BMI is a good reference in the absence of pretty much any other data but the list of what’s wrong with it is long and referenced by others in their responses. Often, to lower BMI, we’d have to lose muscle, now, that might be desirable if your goal is a very lean look VS a muscled look and, when it comes to longevity, lean might trump muscled (something on my mind a lot lately). Bottom line, others have said it well, focus on how you look to yourself in the mirror, how you feel, how your favorite shorts fit, things of that nature, they will eventually become your guide more-so than the scale or BMI, I’ll admit, it takes awhile to get to that point (when you trust your pants and mirror to guide you). Good luck in your efforts, the mid-section is a tough area, IF and HITT might help.
These are the hardest areas to lose in and the last to go IMHO. It takes many months to for me to even see change in these areas, IF seems to work really well for them.
Seconded! Great advice.
Hell yeah! Nothing like the complete lack of stress about weight/BMI/calories/ranges/blah blah blah, how much do you enjoy the flexibility this WOE offers?
Good on you! I stay at/below my Phinney weight as well, knowing that if I do exceed it, a stricter keto diet will get me right back to it. Eating keto on the regular has so many other benefits, I can’t say enough good things about it (to my wife’s chagrin) :wink
Same experience here. I can drop the beer weight pretty much at will, then to really get below 10%, it takes a lot of work, it’s a very slow process, that’s for sure, I think it might be on the level of years worth of work, not the days/weeks/minutes we impatient animals seem to desire change to occur in :smile
Your work to increase bone mass is going to be sooooo good for you! Sarcopenia (loss of muscle as we age) is a real challenge and adding weight bearing exercises can counteract that, they don’t have to be heavy weights, a couple of 5 pounders will often suffice, especially starting out. Good luck!