A month ago I finished dieting. After 13 weeks I lost 4.5kg and dropped from roughly 17% body fat to 12% body fat. I define this as a success. I did it by reducing my calories, keeping protein quite high, and taking measurements every day, averaging it out at the end of the week, and adjusting the calories appropriately.
I say that 'I did this', but in reality it was my coach, Izzy Narvaez. However, nobody needs a coach to make this work. Losing weight is as simple and reducing calories (most sensibly by lowering carbs, and also fat if necessary), and monitoring weight loss to know how you should adjust the calories going forward.
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