With almost or at two years eating healthy and Ketogenic, I’ve reached a plateau.
It’s my own fault, really. I’ve become less diligent, and a little complacent. I’m eating healthy foods of course, but not really restricting myself on quantity AND letting myself too often eat things I should not.
Tsk, Tsk, self.
I was talking to my friend Marie, and she asked me to log my food with her this week and have a weigh-in at the end. So, the week began. I did not actually log Monday, but I fasted that day anyway, except for the HWC in my coffee. I know it has calories, but even so, it was less than 500.
As I write this, it is Wednesday evening, and I have logged only two days thus far.
I’m not amused with what I am learning.
It is pretty easy to keep under the carbs, but not nearly as easy to stay under the calories. Fortunately for me, I almost exclusively do Intermittent Fasting. So from when I wake up until my evening meal, my food intake is low. But when I do eat, I like to eat. I do like a nice full belly.
I’ve definitely lost a lot of weight previously without measuring/logging. But I’ve been surprised at what I was actually taking in lately.
Since Sunday until before supper today (almost 4 days), I’m down three pounds.
I’ll report again this weekend.
But something to consider, if you are at a plateau, or just not even losing at all, is to take the time to log. To get an actual accounting of the macros (calories, carbs, sugars) going into your body.
If you experienced a plateau, what did you do to break it? Did you find logging helpful, or some other method?
I’m looking forward to your comments below.
– John Chapman