OK, I realize this is probably not the best place to post this, but I also realize that the largest percentage of you guys seem to know what you’re doing. So here goes. I am a 45 year old woman, 140 pounds, 5’7", 20-25% bodyfat. I have not had it tested recently. For the past several months I have been doing a fitness / nutrition plan that focuses on weightlifting, high protein, moderate carb. Still a relative newbie, although have been fascinated with bodybuilders for years - I just never saw any results, so would get discouraged and quit. This plan did not advocate cardio, so haven’t been doing it - but the past week have begun adding in 20MAS. The workouts are a 4-day split. I’m getting in 150-180gr protein a day (and yes, I loooove the Grow!). I have virtually eliminated all junk food from my diet.
Even with all this, once again, I am seeing very few results. Some muscle definition in arms and legs. No change otherwise. I have not weighed myself in awhile as I really don’t care about scale weight, I care about how I look and how clothes fit. I’ve lost only one inch in my waist. Most of my fat is carried in the torso area (the nemesis of middle-aged women). So if I care how I look, how did I get this way? I fell into the traps of “low-fat high carb is the way to go”…and then into the “starvation is the way to go”.
I have looked at most of the fat-loss diets I could find on the site… but, I also know they’re geared toward T-men that want to shred up.
I really feel that I should be seeing more results, but perhaps I’m not being patient enough. I am not in the least worried about getting too bulky, in fact, I would almost kill for some lovely muscle.
All that said, could I get some recommendations for a plan, nutrition & workout, to shed about 20 pounds of fat?
This is a great site - I wish it had all been around 20 years ago, I might have been able to be a T-Vixen.
Sorry for the long post, and thanks in advance for advice.