So I’ve learned a lot the last month or so about myself and my eating disorders. After a lot of reflection I started back on keto the day after Christmas and have managed to stick with it (all expect one day when stress of an emergency visit to the vets, required emergency chocolate)
I’ve been doing my best to add extra olive oil to foods and having a nut granola for breakfast to bump up my fats so I’m not under-eating. I was eating 900-1300 cal a day and struggling to stay on; now I’m eating 1500-1600 cal each day.
But to my horror the first time I weighed myself in 6 weeks I’ve put on 8lb and no change in body size.
When doing keto nearly 2 years ago I lost weight really well. 1-3lb most weeks but my intake was always up and down between 700-1600 cal a day as I was mostly winging things and eating to satiety which some days wasn’t very much.
Now I’m forcing the extra calories in than I feel I need to reach the 1500 per day (sometimes misjudging and going over to 1600) I’m putting on weight.
No sneaky carbs popping in, not too much dairy, tracking everything just two differences:
- eating more calories
Should I eat to satisfaction, even if low calories, or try something else?