Been cutting since early October. At first I was at 2700 and the scale wasn't moving, after 2 weeks I moved down to 2200 and the scale maybe dropped 0.25 lbs in 2 weeks. I've now been at 2 weeks at 1800 and the scale is finally going down .75 to 1.0 pounds per week.
However, when I first started the cutting my core body temp (as measured right upon waking) was around 97.0 degrees, at 2200 it drifted down to 96.8 degrees, now the last several days have measured around 95.8 degrees.
I have read that a drop in core body temperature is a sign of a slowed down and reduced metabolism.
Is a 1.2 degree drop in core body temperature a lot? a little? How much of a metabolism slow-down is this really?
Should I stop cutting and eat at maintenance for a while?