Please let me know if you think I’m on the right track or not. If not, why. Thank you!
After listening to some 2ketodudes podcasts and reading some of Phinney & Volek I have decided I’m not eating enough. Also, I think some of you kind people have also suggested that to me.
While my weight has s l o w l y continued to drop, it is very slow now, and I’ve lost a lot of hair. So I’m pretty sure I need to eat more. Most days (sorry to use calories) I have eaten around 1100 (sometimes more) calories. I really don’t/didn’t feel hungry.
But for the last few days I have been trying to eat more fat, and have reduced my protein just a bit, still staying within the recommended amounts of protein for my body. The interesting thing is that I haven’t lost or gained anything. That’s good and probably means I’m on the right track. I’m finding it hard to eat more fat, but feel I should push it up a bit. I just have to remember to add it to my meals.
I routinely eat twice a day, mid to late afternoon (3 or 4 pm and again around 7:30 or 8 with my family). I have only rarely ever felt hungry on keto except sometimes after mowing the yard or getting a lot of physical activity. But usually all I want is salt. Anyway, I’ve been adding a bit of butter to meals to raise fat. Since I try to make food the whole family can eat (and they refuse to eat keto), I add fat.
I felt pretty full last night with 96 grams of protein (more than I had meant to eat) and 88 grams of fat. I think I want to bring my fat intake up a bit more and my protein down closer to 85. Carbs were under 20 grams. Let’s see… for reference that turned out to be 1285 calories.
Normally I eat less fat around 70’s and protein around 100 or 110. Still trying to figure this out. I sometimes forget that some veggies have a little protein, so that pushed me up a tiny bit.
I may just fast today and try adjusting things again tomorrow, with more fat and a bit less protein.
I’d love your thoughts and input! 2KetoDudes talked about eating quite a bit more (feasting) before a day of fasting. Is that a good idea? I want to strengthen my metabolism and possibly, lose a bit faster.
I also wanted to add that I plan on asking for a fasting insulin test to see if I have a problem in that area that might be contributing to my slow weight loss and hair loss.