Too much protein?

I’m doing ok with the carbs. My average is around 20. However I’m not losing. (4-5 lbs lost in a month)  I’m realizing my Protein is almost as high as my Fat, and several days I had more P than F.

I’ve read not to worry about the P and F and just focus on Carbs. I’ve also read to keep the P to F ratio at 2:1, while focusing on the Carbs. Can anyone explain which  is correct? 

My P and F have been in the 50-80 range. 

Please advise! I’m so disappointed.

Thank you

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  • Badmojomn  I assume 80/20 ground beef?

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  • y but no cheese. I don't think it matters how you cook it. I found it easiest to just crumble and brown the whole lb of meat in the morning, put the butter on and stir. Then when hungry just warm up some and eat. When tub was empty I was done eating for the day!

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  • laurab203 it dropped the part about putting garlic salt and onion powder...even sarracha if you like spicey.

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  • laurab203 that's what I used. Some of the videos used higher fat but I like 80/20. I do recommend grass fed beef and Marigold butter as its all you are eating some make it the best.

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  • laurab203 try it, let me know how it goes. I'm thinking about doing it for 1 long weekend a month just to keep things going. Of course I have more to lose than you. 30 down, 35 to go.

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  • Badmojomn lol. Guess that's why I'm fat, I loved it. Of course I did put garlic and onion powder on it.

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  • laurab203 yup. And basically I made a butter hamb soup. First time it was okay. Small coffee cup. Was to full though. Second day was a bit to choke it down. Stop when your satisfied and don’t eat it all because you may regret even a coffee cup full. 

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  • Badmojomn  ok! Sounds great. As soon as the power is back on that will be on my menu!  I’ll let you know how it goes. 

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  • linrenep  That actually sounds yummy. I do like spicy food. The seasonings should change it up. I’m going to try it!

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  • laurab203 Quick question on the Butter-Burger. I plugged in 16 oz hamburger meat and 5 pats of butter.

    it says this recipe would be 37f, 59p, 582 calories each of 2 servings. Is this right? More protein than fat?

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  • laurab203 maybe I just entered it wrong.  I tried it again with “ground beef” 80/20 instead of “hamburger meat”.

    now it reads 47f, 57p,  666 calories.

    So this will work even though the protein is more than the fat?

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  • laurab203 👍let me know how it goes.

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  • laurab203 forget the macros while doing the beef butter fast but make sure you get your 3 Tb of fat in...keeps you from getting hungry. And if not drinking bulletproof coffee in the am you need to be sure to add the extra fats from that somewhere...

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  • Badmojomn true. I guess I didn't have that problem because I decided it up into 4 smaller meals.

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  • laurab203 I figured 16 oz of ground beef, 5 Tb butter, 3 Tb Mct oil and macros came out perfect...

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  • linrenep   Ok. I was guessing on the butter. I’ll try this soon. We are without power now (we are in VA and a huge windstorm has been upon us for about 24 hours so far- it’s like a hurricane but no rain!) and went out to dinner. I ordered the Blackened Chicken Primavera, hold the pasta, add mushroom. So it was chicken, zucchini, yellow squash, tomato, mushroom in a delicious Creamy Alfredo sauce.  I had to guess when I entered the meal, but hopefully I didn’t go over too badly.

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  • linrenep oh you go girl! Seriously it does bring the pds off but I couldn’t do more than two tries ! Lol 😇

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  • Andrew Brown I realized I’m not getting enough potassium still. If I’m not eating a lot of veg, or avacado these days, is ketogenic truly needing about 2000-3000 mg daily of supplement? I read that in a web post googling “amount of potassium needed on ketogenic”. I looked at my potassium bottle, 1 pill is only 99 mg, 3% daily value. That means I’ll need to take handfulls a day?

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  • Have been reading this thread this morning.. great info but now I have questions... firstly, my mother started thus diet January 1st and has lost 35 lbs so far. She motivated me and my husband  to try it because  she has been overweight my whole life and tried every diet under the sun... and if this worked so well for her, we knew we should get on board also. We started our keto diet Feb 21st, with a rough and rocky start because of our ketogenic learning curve. This app has been such a major support to us both by the way. I'm 37, 5'10"   and started at 193 lbs. Im moderately active, and down as of this morning to 168. My husband is 62, 6'1" and started at 233 and is only does light activity including exercise 3 times a week on a total gym and treadmill 3 times a week alternating both  (he is retired from military)  and has been down as of this week to 205, yet everyday this week he has fluxed back up to 209, 207, 208, all in a matter of 3 to 4 days. He did some yard work Monday and sweated profusely, I have oversalted his foods since then and pushed water at him.. his macros are set accordingly and other than Easter dinner (which was cooked with keto recipes) he has been following the macro wheel.  Any suggestions? We don't use keto testers or strips, we haven't really had to since every week we have done so well.. didn't see the need for spending the money for testers. Secondly, my question is.. should every meal be exactly 70/25/5?? Because... we are doing it so wrong if that's supposed to be the rule.. for instance.. our breakfast is usually more fatty than protein or carbs with eggs and cheese with bulletproof coffee (butter, mct, heavy cream, liquid stevia, cinnamon) and a keto/ paleo  flaxseed cinnamon muffin and bacon.. our lunch and supper is more protein to even out the macro wheel.. ham wraps, chicken, tuna, or pork chops... is this as effective as balancing each individual meal? 

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  • Badmojomn wow... lol

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  • 4-5 pounds in a month is awesome! 🙀. Perhaps you are not being realistic?  I think that amount is great in such a short time.  Are you sure your expectations aren’t too high?  You seem pretty harsh with yourself.  Pick up a 5 pound bag of potatoes!  That’s a terrific loss. 🤜🏻

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  • laurab203  mine are not the darkest but next to the darkest. I’m very new to this only 12 days in. It’s been like that over a week,  I read that it was because I was dehydrated but I drink 8 to 10 bottles of water a day my chart is usually short on fat. Which I know I need more of. I also have a  headache very day not all day but I do have them. 

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