Nidoqueen's Journal, 23 July 2018

So many people say they don't monitor calories when on KETO, but I guess a lifetime of CICO has me trained that calories matter. I can't make up my mind so I do my KETO macros within a calorie upper limit (1380). This week, I crossed that limit a couple of times and still lost a pound, but would I have lost more? In the entire 5 months I've been on KETO, I've only crossed the line a handful of times...
192.0 lb Lost so far: 43.0 lb.    Still to go: 47.0 lb.    Diet followed 100%.

Diet Calendar Entry for 23 July 2018:
1289 kcal Fat: 101.62g | Prot: 72.36g | Carb: 14.44g.   Breakfast: Land O'Lakes Salted Butter, Green Mountain Coffee Breakfast Blend K-Cup, Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Splenda No Calorie Sweetener Packets, Trader Joe's Organic Coconut Cream. Lunch: Hellmann's Real Mayonnaise, Burger King Bacon Double Cheeseburger (No Bun). Dinner: HEB Fresh Green Beans, Yellow Summer Squash, Buffalo Wild Wings Salt & Vinegar Traditional Wings. Snacks/Other: Fiorucci Hard Salami Panino, Friendship Dairies 4% California Style Cottage Cheese, Chocolate Cheesecake. more...
on diet LCHF: Low carb, High fat / Ketogenic Diet   losing 1.2 lb a week

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I also tracked calories while doing keto but my main focus was macros. I think it’s good to have higher and lower calorie days to keep metabolism guessing?? Mine varied from 1100-1800 sometimes even up to 2000 and I still consistently lost watching my macros. 
23 Jul 18 by member: momma6224
I track calories and carbs and macros. I had read in the past that you dont have to track calories low carb lifestyle...but new evidence shows you should. IMO Just feed your body the energy it needs.  
23 Jul 18 by member: rociovzqz80
I definitely track calories and honestly once you have lost a lot of weight it is a smart idea to check out the calorie and macro's for your new body weight on a good keto calculator. If you have also added exercise you may need to update and adjust your macro's. After my 20 pound loss and added exercise, I added a few extra calories and more protein, dropped my fat some to balance. everyone is different.  
23 Jul 18 by member: baskington
I can only speak for myself. Because I fast 5 days a week, I have driven my calories as low a you can go :) If my carbs are high (you can take in 40 carbs by drinking a can of Coca-Cola (150 calories)), I will not lose weight, and because my body must retain water to store glucose I have even GAINED weight while fasting. Perhaps it is different with others, but I have 'experimented' with this for months. Now, I will admit I have not tried it the 'other way around', meaning I have not tried to take in say 4000 calories, but only 20 carbs, to see if I would still lose weight. 
23 Jul 18 by member: adefwebserver
When I was hard core low carb, I lost weight eating almost 5000 calories a few times. I'm sure my calories in was more that week than out and I was losing.. But I'll never know.. 😁 
12 Aug 18 by member: Cb1006

     
 

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