I’d be grateful if someone could take a look at my calories etc.
Ive been going on calorie deficit for the last 5 weeks. The first 3 weeks I went from 82KG down to 77kg and the scales were moving every couple of days I have been stalling at 77kg for the last 10 days + I could be gaining muscle at the same rate as loosing fat but I’m not convinced.
I am 77kg – 5’10 @ 13-14% BF
Consuming 1800 Kcal per day
Using primo @ 600mg/ week plus trt
Working out 4 x per week upper/lower split but have a desk job. Currently doing no cardio
I meticulously weigh and prep all my food
My strength has gone down a bit but nothing too drastic.
My weight loss has completely stalled and my motivation is low. I am struggling to do my workouts with the same intensity as usual because I am getting bored of lack of progress.
I have calculated my TDEE as 2300 therefore at a 500 defecit I should be taking in 1800. Every website I uses gives me a different result so im going for the lowest reading.
I have 8 weeks before a summer holiday and I want to be as lean as possible, I also want to start adding some mass at some point but I need to get leaner before I start as I don’t want to get or even look at all fat.
I am super lean all over except my lower belly, I seem to store ALL my fat around my lower abs. I can see the outline of the top 4 abs but not the rest.
I’m actually starting to look worse as I’m cutting as I’m leaning out everywhere apart from the gut, at least any fat I had before was spread out evenly, now its just concentrated in one area.
My question are:
Should I continue at 1800 cals and hope that the scales shift eventually
Should I go to maintenance for a couple of weeks and then resume my cut @1800 cals
Should I reduce my protein a little to give me more carbs and in turm more energy
Should I perhaps increase my calories to 2000 cals, not have such an aggressive deficit and aim for slower fat loss but giving me more energy for the gym.