Hello, I was in this forum some time ago. Keto worked very well for me, I lost many kgs. I ended up with 76kg (I am a 46 year old male, 1.75m height).
Then, covid came, and I stopped visiting my doctor. And I started gaining weight, until I reached 87kg.
I visited my doctor again (covid restrictions are less now) and I have restarted her protocol. Now I am at 82kg, and going down a bit every day.
I eat 5 times per day: lunch and dinner consists of about 200g of vegetables and 150g of fish/meat/eggs, plus olive oil. And three other portions of “powder” (cacao/… from a specific brand, mostly protein).
In a sense, the protocol is “Mediterranean keto”.
What is funny is that I took a blood test the day before I started this protocol again, and my doctor told me that I was in ketosis at that time.
So, this means that despite being in ketosis, I was hungry, and I was eating too much. And it is true: I was not eating sweets or bread or pasta … just vegetables and fish/meat/eggs … But I was all the time hungry, and I was eating too much.
So, I am happy to be going in the right direction again. But I see that things are more complex: I need ketosis, but ketosis by itself is not sufficient. I also have to limit portion size. If I do not control portion size, I end up eating too much, and despite being in ketosis, I gain weight, and I get into the mental mode of wanting to eat at all times.
I hope this time I do it better! (and there is no covid anymore).