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Mall3t
12-17-2012, 08:45 AM
I have been meticulously counting my macros for the past month and a half starting at 2100, I havent lost any weight on the scale but my pants fit a tiny bit better, I havent really lost any weight with the exception 2lbs one day... which I have since gained back and havent lost again.

Should I lower my macros more? I'm at 1980 right now. Or, could this be the result of lifting? I lift 2/3 times a week but nothing major. Maybe I'm losing a bit of BF (which I don't notice) and gaining muscle?

I'm kind of upset that I've been doing everything right yet none of the weight has come off.

Any Ideas?

WonderPug
12-17-2012, 08:48 AM
Your caloric intake is already extremely low for someone your size.

What's your estimated BMR and TDEE? And percentage body fat?

Also, what's the macronutrient composition of your diet?

Mall3t
12-17-2012, 08:53 AM
It was 2,591 -20% = 2,100

P = 190
F= 84
C= 144

But it is now

1980

P= 198
F= 66
C 149


I'm at ~22%

WonderPug
12-17-2012, 09:12 AM
Are you sure that you're acutely calculating your actual intake of energy?

lee__d
12-17-2012, 09:18 AM
Intake does seem low. What's your lifestyle like outside the 2-3 gym sessions?

Edit: of course you might be inaccurately tracking intake.

EjnarKolinkar
12-17-2012, 09:30 AM
Also how long at 1980-ish calories? 2000 cal does not seem dramatically low for 188 and 22% body fat if your lifestyle is mostly sedentary as a deficit intake. Lower seems too low. I would be double checking the values and measuring of food. "Meticulous" can be thrown off by just a few bad calculations, macro values used.

Mall3t
12-17-2012, 10:25 AM
Outside of the gym I pretty much sit at a desk, sometimes I'll go for walks/bike rides but not too much now that it's winter.

When I track I use myfitnesspal and scan everything then weigh/measure it, I'm always under my macros by a little bit and have never gone over. I have been at 1980 for a week now.

WonderPug
12-17-2012, 10:27 AM
^^^ Perhaps you have metabolic disorder.

Mall3t
12-17-2012, 10:34 AM
^^^ Perhaps you have metabolic disorder.

For the longest time I forgot to eat all day or never had time, if it's slowed down to a stop should I just stay at 2100 and wait it out until it gets better? I've read a few things about it and seen some videos but they're contradictory (like a lot of things on this site I find).

dbp
12-17-2012, 10:35 AM
That intake isn't all that low depending on your lifestyle. I've had to go that low, mostly because my job was sitting and my after work activities were sitting. I basically woke up and sat for 16 hours.

Mall3t
12-17-2012, 10:38 AM
That intake isn't all that low depending on your lifestyle. I've had to go that low, mostly because my job was sitting and my after work activities were sitting. I basically woke up and sat for 16 hours.

That's where I'm at right now with the exception of lifting 2-3 hours a week.

kyle450rider
12-17-2012, 10:43 AM
Outside of the gym I pretty much sit at a desk, sometimes I'll go for walks/bike rides but not too much now that it's winter.

When I track I use myfitnesspal and scan everything then weigh/measure it, I'm always under my macros by a little bit and have never gone over. I have been at 1980 for a week now.

You might have stalled out. It's happened to me recently. You should checkout Jason's Ice Cream Fitness Youtube channel and he explains and makes some great points on taking breaks during a cut. I've stalled out but I am going to continue with my current macro's and calories until after the new year then I think eat at maintenance for a couple of weeks. Then give it another try.

pMbeast
12-17-2012, 11:59 AM
That intake isn't all that low depending on your lifestyle. I've had to go that low, mostly because my job was sitting and my after work activities were sitting. I basically woke up and sat for 16 hours.

This describes my life atm and I'm cutting on 1700-1800 calories daily. It sounds like you're recomping (losing fat and gaining muscle) if you're staying the same weight which is not necessarily a bad thing. Maybe try 1800 for a week and see if you start losing weight.