So this is quite frustrating, I have been eating 2000kcals/day since about mid January, I went from 242lbs to 233lbs, then back up to 234 and now I am hovering for the last 2-3 weeks between 233 and 234. My goal is to get to 210 by the summer, I was anticipating reaching 220 by April, which I think is completely doable.
I have been counting my calories carefully, weighing my food, all the tedious bullshit you have to do if youre endomorphic. It seems I am stuck. So I am either 1, not counting my calories correctly, 2, my thyroid is fucked up, 3, I am building muscle at a proportional rate to how fast I’m losing fat. I do let myself have a cheat day every Saturday, I suppose I could cut those out but I might be miserable not being able to go to parties or eat out with my friends.
I will say that I have managed to get stronger over the last month at a reasonable pace. My workout notebook indicates that my numbers have been improving with each cycle (one cycle is 2 weeks for my program).
One very strange thing I am noticing when dieting is I am randomly breaking out in hives. I haven’t pinpointed what might be the cause, but I do not have any known food allergies or sensitivities.
I am hesitant to lower my calories below 2000, as I lift 3 days a week and also do cardio, either after lifting or in between days depending on my schedule.
Do you think I should see a doctor, or just change a variable and see if things improve? I weigh myself on Saturdays, taking this past weekend off for personal reasons.