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Unread 02-26-2018, 10:14 PM
M3fanatic1 M3fanatic1 is offline
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Red face What to do when I can't loose in a deficit?

Good evening, I'm wondering what to do to lean out when I'm already in almost a 1000 calorie deficit.

Little back ground, I followed the protocols from the rapid fat loss handbook about two years ago and leaned out but lost a lot of muscle. I then bloated and fell off the wagon for about a year. I've been consistently been working out and dieting since December. I lost 8 lbs. in the first 4 weeks and then froze at 170. In the last 6 weeks I've been at 1400 cal on a 40/40/20 split and working out 5 times a week. I'm still at 170 with no visual change either. Help!!!
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Unread 02-27-2018, 02:48 AM
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Take a diet break. If that doesn't work, your math is wrong somehow.
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Unread 02-27-2018, 04:48 AM
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Submit your body for medical testing since you transcend natural laws I guess
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Unread 02-27-2018, 06:35 AM
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Drop calories by 1000 and add 5-7 HIIT sessions per week.
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Unread 02-27-2018, 07:31 AM
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I'd check your tracking of calories. It can be pretty easy to be off with some stuff especially oils. P.s. What are your activities on the five days a week?

I'm not super-knowledgeable about whooshes but there are articles on Lyle's pages/forums about them. I think you can be losing weight for a while but not see any scale drop because the act of dieting can increase cortisol and stuff which can make you hold lots of water. Six weeks does seem kinda long though for a whoosh but I'm no expert. What are your general activities levels generally? Office job and super sedentary?

My thoughts are if it's a legit well-tracked 1000 calorie deficit then don't stress. It'll eventually drop off.

Having said that last year I did super low cals and stupidly lots of HIIT and strenuous cardio and I definitely didn't lose as much as I 'should' have considering all the stuff I was doing. It actually fried me. Lyle has mentioned odd things happening when doing very low cals and very high cardio. Your NEAT (your non-exercise activity levels) and other things can start causing issues. More information related to you situation/exercise would maybe help :-)
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Unread 02-27-2018, 08:35 AM
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Bad counting. Maths 101
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Unread 02-27-2018, 09:36 AM
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Good evening, I'm wondering what to do to lean out when I'm already in almost a 1000 calorie deficit.

Little back ground, I followed the protocols from the rapid fat loss handbook about two years ago and leaned out but lost a lot of muscle. I then bloated and fell off the wagon for about a year. I've been consistently been working out and dieting since December. I lost 8 lbs. in the first 4 weeks and then froze at 170. In the last 6 weeks I've been at 1400 cal on a 40/40/20 split and working out 5 times a week. I'm still at 170 with no visual change either. Help!!!
Do a spot check on caloie intake, it's probably higher than you think
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