Just a quick summary of everything (currently on the fly)
The DNA testing stuff:
It’s complete nonsense sorry to say mate, it’s pseudoscience sold by scammers (even if they do look legit, it’s not real)
metabolisms don’t ‘break’ as such mate, you’re metabolism is just the name of the process that your entire body goes through to produce energy
When you loose weight &/or eat less it can slow down (5-10% or so) but it’s not permenant damage, it’s just the response to the current circumstances, when you eat more &/or gain weight, it will do the same in the opposite direction (overweight people usually have faster metabolisms that leaner people for this very reason)
You can’t NOT lose weight by under-eating (see 3rd world countries) but you can impact your energy levels which means you might be moving much less than normal during the day, which could wipe out the deficit from the diet if it impacts your daily activity that much…… also dieting sucks & a longer, deeper diet sucks worse, leaving us much more open to fall off & binge.
To lose weight, it’s all about energy use (what comes in vs what goes out) supplement selling shills are just another con to make money, unless you’re actually deficient in something, but even then the first stop would be to improve your nutrition
See more here: http://bodywithscience.com/supplements/
What exactly do you mean by this mate, as it’s very open to interpretation… are you literally on your feet & on the move all day (not sat down)?
180lbs – 5’6
For your current weight, I’d ‘estimate’ you’d quite a bit over 2000kcla for maintenance, I’d estimate 2500-3000ish, BUT that’s just an estimation & real life always gives better feedback
Following on from the above, if that intake of 2000 is accurate, it looks like your weight is balancing out & staying stable for the for the week, BUT is that different to before? (has weight gone up or down from prior to this week?)
I’d run those kcals for 2 weeks & then review to get a better picture
If you’re lsing weight, there’s no need to keep dropping calories/food mate, you’ll just make things ahrder for yourself when you don’t need to, eat as much as you can whilst losing weight (listen to your hunger also of course, as in don’t force yourself to eat if you’re not hungry)
Counting cals might not be the best option for you in the long run if you don’t enjoy the process, but it does seem to be giving you a good get of guideposts to aim for right now, so I’d consider sticking to it for at least a few weeks while you learn more about yourself
Hope that helps mate?
I think you may need to have a sit down/consult with someone as you’ve obviously got a ton of questions & thing you want to know about, more that I can answer on the fly on here
Something to consider :slight_smile: