What I've learned after 5 years, 80 pounds of fat loss and 20 pounds of muscle gain

(*Tame Those Ghrelin Gremlins) #165

I like your post. I am new to Keto. I never liked sweets or sugary candies, cakes or soda. The transition for me has been easy other then the headaches and fatigue I had in my first week. I am a baby in the timeline of Keto, “week 2”. I know weight loss will take a bit and my number are around 2.5 with my blood tests. I feel amazing and mostly tried Keto for the other health benefits not just wright loss. I’m excited to see where I am at in a month, then a year. I hope I can keep it up. Thanks for your insight.

(Kellie) #166

Newbie here on day 4. I’ve read all your advice and loving this new lifestyle!! My energy is a little low but I’m giving that some time.

(Jane) #167

It will get better - I promise!!!

(Reggie) #168

Great read- Thank you - Still trying to figure this all out. Been on this lifestyle change for a couple of weeks- All great- No keto flu, loved eating bacon, tracking my meals, then… just today- a slight headache- feeling tired- foggy thinking (more than usual anyway)-

Good to know this is all of the process- Will continue to grind for this coming week (sounds like it will be a rough few days). Waiting for it to be all downhill,

Started intermittent fasting too- Is this to soon to add this component?

Thank you- Just signed up for this forum- So excited to learn more-


(Bob M) #169

You might need some added salt. You can try intermittent fasting, see what happens.

(Reggie) #170

Tried salt- worked wonders-

(Mitzi lejeune) #171

Thank you for this post. I completely relate to this, like the comparisons to alcohol & drugs. So accurate. Im just beginning & this post is so honest. Thanks again

(Shannon Fonda) #172

I started MCT oil. Adding it to my coffee in the morning. 5 days later, huge huge difference on energy & alertness.

(Bob M) #173

Interesting. I can’t hack the MCT oil, as it and my digestive system don’t get along. Powdered MCT oil I could use, but I couldn’t see a benefit, so I stopped using it.

I like a lot of the original post, but I’ve never tracked food intake ever, and refuse to do so. (Well, I did track it when I was testing to see whether high protein meals caused a blood sugar rise with a CGM, but that was it.) If you’re eating meat and vegetables, with some dairy thrown in sometimes, it’s not really necessary to track anything.

(Janelle) #174

I’m only going to disagree a little but my weight loss is so slow that even a little more than my 20 whole carbs slows everything down further. If I don’t want to duplicate every single meal, I track to keep myself honest. My husband loses weight consistently with your method. He can fudge on the carbs and still lose.

(Steph ) #175

I’m a newbie and loved reading your story. Inspirational

(Tina Moore) #176

I just joined this forum! I am in 1 month and a half, and have lost 15 pounds. I have been obsessed with keto junk… artificial sweeteners, stevia chocolate etc. I have hit a plateau. I am thinking the artificial sugars might be to blame. Erythitol and stevia. I use stevia liquid daily, all day, in my coffee and iced tea throughout each and every day. I’m thinking about cutting back. Could this be holding up my weight loss?

(Always take time to stop and eat the bacon) #177

Possibly. Try cutting out the sweeteners and see what happens.

(Tina Moore) #178

It will be hard but im pretty sure that’s what is holding me back. Thanks!

(Janelle) #179

I know you’re not going to believe me but 15 lbs in 6 weeks is awesome. I’m 50 and according to my own experience and others here, it does get harder to lose weight at this age. You can try changing it up, eliminating things, etc., but ultimately it just takes time and persistence. By the way, if you find the magic bullet, will you let me know? :wink:

(“Mr Polite” - as voted by forum member) #180

And very unlikely to continue at anything like that rate.

You can try changing it up, eliminating things, etc., but ultimately it just takes time and persistence.


(Sally James) #181

Very helpful, thanks for sharing. I am only on day 14 of my keto lifestyle so this was great to read