For the past 3 months I have been attempting to lose bodyfat while preserving LBM. Thus far, I have had rather good success going from 204 lbs to 188 lbs without losing any strength (even gaining some) in all my muscles.
However, I seem to have hit some kind of barrier. Now I am losing weight much more slowly, and I am starting to feel very slightly weaker in the gym. I am starting to think it has something to do with my diet. Could some of you suggest a good diet for a 190 lb person? I have a pretty good knowledge as to what is good and bad for a fat loss plan, however… I do not have any bodybuilding enthusiast friends and so it is difficult for me to find people to discuss these issues with.
I think my main problems are:
Not doing enough cardio. I only do about 2-3 20 minute sessions a week after my weight training.
Not eating properly. I consume about 2300-2500 calories. At least 175-200 grams of protein makes up those calories and fat ofcourse is minimized.
Problem 1 is related to my halt in fat loss progress. Problem 2 is related to my loss of strength.
Any comments or suggestions would be hugely appreciated. Thanks!