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Hi all. I have my first tournament coming up March 21st and I need to cut from 140 to 130. I have a month as this point. I’m particularly interested from hearing from other women about their experiences. 

This sounds simple enough but I’m a woman and also 42 so losing weight is a bit more challenging. I would like to lose down to maybe 133 or so with diet and then cut water for the rest. 
 

Do you guys cut carbs? I know this will make me lose weight but every time I do, my energy takes a complete nose-dove. 
 

Or does it make more sense to speak with a nutritionist? I’ve lost weight before but more slowly than this so the relatively quick loss has me freaking out a bit. 

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Sorry that no one seems to have any tips or advise!

i know how to lose weight in general. ( not necessarily to cut weight for a sport or fight)

( I don’t want to post numbers bc I hate it.... ) but I had gained weight after multiple close, immediate family members passed away only  months apart.

And I lost it all plus some. ( I just counted calories and protein on the free app called lose it plus worked out) good luck!!!!🍀👍 

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I wrote about my experience cutting water weight here. Every body is different, so I don't know how easily you'll hold or lose water weight using the water loading, and I only cut a couple kilos ever. Cutting out salt is one method, but you have to also balance with potassium. Speaking with a nutritionist about that, if you're able to do so, could be helpful. But the kind of cut you're talking about isn't out of reach and is something that your coach or fighter friends should be able to help you with. You want to diet down a little, not a huge amount, and then just use a water cut for the last few pounds. And don't stay dehydrated for very long at all, so you can rehydrate fully.

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I would just add if you want to cut carbs for general weight loss but aren't following a well designed keto plan (like Sylvie and I think Kero, not sure) it was recommended to me to start by just cutting out bread and potatoes, substitute sweet potatoes and oatmeal.  If that doesn't get you losing then you can cut carbs further but the energy problem applies to me too - time your carbs for half an hour before you train (little bowl of white rice is the ticket).  Hope that helps. 

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