Weight Gain?

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DS107

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Posted: 09 Dec 2018, 18:24
Hi everyone! I need some advise regarding my mysterious weight gain. I'm been on Keto for the last year and I've lost 80 +/- pounds. I keep my carbs to 20 or less per day. For the last two month I've limited my calories as well. I'm allotted 1600 (per MACRO's), but most of the time I'm right around 1200. During the last two months weight has gone up & down approx. 8 pounds. I'm not sedentary, I walk approx. 2 to 5 miles every day, so-says the Fitbit anyway. My Keto strips read 15 to 40 every day. Sometimes even higher. I'm not lifting, so I'm not building muscle. If you can help, please do so. I'm confused. Thanks everyone.
liv001

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Posted: 09 Dec 2018, 22:07
Maybe switch it up a bit. There are different things to do. Have a off keto day, Eat high calories, and then later do some fasting.
Miraculum

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Posted: 30 Dec 2018, 17:31
I would also suggest increasing your water intake, if it's been less than a half-gallon a day.
DECIDE, then: COMMIT! PLAN! EXECUTE! REST! REPEAT!
kaithekai

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Posted: 30 Dec 2018, 20:50
Indeed mysterious. Sustaining a weight of almost 150 kg on under 2000 kcal a day should be a feat of impossibility!

I'm not a fan of ketogenic diets, but one thing you might try to do if you want to stick with it is eliminate artificial sweetners. Stevia and the like still produce blood insulin responses that might mess with your metabolism on such a low carb diet.
Miraculum

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Posted: 18 Jan 2019, 19:08
To discern among the sugar substitutes and sugar alcohols, check out https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/sweeteners#deception, especially the illustrations.
DECIDE, then: COMMIT! PLAN! EXECUTE! REST! REPEAT!
Diablo360x

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Posted: 19 Jan 2019, 03:34
You need to get a food scale and count all food intake meticulously. There is just no way to sustain that weight without a high amount of energy. Underreporting it a common issue.
Consume whatever foods you prefer, whenever you prefer to consume them, while ensuring nutrient sufficiency and meeting caloric goals.
liv001

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Posted: 19 Jan 2019, 11:41
I think the body can slow down its use of energy. There are not that many starvation studies out there but the ones we have suggest that the people "should" have lost more based on the amount of calories they ate but they do not as the body tries to protect itself.
mummydee

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Posted: 19 Jan 2019, 12:55
GO TO CALCULATOR.NET AND REWORK YOUR #S, YOU'VE LOST A LOT OF WEIGHT AND YOUR INTAKE WILL BE DIFFERENT AT THE NEW WEIGHT.
If it is a plant, eat it, if it comes from a plant, don't!
mrfancypants

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Posted: 21 Jan 2019, 13:54
I think this is a very, very common problem and it must be very discouraging!

I go on and on and on about "Fat Loss" instead of "Weight Loss" because I think the metabolism is such an important tool in long term health and weight control.

When it comes to weight loss, generally speaking Keto, Low Carb, High Carb... diets in general are trying to get your calories down below your burn rate. At the end of the day, counting calories is more precise as the other diets are just tools to ultimately get calories under control.

Without demand for calories and yet a big calorie deficit I think a lot of people crush their metabolism making further weight loss harder and harder.

This is what I have done successfully for 26 years... no cardio, and no drugs.
a) Weights use calories when worked, use calories to grow and use calories to be maintained. Weights save the metabolism and create a demand for calories. There are many more benefits I'll leave out for simplicity.
b) Protein helps build those muscles to keep up the metabolism.
c) Keep calories under control.

The idea is to build your body up strong and healthy and have a healthy demand for calories. Deprivation and getting weaker and skipping meals and wasting away muscle is road to a beat up slow metabolism and a soft body.

Look, I'm 41, I have a family, I'm a regular joe and I've done this for 26 years. Hopefully I reach people with my new site https://www.4fitnessrules.com so I can help a lot of people and keep it going. I think a lot of people and great intentions and will power but they focus on the wrong things.

Good luck! Oh, to be safe I want to say, Use medical advice before my basic ideas.
sea_salt

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Posted: 22 Jan 2019, 21:24
its been a week on keto and nothing...I am at my perfect BMI, but still would like to loose just 10 pounds...so hard..
liv001

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Posted: 22 Jan 2019, 22:03
Are you in ketosis seasalt?
Linacruise14...

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Posted: 23 Jan 2019, 00:43
You need to lose lil bit your weight, drink water more, use calories to be maintained not for weight gain.
Dee_T

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Posted: 23 Jan 2019, 08:06
One thing to keep in mind is are you eating enough? If you are that active, its entirely possible that your body has decided that you are in a famine and has gone into "starvation mode".
Also, don't trust the scale, it LIES. Make sure that you are taking measurements. I've lost 2 pants sizes and only 7 pounds in the last 2 months. If I were relying only on the scale, I would have given up as a failure.
spacey48

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Posted: 23 Jan 2019, 15:50
starvation mode keeping you obese? seriously tell people who are Actually Starving …...they seem to avoid being overweight
liv001

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Posted: 23 Jan 2019, 17:38
metabolism changes that is for sure



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