Carbs are not the enemy when it comes to weight loss. Cals in vs/ Cals out. What was your macros and calories before the starting to cut?
looks ok to me though. based on the numbers
Thanks for the reply.
I know carbs are not the enemy, I just wanted to make sure it didn't look too high at 45+ % of my cals.
While Bulking I was getting about 200(more like 160-220) protein. 400 carbs and 100 fat.
Pretty bad. And a lot more carbs were simple, whereas now most are complex.
Like I said, I'm not trying to lose a lot of weight here, most like 12 or so lbs.
And I'll go from there, but I want to maintain muscle, if not add a little.
I know it's hard but I am making sure I get more complete Protein. Less simple carbs, and much less sat. fat.
That and I'm only 17 ( 18 in jan. ), so I think it would be reasonable for me to lose 10 lbs while adding a little muscle.
There are many different macro ratios that can be used on a cut. Just taper down your calories over like 2-3 weeks since there isn't a huge difference between your bulk and cut. And like you are doing stick to the complex carbs and whole foods
Bump. Just to show my progression a bit.
My weight is finally below 180 ( about 179. 8 lbs ) without shoes again
When I started My weight was about 184.5 without shoes So almost 5 lbs in 27 days.
I feel that is pretty good. I was losing more rapidly at first, but increased my total cals a tiny bit through the week, somedays I get a little less and some I get one cheat meal in which raises my totals a bit.
Overall I'm happy at this rate, because I feel as though I am retaining lean mass, though I don't know for sure.
Although weight can sometimes be deceptive.. Are you critical of any other factors. measurements, how clothes fit, the mirror?
Well, the day I started my first job in may 2004, I bought a belt for it.
That was when I was about 198 (down from 204) and I've used that same belt ever since.
When I first got it, the 2nd hole from the front was most comfortable, now I
wear it on the 4th without a problem. When I finished bulking I wore it on the 3rd slightly loose. So I know my waist has trimmed down some.
I look in the mirror everyday, obviously, but I can still see some very small changes, my love handles are always the first to go normally.
And they've already gone down quite a bit.
I haven't measured anything in a while, I wish I would have before starting, but I will today.
Thanks for comments