I Am In Ketosis And Not Losing Weight

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How To Use (and Not To Use) Exogenous Ketones For Weight Loss

“How do I use ketones to help me lose weight?” Great question. It’s worth the few minutes to understand how exogenous ketones can help people lose weight on a ketogenic diet, and not just jump to the conclusion that ketones = weight loss. Breaking Down Ketone Weight Loss Misconceptions The most common misconception (perhaps due to excessive marketing claims) is that taking ketone supplements will induce immediate weight loss. The purpose of this article is to explain how to use ketones as a piece of the puzzle in your weight loss lifestyle. Remember exogenous ketones are supplements. Very effective at what they do, but none the less, should be supplementary to a low carb/ketogenic style of eating that is geared towards weight loss (if weight loss is the goal). Ketones don’t cause weight loss, they help cause ketosis. Ketosis is a metabolic state where your body is using fatty acids for its primary source of energy. Just because you are using fat does not necessarily mean you are going to be losing weight or have a decrease in body fat percentage over an extended period of time. I have been in deep nutritional ketosis (>3.0mmol/dL) and had an increase in body fat percentage. Continue reading >>

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  1. doesnotvalidate

    Let me start by saying that I’ve read the FAQ. Numerous times.
    I started Keto on August 12th, 2015 – I had previously been eating low carb for about a month, but hadn’t really been focused getting into full ketosis. I started off at around 215lbs.
    Initially I dropped down to around 205, with my lowest being 202. Since then I have jumped back up to 210 and can’t seem to shake it.
    My Keotstix are always Moderate or higher, I check myself a few times a day. It’s been almost a month in “ketosis” and I’m not dropping weight like I feel like should. I’m really frustrated. I don’t cheat, and I’ve been faithful to LCHF for going on a month now.
    On typical day here is what I eat:
    * A 20oz. heavy cream latte
    * A mozarella cheesestick or two
    * Egg Scramble with just meat and cheese (bacon, chorizo, steak)
    Coffee Break:
    * A 20oz. heavy cream latte (sometimes)
    * A Meat and fibrous green, the last 3 dinners I’ve had were:
    * Steak and Brussel Sprouts cooked in butter
    * Chicken Breast with Garlic Butter and Spinach cooked in butter
    * Steak with Broccoli cooked in butter
    Recently – I’ve not been super hungry, and have on occasion been skipping dinner altogether.
    My numbers look like this:
    * Net Carbs: < 20g / day
    * Fat: 70-150g / day
    * Protein: 60-11g / day
    On a typical day I’ll drink anywhere from 75-100oz of water to stay hydrated. I’m a programmer, so I spend most of my day at my desk, and I have a newborn, and unfortunately don’t have any time for exercise.
    I had been drinking Diet Coke for a while, and maybe a whiskey or three at night. I thought this might be the problem so for the last week I’ve cut out all alcohol and artificial sweeteners. It’s had no effect.
    I’m hoping some of you with more experience living with keto can give me some advice, I feel like I should at the very least losing some weight. It seems far too early for me to plateau. Do I just need to keep waiting? Everyone I know that’s done keto had almost instantaneous results?!? I’m just frustrated – I refuse to give up, but I don’t know what I’m doing wrong.
    Please help. Thank you in advance.
    Generated by Keto Calculator 9.0
    36/M/5'9" | CW 202 | 31% BF | Mostly sedentary
    1330 kcal Goal, a 34% deficit. (710 min, 2016 max)
    25g Carbohydrates
    85g Protein (84g min, 139g max)
    99g Fat (30g min, 175g max)

  2. anbeav

    20 oz heavy cream latte = 2 shots + cream = 18 oz cream = 1800 calories plus another on a coffee break, I might be grateful you're not gaining weight. Reign in the calories, cut the crram, get a food scale and follow your macros
    Weight loss is not instantaneous. You don't get to spend years gaining it and then lose it overnight, it's a marathon not a sprint and you need to maintain a calories deficit

  3. doesnotvalidate

    Thanks for the reply!
    I had started with the heavy cream because a normal latte has so many carbs, and I was told it was a great way to up my fat intake.
    What are a good alternative? Drip coffee + half & half?

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