I’m 1,5 month into a caloric deficit and I’m well on losing weight. I started at 92 kg and I’m now down to 84.5 kg.
As you may have noticed, that’s quite a lot. My concern is, the first month my weight loss was steady at 0.6 – 0.8 kg per week. However, in the past two weeks I’m losing like 2 kg per week. While maintaining the exact same caloric deficit as before.
Should I wait to see another week whether this rate maintains, or am I really eating too little?
I’m 193 cm and now weigh 84.5 kg, my caloric intake is 1650 calories per day (sometimes more if I do cardio or work) is this too little? Or do rapid weight drops due to water also happen in the middle of a diet?
Edit: I’m a 22 yo male
I’m a 5’3, 144 lbs, 20 year old female looking to lose some weight. I began my weight loss journey about a month ago using the keto diet, but after losing 8 pounds within the first two weeks, I hit a stall and decided that I’ll go the traditional route. This week I decided to just eat healthy and go to the gym even though I’ve never been the kind of person that does either of those things! So I have a few questions—
1. Is it bad if I don’t hit all my macros? I’m not huge on protein simply because I don’t like meat very much. The only protein I get from my day is eggs, if that. I was thinking about drinking protein shakes after my workouts but heard that it’s full of sugar and calories and not necessary if I’m not weight training.
2. I would like to get back to 125 pounds, so I’d like to lose about 20 pounds. I purchased a workout plan from a social media fitness star but realized that the workouts target muscle groups and don’t emphasize cardio. I want to lose stubborn belly fat so I’m not sure what kind of workout routine I should be following… I know I need cardio, but I also read that muscle is what increases ones metabolism and mine is really sluggish… so I’m not sure if I should be doing one, or the other, or both.
3. Do I have to completely cut soda and coffee out of my diet? I drink coffee most mornings (with a lot of sugar free vanilla creamer) and sometime I drink half a cup of soda with dinner. Do I have to cut both out?
4. Lastly, do vitamins matter? like multivitamins. This may a stupid question but I read online that any deficiencies can affect how quick weight could be lost so just wondering if anyone knows if this is true! Debating taking supplements.
Thanks in advance!!
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So I’m a lanky guy, I’m 6’1. I’ve been lifting for a year now but only started counting macros religiously for a couple of weeks.
My honest goal is to get my body in proportion to wear the clothes I want because I am into fashion. My problem is that although I have muscle definition in my upper body, my mid section, thighs and ass are still fat.
I often use progress videos on youtube from a few youtubers for motivation on weekly fat loss progress but the upper body is always the focus and never the lower body…
I just want to see how realistic my goals are and find someone with a similar body type and how their legs shrink. Anyway I hope it’s not a stupid question, I’m most insecure about my thighs, ass and legs because of how large they are relative to my upper. Thanks
Does anyone experience rapid muscle loss, and if so, how can I avoid it?
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