WHOOOOP!! Finally! Back under 230! I was hoping for this, but not holding my breath mostly cos yesterday was just messed up from start to finish workout-wise. I didn’t get my full Jazzercise class in and didn’t do my strength challenge at all. I just felt out of sorts all day.
I’m gonna *try* to do both yesterday’s and today’s strength challenges today or maybe today and tomorrow, as they work different body parts.
Just so I don’t forget things I’ve done differently the past couple of weeks (in case this is really the start of a move down the scale and actual break of this plateau):
- Carb-loaded (230grams) one day with fruit (no refined carbs) 2 weeks ago Monday
- Cut coffee, but more importantly, I think, cut the 1/2 c of heavy cream out that I had with each cup of coffee, reducing calories quite a lot and carbs some.
- Cut tomatoes and replaced with cauliflower, cutting carbs a lot.
- Added the strength challenges 2 weeks ago
- Began taking Tuesdays off from cardio last 2 weeks
I’m actually starting to think that I will need to start watching calorie intake along with carbs. :( I’ve never done this before, but then, I’ve haven’t been at this low of a weight in a very long time. One problem with losing weight, of course, is your body doesn’t have to burn as many calories to move you around.:/
I think, even though I’m in ketosis, my body is burning the fat I’m taking in instead of the fat on my body. I re-read ‘Protein Power' and did see this mentioned in there where they talk about weight loss plateaus. So, perhaps the biggest key was cutting the heavy cream out, cos that was a lot of calories every day (1 - 1.5 cups of heavy cream per day: 800 - 1200 calories)
I’ve never payed any attention to calories before, but will start keeping a watch on that and see if that helps keep the scale moving down. Don’t worry, I won’t be cutting THAT much, trust me! I still believe that I can eat many more calories on keto than I could if trying to lose weight on a low-fat/high-carb diet. I’ll still be eating plenty of food to satisfy me, just perhaps more chicken and less steak for a while.