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Weight loss - is it really worth losing some more weight?


I feel like I need to lose some more weight. Since 2015, I’ve participated in more sport than usual - like boxing, and had lost quite a bit of weight. Back then, I used to be 5’4 and around about 70kg. Not that healthy, I’m aware. So I changed and put all my effort I could into losing weight, thus leading to my lowest weight of 52kg at the end of 2016. I would train 4/5 days a week for a minimum of an hour, run afternoon at least one session a week which started at 1k to begin and led to me doing 5k once I could run more.

Last year, I fell out of love with boxing due to me fighting competitively. I stopped going my weight increased to what I now weigh of 60kg. I feel like I need to lose some more weight. I’m aware that this is somewhat a good weight but I believe I carry too much fat than muscle. I feel like I have no confidence and many insecurities when it comes to my body.

At the beginning of October last year, I was back at 11 and a half stone so decided that I would get a gym memebership(I also became vegetarian at this time). By January I was at 9.4 stone and I’m still at 9.4 stone (60kg). I am aware that I can lose the intended weight but I don’t know how. Since January I’ve kept eating the same and training the same but can’t seem to lose anymore weight even though I carry fat. Can anyone recommend anything, training plan or advice?

Thank you!

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If your current weight bothers you, I'd say sure, it's worth losing more weight :)

Since you're sporty, my suggestion would be to do a standard cutting cycle (aka keto cycle). It's relatively harder for women to lose weight, and exercise has little influence compared to men. Female bodies just want to hold onto that bodyfat. So realistically you'll need to do an aggressive fat-loss programme for 4-6 months (if your target is 10kg); just cranking down your calories won't make any difference and will probably make you feel too horrible to work out.

There is unfortunately a lot of rubbish about how to "cut" if you read bodybuilding bulletin boards. Some people seem to think it means starving yourself, some people think it means ultra-low fat. A bit of random googling turned up this:

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I haven't read it and don't have any vested interest in promoting this author, but it is apparently free if you give them your email address (hopefully you have one reserved for collecting junkmail!). There are also much better books (for real money) on Amazon. I'll message you if you're interested.

Once you've lost the weight you want to lose, you'll find weight maintenance much, much easier if you've already become accustomed to weight-loss foods. That is, you'll be less likely to want foods that cause the fat to creep back on again.


Hi and welcome, SmartTargetSophie

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You are at a great weight with NHS BMI of 22.3, ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Muscle weighs heavier than fatty tissue, so I would suggest you take your body measurements and check how your clothes fit and look..

The scales tell only part of the story.. the way your clothes fit and your energy levels are a much better indicator of your current health 😉

Cheering you on to be happy 🎉🎉🎉

Hidden3 stone

It is counter productive and could be damaging to try to lose weight when less than 10% overweight and infact people who are 10% overweight live longer than people who are considered the correct weight and thin people have a high mortality rate similar to being morbidly obese. Do use a calorie count site to assess your weight loss or gain needs

Although it is trendy to be thinin our culture studies have shown that men in particular are more attracted to softer women, again at about 10% over the currently understood correct weight. Being a but overweight is also good for issues of fertility.

There is a tendacy in boxing to micro manage weight to meet the needs of competative fighting. I imagine this coulsd cause problems for some.

I wonder if you would enjoy kick boxing more as less of a push to actaully fight and you seem to enjoy intense training. I think you need to find a sport you enjoy rather than just use sport as a means to lose weight and I think you would fit in well with overeaters anonymous who support people of all shapes and sizes with all kinds of eating issues to maintain a healthy weight and have a healthy relationship with food.

Minniewinny5 stone in reply to Hidden

Great to have you join us Hidden

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