I can’t seem to get the right mix of calories and fat to meet my goals. I need some advice on what I should be eating.
Some background: I am 5’2 female and started keto in January with my husband who received info for this particular diet from his diet doctor. The diet begins with minimum 4 cups of vegetables (2cups leafy greens, 2 cups of veggies) then eat from approved no/ extremely low carb list until satisfied. I didn’t lose weight after the first week and started tracking my food intake. Discovered I was very low on fat and over protein by almost double. Reduced calories to 1500 then fixed the fat/protein issue. Startd losing at about 2 lbs a week then stopped. Reduced calories again to 1200. Lost weight for a few weeks then nothing. I was able to get in to see same Dr that helped my husband lose lots of weight and discovered that my fat free body weight is 107.4 lbs, putting my body fat at 32.5%, with a weight of 161.7. Muscle mass at 19%. (This is important because I thought i had to get to a weight of 125 but, as it turns out 135-145 is my range) I have lost 10 lbs since then on her recommendation of 1100 calories max. However, this last week was no weight loss and I just haven’t really been able to get the right ratio. Recommended no more than 20 net carbs. I struggle with being very hungry, cold, and weak. I spread out my eating to get this low and have yet to not feel hungry. So, I have been starving for the last 3 months. 30 lbs down total though so I guess it is worth it. My a1c was at 6 and I have not been anything lower than a 5 in the 15 years prior. I never tested prior to that.