I recently lost my job. So I figured this is a good time as any to get my fat arse in shape. I need to lose about 33lbs.
I'm female 5'3" 147lbs and 31% bodyfat.
I got a trainer for 6 weeks. I was asking him about losing fat vs muscle and he said it's actually very hard to lose muscle. So when I said "Really, awesome let's shoot for 3lbs a week then" He gave me the old 2lbs a week is the healthy way to lose. I was like "but you just said it's hard to lose muscle"
Needless to say, I'm a bit confused. My goal is to workout 2x a day HARD , 6-7 days a week, eat 1200 calories/day, and walk the dogs 2miles a day. of the 2x a day, only 3-4 workouts of the total 12-14 workouts will be weight lifting exercise, the other 8-11 workouts will be pure cardio. Each lasting about 1 hour long.
Before you answer, I am aware that I may burn out and may not be able to keep it up. I also know that I could injure myself. So with all of this said I plan on being careful and listening to my body and resting when I need to.
HOWEVER, let's just say for our purposes I'm able to keep up the rigerous schedule, eat and workout according to my plan without injuring myself or burning out over 6 weeks and I'm able to lose 3lbs a week.
Can I lose the 3lbs with minimum to no muscle loss. I dont want to lose the weight if It's going to be mostly muscle. That's just pointless. That's why I'm asking this question. I want to try to lose fat as much as possible and maximize weight loss.
PS my trainer wants me on a C/P/F ratio of 60/20/20
I always thought for fat loss you wanted something more like 50/40/10 to 40/40/20.