Well, the insanity workout and doing CTs with weight is going to add muscle, especially working out 4-5 days a week. You might be gaining muscle and losing fat, so basically averaging out.
Have you noticed any differences in how your clothes are fitting?
If you are not counting calories, and weighing everything you eat with a scale, then you are probably eating more than you think.
3 pounds in 6 weeks is half a pound per week, which is a decent rate for someone your size. You shouldn't expect to lose several pounds per week. You've also probably experienced a one time gain in water weight from the new exercise routine, so you may have actually lost more fat than you think.
Your sedentary maintenance is 1750, so you don't have that big of a deficit. So the numbers you are getting make sense. You could drop your calories a little lower, but you shouldn't go below 1500. Slower is usually healthier and more sustainable, so you could just keep doing what you are doing and be happy with half a pound per week.
I'm more a fan of increasing calories and increasing workload and thus lean muscle mass. Long term this is a better solution towards overall health.
final thing, remember all fats, all carbs and all proteins aren't equal.
as an example, we could eat two totally different meals with identical macro nutrient profiles, but the quality of the micro nutrients could be totally different.
So make sure you aren't just counting calories but analyzing what you are eating and why it is beneficial to you.
I'm also 5'4" and my weight was 148 so we were pretty close. I only consume 1200 calories a day and I do not exercise at all. I eat right and drink lots of water. To date I have lost 11 lbs.
Try less calories and a lot of your problem may be muscle weight gain so your loss isn't showing the way you would like it to.
Good Luck to You!
same, but I lost 6 lbs, it's probably just water weight though
Anyway, props for doing insanity!! I havent been able to finish the first month, lol and I've tried it multiple times. Like they have said, you're probably gaining weight from muscle, and 3lbs it's perfectly fine!! If you're feeling happier now, then keep doing it, the weight will come off eventually, and losing at a moderate rate is better for the long term!! Keep it up!
Muscle is denser, you're probably gaining some and losing fat :) Don't give up!!! You'll see changes in time!
it is impossible to lose more than 1/2 pound per day even fasting unless you are in a ketogenic state and running marathons off your body fat. all other drastic drops are water.
and technically you didn't lose any weight if you don't keep it off long term.
not mocking anyone, just reminding you to be realistic and sensible. if you lost say 8lbsthat since January, that is 20-24lbs at the end of the year. And if you did that while adding muscle and fitness you are headed on a path of permanent weight lose and a healthier lifestyle.
last thing, studies show the more.slowly you lose weight, the more likely you are to keep it off. this probably has to do with the body sensing massive fat loss is a sign of starvation, and later wanting to regain it.
I had to fast for a test at the hospital. It isn't really fat you lost but water weight. I lost 4 lbs too but as soon as I was able to have fluids again it came right back,