I’m trying to find my way through this maze of a weight loss journey and have had lots of my original beliefs completely challenged and after watching/reading various links posted, I’m trying to figure out the way forward.
I have a lot to lose but am otherwise fit and healthy . I’m 5’7” tall and am 98 kg Aiming for 25kg loss in 9 months but not hung up on speed- just want to do it in a healthy way and sort out the issue of losing huge amounts only for it to go back on.
For 2 months I’ve eaten healthier and stuck to around 1500 cal per day, and run 3x a week. It’s resulted in around 1kg loss a week, so I’ve been happy.
Lately feeling hungrier though and less energised and harder to shift the weight each week. I feel the answer is not to reduce cals, but to include a fast and look more at controlling my carbs intake
My question is.. if I combine a fast (say not eat for 12-14 hours overnight), and lower carbs intake to around 130g per day, and eat healthy fats (I just can’t yet bring myself to eat large amounts of fatty meat or creamy stuff) ... should I then still be ok to stick with 1500 cal per day? Or is that too few cals and am I in danger of lowering my metabolism?.. I’m just desperate to get it right this time in a sustainable way for good!!
Thanks for listening if you’ve made it this far 😊
I’d love to hear anyone’s thoughts or advice!