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Unread 02-26-2014, 02:40 AM
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Default Two weeks in ketosis - Can't lose weight!

Hello to everyone and thanks for your time!

It's the third week now that I don't consume carbs. To be entirely truthful, I didn't use any ketosticks, since I've done that diet in the past and I thought I know what to do.

I consume eggs, 100g of bacon only at breakfast (maybe with conservatives?), pork, lamb, goat, homemade sausages, butter, caffeine, beef protein powder solely post workout (Carnivor for those who know) and occasionally sour cream with coca and stevia (excellent, try it!). I consume more or less half to 3/4 a gallon of water.

In those two weeks I had only two protein shakes, because I attended the gym two times (weight lifting x 1 hour). At the first week I counted calories, I lost about 4 pounds but I gained back 2. I believe I'm constipated, since I had bowel movement about 2 or 3 times those weeks. I tried to cut off bacon for a day or two, but didn't see any difference...

Any thoughts? Thanks in advance!
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Unread 02-26-2014, 09:39 AM
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How many calories are you eating at what weight?

Those are the only two things that matter.
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Unread 02-26-2014, 12:39 PM
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Thanks for your answer! I try to consume about 2500 calories, 25-30% protein, 70-75% fat. I'm male, 31 and weigh 207 pounds... I lift 3 times for 1 hour each a week.
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Unread 02-27-2014, 06:26 AM
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You did lose weight, and probably about as much as you could expect to.
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Unread 02-27-2014, 06:37 AM
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Are do you move a lot in your life outside of lifting?

If not, likely you just need to lower calories, as that won't be a big deficit.

Or various things could be hiding the loss. Two weeks isn't very long.

Or both.
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Unread 02-27-2014, 07:16 AM
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OK, since I have a sedentary lifestyle more or less i'll fall to 2200 calories and we'll see! What about bacon, which might have sugars and the protein powder, which has maltodextrin, sucralose etc and sour cream which stalls some people? Should I stop consuming them? And another thing, is catabolism (from training) a negative factor in my muscle mass or weight loss?

PS: Are 2 or 3 glasses of gin with lime at weekends appropriate? I know that it stalls for 24 hours, but, other than that, can it kick me out of ketosis?
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Unread 03-04-2014, 03:34 AM
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1. Don't use protein powder with carbs.
2. Count every calorie, ALWAYS.

If you're not losing fat it is probably because you are eating too much, drop calories by 200 cal/day until you start to lose fat.

The only way I have every been successful is to continuously check body fat measurements every 2 weeks and adjust calories accordingly.

Good Luck
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Unread 03-04-2014, 04:11 PM
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1. Don't use protein powder with carbs.
There's been a bit of controversy with big name brand protein powders being cut with sugars or skim milk.

That would screw up any keto diet.
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Unread 03-04-2014, 07:27 PM
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How many calories are you eating at what weight?

Those are the only two things that matter.
I have trouble losing any weight eating similarly to the OP (sans protein shakes) at 218lb, but I can only stuff in about 1600-1800 calories daily. I don't understand the issue.

I have had my thyroid panel done, everything in the normal range.
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Unread 03-08-2014, 06:24 PM
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I have trouble losing any weight eating similarly to the OP (sans protein shakes) at 218lb, but I can only stuff in about 1600-1800 calories daily.
This is hard to fathom. Are you sure you're counting calories correctly? Even if sedentary, 1600kcal ought to yield pretty reliable fat loss for someone of your size.
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