*** Big Fat Weight Loss Thread ***

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Belly fat is the only reason I want to lose weight, I want it shifted once and for all!
Yeap this is my reasoning as well. Fed up of the belly and want to get it gone once and for all.

Started mid December with a Covid blip end of December, and was in a calorie deficit until 2nd April.

Start weight was 12st 2lb (77.1kg)
Maintenance phase start 11st 1.4lb (70.5kg)
Weight as of this morning 10st 13.4lb

Happy with where I am at now, and the maintenance phase was definitely needed, I have 1 more week to enjoy (birthday next week!) and then it’s back to a deficit to get down to my target that I initially set out to hit. I think I’ve got maybe 6-10 weeks more being in a deficit. Progress pics to come at the end!
 
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I've bounced a little, this morning weighing 15st 4. I just had a look at my trend...

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It's interesting that I bounced and headed up around this time last year too...

The longer view also gives me some perspective too. I feel bad when my weight starts to head up a little, but this view makes me remember that I'm still doing fine. I think perhaps I need to just set a maximum (maybe 15st 6) at which point I put the effort back in to bringing my weight back down to a set level (like 15st) so I don't feel I'm always limiting myself. Last year I let it get to 16st before I decided this though...
 
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I got on the scales on sunday, 99.8kg, decided to exert a bit of control and I was 96.4 this morning, I'd like to get back down to the 80 odd I was a few years ago, I managed 86 last year after 12 days in Senegal on malaria tablets had me ******* out of my arse for 10 of those days but really need to put a bit more effort in.

Anyone in the over 40 brigade seem to notice that you can still pass for mid 30's, but then when you lose a decent chunk of weight you then look older, or at least more your actual age?
 
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Anyone in the over 40 brigade seem to notice that you can still pass for mid 30's, but then when you lose a decent chunk of weight you then look older, or at least more your actual age?

The other way round for me. In my 20s, people thought I was in my 40s. And now I'm in my 40s, I look late 50s. Such a hard life... :D
 
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consistently weighing under 13stone this week (I like to hit a few days on the bounce to account for water fluctuations).

Will keep at it until I'm under 12 then revisit caloric / carb intake to see if I can raise them both slightly to allow a bit more freedom.

Can't come off keto for at least a year as I'm the support guy for my partner, who has a lot more to lose than I.
 
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Can't come off keto for at least a year as I'm the support guy for my partner, who has a lot more to lose than I.

How are you finding it? I'm not really missing the crap, processed rubbish but I really would love to eat a banana smothered in peanut butter after my jogging sessions. Oh boy.
 
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How are you finding it? I'm not really missing the crap, processed rubbish but I really would love to eat a banana smothered in peanut butter after my jogging sessions. Oh boy.

Most days I'm fine, others all I seem to want is pizza haha (and on those days I make a chaffle / chicken pizza base).

Thankfully I'm a savoury, rather than sweet guy. OH is the opposite so we do spend a lot on Pulsin / KetoKeto bars so she can have one a day to stop her hating everything. Over time her desire to pick on them is going down, along with the need for diet sodas.

I've treat myself to a nicer bbq / smoker to ensure I'm going to continue to enjoy meat & fish over the hot summer days :D.
 
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Can't come off keto for at least a year as I'm the support guy for my partner, who has a lot more to lose than I.

I might be doing the same from Sunday as my wife wants to start up Keto weight loss again for a while and I enjoy the foods we've had when doing it before so going to be a support mechanism.

We both know it's not any kind of magic bullet and all weight loss is ultimately calories in vs out, regardless what others in this thread have posted. My wife likes it as it naturally leans towards foods she eats more of, whereas I find the satiety really suppresses my urge to snack massively.

I'm also out of action for any real exercise at the moment due to a back issue i'm seeing a private osteo for, in conjunction with covid wiping me out for March and breathlessness post covid during April from minor extertion, my body is suffering and scale is going up.
 
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I might be doing the same from Sunday as my wife wants to start up Keto weight loss again for a while and I enjoy the foods we've had when doing it before so going to be a support mechanism.

We both know it's not any kind of magic bullet and all weight loss is ultimately calories in vs out, regardless what others in this thread have posted. My wife likes it as it naturally leans towards foods she eats more of, whereas I find the satiety really suppresses my urge to snack massively.

I'm also out of action for any real exercise at the moment due to a back issue i'm seeing a private osteo for, in conjunction with covid wiping me out for March and breathlessness post covid during April from minor extertion, my body is suffering and scale is going up.

I think it helps if you like the foods on Keto!

Good luck with it, hopefully you'll get some of the anti-inflammatory benefits you hear about doing the diet :)

The suppressed appetite from eating high fat really helps us to keep our calories low and some days we have to force them in!
 
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I think it helps if you like the foods on Keto!

Good luck with it, hopefully you'll get some of the anti-inflammatory benefits you hear about doing the diet :)

The suppressed appetite from eating high fat really helps us to keep our calories low and some days we have to force them in!
I've done it twice at a serious level before and got on well, I just missed carbs too much to do it for life :D

I am hoping that it might passively help with my back issues as my osteo has pointed out she firmly believes it's muscular in nature so maybe the anti-inflammatory benefits may help.
 
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Well pleased with keto so far. Down 3.2kg in 10 days. Of course, mostly water but it encourages me to keep going. Really makes a difference to cravings - I barely get any now that my blood sugar is pretty stable all day. Still debating whether to keep on with the Huel for dinner though or swap it out for salads/soups.

EDIT: And I just discovered a great keto snack - a packet of olives! Only 3g carb in 100g which is great.
 
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Got a bit scary yesterday. For some reason, keto seems to be making my heart beat about 20 beats higher than normal when doing any activity. Resting is the same as usual. But just going for a walk, I'd be around 90 normally but it was in the 110s and by the time I'd finished 130. But I think I scared myself as it was going so high just walking that I made it worse with anxiety. :p I wonder when it will start to settle down and become more tuned to efficient fat burning. I read that it takes around a month and I'm only two weeks in.
 
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Got a bit scary yesterday. For some reason, keto seems to be making my heart beat about 20 beats higher than normal when doing any activity. Resting is the same as usual. But just going for a walk, I'd be around 90 normally but it was in the 110s and by the time I'd finished 130. But I think I scared myself as it was going so high just walking that I made it worse with anxiety. :p I wonder when it will start to settle down and become more tuned to efficient fat burning. I read that it takes around a month and I'm only two weeks in.
Could it be your electrolyte levels out of whack due to the dumping of water at the start, are you supplementing Potassium, Magnesium and Sodium?
 
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No supplements, just trying to get it through my diet - with extra spinach and avocado daily. There's some in the Huel as well.
If you're confident you're getting the levels via food, that's ok - personally though i'd still be tempted to take some low dose electrolytes while you're in the initial keto adjustment phase due to speed in which the body dumps water. Worst case, you pee it back out :D
 
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