10 week progress on my current cut. I just started my 12th week but I’m uploading these a bit late. The plan is to dig ⛏ for another few weeks (2-3) and then cruise 🚢 into maintenance calories sometime in June to give my metabolism a break. —————————————————-
We’ll see how it goes, but I actually feel pretty decent as far as energy 🔋levels even though I’ve been on a deficit for almost 3 months. Really happy with myself and how committed I’ve stayed to tracking my food intake. Some days ( especially weekends) its so easy to get complacent with myself and I get the urge to eat a lot more than what I’m set for. But I check myself quick 😉. ———————————————————-
Reasons why I been able to enjoy my cut so far :
✅ I’m cutting at 2,300 cal and my maintenance calories are about 2,500-2,600. Therefore, THE DEFICIT IS VERY MINIMAL! This is major key 🔑. One thing that is crucial when you’re on a fat loss journey is to make sure you’re eating plenty of calories & a variety of foods ( but in a caloric deficit) . A lot of people make the the mistake of trying to eat the lowest amount of calories possible ( literally starving ) to cut weight. They do it for a couple weeks. Then their energy levels dip very low , cravings get crazy 😜 and boom they’re back to old bad habits. Your goal should be to EAT AS MANY CALORIES AS POSSIBLE WHILE STILL SEEING THE SCALE GO DOWN! 👍🏼Obviously, the drops in weight will be way slower but that’s how you make sustainable progress.
✅ I DON’T RESTRICT FOOD CHOICES . I’m flexible with my food sources. I make sure I eat plenty of protein 🐔, fruits/veggies 🥕, water intake 💦, fiber & then once a week I go eat pizza 🍕, ice cream 🍦, tacos 🌮 or anything I’m craving. I either track it to fit my macros or take a rough estimate and plan all my other meals 🍎🥗around it accordingly. This keeps me going weekly. The bigger the deprivation, the bigger the rebound. Your goal should be to lose body fat and never find it back 👍🏼. ———————————————————
✅ One day per week I RE-FEED , therefore I bump ⬆️ my calories up. I’ll go up to about 2,800-3,000 calories to give my body a break ( and provide it with a spark of energy). 👍🏼 ⬇️