Most people dont understand my problem with losing weight. My problem is not simply having a hard time losing weight. its actually the opposite. ive never been a skinny guy so dont throw the “ecto” bullshit out there because ive never really felt as that mattered.
Getting to the point, when i try to cut weight (no matter what diet im choosing) it falls off a lot faster than i want it to. This time for my cut i decided to try IF as i heard a lot of good things about it. ive been doing a 16/8 fasting period. i eat all the same things that i did before the cut but ive gone from a bw of 238 to about 225 in three weeks.
My goal is to be strong as is anyone’s in this section, but my problem is when i drop weight like this (which happens every time i diet) i suffer considerably in the weightroom. Ive been running 5/3/1 for a while now. Right before my cut i had an estimated squat/dead max of 560 and an estimated bench of 360. since my cut all of my lifts have gone down by about 10-15 pounds just in these three weeks.
i realize while cutting, most can confirm that lifts will plateau or slightly decrease, but its frustrating to know this happens every time i diet
right now im taking in around 3.5k cals, 300 grams of protein, and i dont count carbs but i would say less than 100.
anyone have a clue of what im doing wrong?