I set out to loose 40lbs this year. I cycle approximately 50 miles(10 miles Monday to friday) each week, and have been on a diet of less than 2000(~1700) calories each day for the most part of this year. But in all, I have only lost 10 lbs, and struggling to keep it all off. I recently switched to eating about 200 calories of fish each day and drinking about 3 cups of 2% milk, to replace much of the carbohydrate that used to be in my diet, but still no change. It has been 8 months and still only 10lbs lost. Any suggestions on why the weight is not dropping off?
My start weight was 170lbs. Height is 5ft 4inches.BMI was at about 28 when I started. Still around that(27 ish) after more than 8 months. It seems my body struggles to go below 160lbs. It takes me about 1 hour to complete the 10-11 miles each day, and I track my calories in my journal.
I did try reducing calorie but that ended up a disaster. I went as low as 1300 calories/day, maintaining exercise regimen(cycling) for about 2 weeks, lost not even a single pound, but I felt hungry all through.