After a 6 week maintenance phase today I begin my next cut phase, hopefully this doesnt take as long as phase 1 and gets me to my goal weight! I have 6-10 weeks planned for this part, lets see how we go!
I'm not surprised you are struggling if it is making you feel like that.
How much meat are you trying to eat as well? Still need to track for example if your goal is to lose weight.
not a ton, I just want weight loss not be a lifter bro.How much meat are you trying to eat as well? Still need to track for example if your goal is to lose weight.
I don't know the full science terminology etc but even when full adapted to Keto I think your maximum power output will always be lower than having carbs/glycogen stores in your body. Hope I haven't butchered that explanation. It could just be a case of adjusting to a new normal or you might still be adapting as you've alluded to.Dayum, this past week was tough. Felt quite ill at times with a couple of days of the squits. Presumably body still adjusting to this low carb malarkey. Running still feels a bit sluggish but it's hard to know whether that's due to the slow transition to fat burning or after effects of CoViD. Anyhoo, down another 1.2kg at 80.4kg. So close to getting in the 70s again!
Sounds rough but hope you're starting to feel a bit better @ic1male.
I just can't drop my calories, no matter what I do I always seem to be on the higher side come the end of the day, I just don't like feeling hungry lol. 7 day average this week is 2785 calories Although have hit 14lb lost since beginning of Feb and feeling loads better through better food choices, no alcohol and higher amounts of protein all helping too I guess. Feel a lot more refreshed after sleep too, I just need to remember all this for when I inevitably relapse
Fellas, I really need to lose some flab.
Since the wife left me, I have been living off takeaways and that's caused me to balloon.
I am 5'3 and currently weigh 73 kilos. I need to get down to 65 kilos. Most of my flab is in my belly and my thighs.
I don't work out or go to the gym. I have an excercise bike and a 10kilo weights at home.
I need to get in shape to be an eligible bachelor again!
For reference im 5'7" and exercise 4 days per week at the gym doing weights, and hit 10k steps per day consistently and i was maintaining weight during my recent maintenance phase on 2.2k-2.3k cals per day, when i want to drop weight i have to go down to 1.8k or below to do this!I would recommend installing MyFitnessPal and tracking EVERYTHING that you eat. This in itself often makes you eat less. Depending on what you calculate you currently eat, set a lower calorie target. Probably around 2,000.
Well done sticking to it, no cravings is definitely a game changer. What app are you using to track? I'm yet to find something better than MFP but it's becoming slower and slower with every update.Thanks. Congrats on your loss so far.
This is what is amazing me - there have only been a couple of occasions when I was absolutely ravenous before the evening meal but most of the time, there's no desire to snack or anything. I very nearly gave in the other day when I was ill. I thought it was my body's way of saying I needed more sugar. I started boiling the kettle, put a tea bag in the cup and reached for a big slice of genoa cake. Then I realised what I was doing and put it back along with the tea bag. I don't want to quit this early.
I have to say, even though I hate not being able to have certain foods, this style of diet really fits me. All the macros seem to just fit in perfect harmony without me having to try!
Well done sticking to it, no cravings is definitely a game changer. What app are you using to track? I'm yet to find something better than MFP but it's becoming slower and slower with every update.