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    How long would you expect a 40lbs cut to take

    Ok I've already lost alot of weight . I'm down from 300 to 225lbs

    My waist has gone from 53 to 40 inches around my navel relaxed

    I'm looking to take things to the next level. I am 6 ft tall and have a decent amount of muscle .

    I want to cut down to 185lbs and a 32 inch waist about 10 to 12% so how long should this take?

    My plan is to eat 2600 calories and 150g of protein a day . I have a solid 5 day a week training routine and my plan is to add walking as I plateau.

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    Impossible to say. The more overweight someone is, the faster they'll be able to lose weight.
    You can lose weight real fast on a 1200 calories a day diet and only doing cardio, not gaining muscle mass etc but who would want to do that and end up scrawny?

    Instead of focussing on a time frame, instead focus on the best you can do today to achieve your goals.
    But if you want an idea, my friend went from 200 lbs to 160 in 1 year of lifting.
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    I'll chime in here as a former big boy myself (310 lbs), now down to the low 220s (221.6 this morning).

    Around June I stopped "cutting" at 250 lbs and switched to maintenance, trying to put on some muscle. Around mid August I decided I was going to try and lose a few more pounds so I set a new goal at 235. I lost that in the matter of about 3 weeks, so I pushed my goal down to 225. Lost the extra 10 in another 3 weeks or so, so I figured "man, I'm so close to 100 pounds weight loss and the weight is coming off easy now, might as well aim for 210". But then, I seemed to plateau. I stayed around the 225 mark for a couple of weeks despite eating no more than I had when I was losing weight quickly.

    Moral of my story - you can't really determine how long it will take you to lose a certain amount of weight. There will be bumps and hurdles and plateaus along the way. That said, at our weight, I would be disappointed if it took more than 5 or 6 months to lose the 40 pounds.
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    Based on a perfect 1% per week - 20 weeks.
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    To comment this from my personal experience, went down from 108kg to 87.5kg (21.5kg which is around 47 lbs). It took me 23 weeks, so I would say around 20 weeks as SuffolkPunch stated. My calorie deficit was around 500 kcal.
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    It takes a while to lose weight just make sure you're consistent with your diet & exercise.
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    Originally Posted by JakeArmitage View Post
    Ok I've already lost alot of weight . I'm down from 300 to 225lbs

    My waist has gone from 53 to 40 inches around my navel relaxed

    I'm looking to take things to the next level. I am 6 ft tall and have a decent amount of muscle .

    I want to cut down to 185lbs and a 32 inch waist about 10 to 12% so how long should this take?

    My plan is to eat 2600 calories and 150g of protein a day . I have a solid 5 day a week training routine and my plan is to add walking as I plateau.

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    Don’t worry about the %, because most likely you will have to lose more weight than you think to get to a certain BF percentage. Use the scale and the mirror and just get to where you are happy.

    At 2600 cals a day it will take awhile. Unless you are really active. I am 6’3” ~240# right now and losing weight, I am very active, workout 3-4 times a week. Also work in construction so active all day during the week, and at 2600 cals a day I wouldn’t expect to drop weight hardly at all.

    To answer your question, if I put my mind to it, I could drop the 40#’s in about 3 months. It can be done, and I know what works for me, some may disagree, but I know how to drop weight. I only gained this current weight from a back injury that lasted over a year.
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    No way to tell. As you lean out the fat comes off slower. You need to drop 100 calories a day for every 10 lbs you lose to keep things moving. If you do this automatically you won’t stall and you’ll get there a lot faster.
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    That is basically my 6 month goal (well, 183 so that I am "normal" BMI). I am also 6' tall, but I know at 185 I will be closer to 15-16% BF and have a 34 inch waist. So I won't stop there in order to have room to bulk. But if I ate 2600 calories, I would never get there. You must be extremely active outside of the gym.
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    Originally Posted by Maverick2015 View Post
    That is basically my 6 month goal (well, 183 so that I am "normal" BMI). I am also 6' tall, but I know at 185 I will be closer to 15-16% BF and have a 34 inch waist. So I won't stop there in order to have room to bulk. But if I ate 2600 calories, I would never get there. You must be extremely active outside of the gym.
    yes a good amount is to take in 10 cals for every LB you want to end up weighing. 170would be 1700. This is a general number but for most guys it gets the job done quickly with no stalls
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