I have been a long time lurker, but this is my first post. I am 20 years old, 5'3 and roughly 118 pounds. I am trying to get a little more "cut" - my handheld bodyfat monitor (used only for trend, I am aware how inaccurate they are!) reads a pretty constant 17.8-18.6% bf. (I take the reading in the mornings before eating and drinking after using the restroom). Using this ridiculously low estimate, I estimate that I need to lose about 2-3 pounds to get to an ideal body fat.
Currently and for the past 5 or 6 months, I have been eating 1600 calories a day (with a few 1800 calorie weeks here and there). My macros average 55 g fat, 225-250 g carbs, and 90 g protein. I work out 5, maybe 6 days a week, upper body one day and lower body the next. I rarely do cardio, and when I do, it's 15 minutes of 1-min intervals on the treadmill (walk 1 min, run 1).
I will admit that my calorie counting is probably off by a little, but I make good choices and if I am under-counting my chicken or sweet potato, oh well..
So my problem is I have been maintaining this lifestyle for awhile and have not seen any loss in fat. I take progress pictures sporadically (which I will try to attach...) but see no difference.
Oh, don't fret, I *do* lift heavy
Thanks for any help!