I haven’t lost much weight on 2 years of keto. I started with the standard 20g of carbs, then it trended up as I discovered coconut flour cookies. After a year, I went strict carnivore for a few months. When that made no difference in weight or subjective health, I quit that and am now keto with about 10g of carbs - from keto veges from my garden. I’ve also been 2mad for about a year. I wait until at least 11am for ‘breakfast’, sometimes I’m able to wait until 2pm. Noon is the most common.
None of these changes made much change in my weight except for gaining on the higher than 20g of carbs. My HbA1c is normal and I’m off metformin, so I’m happy with that, but would like to be less than 250 lbs (5’7"). I finally decided, okay, enough of this, I need to take the plunge and stop all the sweeteners, the truvia and splenda and fruit flavorings. It was the hardest thing I’ve done so far. I went off sweeteners for 2 weeks, and at the end, had as much sweetener as I could - sweet drinks, sweet fat bombs, sweet breakfast etc. for 2 days. Throughout, no change with any of these interventions. I remain the same or gain or lose 1/2 a lb a week.
As I’m sure you could guess, I’m back on sweeteners and about 10g of carbs and a good ratio of protein to fat. I know my hunger signals are way off kilter. I’m also 62 and have had this extra weight for a long time. Lastly, I have major depression and in the times I’m depressed (30-50% of the time, on meds), I’m botomlessly hungry and don’t care if I live or not. I stay keto, but know I eat too much fat during those times.
I just thought I’d share that on or off sweeteners, it doesn’t make a difference for me.