If you check my last post in this category, you’ll see that after a year or so of weird fluctuations from 135- 145, unable to go any lower and still at 28 % body fat, I finally determined that Stevia was at least one of the culprits. So I went cold turkey. That broke the stall a tiny bit.
That broke my immense cravings for chocolate, peanut butter, cream cheese, whipped cream, any kind of dessert thing, EVERY NIGHT!. I used every justification I could think of to convince myself it was ok. (It was still keto. I “deserved” it. I fasted. I will fast. Etc.)
So once I stopped sweeteners of any kind, I also stopped craving desserts at all , and am now losing fat at a regular rate again.
Up until I was about 20 lbs from goal, I never tracked my macros on a regular basis. I estimated. Now I use a keto app. And I am eating 1600 calories a day average. My BMR last I checked was around 1200. I am 56 year old female with history of low thyroid (take Thyrogold), chronic pain patient ( take mild narcotics plus myriad other meds).
I have a desk job, lift weights for about 15 minutes a few times a week, and cardio once a week if I can. I work 6 days a week, and because of the pain condition, it just isn’t always doable!
But I broke the stall!