I've been weight training 4x a week for the past 7 months. lifting heavy and doing drop sets and super sets. I've been eating at maintenance around 2200 - 2300 calories/day.
I do about 3-4 hours of cardio a week, usually 1-2 days of HIIT cardio.
5'6 and 179 lbs, yet I haven't lost more than 3lbs over the past few months.
Yet I've lost 4 inches off my waist, 3 inches off of bust and hips?
How can I possibly not lose much weight, could I really have gained as much muscle as I lost fat?
When I look in the mirror my body looks completely different from last summer when I did mostly a TON of cardio. I'm muscular and much more defined. In fact my upper body gets HUGE many times and I have to tone down the weights.
So I'm now trying to cut at 1850 calories and have been doing this the past 3 weeks. I have a history of bulimia and tried a high protein diet I found on here at 140g of protein a day, and had zero energy, hot flashes, and started purging so I stopped the high protein diet and went back on the diet my nutritionist gave me with lower protein and more carbs. I haven't seen much weight loss other than it will go down for a day and then shoot back up.
Now I'm eating about 110-120g of protein a day. Lean body mass is around 135 (I'm naturally very muscular for a woman and have been a competitive athlete all of my life).
I take Zoloft, Ativan, Buspar, and Trazodone, could that be stalling me? When I first took Lexapro I gained 15 lbs, and I KNOW that SSRIs cause weight gain, but I'm bedridden without them.