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    Discussion in 'Fat Loss' started by casse, Apr 19, 2012.

    1. casse

      casse Well-Known Member

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      Hey all,

      So for the last 8 months I have been eating at, or less than, 1600cals. Meeting all my macros every day. But for the last two months I have stayed within 153-158lbs and appeared to have lost no body fat (unless its in places I cant see). On top of that, it feels like the fat in my chest area is increasing, and feels extremely prominent after a chest workout; probably just because the chest is swolen from lifting.

      Is it unheard-of to eat at less than 1600cals and make a cut around 1000-1300cals? Meeting my macros and proteins will be very difficult then.

       
    2. 88brah

      88brah Well-Known Member

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      Plateau at 1600cals? Need to lower?

      Make sure you are tracking every single calorie you eat. I swore that I was eating 1900 calories when I was actually eating ~2500. It's so easy to undermine what you are actually eating.

      Post meal plan.
       
    3. parnassto

      parnassto Well-Known Member

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      Plateau at 1600cals? Need to lower?

      Eat at maintenance for a few days. Than re lower cals.
      Should work, works for a lot of people.
      Or up them by 100, and see if you notice a difference.
       
    4. Raleoxilevz

      Raleoxilevz Well-Known Member

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      Plateau at 1600cals? Need to lower?

      I dont have a set meal plan.

      I read the nutritional facts on EVERY item I eat. If it doesnt come with one, I wont eat it. I.E. I wont go to McDonalds because it doesnt come with a set nutritional label.
       
    5. Raleoxilevz

      Raleoxilevz Well-Known Member

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      Plateau at 1600cals? Need to lower?

      McDonald's posts all nutritional information both in the restaurant and online.
       
    6. alomjabpd

      alomjabpd Well-Known Member

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      Plateau at 1600cals? Need to lower?

      How exactly does that help? Reset metabolic rate and force the body to overcompensate?
      And up my cut calories by 100? Doesnt that defeat the purpose?
       
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      laxgoaliesrhs Well-Known Member

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      Plateau at 1600cals? Need to lower?

      Don't do this.
       
    8. baletki

      baletki Well-Known Member

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      Plateau at 1600cals? Need to lower?

      Okay bad example. Lets so I go to a chineses restaurant (which I wont); I cant ask them to weigh out the noodles, and the vegetables, and measure the rice and then give me all the nutritional facts.
       
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      baletki Well-Known Member

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      Plateau at 1600cals? Need to lower?

      You aren't counting right. 1600 cals and working out @ 150 lbs = deficit. You are only eating packaged food? Are you weighing the unpackaged stuff?

      Dropping cals to that level is not unheard of. Keep protein high, and let the other macros fall in when at that level. PSMF is a diet that consists of near all protein.
       
    10. Korporalegq

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      Plateau at 1600cals? Need to lower?

      Yes I am weighing stuff. And with a degree in mathematics I think I can add calories!
       

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