Hi everyone. I’m a 49 year old male who at Just under 5 foot 8 has been carrying too much weight through my 40s and finally decided enough was enough. My weight gain was through drinking a bottle of wine every evening and too much cheese and generally just no restraint, though I absolutely never eat junk food and not much of a chocaholic either. I always have had two six week detoxes from booze cheese and red meat a year which I always find so easy but always undo the effort afterwards.
This time I felt I was ready to turn a corner and have started the Fast 800, which has been amazing. So easy and I feel amazing. I have been totally devoted to it and starting at 14st 8, at the start of week three I had dropped to 13st 13!
I plan to continue until the end of 12 weeks or until I’m at the target weight of 11st 6lbs.
I have two questions. First, after a good start, the Keto strips now constantly show a negative result or just “trace”. Is this normal?
Also, this Friday I have a friend coming to dinner and although I’ve worked out a menu that will keep me low carb, it will probably push me over the 800 cals, due to having a couple of glasses of wine. Will this massively ruin my efforts? I have no worries about slipping back into bad habits but what is the deal with having a day of doing over 800cls?