Weight Loss Question
- 05-31-2009, 10:17 PM
Weight Loss Question
I have gone from about 185 to about 170 in the last 3 months. But I have been fluctuating between 168 and 172 for the last 3-4 weeks. I haven't been able to lose the last bit of belly fat or any additional weight . I wanted to see if anyone here had any suggestions. My diet is good so I can't figure out what's holding me back. I lift 3 days a week and do cardio 3 to 4 days a week.
I'm 5'10 if that helps get an idea of my body type. I appreciate any advice/suggestions you may have.
- 06-01-2009, 12:23 AM
try doing sprints and short burst
long distance just increases cortisol levels and causes body to store fat
check it out on youtube
type in cortisol
- 06-01-2009, 10:02 AM
Have you been on a strict calorie restriction for the whole time? Or do you cycle your total calorie intake? Ex: days 1-3: cal deficit. Day 4: cal surplus. repeat every 3 days.
You might need to bump your calories a bit to kick your metabolism back up. maybe for a day or two, just don't go overboard. Maybe 500 or so over maintenance.
06-01-2009, 10:57 AM
post up your diet. but adaptation happens regardless, so its probably time to change diet, and change workout/cardio plans and styles
06-05-2009, 08:17 AM
Change up your routine if you've been doing it for 3 months, your body adapts around 8 weeks I believe.
I always knew about routine, but diet is a new one for me How long is the adaptation usually on this?
06-05-2009, 08:20 AM
Well, it depends what i've seen is the less variation in diet, the less length of time its effective for. Its part of why carb ups and cheat days are critical. I wouldn't say that your body adapts to diet if you are maintaining or even bulking, but in fat loss it does. Part of it is even just lowered leptin levels over time on caloric restriction.
06-05-2009, 08:25 AM
Ok, that makes more sense. Thanks for clearing that one up, through me for a loop, lol.
By variation, do you mean from day to day, or on each day? Like, the exact food every other day, and then on the next day, the same thing every other day( Mon, Wed, Fri, then Tues, Thurs, Sat) Or just having the same sources of protein/carbs per day?
Sorry for the "?"s, those are the last
06-05-2009, 08:49 AM
I think for me it seems to be more about same total caloric level + macros each day, more than what foods. Eating the same exact foods but varying total calories and carb levels seems to work out ok, where eating a variety of foods but same total cals + carb levels per day doesn't. So I could do ok eating just chicken breasts, wild rice, pecans and spinach so long as I varied the amount of rice day to day, say some days having it with all meals, and alternating days skipping rice at any meal after 2pm.
06-05-2009, 08:56 AM
06-05-2009, 09:02 AM
Since I like structure with my meal plan, the "cut diet" plan works good for me. You can search scivation books and download the free E-book. It has meal strategies from 1400 cals up to 3500 or 4000 I think.
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