Originally Posted by muaythai_fighter
when im not getting ready for a fight i normally walk around 135-140lbs 10-12% bf..
....probably am burning muscle as well due to the amounts of cardio done when getting ready for a fight.
ive also checked my net calories and its always on the negative.... for example my calorie lifestyle burned is around 2250 calories and when i add my activity for the day it adds up, i would log in the amount ive eaten which is around 2000 calories leaving my net calories in the minus
Are you trying to get down due to weight class? Are you trying to make weight for a fight in that class or trying to maintain that actual weight? In what kind of time period are you trying to drop the 3 pounds? I'm thinking that only consuming 1700 may be too little based on the amount of training you do.
Like Cassie said, usually a 500 calorie deficient a day will get you to lose 1 pound a week. However, as we know, that's just a rule of thumb and there isn't a one size fits all. IMO at you're body fat percentage you are burning calories much faster than the average person. I think unless, you are trying to drop weight quickly to make class, you could do a slight deficit and get there... assuming you log sleep as well.
Do you have a trainer or dietician that has you set up on a diet or are you doing this alone?