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I know two weeks is only a baby stall in keto terms, but it would still be nice to know why!

I found this article very helpful….

1. You’re engaging in too much mindless eating.

(sadly not in my case, if anything I’m eating too little. I track everything on MFP so I know exactly what I’m eating)

2. You’re eating too many ‘pleasure foods’

(for us that’s really nuts and dark chocolate, which though I’ve had occasionally I certainly haven’t been eating significant amounts of!)

3. You’re eating too little

(ah. This is possible - though it’s not like I’m starving myself - I simply don’t eat when I’m not hungry. Also, I’ve seen research that the whole ‘starvation response’ thing is a myth - though it may decrease your metabolism by 10%if you eat at a deficit you *will* still lose weight)

4. You’re under ‘hidden stress’

(Well, I am under stress. But this was ale true at the start of the diet! It’s not a new phenomenon! 

5. You’re too focussed on the diet to the exclusion of all else.

(Well, I have been reading up about keto a lot. Hie end line here is ‘relax’ - which I get - seems fairly similar to KCKO though it’s not a reason for a stall in of itself.)

6. You’re getting too much exercise.

(Sadly no, I’m too sedentary if anything.)

7. You’re macronutrients and training are mismatched 

(Well I’m not even close to ‘pushing the envelope’ as he suggested - my macros are set to sedentary and I’m following an approach where I hit my protein macro, satiate with fat and get by carbs from veg when I can. This is the one recommended on MFP so I know this is the right way!)

8. Your eating schedule is too disordered 

(Apparently women in particular tend to benefit most from regular eating patterns. This is not something I do!)

9. You’re at a healthy weight and you don’t need to lose anymore 

(Haha, no. I’m 80lbs above a healthy BMI >_>)

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So… from this list… I think the take away is possibly too much stress, possibly the eating too little. And probably KCKO.

this is my favourite mantra. It’s the first one that stuck with me!

this is my favourite mantra. It’s the first one that stuck with me!

Stall nudge attempt: eating *more*
(because eating less, exercising, drinking more water and waiting hasn’t had any effect!)
Also I’ve been eating about 1000 [not 100, typo!] calories a day on average simply because I’m not hungry… so maybe this has induced a stall? Hopefully this will knock me out of it! Only keto foods ofcourse :)

Stall nudge attempt: eating *more*

(because eating less, exercising, drinking more water and waiting hasn’t had any effect!)

Also I’ve been eating about 1000 [not 100, typo!] calories a day on average simply because I’m not hungry… so maybe this has induced a stall? Hopefully this will knock me out of it! Only keto foods ofcourse :)

My body is changing!

So, people do say body recomposition changes while you’re on keto losing weight.

This is really true. I was sitting here lamenting how I was 20lbs lighter when I started keto last year (and since fell off the wagon, put weight on - restarted keto 3 weeks ago etc etc).

But my waist size at 185lbs is exactly the same as my waist size now at 199lbs. Not sure how that works but it can only be a good thing :D

so I guess PISS is just a myth. Your body just goes through natural states in weight loss but it's hardly a syndrome. Someone corrected me. lol

jenbeezawwwzome

yeah I have hear this too. But I think it’s more correctly described as a ‘stall’ and those are commonly accepted part and parcel of weight loss. Stall Whoosh, rinse and repeat!

I'm stalling to. I hate it! I put on water weight when I got my period and now my weight loss has basically stopped. it's so frustrating. Does PISS stop eventually? I'm so stressed!!! How are you?

jenbeezawwwzome

It does theoretically… there is a fabled ‘whoosh’ moment where you lose lbs overnight I’m seriously holding out for! Keep Calm and Keto on stall-friend :)

PISS (post induction stall syndrome)

Gah! So frustrating >.<

And this is just my first week of it, wavering between 199 and 198.

But, saying that… it’s meant to come on in week 3, low behold we 3 happened and so did PISS (that sounds weird).

So through this frustration I can bask i the fact my body is reacting exactly as it’s supposed to!

One-derland :D

I actually reached this on Sunday but didn’t want to jynx it. Water/weight fluctuations are so uncertain between days I wanted to make sure I was solidly below the 200 line!

Now my weight begins with a one :)

motiveweight:

 
motiveweight:
Where are YOU today?

motiveweight:

 

motiveweight:

Where are YOU today?

Advice wanted!: women - lifting weights and weight loss on keto? Is it possible?

I am seriously considering starting to lift weights as on keto,as  apparently, the effectiveness of excercise on keto looks something like this:

heavy weights » HIIT » Cardio

… something like that anyway.

Now, I’m in my 3rd week of keto, my second (proper) time around. I didn’t do any exercise the first time and my loss was decidedly slow. I want to see if I can do better by incorporating exercise - and also I really want to have a muscular body as opposed to just skinnyfat.

Now, I’ve been looking at ketogains ofcourse, got myself the New Rules of Lifting for Women etc so I know the programs to get. I’m trying to figure out if I can use creatine tablets or (ethl ester?) as a supplement or whether I need them at all… looking for sugar free protein powders etc

  • as I mentioned I am week 3. I have ALOT of weight to lose (85lbs) and I’m currently 44% bodyfat.
  • the ketogains calculator has my ‘weight day’ calories above my maintenance ofcourse 
  • all websites I’ve looked at cite my goal - to lose fat while building muscle - as a holy grail. A myth, in other words.

BUT my questions, which I’m hoping some of you may have some experience with, are these…

  • Did you do this? Is it possible?
  • Is it worth it (am I stalling my weight loss for no reason)…
  • Should I start now or wait till I’ve lost some BF?

The *general* consensus I think is to ‘lift anyway’ but what’s the point if the end result is I don’t build muscle or lose weight?

Any and all advice greatly appreciated!

nosleeptilbushwick:

this is absolutely incredible

This is pretty interesting, and if nothing else very well animated! 

The importance of little goals!
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I have 86lbs to lose. Thats a lot of pounds. 
I look at this figure and I can&#8217;t comprehend it. It is a terrifying mountain of loss, when I know 2lbs a week is really the best I should be hoping for. 
To ensure that the scale *cough* of the task does not stop me taking on the task I&#8217;ve split it up into tiny pieces (see above). And this is really helping!
I&#8217;m not focusing on 130&#8230; right now I&#8217;m only focussing on 194. One day at a time, and 194lbs. *That* is achievable, and when I&#8217;ve hit that it will be the next goal and the next. It&#8217;s not so scary then!

The importance of little goals!

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I have 86lbs to lose. Thats a lot of pounds. 

I look at this figure and I can’t comprehend it. It is a terrifying mountain of loss, when I know 2lbs a week is really the best I should be hoping for. 

To ensure that the scale *cough* of the task does not stop me taking on the task I’ve split it up into tiny pieces (see above). And this is really helping!

I’m not focusing on 130… right now I’m only focussing on 194. One day at a time, and 194lbs. *That* is achievable, and when I’ve hit that it will be the next goal and the next. It’s not so scary then!

Hot smoked salmon (grilled) with hollandaise and baby spinach :) - this will be a staple!

Hot smoked salmon (grilled) with hollandaise and baby spinach :) - this will be a staple!

NSV (non scale victory) - 5% of my bodyweight lost

… and I’m 1.5lbs from losing my first stone to boot, how cool is that :D Not bad for 10 days! xD