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Old 11-25-2013, 05:53 PM   #1
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Not keto adapted or not working?

This is day 14 of ketosis. I lost 5 lbs in the first week which I know is all water weight. Was expecting to continue to lose after that. But this week the scale didnt budge!

I stay under 20g carbs/40g protein and I get all the fat I can. So Im wondering how long it took other people. I see stories of people losing 15-20 in the 1st month and Im wondering if Im doing something wrong?

Any insight is appreciated.
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Old 11-25-2013, 08:27 PM   #2
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This is day 14 of ketosis. I lost 5 lbs in the first week which I know is all water weight. Was expecting to continue to lose after that. But this week the scale didnt budge!

I stay under 20g carbs/40g protein and I get all the fat I can. So Im wondering how long it took other people. I see stories of people losing 15-20 in the 1st month and Im wondering if Im doing something wrong?

Any insight is appreciated.
I lost 5 pounds the first month. That was more than I have lost since I was in my 30's. Your body probably will take a little break. Some people actually gain at first. They lose inches, though. If you do not lose anything in another week, try keeping track of your fat and maybe reducing that. You also might just be losing inches. Try measuring yourself once a week.
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Old 11-25-2013, 08:29 PM   #3
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I agree with lovetoknit. The scale doesn't tell the whole story. Is there a particular reason you are only eating 40 g protein a day? That is pretty low for most people.
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:19 PM   #4
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Welcome and congrats on your weight loss to date. Couple questions - how much do you have to lose and secondly, any medical conditions you are aware of?

It is too early to say you aren't losing. Very normal to have a pause. Try to relax and enjoy your new woe.
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Old 11-26-2013, 12:21 AM   #5
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I agree with the others, it is simply too early to tell.

But, there are ways you can find out if this is the right diet for you:

-How are you feeling in general? Are you feeling good and energetic or lethargic? Are you sleeping okay?

If there is one thing I've learned about losing weight and keeping it off: slow and steady wins the race every time.

Also, while many people like to keep track of their progress by focusing on the very minute details (checking the scale every morning, checking to see if they are in ketosis after every meal), I find this behavior always makes me obsessive and makes me want to see very quick results. Then, when I don't see the quick results, I assume that something needs to be changed, even if it really doesn't. I suppose I loose my patience when I pay attention to the details too much.

But others do really well when they track details. Instead of the details like scale weight and whether I'm in ketosis according to the sticks, I reflect on how I feel or felt. Questions I contemplate are:

-Did I feel fatigued yesterday/ like I needed to nap?
-Did I have the motivation and energy to do physical activity? (unsuccessful diets always leave people feeling unmotivated, as the body wants to conserve energy)
-Did I feel hungry, even if it wasn't really time to eat?
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Old 11-26-2013, 03:01 PM   #6
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thank u everyone for the feedback. Just going to be patient for now
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