I documented my weight, glucose and blood ketones in the above calendar 6 weeks prior to starting Qsymia (phentermine/topiramate).
I clearly was in nutritional ketosis.
I also was on Invokana which caused me to urinate glucose.
I did the weight machine circuit upper and lower body with walking almost everyday. My strength just about doubled and I probably gained 4 pounds of muscle.
However as a diabetic I was keen to get off my Actos and to lose much of my visceral fat to fight my insulin resistance but I did not want to go on a substarvation diet.
Here is what I did instead