I’m not going to quit, of course, but I might have to give up on this ketogenic stuff. I really don’t know what’s going on and I’ve never been a patient man.
Monday night I went to be in moderate-to-large ketosis, and on Saturday I weight a full two pounds less than I’ve weighed for the last two weeks. (Two Saturdays ago, I dropped three pounds, but that vanished the next day.) Tuesday I got up and my ketosis level was in the trace-to-small range. The scale says I’ve gained two pounds. That puts me solidly back at square one, and ready to kill someone or something over this.
I’ve tracked my food and there aren’t any hidden carbs. I randomly sample my food with my food tracker and it shows consistently I’m in the 1600 to 2000 calorie range every day, and my percentages of fat/protein/carbs are 65-80/20-25/5-10. Those are almost ideal numbers for ketogenic dieting according to all the information I can find. And yet, nothing. I can’t get my weight to budge, and when I’m heavy in ketosis I’m becoming convinced this is simply showing dietary ketones in my urinalysis.
Whatever the deal is, I haven’t a clue how to fix it. I can’t eat any more. I simply can’t. I’m not that hungry and I’m not willing to eat when I’m satisfied just to hit some magic caloric number. I can add more fat, I guess, but when I’m already getting 65-80% of my calories that way, I’m not sure any more is going to help.
Another possibility is I’m not getting enough protein, but I can’t remove any more carbs, so if I just add protein something’s got to give and it seems like fat’s the only wiggle room I have. All the ketogenic diet sources I can find say that’s a mistake, but I’m running out of ideas. No, I have run out of ideas, and I’m starting to run out of want-to, too.
Yeesh. Frustration. And my concentration at work isn’t great either, so I’m concerned about that. *Sigh* What is going on?!