|11-21-2013, 09:09 AM||#1|
Junior LCF Member
Join Date: Nov 2013
Start Date: November 2013
Need to know if I'm doing this right
I just joined the forum today, but have been reading quite a few of the threads that got me going on this WOE. I have been on the VLC or Ketosis Diet since 11/14/13 and have only shed 5 pounds. Reading, everyone else is enjoying 6.5-7 lbs. of weight loss. Here is my stats for each day:
11/14: 1150 Calories; 68g Fat; 8g Carbs; 118g Protein or 55% Fat/42%Protein/3% Carbs
11/15: 1294 Calories; 99g Fat; 8g Carbs; 79g Protein or 72% Fat/26%Protein/3% Carbs
11/16: 1781 Calories; 82g Fat; 16g Carbs; 110g Protein or 59% Fat/35% Protein/5% Carbs
11/17: 1381 Calories; 61g Fat; 15g Carbs; 65 g Protein or 63% Fat/30% Protein/7% Carbs
11/18: 999 Calories; 77g Fat; 10g Carbs; 59g Protein or 72% Fat/24% Protein/4% Carbs
11/19: 1343 Calories; 102g Fat; 11g Carbs; 88g Protein or 70% Fat/27% Protein/3% Carbs
11/20: 1238 Calories; 93g Fat; 10g Carbs; 87g Protein or 68% Fat/28% Protein/3% Carbs.
Am I consuming too much protein and not enough fat? I only have "trace" amounts of ketones in my urine. I do walk every night for 25 minutes (mile) on my treadmill and half-heartedly attempt strength training two days a week. Or is 5 pounds okay for my age and starting out? Really wanting to lose quite a bit by February! Thanks.
|11-21-2013, 10:16 AM||#2|
Way too much time on my hands!
Join Date: Sep 2003
Stats: 188 then/118 now
WOE: Atkins maintenance
Start Date: 01/03/09
I don't think your protein looks too high. You weigh 85 kilos, and one recommendation I've seen is to go by 1-1.5 grams of protein per kilo of body weight--just to give you a ballpark. Using that guideline, you're fine. Personally I think your fat is fine too. Some people are going to tell you your calories are too low, but if you're satisfied with the amount of food you're eating, it's fine. Your exercise sounds moderate and good. A five pound loss in the first week is good. Yeah, it's not as dramatic as some other people's, but wait until the first two weeks are complete and see where your losses are.
If it makes you feel better, I started at 188 pounds and lost 4.4 pounds in the first week, and then another 4.4 the second week, and ended up 11.6 pounds down at the end of the first month. That's not as impressive as a lot of people's first month, but it got me started and here I am.
Don't worry about ketones showing on the testing sticks. Just keep your carbs low. The scale will tell you that you're losing.
|11-21-2013, 11:10 AM||#3|
Major LCF Poster!
Join Date: Aug 2010
WOE: Atkins 72
Start Date: 2/22/13
I also think your ratios look just fine. Your rate of loss will vary depending on age, hormones, etc. I know it's hard at times, but just focus on keeping your carbs in line, and the plan will work for you. I average about 8-10 pounds per month. Some weeks I don't lose at all, and that's all part of the process. Just trust that it will work and stay consistent and the losses will come.
|11-21-2013, 11:39 AM||#4|
Join Date: Oct 2002
WOE: N.K.=vlc/hf/moderate protein & organic/pastured
Start Date: Restart Oct 18 2009
Five lbs in 7 days is great. Keep doing what you are doing.
The initial big weight loss is mostly from the fluid associated with losing glycerin stores. It is usually the biggest weight loss people experience in such a short time. I say this because you almost certainly will slow down and even pause in weight loss. It is normal.
|11-21-2013, 12:23 PM||#5|
Join Date: Aug 2003
Start Date: 2012
5 pounds in 7 days is amazing! Don't compare yourself to others. Often they have more to lose or have initial fast drops and stall. We all lose at our pace.
If you want comments about what you are eating, post a few days worth of menus. Your macros look fine. You could add more fat and decrease the protein on some days, but really they look fine. I tend to eat around your ratios and that keeps me the most satisfied.
|11-21-2013, 12:32 PM||#6|
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
Join Date: Jun 2002
WOE: Maria Emmerich
Start Date: Sept.22, 2013
Since when is 5lbs not good enough? You are doing great! I think it's waaaay to early to be worried. You are doing just fine. As long as you feel good, aren't hungry etc. you are on track.