I started doing something about my diet and weight at 182 pounds. im about 5"8.5 tall and 18 years old.
After 2 months of cardio and "healthier" eating i got down to about 166 pounds.
Then at the start of december got in the gym, im currently following All Pro's beginner workout 3x a week and got serious about my calories weighing everything and estimated via various calculators for my maintenance to be around 2400 calories.
so i'm sitting at 160 at the moment and really want to shed another 10 or so pounds of fat to get to 12ish% since i guesstimate it to be ~18% currently.
For the last few weeks my average calories has been about 1400 calories sometimes 200 maximum higher on workout days since i rarely get cravings for sugary food and dont have too large a cheat meal maybe 1 times a week max but it fits my calories and macros.
Diet overview: 1400 calories 145 protein 100 carbs 50 fats.
its something like that but i have over 1gram per lean body mass pound and am on a good deficit and it doesnt seem to severe since my fatx31.4 is ~940 so it seems reasonable with someone with my level of fat.
The problem only arose just over a week ago i seem to be fluctuating between 160-160.8 for the last 10 days. this is very aggravating since i cannot tell if this is working or if my fat cells are (all of a sudden) beginning to hold water before emptying or something to do with my calorie intake is causing a BMR spike.
I know i should not worry and continue with what im doing but the scale is playing mind games with me and the mirror isnt really consoling me. At my progress i should expect a 1.5lb loss a week minimum near to 1% of my fat which contains about 1.65lbs possibly per percent but either im paranoid or that hasnt happened in the last two weeks.
Thanks for reading i hope you can help me out somehow.