I’m new to this forum and am looking for some advise from seasoned Ketonians!
I’ve been doing Keto for 3 weeks, I also IF ,16-22 hours everyday, mix the time of fasting up as I read on another forum that it’s more beneficial.
Track my macros etc…on Fitness Pal: carbs 10%, fat 70%, protein 20%, exercise (HIIT and or jump rope) at least 5 times a week…and I’ve lost nothing, not an ounce!
I’m a certified personal trainer, I’ve yo-yo dieted my whole life, and what worked before just doesn’t work now.
In 2015, aged 45 years I was 58 kilos with a 5 month old child (baby number 6), and fit as hell (sometimes trained for 4-6 hours a day).
I sustained that fitness level and weight no problem until about 2.5 years ago, then the weight started to pile on. No reason, I was doing everything the same…I was shocked, just didn’t get it. My weight as of January 2020 was 70 kilos, despite keeping up the same fitness routine (3-4 hours a day), Calisthenics, weight training, Aerial fitness, walking miles etc…
So started IF, OMA, no weight lose, then WW, Slimming world, no weight lose. Went on the Keto for 2 mths Oct 2019, no weight lose, but did feel better…
When I say no weight lose, I literally mean none, not only on the scales, but no inches lost.
So during the first two months of lockdown I was excessively exercising, around 12,000 jump ropes a day, 2 hours of HIIT, and OMD in a 3 hour eating period. Lost scale weight doing this extreme approach, (currently says I’m 65 kilos), but no inches.
So…back on Keto ( gained weight on it last time as believe I ate too many carbs), and as above to the book, strict etc…but as I said no weight lose!
I’m 5ft 5ins, 142-145lbs (it fluctuates), and 50 years old. I know it’s most probably hormonal, I get it…but I’m so frustrated and demoralised. I do everything right, but clearly I’m doing it wrong
I just want to get back into my post pregnancy jeans…that’s all 58-60kilos goal weight, so need to loose between 7-10 kilos.
I have screwed up my metabolism over the years, been 42 kilos ( with eating disorder), and 97 kilos with pregnancy. The point is I’m aware of what I’ve done to my metabolism, but I’ve ways been able to fix it. And now I can’t, no matter what I do…
I’m really hoping Keto will work, but when?? I also want to emphasis that yes, I want Keto for weight lose, absolutely, but also I’m back on it for the very benefits; better skin, hair, moods, energy, and most of all to alleviate menopausal symptoms!
9am Breakfast ( black coffee, at, 0.5tsp coconut oil)
Sparkling water with 3 tbs of organic apple cider vinegar
Lunchtime (anytime between 2-4pm depending on fast length)
2 eggs fried in butter or coconut oil (1tsp)
60g brie baked
0.5 tsp olive oil
3 plum tomatoes
2 pecan nuts
Dinner (6-8pm depending on fast time)
100gram salmon steak
2tbs parmesan cheese
0.5 tbs pesto
Handful spinach cooked in: gee, coconut oil or butter
Peanut butter and marmite mug cake recipe:
1 tbs marmite peanut butter
Coconut flour 0.25tbs
Almond flour 0.5tbs
0.5 tsp coconut oil or butter
1tbs of sour cream, double cream or cottage cheese
0.5tbs Coco powder
70% dark chocolate 0.5 piece
Served with 1-2 tbs or double cream or sour cream
I drink around 5 cups of greentea and peppermint tea and water of course
So that’s pretty much my daily Keto meal plan
Calories 1000- 1200
Please help me!!!