Hey guys, thanks for stopping in to help me out. I’ve now been eating strictly keto for over 3 months and working on getting the hang of it. I’m 31F, and down from 162lb to 138lb, I am eating 1,300 calories a day, but honestly I don’t fuss when I go over, which is often. The calories are only mentioned because that sets my macros to about 20g carbs (I do total, not net), 78g protein (25%), and 99g fat (70%). I also do strength training and cardio (moderate intensity mostly) 5 out of 7 days a week. I also IF, which leaves my window of eating between 1pm-6pm, this isn’t forced but just when my body is hungry, and on the odd day I’m hungry outside of that window, I eat! And my water intake is 3-4L a day.
I have been trying to increase my eating without feeling sick, but honestly I fall into the 1,300 calories a day really well and eat healthy fats and proteins through meat and such.
But now here’s the thing, for the past month I’ve lost barely any weight on the scale. Maybe 1 lb. I feel like my body is still changing but it’s not reflected in weight. I’m absolutely trying not to go off of the scale but after the time period it’s been I’m a little weary. I have a naturally small build, so I do still have fat left. And on-top of it all I’m spotting between periods the whole time, but not uncomfortably.
I know keto is a journey and it does take awhile to adjust, but I just want to make sure I’m doing things properly!
Other than the scale and spotting everything else feels great. I have more energy now, more mental clarity and focus, I’ve been focusing on bettering my heart health and resting heart rate and succeeding!
So please, if you have any advice to share regarding my situation I’d be super grateful to receive it.
Thanks again for everyone’s help!