If you are holding onto that last 5-10blbs you may be over doing it!
More isn’t necessarily better. Everyone thinks that you lose weight when you run a calorie deficit but there are many factors that contribute. If you’re finding you just can’t lose those last few pounds, it’s possible you’re either training too hard, eating too little or some combo of the two.
Smaller deficits (think 250–500 calories) are often all you need to see longer-term weight loss. Plus, this won’t trigger your body to go into safety mode the same way, drastically restricting your intake often does.
Dropping your calories super low may provide you with quick weight loss in the beginning, it can be detrimental to your health and set the stage for weight regain in the future.