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    Not Losing at 1500. Drop to 1300 Temporarily?

    Hi guys, if you could provide some help here it would be greatly appreciated.

    - Female
    - 24 years old
    - 5 ft 5 in
    - 142 lbs
    - Heavy strength training 5 days a week (1.5 hours), 10 mins cardio after workout. I'm a housekeeper so I use that as my means of low intensity cardio.
    - Consume 140g protein daily just to be on the safe side and not lose too much of my muscle mass
    -16/8 intermittent fasting

    Eating around 1500 calories (I track using Loseit! app)

    I've been going to the gym for about 3 months now. I started out at 143 lbs. I recently bought a scale and found out that I really hadn't lost anything even though I am waaay more toned and feel great energywise. I store my fat around my midsection and that's what I watched at first to see if I was losing any fat. I've used multiple online calculators which suggested that my maintenance would be around 2000 so to lose 1 lb per week i'd need to consume around 1500 cals daily but honestly I feel as if I am doing a recomp with the results I've seen thus far. This belly fat is the last bit that needs to go. (I've got two handful of fat down there "

    I was thinking about dropping to 1300 cals per day this week and see if I see any difference on the scale next week. If that works, keep it up for a few weeks then bump up back to maintenance for a while. I didn't want to drop my cals too low. Any other suggestions?

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    If no loss after 3-4 weeks at a certain weekly calorie amount you need to drop calories even if it sounds too low as most people count and track calories very inaccurately and generally are taking in more than they think and them comeback and argue that their counting is correct. It is not.
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    Originally Posted by YungSacca View Post
    I was thinking about dropping to 1300 cals per day this week and see if I see any difference on the scale next week. If that works, keep it up for a few weeks then bump up back to maintenance for a while. I didn't want to drop my cals too low. Any other suggestions?
    If you were losing 4-5 lbs a week I would say your calories are "too low", but if you're not losing anything at all then they're not even in the realm of too low.

    Its not what some numbers on an online calculator or app say, its what your body actually does. You should be able to easily drop 1-1.5 lbs a week comfortably without affecting muscle loss, drop calories until your body is doing just that.

    If you're holding steady weight at what you think is 1500 (which its probably not), then drop to 1000.
    All it takes is consistency, effort, proper nutrition, good programming, and TIME.
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    OP you mentioned you are tracking but didn't specify if you are weighing all of your foods on a digital scale? Also are you accounting for the sauces, oils and cooking sprays? Nothing is truly calorie free.
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