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Gone Keto but not losing weight

19 replies

tenthavenue · 28/01/2020 08:46

Hi guys, I’ve been Keto since beginning of January just want to see if there’s anything else I can do.... for example I just found out peanut butter is best swapped for almond butter, way less carbs....
I guess I’m not losing because I’m eating too much. It all seems to be within Keto macros but I can’t stop snacking.... any more helpful ideas? How to stop snacking???

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Nooz · 29/01/2020 12:29

Hi, I think you are not in Ketosis if you are snacking. I made myself a spreadsheet and measured my macros for everything and bought strips to pee in to check. It's not enough to go low carb and definitely not accurate enough before quite a few week of Ketosis. Good luck it's worth being a nerd about it at first x

ChequerBoard · 29/01/2020 14:31

Use a MN app and track everything you eat, sounds like you are eating more carbs and probably way more calories than you think which is resulting in no weight loss.

I've been low carb (less than 20g per day) since last June and have lost almost 8 stone now. I track both carbs and calories using the NutraCheck app so that I know I will be losing weight.

TheFrendo · 29/01/2020 18:17

What did you eat yesterday and the day before?

I tripped up with milk in my coffee - too many carbs - so switched to cream.

URPS · 29/01/2020 18:30

@ChequerBoard that's amazing ! Are you at your ideal weight yet ?

OP when you are truly in keto you don't feel hungry.

How about posting your last few days food?

nakedavengeragain · 29/01/2020 18:38

You need to post your last few days meals and snacks. It's crazily easy for carbs to sneak in in things. Especially when it's stuff you might have seen previously as 'diet food'. I often see hummus and carrots come up as a snack for new low carbers and that would be your whole carb allowance for the day gone.

tenthavenue · 30/01/2020 09:23

It’s definitely the snacking. I can’t stop, I know it’s due to boredom. Is there anything you can snack on like maybe celery that has no carbs? It’s almost like my mouth just wants to chew...

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tenthavenue · 30/01/2020 09:23

To be clear all my snacks are low carb. I’m quite good at knowing what’s low carb and what’s not, like I know carrots and hummus are totally out.

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toasterstrudle · 30/01/2020 09:30

Are you drinking enough water and eating enough salt? I dont know anything about keto, prefer low cal but I know water and salt make a big difference to my appetite

Despolime · 30/01/2020 09:31

What is your usual day's food?

Bluntness100 · 30/01/2020 09:35

Can you post what you eat on an average day?

nakedavengeragain · 30/01/2020 10:03

Post all your food including snacks from yesterday. You can't not be losing weight on keto so you are going wrong somewhere

And my once a day snacks are:
2 small sticks of celery and a tiny tub of Philadelphia
handful of almonds
Matchbox of cheese
50g of ham
Couple of sugar free sweeties
Couple of spoonfuls of sugar free jelly and a teaspoon of coconut yoghurt

I have one or at most two of these a day. Most days I have no snacks

nakedavengeragain · 30/01/2020 10:04

Oh and also cheese is low carb but if you eat half a block a day it ain't gonna work.

Bluntness100 · 30/01/2020 10:06

The thing is you say your food is low carb, but those carbs add up if you eat enough of them. Hence why people are asking uour diet, because it's likely you're not low carb at all, you just eat a shit ton of low carb food. Which is not the same thing.

nakedavengeragain · 30/01/2020 10:15

Exactly right @Bluntness100 when I first started I thought anything with low or no carbs just didn't count and could easily scoff huge amounts of cheese as a snack.

OP your main meals should have sufficient protein and fat to fill you up and satisfy you. If you are snacking then yes it's boredom so that's what you need to address.

Also it's easy to mistake hunger for thirst. Try to replace the snacks with no carb no calorie flavoured sparkling water. In times of need have a sugar free sweetie. One or two a day.

TheFrendo · 30/01/2020 12:51

FWIW, I don't snack at all. I do drink several coffees (with cream) throughout the day. I do not get the urge to snack because I am not hungry.

Can you not cut out the snacks?

Nooz · 30/01/2020 20:28

Try KenDBerryMD on you tube, esp The Seven Biggest Keto Mistakes lots of others.

If you're in Ketosis you won't snack or be compelled to do it seems most likely that your not 'gone Keto'... yet xx good luck Smile

Iamdobby63 · 01/02/2020 11:20

Good suggestion on here already, definitely post a typical days menu. I would also add to check if you are eating enough fat.

TheCatInAHat · 14/02/2020 16:33

Hello all, I started low carbing a couple of days ago and wanted some thoughts on whether I’m doing it right.

Breakfasts so far:
Bacon and eggs
Salmon and eggs
Salmon, asparagus and one egg

Lunches so far:
Steak and broccoli
Ham salad (just salad leaves)
Antipasti (three types of cured meat and salad)

Salmon, avocado and salad
Lamb and roasted med veg
Salmon and a few cubes of roasted butternut squash

I’ve been drinking tea/coffee with unsweetened almond milk and had the odd small piece of cheese for a snack. Drinking loads of water and zero carb squash.

I’ve done a three mile power walk and an hour gym class.

I’m not feeling great on it at the moment- dreadful headache, sore muscles, irritable and sleeping badly. But hoping it’s worth persevering?

Thank you!

TheCatInAHat · 14/02/2020 16:34

Sorry, just realised this is your thread ten rather than a general Keto thread. I’ll start a new one.

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