I am really in need of some guidance, advice, help… anything!
I’ve been doing strict keto for just over a month. The first week… I lost 5 pounds (obviously water weight) since then… the scale has gone up and down 2 or 3 pounds, and I’m in EXACTLY the same place as that first week!?
I’m 45 years old, female, 5’9, have had weight issues my whole life, have lost significant weight a few times with calorie restriction & exercise, but gained it all back.
My starting weight was 262 on August 5th
I weighed 257 on August 12th (one week keto)
Was 254 last week
Today I weigh 257.6… the same as after my first week???
I AM PISSED!
I haven’t cheated. I’ve been strict. I am well below 30g of carbs per day… usually under 20g!!
I do 16:8 intermittent fasting EVERY DAY!!
I don’t eat much dairy at all, do not gorge on nuts or keto friendly baking or treats!!
I eat mostly salmon and veggies.
I eat zero fruit.
I do drink a protein shake once a day because I don’t eat meat… so it’s hard to get enough protein.
I ditched the diet pop 3 months ago!!
I avoid sweeteners, except for stevia in very small amounts.
I am eating enough fat.
I am at a caloric deficit.
I’m dark purple on ketostix daily.
I hit my protein macros every day.
I’m getting enough sleep.
Whaaaaaat am I doing wrong???
I am soooooo upset. I’m getting married in 2 months and thought this new lifestyle would be a god send… to now be the EXACT same weight I was a month ago, after my first week… it’s demoralizing. I want to scream and cry at the same time. I want to give up.
Do I need to start carb cycling? Is my body in starvation mode? Has my metabolism completely died? I do not understand. Is there something wrong with me? Do I need my doctor to check something?
I have at least 80 pounds to lose! I should be losing much faster with the amount of extra weight I’m carrying… I see success stories all over the Internet of ppl with much less to lose, dropping weight like crazy… I don’t understand.