Keto/LCHF since May 2019
CW: 129 to 133 (up and down)
Been keto for almost 2 years and I know things change as you go along in this process. I’ve posted here before asking questions because things have been changing. I am struggling to find answers. I know everybody is different and everyone’s situation is different, but I’m just looking for a little encouragement and knowledge.
About six to 8 months ago things started changing. My ketone levels dropped (barley at .04 or. 05 now down from 2.0 or higher) my hunger increased and I stopped losing weight. I’d like to hit 125 but the scale won’t move. I’ve been 130ish for the last 6 months. I know I should just count my blessings and call it good.
No matter what I do, no matter how long I fast, my ketone levels will not increase. My weight won’t budge, even with a zero carb carnivore week. Lately, my blood sugars have jumped from the 80’s to 90-100’s (fasting) and I have no idea why. So, I have higher blood sugars (fasting), the scale hasn’t moved in 6 months, my hungry has increased, I’m assuming due to the higher blood sugars and lower ketones and I’m frustrated.
I’ve been doing OMAD for the last year but have been trying to shake things up and add in 2MAD so my body isn’t stuck in routine. Not helping.
Does the body just get to a point and it refuses to lose any more weight?
Will I ever get my ketone levels back up? I “feel” better when they are higher and I’m less hungry, it’s not about the “number” but how I feel when they are higher and how my hunger is controlled.
I’m so frustrated that the scale won’t move, I’m afraid to eat more than 1 meal a day or I’ll start gaining (I have a food addiction that I’m trying to manage) and I’m just frustrated that I can’t get my hungry under control.
Is there truly a “set point” and I should stop fighting the issue? Am I still receiving the benefits of ketosis when my numbers are so low, my blood sugars are higher and I don’t feel as good? I’m tired of feeling hungry all the damn time, even when eating fat. I did so well for so long and I feel out of control right now and I hate this.
Please be kind in your responses as I am really feeling low and struggling with this and I’m afraid emotionally I could easily back track because of how much I feel like I’m struggling.