Just for starters...I'm not a newbie to lifting and cardio, been doing it for like 4-5years now. I know cardio and weights and good clean diet are key so...now that that's covered...
I never eat junk, I don't like junk food I always eat clean, I like to fuel my body with what it NEEDS. I used to be much leaner, but not the weight doesn't seem to come off...at ALL.
I've tried EVERYTHING over the past YEAR AND A HALF and have NOT been able to lose weight. The most my weight's fluctuated is between 125lbs at the lowest (and "lean" for my size is about 110-115lbs, which I'd like to be for when I hit the stage). But on average this year I'm about 130. The problem is, not ONE OUNCE of jiggle (read: fat) has come off. It WON'T move. It's driving me crazy and I think my metabolism has crashed, so I'm hoping for some advice to fix it..to lose fat again?
I was at 125lbs about 2 months ago, and hired a guy to do a dieting to get me contest-lean so I could compete. Unfortuently, he put me on a diet of 1,300 calories with 100-135g carbs (2 "carb-up days/week), and my weight JUMPED to 140lbs! Only 5lbs or so was water, the rest came off when we dropped my calories to 1,100.
I'm currently at 131lbs and despite hardcore dieting and training, have been stuck for a month. I've tried it all: twice/day workouts even. I have a slightly active job working at a deli, so I'm lifting, scrubbing, slicing, and walking all day for 5.5-6hr shifts. When I don't work out twice a day, I gain weight. When I do, I maintain my weight and it won't come off. I've have this struggle for the past year especially bad. I'm really pretty lost.
I'm 5'2" so yeah I'm small, but I *need* to get rid of this fat, but it's not coming off. I'd REALLY love some help on this issue, esp. by someone who has BEEN HERE and gotten out of it.
I DO lift weights, I DO do cardio, I don't overtrain (yes I know the symtoms, and I've overtrained in the past so I KNOW what that's like). From what I've read, my metabolism really has just "crashed". Some people say eat a lot to get it back up and humming, but I've got a photoshoot for a company in a month and can *NOT* gain weight. I have to drop. Any help? Or am I totally screwed?
Please be nice..thanks.
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