Today is ONE MONTH since stating keto….so let’s break it down!
Week 1 – lost 12.2 lbs.
Week 2 – lost 4.8 lbs.
Week 3 – lost 5.0 lbs.
Week 4 – gained 2 lbs.
Total lost – 20 lbs.
I’ve dropped 20 lbs. in a month and, honestly, I haven’t really done much exercise. I did morning fasted cardio last week but didn’t do it this morning because I was just wore out and slept late. I have been walking 3 days every weekday for a total of 2.5-3 miles and I’ve been playing basketball with my son for about 30-60 minutes- almost nightly.
That huge weight loss the first week was mostly water weight and my body adapting to such a huge change- we literally went from eating hundreds of carbs per day to about 15, overnight.
This 2 lbs. weight gain was almost expected- your body has to sort of level out AND we have already slipped a little.
We haven’t had any cheat days and the highest my carb intake has gotten is around 25g (20g NET) so I haven’t went over carbs yet and, based on the pee strips, I haven’t gone out of ketosis yet…however, we’ve slipped on the snacking, high calorie meals and going over in calories and fat.
Losing weight with keto isn’t just about carbs and, if someone tells you that, I truly feel they are wrong.
You have to find a balance with your MACROS and calorie intake- I was due a week of no loss or even a gain and add that with the slacking and boom….2 lbs. gained.
It’s all good though…I’m not complaining; I’m still way ahead of where I wanted to be- I feel great and still enjoying the food.
With one month down, it is time to change things up a bit though….less “fancy” meals and back to more basic stuff. Less snacking throughout the day…less of the sugar free candy/bars, etc and adding the exercise. All of that combined should get me back to showing a loss for a few weeks.
I’ve been wanting to add exercise the last few weeks and either just flaked on it or thought maybe I should wait until my first initial weight loss slowed so I could “flip the script” and that time is now!
The other change is that we started taking Fish Oil and I’m almost out of my GNC Mega Men multivitamin, so I’m going to switch it up and start taking ALIVE for Men, at the recommendation of YouTuber – Goody Beats.
I’m not expecting to drop another 20 lbs. in this 2nd month but I am shooting for 10 lbs.
The scale is my constant battle right now and the plan is to not weigh again until June 17th (2 month)…it will be a struggle but I think it will help focus me.
Hope everyone else is killing it!
Love, Peace and Sharkyness