So to the point I basically I have my first kickboxing fight in roughly 2 months I'm 5'6 and 170 pounds flat. I've never cut more than 10 pounds before and it was years ago since I cut for my high school wrestling days. My coach says that since it's my first fight I probably shouldn't cut too much weight but aimed at 155. But my main concern is that at 5'6 wouldn't I be at a huge size/reach disadvantage? Also a problem I've been having is even at 170 I don't have a lot of excess love handles or fat around my body and I even have some vascularity on my arms which leads me to suspect that the most I'd ever be able to cut down to is 145 unless I purposely drained my strength and lost muscle mass but the thing is I already don't lift weights so I'm not even quite sure how I'd even go about that anyways. I have a stocky mesomorph type of build And I eat a lot lean protein stuff like salmon and chicken breasts I'm not sure if that plays a part in it? It just frustrates/confuses me a bit because guys my height are usually like 125-145 like why can't I seem to get my natural weight down? I've been trying to cut my sodium and sugars down and eat "right" but I'm only a week into the diet so maybe I'll see progress later on?