Hi, just joined. I’ve been on keto for 2-1/2 weeks. Lost almost 10 pounds, but a surprising number of inches. (I wasn’t going to check but got curious)
When I first started, I only knew to eat eggs, butter, bacon, cheese, cream cheese, and coffee with coconut oil. After a couple days I HAD to eat something else - at least less bacon. Not used to the stuff in it.
I do weigh foods, read labels, pee on a stick, keep a food log. I shoot to keep my calories with a range (my usual struggle is not wanting to eat enough), and keep carbs under 20 grams. Usually closer to 8-15 grams. Protein has been harder but I don’t worry much about it - typically 16-22% because I am trying to limit it. (I’m recently post menopausal and recovering from cancer treatment, not very active again yet.)
I did discover that coconut oil in coffee is key for me. I made a few changes about a week and a half in and no longer “needed” it for fat, so I dropped it. And after losing 8 pounds, my weight loss stalled, going up and down over a 2 pound range. I experimented with changing back one thing at a time, no results, till I added back the coffee and - Bam - immediate loss within a day, two pounds in two days. Guess I’ll stay on the coffee and coconut oil! And I only add about a teaspoon and a half.
Oh! And managed lunch out with my sister in law! Chili’s - had a burger, bacon, and cheese, no bun, dressing, or sides, with just sliced tomatoes and mustard. Ketosis maintained.
Not many cravings really. Mostly I miss having something besides water to drink. (I don’t actually like coffee unless it has all kinds of stuff not good for me - I used to make mine halfway between sweet light coffee and dark chocolate cocoa). But I’m so thirsty, I’m pretty happy to drink tons of water. I obviously need it.
Now if I could only fix the breath. I never knew to expect that. It’s VILE … especially if I eat a snack of just sharp cheese. I can barely stand myself and I’m afraid to breathe toward anyone.
Happy to be learning more recipes. I’m actually starting to enjoy cooking new things. Fathead pizza dough was a pleasant discovery!