Starting weight: 6/10/13 210.6lbs
My body went into Ketosis sometime between Wednesday 6/12 and Thursday 6/13. I tested this using those Ketone strips. At about the same time I developed a nasty chest cold (Ketosis flu) that is still slightly ongoing today. I drank a TON of water. Nothing less than 16 cups a day. If I went to the bathroom, I'd drink four cups of water. Urine generally stayed clear or light yellow. Body was weak and exercise increasingly became difficult. This was expected. Yesterday, I hit a weakness height since my legs burned just walking up and down the stairs of my home. I only felt nauseated once and I did have a headache between 6/14 and 6/15.
So....a tough week for 5.8lbs of weigh loss. It was very interesting to see that even though I went harder at my exercising on 6/14 by doing adding an extra hour of cardio (60 minutes of treadmill at .40 speed), my weight then began to stabilize. My diet became very strict by Sunday (6/16) and my weight then went up.
I had no expectations throughout this experiment. Just tested it for one week and wanted to report my results. Not sure on my learning of the weight stabilization since I should've been burning pure fat (based on my Ketone strips). I'm sitting back now trying to access my learnings before figuring out where I want to fit in low carbs into my overall diet plan.
Honestly, I have no weight goal. I do want my % body fat to be around 10-15%. I want an awesome six pack (I know, I know). I test my body % at my job every Thursday and document it at the nurses office. It is currently at 23.3%.
204.8lbs as of today
23.3% body fat
41 years old.
That's all for now! Glad to be a part of this community.