@CarbSlayer This is my third month, and I’m up 5-6 pounds. I was on a long stretch of carb AND calorie restriction before, so I know I have to let my body take it’s time to heal. I’ve added one of Brenda Zorn’s ketoaids to my daily intake, and I know it’s helpful (for me, less cramping.)
@Shortstuff I’m getting between 100-120 grams, depending on the day and how hungry I’m feeling. I’m willing to wait, but I suppose I expected better readings since I went so drastic on the carb cutting. That’s what I get for expecting things. =)
@kcfricke, @clackley Yes, I weigh and measure everything, and I log all my foods. An example of a days worth of food for me (this is pulled directly from my fitbit food log, on a day when I didn’t IF):
Morning: 60ml of heavy whipping cream and Splenda in my coffee
Lunch: 2 tbsp butter, 5 oz of beef brisket, 4 oz of pork shoulder (no sauces, just butter and lots of salt)
Dinner: Burger patty, lettuce wrap, tomatoes, pickles, yellow mustard.
Snack: 30g peanuts, 1/2 oz of double cream brie cheese
I’ve looked through my log, and in the last two weeks I’ve had two high protein days (110g and 144g), but otherwise I’ve been right around the 80-90g mark or lower (lowest day was 71.2)
I tested this morning when I got up, and it was still .2, so no change between morning and evening readings. I got the meter two weeks ago because I wasn’t seeing some of the “expected” side effects - no decrease in appetite, I’ve gained weight, still sleeping the same. I do feel more focused, but my doctor just changed me from straight T4 thyroid supplementation to T4 with a T3 kicker twice a day, and the increased brain function seems to correlate closely to that change. It’s possible the meter is faulty. If that’s the case, it’s the most consistent broken machine I’ve ever seen, LOL!