I'm currently wanting to lose a good bit of fat and become "ripped" as
they say. I've got a decent amount of muscle mass and I've been working out a lot, so I'm pretty sure I
will look rather good with a low body fat % as opposed to looking
skinny. My question is this:
Most people say only reduce your maintenance calories by 500 a day to
lose only 1Ib of fat per week and lift heavy, this method is
supposedly the safest for not losing muscle mass. Can I in fact drop
my calories more than 500 a day and lose more than 1Ib of fat per week
without putting myself at risk for losing muscle?
I'm young, only 19 and not fat but not as lean as I want to be, and I
have a fairly high metabolism and on top of all that, I'm highly
disciplined. SO, I'm fairly confident that I can shred 4-5 pounds per
week easily. This amount would be much more ideal for me as far as
time goes as opposed to losing 1Ib a week(taking 4-5 weeks to lose
So please let me know if it is okay to eat less than 500-maintenance
and lose more than 1Ib per week, or will I be risking losing a lot of
my hard-earned muscle mass? If it's not okay to do that, what about eat 500 below maintenance and running enough to lose 4-5Ibs per week?
Also, yes I've heard about shredding water weight, I plan to do that after I lose enough fat.