My wife is urging us to do a weight loss competition that lasts 6 weeks and the top male and female place is a cash prize. The winners usually range in the 10% up to 15% range of total body weight lost. It’s not based on BF % or anything else, but whatever.
I’m currently at 172lbs and about 23% BF. There’s some mild upper abb / chest / arm definition and in the leg but I’m obviously not beach body ready. At 172 lbs, I’m looking at needing to lose at least 17lbs in 6 weeks to have a shot. This would put me at 14-15% BF if I lost 99% pure fat, which is probably not do able, but we’ll see.
Is 3lbs per week for six week straights really achievable? In the past I’ve failed pretty hard at the 1,000+ calorie deficit per day … i immediately get low energy and wind up catching a cold and get sick. I usually do a lot better if I’m burning 3-4,000 calories and eating 2,000 calories but it’s also pretty challenging to burn that many calories, day after day.
Based on this info … anyone have any good suggestions for how to tackle this? Part of the deal is I have to go to 3 Orange Theory Classes per week to qualify, so this will fill at minimum 3 workouts / week.
Thanks in advance!