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    Maintenance @ 1500?

    So i know it sounds far fetched and crazy. And thats why Im kind of skeptical...

    Ive been eating around 1300-1500 calories a day and i know thats way under what i should but im still not loosing any weight at all.

    I lift heavy and run 3 days a week.

    Ive tried taking a break for a week.

    And i need to cut before summer some more so im thinking i might go back to cardio everday for 45mns a session.

    Any suggestions for breaking this plateau?

    ATM i am 200-203lbs about 13% bf and by june i want to be around 180 and 10% bf.
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    ~16% bf

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    You seem awfuly active...maybe your body is telling you to up the calories a few hundred calories.


    What are your macros? Foods consumed? Are you eating lean proteins, solid foods as opposed to just shakes and supps?
    Last edited by cutnbulk; 04-14-2009 at 06:05 PM. Reason: Edit maintenance

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    If you weight and bf are correct, then those arnt your maint. cals. Are you weighing your food or eye-balling?

    Due to some freak of nature and that is your maint. you should go and have your thyroid checked.

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    Agreed once again, body may be saying- over-training on such low calories!

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    but less calories shuold still mean weight loss shouldnt it?

    Macros remodeled after not loosing weight last week

    100grams protein
    150 grams carb
    30 grams fat

    *not worried about protein and keeping muscle because i lost barely any of it on my previous cut

    lots of lean proteins like chicken turkey and stuff, i still dont understand how eating more calories will help me loose weight? i tried, i failed... also scared that if i up calories more i will gain weight...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bodom View Post
    but less calories shuold still mean weight loss shouldnt it?

    Macros remodeled after not loosing weight last week

    100grams protein
    150 grams carb
    30 grams fat

    *not worried about protein and keeping muscle because i lost barely any of it on my previous cut

    lots of lean proteins like chicken turkey and stuff, i still dont understand how eating more calories will help me loose weight? i tried, i failed... also scared that if i up calories more i will gain weight...
    How do you track the number of calories you consume daily? Write them down? Fitday.com?

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    read the nutrition labels and count them.

    the only meal i cannot measure prefectly is school lunch, and i guess on the higher end just to be safe
    Last edited by bodom; 04-14-2009 at 06:55 PM. Reason: spelling
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    At this point, im stumped. I would shoot Built a message, for she knows how to break through any weight loss problems. Or leave this thread open for comments- which will come in sooner than later.

    Usually when the body stops losing weight, you are eating to much- which is DEFINATELY not your case, if in fact, your macros and calorie counting are correct

    OR

    You need to change up your routine- weights, cardio-aspects of those two, as well as diet possibly. Others here may also help
    you with this.


    My train of thought is- the more you eat, the more your body will burn- keeping in mind that you are very active and lift heavy weights (as you do). That is why I consume more protein, and fats, so that the body does not burn as much of my lean muscle mass.

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    thats the thing tho i have switched my routine

    i went from being a supernoob doing meaningless exercises 3 times a week all the same lifts every day! now i have a decent 3 day split and i switched from cardio on the elliptical to cardio on a treadmill

    thanks for your input so far i hope i can get to the bottom of it... ill pm built to take a look at this and anyone elses help would be greatly appreciated.
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    Sorry, I wish I knew what to do here but other than taking a prolonged diet break, gradually easing the calories up, I don't know what to suggest.

    Have you seen your doctor? I'd ask for a thyroid test if I were you.





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    ughh this is so lame...

    next time i go i will, meanwhile i need to think about what to do.
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    I would ease the calories up, slowly, while increasing your activity level, a little.

    You need a diet break.

    Meanwhile please book an appointment with your doctor, okay?





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    alright ill try that
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    i would have said maybe you're putting on muscle and burning equivalent in fat but thats not possible

    are you looking better?? Sometimes the scales lie depending how much you've eaten (or shat), how much water you're retaining etc.

    Are you on creatine?

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    not on creatine and over the past 2 and 1/2 weeks i look about the same maybe a little better
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