Right, so started this “Mini-cut” of mine, and initially lost 5-6 lbs in a few days, so I assumed water, must be water weight.
Well two weeks on, weighed myself today and I’ve lost 11-12 lbs compared to my starting weight…
I was aiming for 1.5+lbs per week for 4-6 weeks.
How much of this 11 lbs is bound to be water, because if its like 6-7lbs water then that’s not too bad, but if not I’m tempted to bump my Calories by 200 and ease of a little for the next two weeks, or should I just stick it out for another week and end it at 3 weeks?
For the record I lift 4 times per week etc, but this is my first planned cut since I went on a long slow bulk for 2 years.
I’m wondering if I underestimated my maintenance calories, I aimed to eat at under 700 per day, but I’m actually wondering if my maintenance is actually what I’ve been so called “bulking” at… Oops. If so I might be at a 1000 deficit…
Really don’t want to undo years of hard work and gains… My strength has dropped a little on big lifts, but everything else is good still, can’t do the same volume though, nagging injurys gave me a reminder of that!
So yeah, calling all lifters and fitness enthusiasts!