I think it must be some sort of record - despite being really good about my diet, exercising diligently and progressively (both strength and cardio) and taking HRX at the maximum dose pretty much since it’s been available, I have managed to lose . . . nothing.
It’s getting a little discouraging. Naturally, my first thought was that I need to eat less and exercise more and I’m not ruling that out as something I may simply have to do.
But, when I was on the treadmill doing HIIT thinking about it (I only think during the rest cycles) I thought that if there’s an advantage in dieting in doing a periodic refeed, maybe there’s an advantage in doing a periodic cardio back-off as well.
So, I was thinking of taking the rest of the week off (except for my regularly scheduled strength training) and just doing a lot of recreational walking and swimming if the weather warms up enough to get in the pool.
Does this potentially have value in jumpstarting my fat-burning or am I just trying to find justifications for the fact that I’m really burntout on cardio?
Also, should I cut my calories to reflect the lower output or keep them at normal levels to trick my body into thinking the famine’s over?