I started my weight loss journey at the end of August and I really want to make sure I am on the right path as I would hate to change up what I eat/work out only for it to be wrong or very inefficient for months and have to start from scratch.
Basically, when I first started I was at \~188 and for the last week and a half or so I have been \~180 (this loss was probably mostly water weight?)
I work out 5 times a week – 4 days of lifting (dumbbells, deadlifts, various machines around the gym likes rows, push ups, leg press, stair climber, pull downs – I tried some dips/pull ups but I am not strong enough) and on the 5th day I just do cardio (usually in the middle of the week for some rest) I go for about 40-60 minutes.
As for food I have cut out any snack food (chips, cookies, etc) and for the most part only eat chicken, beef, broccoli, bananas, a bowl of bran flakes with 2% milk, baked potatoes, and eggs. Most calculators put me at somewhere between 1700-1800 calories for a 500 daily deficit. I generally shoot for 1500 on MyFitnessPal as sometimes I can forget to add a thing or two (sometimes I forget milk for example)
I’ve attached some charts as well as a couple progress pics from last Monday (9/5 – the first one) to this Monday that just passed (9/12) as well as an example of what an average food day looks like. I just ordered some protein powder to try and up my protein a bit. Am I still on the right path or do I need to change anything? (shirtless pics included)