How Much Time Keto Diet Takes to Start Weight-Loss?

So this keto seems to have quit working. I lost 20lbs in the first 2.5 weeks. Now in the past 3.5 weeks nothing. Nada. No loss. I started running a couple of times a week after the scale didn’t move for 2 weeks…still nothing. My eating is on point. Fat and meat and a few stable greens are all I eat. I don’t cook with any flours or sugar substitutes. Do I continue and eventually the weight will start coming off again? Not feeling this woe right now.

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    Twenty pounds in two weeks is a massive loss! Your body is just resetting itself. Just stay with the program. Watch for hidden carbs and sugars. Are you sure you are eating enough fat and calories?

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      So my body needs to catch up to the weight loss?

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        EXACTLY..!!  I stalled for a whole month after losing 25lb in 28 days… on point, no cheats… then a month and a half later I'm at 35lbs. Don't give up!

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    How are your clothes fitting? I don’t see much movement on the scale, but the clothes are definitely much looser and be patient your body might be hanging onto your weight thinking you are starving to death wait till it catches up with you… you might not be eating enough good fats etc.

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      There's pants that I could wear again after the initial loss, but nothing seems looser since that loss.

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    My understanding is too much protein can stall you. Try incorporating more low carb veggies and portion.

    I stalled for a while and so I quit weighing myself. My clothes kept getting looser though, so even though the pounds stay consistent for a period of time I was losing inches. Eventually, I started losing pounds again. Keep going.

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    Weight loss is not linear. You will have peaks and valleys and losses and stalls along the way. I ate limas and raised my carbs up. Kicked myself out of Keto but I went right back to under 20 and have lost 2.5 lbs in the last week. 

    Change up your diet ..Trick your body. It's been shown that your body can plateau with the same diet. Some change their diet drastically for a day or two..food shock…and then it kicks up weight loss.

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    Have you tried measuring your body instead of using the scale? Sometimes you will lose fat around your organs and lose inches but not actual weight. Try measuring and pay attention to how your clothes fit. Some people take pictures often to compare. The scale is not the best way to see your progress.

    I've been keto for about a year, and I've lost almost 70lbs, but I've also gone down about four sizes and have noticed subtle changes in my body, arms, legs, and face. Keto works! Keep going!

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    I have loss 48 lbs/8 months simply counting carbs ( approximately 20-25 net carbs//per day, minimal walking exercise due to RA. BUT my exogenous ketones is a daily must-have. Every now and then I can go a couple wks w/o losing. But then I’ll go thru the “whoosh”, and all of a sudden losing again. My belief, the keto diet should be more of a keto lifestyle for optimal health.

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    I'm in the same position as well. Lost 9lbs first five days, then nothing for three weeks. All of a sudden dropped three more lbs out of nowhere😒 and now nothing for two weeks again.

    When I did this Keto thing back in November I did 4 -5 days per week low carb, then 2 -3 days moderate carb (basically on my days off if we went out for dinner I wouldn't mind having fish and chips, or splurge on a cold Frappuccino or milkshake, of course in moderation and never going overboard) then repeat and it worked great, I had lost 18lbs in 4 weeks. Then I got comfortable and didn't stick to my good eating habits, then Christmas came, and I gained everything back.

    So now I'm at this again and like I mentioned in the first paragraph I'm stalling. When comparing my two experiences, I can say that throwing in a few moderate carb days every now and then resulted in a more steady loss long term vs always low carb resulting in stalling and inconsistent loss.

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    I like to think that weight loss should be like a constant downhill slide. However, the truth is that it is down and up and flat and up and flat and down and…. you get the idea. Plateaus are normal, don't fret. Keep on the path your on, and you will hit a downhill run again. Frequently we see a reduction in inches even when the scale says no loss or even a slight gain. Personally, I have decided that my scale is a lying demon, and I put it in the corner until it apologises. lol

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    Keep going. Are you drinking plenty of water and sleeping? You lost a lot quickly. It shocks the body a bit, and you need to wait for it to adjust. I was similar. Now I lose a week, stabilize a week and lose a week. Your body will find its way.

    It will start again when you least expect it..!!

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