A bit of advice please…
151 kg, 1.86 m. 46 years old. Overweight for about 20 years.
Referred myself for gastric sleeve bariatric surgery.
Started on the pre-surgery diet and then father in law died so cancelled operation.
Carried on with diet.
Felt amazing and made the link that it was more or less the same 800 calorie diet that I had read about.
Got more in to it and brought in kefir, kimchi, pulses, yoghurt, and so on and had a really great few months. Totally changed so much, not just my waist line and honestly saved me in more ways than I thought possible.
Started Jan 15th 2019 at 151 kg
Weight today (22 July) is 103 kg
I want to get to about 95 kg which was my rugby playing weight.
Over the last month or so, since May half term, I have sort of lost the focus a little. It is partly still there, I am still doing 16:8 and still doing low/no carbs, but the snacking has increased a little as have portion sizes. The snacking is, however, healthy – yoghurt usually and pumpkin seeds. But I have also started exercising a lot more, 3 x 500 calorie cycle rides per week for example.
I generally now eat about 1200 calories per day and on the days where I ride it is perhaps closer to 1500.
I therefore think I am running a deficit of around 1,000 calories per day and the weight loss is continuing but very slowly. At the start I was losing 0.4 kg/day each month, now its not even 0.1kg/day.
Obviously very happy with where I have got to but should I:
A) get my focus back and stick to 800/day for the last month or two.
b) carry on with the roughly 1000/day deficit and gradually morph to a sustainable pattern over the Summer?