Here are my stats:
BMI = 35
BF% = 34.7% (Obese Class 2)
Wasit/Hip Ratio = 1.11 (High Risk)
Height = 6’2"
Weight = 296.2 lbs
My weight has been stuck at exactly 296.2 pounds for over a week now without fluctuating. I even checked the scale to be sure it was still working properly.
I count my calories religiously and weigh and measure everything I eat.
I consume 2700 kcals per day which I thought was very low.
Based on the Harris Benedict Formula, my BMR = 2620 kcals. The formula predicts that if I were sedentary I should consume:
2620 x 1.2 = 3100 kcals and, if I were moderately active, 2620 x 1.55 = 4000 kcals.
It defines moderately active as doing moderate exercise 3-5 days/week. I actually train 6 days a week and do cardio 7 days a week which I wouldn’t describe as “moderate.”
I know the HB Formula overestimates calories for the overweight, which is why I based my daily cals on the “sedentary” recommendation and subtracted 400 calories from that.
So what gives? Why is my weight not going down? I’ve been told that I could be putting on muscle, but I think someone as big as myself should be experiencing a net loss of weight (I should be losing fat faster than gaining muscle).
I feel great and healthier than I ever did before. But the scale (and the measuring tape) seem not to be moving much and it’s frustrating the heck out of me. I think if I don’t hit my goal weight this week, I’ll cut calories down further.
Any help/suggestions would be appreciated.