I was able to hit my sub-170 weight but my body fat % is nowhere close to where I wanted it to be. I had the most success when I was disciplined about hitting my daily protein goals without too big of a calorie deficit.
Weight loss journey of intermittent fasting
The good news is that of the 2.6 lbs of weight I've dropped, only 1.2 lbs of it was muscle mass, meaning my slower cut has retained a greater percent of my muscle. Previously 60-80% of my lost weight was in muscle mass, this time its closer to 45%.
It hasn't been too hard. Coffee in the morning and chamomille tea at night has helped ease my hunger outside of my eating window. It's been easy to track calories during my window and it's been easy to eat at a deficit when I'm not snacking at night.
Today is the first day of my intermittent fasting lifestyle. I'm aiming to lose 1 lb a week by maintaining a 500 calorie deficit every day while keeping up an exercise regimen, hitting macros, and getting sufficient sleep.