I log everything I eat, religiously. I lost 54lbs last year (in 6 months) by low carbing, but also watching my calories. I took a 3 month hiatus and came back doing true keto and now it’s so hard to lose. I really wasn’t true keto last year, I just cut out all sugar and bread and pasta and fruit, etc. The obvious stuff.
Then I went true keto, LCHF, and I’m losing sooo slowly. At first I upped my dairy to get the fat in, and then I added things like avocados. I really only lose when I do EFs, but then I gain back 90% of it. Hell of a way to lose 1lb a month. I still have 60+ lbs to lose, it shouldn’t have slowed so drastically.
I’ve got protein set at 65g, fat at 102g, and carbs at 15g. I feel much fuller when I eat big salads with lots of vegetables than I do if I eat a meat-based meal. To be perfectly honest, I have felt more and more crappy ever since I went LCHF. I am less regular and when I do go, it’s soft and greasy. I don’t feel constipated but it’s like the food is just sitting in there for days. I eat clean keto; no fat bombs, no “keto products”, no artificial sweeteners, etc. And now have added meat back and I’m gaining like a fiend.
Sorry for the rant; this has been percolating in my brain for a couple months now and it decided to all come out today.