I am now into my 7th week on 800 calories a day and have lost 28lbs. I am absolutely delighted with my progress but at times have been frustrated with weeks of little progress!
I’ve stuck rigidly to the 800 calorie limit and in general this has worked really well for me, however for the last 2 weeks I have lost 1.6lbs and 1.4lbs (which is a big difference from the 4lb or 5lb per week loss that I experienced in the beginning!) Of course I expected things to slow down so this is not a surprise but I am anticipating struggling over the coming weeks if the weight loss hovers around 1lb per week.
I still have another 40lbs to lose before I am in the healthy weight range for my height and I have started to think about transitioning to a 5:2 (or 2:5!) approach but I’m worried that if I up my calorie intake, the weight loss will be even slower and I will lose motivation. I am insulin resistant too so very wary of upping my carb intake as I have seen this hamper my weight loss through this initial 800 phase.
Can anyone give me some advice about when to transition off 800 cals/day and what would be a good way to do this? I am scared of upping my calorie intake and gaining/maintaining weight when I still have a lot to lose.