I love the Keto diet. I first did it for 3 months last year during first lockdown to try and lose a bit of weight before the summer and lost 2 stone fairly easily.
Stupidly, post summer holiday and for 6 months and Christmas, i gradually put the weight back on by just eating loads of carbs again (i was a sucker for bread and pasta). (I’m 5’8" and was hovering on 15 stone).
Anyway, back on it now for long term and three weeks in and dropping lbs nicely.
As background, i just drink a couple of cups of black coffee and just water all day. I have no problem with just avoiding carbs as love fish/meat/cheese etc (the odd bit of lettuce/spinach/broccoli here and there). I occasionally have a 0.5g carbs protein shake as a treat after some exercise. so total carb intake is between 20-30g per day. I walk loads (averaged 7 miles per day in last 14 days).
Just a q about MCT oil, I’ve built up using it from a teaspoon, to x2 to a tablespoon this week (in morning before breakfast), but it gives me terrible stomach cramps for a couple of hours afterwards. I don’t really have any problems with portion sizes of food, or lack of energy when not taking it. So does it actually speed up or help weight-loss ketosis, or is it just a supplement for those who need extra boost of energy they are missing from carbs or need something to make them feel fuller? If it’s the former I’ll just soldier on, but otherwise should I just stop taking it?