Originally Posted by 01gt4.6
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?
trying to get down a weight class and maintain. i have been doing this alone. eating this low has also made me hungrier overall and harder to recover from my workouts
id also like to point out my body type is meso. pretty stocky for my height.