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maddog87i
12-17-2013, 05:23 PM
I have been tracking my calories and macros for about 2 weeks now combined with moderate (dripping afterwards) exercise 3-4 times a week consisting of strength training and cardio.

I am consuming around 2000 cal per day and to my knowledge am doing all the right things.
ie :
Meeting macro requirements
Eating Clean
Eating frequent

To give you an idea of what I am eating. Yesterday was:

Breakfast -
Rolled Oats
Skim Milk
Banana

Snack
Nuts - Almonds x10

Lunch
Protein Shake
250g salmon

Dinner
300g Chicken Breast
8xBrocollini
4xBrussell Sprouts

Snack
50g Cottage Cheese

Macros for the day:
180g - Protein
149g - Carbs
75g - Fat

I have been doing this for around 10-14 days now and have not made any progress on the Scales.

I understand it is not wise to use scales as a means of motivation, but regardless I still would have thought I would have dropped a few clicks by now.
Please don't post : "ignore scales", "how do your clothes fit", or "use the mirror" etc...

I am aware of the negative mindset scales can put you in, though regardless there is no denying that when used sensibility it can be used as tool to measure progress.

Am I expecting progress to soon ?

Or should I have noticed a drop by now.

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bio.

5'11
87kg (192lbs)
Male
27y.o
Current BF% : 23-25%

Currently unemployed/inactive
Exercising moderately-intensly 3-4 times a week
Eating very clean, and tracking calories/macros

Goal : To cut

cumminslifter
12-17-2013, 05:41 PM
what is your TDEE? 10 days is not much time at all, if you arent losing weight you simply need to drop cals a little more

kenny85
12-17-2013, 05:46 PM
If you're completely inactive other than gym then those cals may be a little too high. Just my opinion though

cumminslifter
12-17-2013, 05:50 PM
If you're completely inactive other than gym then those cals may be a little too high. Just my opinion thoughhes only consuming 2000 cals

maddog87i
12-17-2013, 05:55 PM
what is your TDEE? 10 days is not much time at all, if you arent losing weight you simply need to drop cals a little more

My TDEE is 2200 (Thats when I set Exercise level to 0)

It is 2550 (When I set Exercise to 3days / week)

kenny85
12-17-2013, 05:59 PM
My TDEE is 2200 (Thats when I set Exercise level to 0)

It is 2550 (When I set Exercise to 3days / week)

Give it another week and if no change then lower cals by 100 and see if that helps. Just don't do any crazy like a 1,000 calorie deficit, gotta be patient

AlwaysTryin
12-17-2013, 06:13 PM
Didn't you make another thread about this and undereating

kenny85
12-17-2013, 06:15 PM
Didn't you make another thread about this and undereating

I always feel dooped when I hear things like this lol

maddog87i
12-17-2013, 06:18 PM
Didn't you make another thread about this and undereating

No, this thread is asking a different question.

maddog87i
12-17-2013, 06:30 PM
I always feel dooped when I hear things like this lol

I am not double posting. Please see my other thread and you will see the difference in my questioning.

The previous post was more specific to my nutrition. Conversely this thread is asking about progress.

I don't understand why AlwaysTrying made that comment.

Regardless, I appreciate your advice, and any further advice from others.

cumminslifter
12-17-2013, 06:40 PM
My TDEE is 2200 (Thats when I set Exercise level to 0)

It is 2550 (When I set Exercise to 3days / week)so which is it?

maddog87i
12-17-2013, 06:47 PM
2550 considering I'm exercising.

however i don't think it's as black and white as that, as I am not very active at the moment in terms of day to day activity.

cumminslifter
12-17-2013, 06:50 PM
2550 considering I'm exercising.

however i don't think it's as black and white as that, as I am not very active at the moment in terms of day to day activity.like i said, if you dont lose weight in 2 weeks, drop cals

maddog87i
12-17-2013, 06:53 PM
like i said, if you dont lose weight in 2 weeks, drop cals

will do.

Thanks for you advice

asmcriminal
12-17-2013, 07:43 PM
You're missing the most important thing. patience...

asmcriminal
12-17-2013, 07:46 PM
like i said, if you dont lose weight in 2 weeks, drop cals

I would give it a month, depends on many factors, sodium intake, water retention, carb intake(or lack of carbs), they can all affect the scale.
What I was doing was weighing myself once a week, the results where okay. Then I started to weigh myself daily and I realized, i was weighing myself at the worst possible time when i weighed myself once a week. He might be weighing himself at a terrible time for his body and he may not even know it.

maddog87i
12-17-2013, 07:49 PM
I would give it a month, depends on many factors, sodium intake, water retention, carb intake(or lack of carbs), they can all affect the scale.
What I was doing was weighing myself once a week, the results where okay. Then I started to weigh myself daily and I realized, i was weighing myself at the worst possible time when i weighed myself once a week. He might be weighing himself at a terrible time for his body and he may not even know it.

Every morning same time before food or drink.

asmcriminal
12-17-2013, 08:12 PM
Every morning same time before food or drink.

I still stand by my original post. You need to be patient. The leaner you are, the slower you will lose. If you're obese, the more weight you can lose per week. There are 3 things that can put you in your situation.

1. Eating too much.
2. Not eating enough.
3. Being impatient.

maddog87i
12-17-2013, 08:19 PM
I still stand by my original post. You need to be patient. The leaner you are, the slower you will lose. If you're obese, the more weight you can lose per week. There are 3 things that can put you in your situation.

1. Eating too much.
2. Not eating enough.
3. Being impatient.

Thanks, Yes I am impatient by nature. I will work on this.

Cheers