I’ve only been working out heavily for 2 months, and have been losing weight fairly rapidly in this time period. For the first month things were great - lost 6 lbs of fat and only .5lb of lean mass. But this month things were a little different and I lost equal quantities of lean mass and fat (3 lbs fat, 3 lbs leans mass). Obviously this isn’t good and I want to stop losing this much muscle. Is this an overreaction and are those numbers too small to mean anything?
To give you an idea of what i’m doing - i’m working out 3 days a week and doing cardio another 3 days a week. But I figure diet is more likely the culprit here. I’m eating for weight loss right now, about 2600 calories daily and light on the carbs. Drinking Surge shakes before/after workout, Metabolic Drive shakes at other times.
I did just realize that I probably am not getting enough protein - I thought I was getting plenty since I was eating around 150 grams a day which seems like a lot since I hadnt really been eating any two months ago. However (as I learned reading this site) I weigh 200 lbs so i’d be below the 200 grams I should be eating.
What do you guys think? The lack of protein? Maybe I need to eat more calories in general? Other possible causes? Way too early for me to tell?