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    Beginner in Keto and macros managing hoping for some help

    Hello all. This is my first time not only being on Keto but also actually keeping strict on my diet in regards to Macro measurement and counting all the food I eat.

    It has been 3 full days (today is 4th) since I started and was hoping to get more insight on why I am still not fully in Ketosis (or what in my diet is bad possibly).

    Main Goal: Fat loss
    Secondary Goal: Gain as much muscle as possible as I am losing fat

    Personal Info:
    Started Weight: 196 pounds
    Current Weight (as this morning): 190 pounds
    Age: 32
    Height: 5’ 11”
    Experience in gym: Gone for years but never put full effort until now
    Training amount: Was doing 7 days a week but have shifted to a 4 day weights and 3 days cardio from this week

    Calories Recommended (based on info from here and clippers):
    Maintenance: 2887
    Fat Loss: 2310
    Body Fat: 14.2%

    Below I will describe what I ate yesterday. I technically have been eating the same food every day in order to make sure I don’t deviate from the macros for the moment (more food options recommended is welcomed)

    4am
    - Gold Standard Pre-workout (C: 3G, F: 0G, P: 0G)

    Total Macros - C: 3G, F: 0G, P: 0G

    6am
    - Whey protein shake (C: 3G, F: 1G, P: 24G)

    Total Macros - C: 6G, F: 1G, P: 24G

    8am
    - Eggs (C: 0G, F: 25G, P: 30G)
    - Avocado (C: 22.6G, F: 39.1G, P: 5.4G)
    - Sour Cream (C: 1G, F: 5G, P: 0G)

    Total Macros - C: 29.6G, F: 70.1G, P: 59.4G

    12PM
    - Shaved Beef Steak (C: 0G F: 22.8F P: 36.8G)
    - Coconut Oil (C: 0G F: 6G P: 0G)
    - Chopped Organic Spinach (C: 1.4G F: 0.2G P: 1G)
    - Fresh Mozzarella Cheese (C: 1G F: 10G P: 10G)

    Total Macros - C: 32G, F: 109.1G, P: 107.2

    6PM
    - Shaved Beef Steak (C: 0G F: 20.2G P: 32.6G)
    - Chopped Organize Spinach (C: 1.8G F: 0.2G P: 1.4G)
    - Crushed Garlic Cubes (C: 1G F: 0G P: 0G)

    Total Macros - C: 34.8G, F: 129.5, P: 141.2

    Late Snack (try to kill the required macros)
    - Whey Protein (C: 3G F: 1G P: 24G)
    - Coconut Oil (C: 0G F: 42G P: 0G)

    Total Macro for the day - C: 37.8G, F: 172.5G, P: 165.2G
    Total Calories - 2,364

    I was hoping to get a better insight what I am doing wrong with my diet to get into more of a Keto state. When checking I have been light since day one which makes me think something in my diet might be wrong

    Thanks for all the advice and tips for a beginner
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    I don't think there is any special benefit to being technically in ketosis. If you've never run keto before and you have issues with pre-diabetes or reactive hypoglycemia when you try to diet then becoming keto adapted may well be beneficial. Otherwise, dieting is entirely about sustaining a calorie deficit by whatever means necessary.
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    Originally Posted by SuffolkPunch View Post
    I don't think there is any special benefit to being technically in ketosis. If you've never run keto before and you have issues with pre-diabetes or reactive hypoglycemia when you try to diet then becoming keto adapted may well be beneficial. Otherwise, dieting is entirely about sustaining a calorie deficit by whatever means necessary.
    I didn't get into Keto due to any underlying health problems although I have slowly been decreasing my Carb intake before I decided to go into a Keto diet and have tried to follow as you said do a calorie deficit diet (mostly cutting back the carbs).

    From my understanding of Keto, it burns more fat vs a normal carb diet. Another thing I have personally found out is once I have switched my diet, my mind is more awake and I am feeling more energetic compared to when I was eating more carbs that left me in a sleepy state.
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    Originally Posted by yamatailor View Post
    I didn't get into Keto due to any underlying health problems although I have slowly been decreasing my Carb intake before I decided to go into a Keto diet and have tried to follow as you said do a calorie deficit diet (mostly cutting back the carbs).

    From my understanding of Keto, it burns more fat vs a normal carb diet. Another thing I have personally found out is once I have switched my diet, my mind is more awake and I am feeling more energetic compared to when I was eating more carbs that left me in a sleepy state.
    Yes, you do burn more fat ... but the main reason for that is that you are ingesting more fat - because you are eating less carb. Net turnover of bodyfat is still given by net calorie deficit. There is no getting around that.
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