Hi Everyone, newbie making a first post so go gentle on me.
I have been lurking for a couple of days and the 1600 kcal element of this thread brought a question into my mind.
Background: 10 days in, have hit Ketosis Eating around 20g net carbs a day.
I am a cyclist and trying the Keto approach to help me with long-ride endurance, I have always struggled to eat on the bike, and I have been curious about having the instant ability to metabolise stored fat.
I am not a stick thin racing snake - around 200 lbs at 5’10, but I am not super fixated on weight loss.
But I find that without carbs in my diet I am struggling to eat much more than 1600 kcals a day. I am completely satisfied at this level and not going hungry, but this is way below the accepted BMR for someone of my size.
Is it possible that I have done some metabolic damage in the past that is causing this? On a carb led diet I was eating a bit over BMR to accommodate training loads. I don’t really feel like force feeding myself another 700 kcals a day just to hit a number.
Not weighed myself yet, but there is a slight difference in clothes, so something is happening.
Any thoughts on this are welcome.