Help choosing

So I have been doing Keto for a month.... I did weight watchers plan before and it worked. Now with doing Keto I am totally confused. I stay under my goal, work out 4 days a week and loose tiny bits .... I'm just thinking .... Should I just ditch keto and go back to eating a bit of everything as long as it's a healthier option and in moderation? I'm totally lost... anyone has a good plan they are following??? I'm definitely ditching sugar


  • LAWoman72
    LAWoman72 Posts: 2,846 Member
    edited November 2017
    Does keto make you happy?

    Are you eating fewer calories than you expend? Keto or no keto, that's what has to happen. I know you have probably read all the stories about people who ate massive calories but still lost "because keto" but go on any LC board and you will see people as mystified as you that after the initial water whoosh, keto wound up being no different than anything else...they still had to ultimately eat less than they were expending.

    So if you are not absolutely in love with keto all by itself, there is no reason to stick with it in the hopes of escaping CICO.

    But if you do love it, stick with it...and start counting your calories.
  • KateTii
    KateTii Posts: 886 Member
    I don't really love it or hate it. I just want it to work. I am serious about changing my lifestyle. I just feel like eating full fat products is not helping. I'm wondering is I can just do low fat and low carb. Not no fat and no carb...

    Low fat and low carb is not a very good combination - it generally just ends up eating a ton of meat and constipation.

    Keto is not necessary for weightloss. I choose to eat keto simply because I like how it makes me feel and I find the food very filling/satisfying. Fat is important under keto as it becomes the main 'fuel' for your body to burn.

    However, it is just as successful as when I was eating 'in moderation' - all the food groups but fitting to my calories.

    It really is a personal thing - I found 'in moderation' helpful for learning to log whilst staying under calorie limits and i've found keto helpful for my new goals. At the end of the day, regardless of what you are eating, your calorie intake will determine weightloss.

  • Graelwyn75
    Graelwyn75 Posts: 4,404 Member
    If you are indifferent to Keto then my suggestion is to simply opt for CICO, eating in a way that satiates you and makes you happy. The most successful maintainers I see here did not cut out any food group or do low fat, low sugar, low carb etc etc. They simply kept things in balance and adjusted according to what satiated them the most in terms of their carb/protein/fat balance. I eat plenty of fat, plenty of protein and an average number of carbs and have had no issue... in fact, having a balance between those three macros is what keeps me the most full. You do not need to do low fat and low carb and keeping both of those low would not ultimately be healthy anyway.
  • middlehaitch
    middlehaitch Posts: 8,454 Member
    Try eating to your MFP calorie goal while meeting the nutritional macro goals that MFP has set.

    If you over time find you like more protein, eat more, same with fat. Treat the fats and protein as minimums and top up your cals with carbs.

    Don't make it difficult. It is the deficit that is important, not the style of eating.

    Cheers, h.
  • Bkind2meAli
    Bkind2meAli Posts: 38 Member
    Thank you to all. I think I will incorporate some carbs into my diet. I really love and miss fruit and that makes it pretty hard. I will do low carb still just deriving my carbs from fruit and veggies. Hopefully it would help me stick to it! Thank you again
  • dwilliamca
    dwilliamca Posts: 325 Member
    Over the years I tried a couple different low carb diets including LCHP and LCHF and neither worked for me. First I found it too hard to reduce my carbs to the low levels requested, and second I just didn't lose weight. Neither of those diets I was on counted calories, only carbs and protein. I ended up eating huge amounts of high calorie fat trying to eat enough protein which raised my blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels even higher. Currently I have my macros set at 40% carbs/35% fat/ 25% protein and it works well for me. I eat 3 balanced meals per day including some carbs like bread, cereal, potatoes, grains, pasta, fruit and vegetables, plus several snacks in the afternoon and evening including sugar free desserts. Right now I'm enjoying a low cal. Margarita which never would have been possible with the low carb diets I tried. I rarely feel hungry, I enjoy what I'm eating, and I'm losing weight as predicted. I started with 2 lbs. per week and now that I've lost 15 lbs. I'm down to losing 1 lb. per week. As others have said, the only "trick" is to stay under your calorie budget on a daily basis or at least weekly average. I exercise or add extra activities to most days to add a few hundred extra calories and eat back about 100 of those. Mostly I use them as a buffer. Just find what works for you, but for CICO works.
  • TimothyFish
    TimothyFish Posts: 4,925 Member
    Keto won't make you lose weight any faster than any other diet that creates a calorie deficit. If you like what you are eating then stick with it. If not, find something you do like.
  • Bkind2meAli
    Bkind2meAli Posts: 38 Member
    Thank you