This is the most recent pic I have on my phone. Its about 2 weeks ago. Obviously the left pics are before and right are after.
@Stu thanks for the reply. A lot of gems in that post. As you can see, I have plenty left on me to keep going, maybe 5-10 more lbs if not more.
@Ryan, yes those primarily are my fears as well. At one point I was wondering if I should take 2-3 months of reverse dieting to increase my metabolic capacity so to speak and then keep pushing the fat loss or just suck it up and keep grinding it, albiet at a less efecient level. [/quote]
Good job man, I actually just dropped 20 pounds also and am at a similar level of leaness (probably the leanest I’ve been too).
To really weigh it out of you should keep cutting or reverse diet I would take into account how much you’re eating now (are you starving nonstop? Or handling it pretty well?) and how strength in the gym is holding up.
If there’s no specific timeline you have then reverse dieting for 2 months might be a good idea. You’ll be able to continue your cut on higher calories, plus you shouldn’t really gain any (or a very small amount) fat during the reverse. So it would set you up for better long term progress.
I have increased my strength over the duration of this actually. I am a flexible dieter so food cravings are not an issue. If I want something I simply fit it into my macros and I have a refeed 1-2x a week. Recently I have been using Lyle’s UD 2.0 and while it was hard to get used to, after the 2nd week i have been cruising through it and on week 4 now I am actually shocked by how effective it’s been. [/quote]
Well I’d say push on with the cut then if your strength is actually up and you’re not starving.
Agreed. By the sound of it, and look, it’s not negatively affecting you. I’d say stick out the rest of your planned cut then start a well planned reverse diet. [/quote]
Yeah, you guys seemed to push me in the right direction with a common theme in the advice. Thanks guys. Ill post back in about 6-8 weeks and touch base. Let’s hope I have enough muscle to not look like Waittz Jerky when it is all said and done. [/quote]
Lol looks like you have enough to look good shredded and not have a dyel look. Even then you will be in a great postion to start gaining. Good luck