I have a lot of fat lose. I weigh 210 pounds, and I was hoping to start losing weight (42 pounds of fat to be precise). According to my calculations, to do this in 14 weeks I need to lose 3 pounds per week with a 1500 calorie/day deficit (750 less intake + 500 cardio + 250 weightlifting).
But people keep saying that if you want to lose only fat and not muscle, the most you can lose is 2 pounds/week (MAX).
What do you think? Is it theoretically possible to lose 3 pounds of fat per week? Or not?
Can I do it over 14 weeks (3 per week) or will I have to increase the duration to 21 weeks (2 per week) or even more?
I'm male, 5"8', 210 lbs with more than 23% body fat.