Like the title says, despite my extreme effort, I can’t lose fat. Here’s my summary:
I’m a 21 year old male, 6’2", 270 lbs.
I have been through Schuler and Cosgrove’s NROL Fat Loss I, II, and III, Cosgrove’s Real Fast Fat Loss (hosted here on T-Nation) and some home-made stuff. I have completed all the lifts to maximal effort. At the end of my lifting, I’m absolutely soaked in sweat, utterly exhausted, and fighting nausea.
My diet is almost perfectly by Zone proportions. If anything, I cut the carbs back even further and consume more protein and fat in it’s place. I strongly limit myself to 2 cheat meals a week, and even those are within moderation. Nearly all my food is natural or close to it - lots of lean meat, whole grain stuff, and the like. I do not consume alcohol on a regular basis (maybe 1-2 times a month) and when I do, it’s usually only a few glasses of Crown straight up.
I cannot figure out why I’m not losing fat. In the pics I’ve taken of myself, I don’t really notice any change. While I have gotten much stronger, and agile, the fat remains.
I’m posting this in supplements and nutrition because I figure that nutrition has gotta be my problem. Frankly though, I feel like if I cut even more calories, I’m going to starve to death. While I don’t feel chronically hungry now, it’s still hard to fight the urge to eat from time to time. I mean, I own a copy of Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning. I’m studying to get my CSCS when I graduate college. I’ve read practically everything here on T-Nation and strengthcoach.com. The people I train are losing fat using basically the same methods as I am (but easier workouts since most of them are lifting newbies) and yet… I don’t get anywhere.
Any help would be very appreciated. I’m so tired of being flabby that I’ll listen to damn near anyone at this point, which is dangerous, since there’s a lot of vegans and crossfitters around here.