So this week was frustrating! I actually weight about 4 lbs more than this time last week. Notes on this:
I have had terrible swelling in my legs in the evening due to heat. At least some of this has to be water weight, but … still sucks.
I really messed up Monday and stressed ate. This means that I likely dropped out of ketosis and it can take up to 4 to 5 days to get back into ketosis. I never tested with ketosis sticks so I don’t know for sure on this.
In researching ketosis I came across something I hadn’t learned yet– keeping your ADDED fat to under 30g a day for weight loss. Most of your fat should come from whole foods like eggs and avocados combined with the fats from your proteins that you eat. I decided to go back and count my added fat grams for the last 4 weeks to see if I could see a correlation to weight loss. This is what I found:
You can see Week one I ate an average of 25 grams added fat a day– I lost somewhere around 10 lbs that week. Week 2 I ate an average of 29.9 grams of added fat a day and I lost about 7 lbs. Week 3 I started struggling and I ended at a bit over 1 lb weight loss and ate an average of 43.3 grams of added fat. Last Week I gained 4 lbs and had an average of 49.8 grams of added fat a day. It is important to note at beginning of week 3 I transitioned to 75% fat in my diet so that could also have something to do with this trend.
For this week to study this issue I am going to keep my added fat grams under 30g and try to stay at 75% of my diet as fat to see what happens. My hypothesis is that I will start losing weight again 😛
What is theory behind the added fat? Why is that such a big deal? Your body turns to that as a preliminary food source. So the thought is that rather than using stored fats it used the more easily accessible “straight fats”
Let’s see what happens next week!
Have a great journey. Onward and upwards!