t count them, but I don’t eat extra fat “just because”. It seems completely counterintuitive to me to overeat fat when I have lots of body fat to get rid of.
I believe 100% in keto. But I also believe in common sense, which says, if what you’re doing isn’t working, for heaven’s sake, change it! Or admit to yourself that you’re possibly doing something to sabotage yourself. Of course there are metabolically deranged people who have issues losing weight, but I should certainly be one of them. And keto works for me, just like every other weight loss method has, if I stick to it. This is a life change for me, but it wouldn’t be if it didn’t work!
Watching a TV weight show one of the patients wasn’t losing weight after surgery, and the surgeon basically said it just wasn’t possible not to lose, unless she was eating more than prescribed. These patients all follow a low carb diet. While I don’t think everyone who stall for months falls into that category, I do think everyone who does should change something, for heaven sake!
Rant over. KCKO lol.