Is it possible to be in Ketosis and not lose weight? All urine tests (and my breath (tell me I’m in full blown Ketosis and I lost 14.4lbs in January. The last week or so I’ve noticed a drastic decrease in weight loss and even some weight gain back and forth. I know a lot of factors go into this and not to get down about the scale but it is still discouraging. I’m hoping for at least another 15lbs by March. I started out at 194 and am currently 178. Maybe the lower weight i am the slower it comes off?? I don’t know.
When you first start keto it’s typical to lose 5-10 lbs very quickly but it’s just water weight. You’ve done very well to lose 15 lbs in your first month but please don’t be disappointed; it’s probably not going to repeat. 5-10 lbs/month, or less, is more usual after the first month. Additionally, the normal fluctuation of scale weight is a lot larger than short-term body fat loss. Let’s say you’re losing 1 lb a week (a typical and healthy weight-loss pace). A 16 oz glass of water weighs a pound… Your food weighs a bunch too, and depending on the time of month you could be inflamed more or less. Inflammation can also be influenced by exercise, infections, allergies, food sensitivities… Detecting those 1-2 lbs of actual body fat change amid all those other changes is not easy. Don’t let yourself get frustrated by the scale numbers short-term. Patience and discipline will get you there.
I’m going through the same after 4 weeks back on keto. It’s normal. Only stalled if not losing for 6 weeks they say. Frustrating but it’s just your system re adjusting. You could up your fat intake or drink more water and don’t forget your electrolytes.