Keto Stops Working. As Expected.

I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but I didn’t think it would last. This week I’m up 2.5 pounds. It appears that the thing where my body stops responding to weight loss attempts has happened again. People get really explain-y to me when this happens, as if their theoretical diet knowledge trumps my years of experience with my body (and years of diet knowledge). Losing 200 pounds and working through diet after diet after diet to keep it off leaves an impact on the metabolism. Not a good one.

MyFitnessPal is probably sure I’m cheating on it by not entering everything I’m eating, but that is not the case. I had a slight wobble on Saturday, but otherwise I followed the program religiously and stayed in ketosis –  following a diet and exercise program is one thing I’m really good at. So here we are, 4 weeks in, and keto has stopped working. I’m disappointed, but not surprised.

I’m not sure what happens next.


7 Responses to “Keto Stops Working. As Expected.”

  1. beanolc Says:

    I am sorry! I was really pulling for you & hoping this would be a longer solution.

  2. yolsgaard Says:

    Bummer! I hate when that happens. Let us know what happens… I think your body is very protective of its fat. Too bad it can’t trust you not to starve to death and give up some fat. I sometimes broke that by having something “naughty” but I think that doesn’t work for you. I have a more cooperative body but don’t exercise enough to lose weight.

  3. Jenny Bobbitt Says:

    do a quick Google search of post induction stall syndrome (Piss). it’s very normal and things will get back on track.

  4. Lee Says:

    This happened to me on keto. I did four weeks of it then – BLAUGH! – nothing for weeks. I even *gained* two weeks in a row.

    Now I’m losing again. Apparently keto just does this. It’s a hump that happens to people, especially to “women of a certain age” i.e. me (I’m 47). It’s our bodies adjusting to a completely different diet, and it takes time, and for some of us it’s just harder.

    I’ve decided to keep giving keto a go, and tbh I’d have given up the second week of gains had my partner (also doing keto) not encouraged me to keep at it.

    He, of course, has lost weight every.single.week of it. But that’s men 😦

    All I can say is, yes it’s depressing but you’re not alone in going through this. It’s especially depressing because with keto you see all these people (even women) going and losing bucketloads of weight, and then there’s me with my feeble loss (3.2 kgs / 7 lb since the start of the year), despite no cheats or anything. It can get you down.

    Stick with it. If in a couple of months the numbers are still not working, it may not be right for you. But I honestly believe that you may just be in the same boat that I am, and just “humping it” 😦

    Best wishes XX

    • Laina Says:

      It’s nice to know I’m not the only one, but I’d rather have faster, bigger, easier losses for both of us so we don’t have to commiserate about it! 😀 Thank you for sharing, it’s another data point to help me stay on track and know this is normal and it’s actually working!

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