This week I will finally start my 2020 training block, and I am also thinking about cutting weight over time. During my offseason I have gained 2.5 kg (71.5-72.0 kg race weight to 74.5 kg currently at 1.78 m), and my scale claims that weight gain is due to fat, but there was no loss of muscle mass.
What is my best strategy to lose weight, given that Christmas and New Year are right around the corner? I know I can lose the weight over that period, but I am wondering whether it is smart to enjoy December (within reason, I’ll be monitoring my weight) and then start focussing on losing weight afterwards? I am also asking because illness was a major issue last season (I have a toddler at home), and I was wondering whether my immune system might be more robust if I don’t drop my weight too early.