So I am really fucking frustrated at the moment with my weight loss. I currently weight 74.3 kg (163 pounds) and would like to get down to around 65kg (143 pounds) then re-evaluate. I would say my UGW is 60kg but honestly if I weighed 100kilos and loved what I see in the mirror I wouldn’t care. Weight I think is a good indicator if you have lots to lose, but when it gets down to the last 10kg i think you need to focus more on non scale victories.
ANYWAY. So I’ve been seeing a Fernwood food coach for 3 and a bit weeks (this is my fourth week), and the first thing she told me is its 80% diet which I understand obviously and I that I was not nearly eating enough food for the exercise I was doing (1hr in the gym of HEAVY weights and running on other days). I was eating probably around 1200-1400 calories a day (net).
So she immediately bumped me up to 1700 which I was actually horrified at and she literally guaranteed I would lose 500g-1k a week. THIS HAS NOT HAPPENED. The first week I was good - lost a kilo. Second week, put it all back on, third week lost 100grams. All she could tell me was that my results this week are due to me only exercising 3 times. Um, I thought you said it was 80% food?
I’m not saying that the Information she is given me is wrong, but its really super hard to go to the gym 3-4 times per week and eat ALL THIS FOOD WHEN IM NOT EVEN HUNGRY then not lose ANY weight or body fat %. Like I feel like she needs to explain it to be on some sort of scientific level or at least console me or suggest something different?? I’m just at such a loss and the most frustrating part is that I’m so motivated and i feel like I’m putting all that motivation into the wrong thing!
Does ANYONE have an opinion on this?? I desperately need help :( any advice and opinions are welcome.