Keto diet not working for weight loss

I've been eating pretty strict keto (less than 20 carbs per day) for over 2 weeks and have not yet achieved ketosis.  What am I doing wrong?  HELP!!!

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  • Hard to tell, but if you are doing less than 20 grams Total (not Net)  carbs you will almost certainly get into ketosis.  If you are doing Net carbs and relying on a lot of the "low carb/keto friendly" products that rely on high fiber and/or sugar alcohols to have a low Net Carb value, that may be the issue.  Look for hidden carbs in supplements and spices.Many spices have far more carbs than you may think because either they don't have nutritional values, or the nutritional values are for an amount so low, they can legally say it has no carbs - but if you look up nutritional values for the amount you are actually using, there may be one to two carbs in that spice.  Hope that this helps

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    • titanium_sea
    • 4 wk ago
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    i @jans - having the exact same issue. I've done lots of reading and think i may need ot introduce MCTs into my daily routine.  have you done that already?

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  • What is your calorie count at? I shoot for 1500.

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  • Have you tried the urine testing strips? 

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    • titanium_sea
    • 2 wk ago
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    mathewsdv8 yes, i just adjusted mine down to 1400ish.  I also moved all my macros down a few grams as i am recovering from knee surgery and haven't been able to be active.  i am off to the gym starting this week and expect slightly better results.  In the final analysis, I'm down 5 in 3 weeks and that's not a bad pace, particularly because I'm loving the whole lifestyle - feel good about brain clarity and energy!

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  • MC Nice! Slow loss is good so skin can tighten up as you go. I just started collagen supplements.

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  • Check calories. I ate Leto for the past 4 weeks and lost only 2 lbs. I downloaded this app and counted my meals, I was almost DOUBLE the calories I was supposed to have. I started eating right, kept my macros right, reduced calories (got rid of the peanuts I thought were good and the coconut milk in coffee) and I've lost 3 lbs in 2 days. 

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  • I'm counting calories too and have lost about half a stone in 6 weeks.  Very slow but I'm enjoying this way of eating. 

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