I am not trying to lose weight but it keeps happening, and I’m wondering if it will eventually stop? I’ve been Keto for 12 weeks, and in the beginning it was great to lose 6 or 7 pounds and lean out but now I’ve lost at least 10. I run a fitness group and work out with them a couple times a week, I do CrossFit 3-4 times a week and I hike when I can. I do not count anything (calories/macros/carbs, etc) because it works better for me to eat intuitively. I eat when I’m hungry and I don’t when I’m not, but maybe I’m not getting enough of what my body needs. I find the idea of food tracking stressful and very unappealing, but some people have suggested that’s what I need to do. Anyone else experienced this or have any input?
Tracking is a total annoyance to me, but it’s a great way to discover the whole picture. You could be under on calories. I know we tell people not to eat if they aren’t hungry, but given I’m never hungry (truly hungry) with keto, I have to assume that like me, others are eating even when not hungry.
If you want to stop losing weight, you’re going to have to consume more calories. I didn’t start keto to lose weight either, and I’m up to having to eat at least 4200 calories a day just to barely maintain. Tracking will make it a lot easier to figure out, but if you don’t want to do that, just try adding something each day on top of what you were going to eat intuitively. If you’re still losing, add two things, and so on.
If you’re eating proper ketogenic macros for YOU, you won’t lose muscle. It’s a muscle sparing woe BUT to know whether you ARE eating proper levels of everything then you need to track I’m afraid…… keto is also a protective woe and will only take you down to where you need to be.