So I was 6 months way from turing 40 and decided that I needed to set some fitness goals. I am 5’7 and was 230 pounds (set FB% 35%). I was not working out at all. Since January, I have started working out minimally 3 days, max 5 alternating major muscle groups.
At first, my diet was focused on adding muscle, which I added 10lbs and dropped 10 lbs of fat. Two weeks ago, I decided to change my diet to encourage fat loss. My diet went to 1300 cals with a good mix of protein, carb, and fats. After 10 days, I was shocked to see I dropped 7 lbs. I remember hearing that over 2 lbs loss per week can be unhealthy.
So, my question is, is a 7 lbs pound loss normal for someone starting lifting again? While it does not look like I am loosing muscle, it is possible that I am burning muscle to make up for the low cal diet?