I’m 185lbs at 6’1 and been training a few years, started at 135lbs so have built significant muscle in that time. I’ve always been bulking so this yer decided to get lean for the summer, fed up of perma bulking and not really seeing the muscle because it’s underneath fat, and also once I get to 10% I won’t let it get out of control again.
Only problem is I’m not losing weight! In 4.5 weeks I’m down 2.5lbs. I look a little leaner with cuts around shoulders/ arms and I would say I’m about 16% BF. But the scale hasn’t moved for the last 3 weeks. Started at 2400 kcal and then dropped to 2300 now 2200. I thought being patient the weight would start dropping but it’s got to the point where nothing is happening. Was planning to be done with fat loss in 10-12 weeks but at this rate it won’t happen and I don’t want to prolong it as I would like to get back to lean bulking once I can hold 10%.
I am meticulous with weighing foods and always hit my macros, cheat day once a week which is still only maintenance calories (under 3000) no real strength loss in the gym. Also been doing IF for the past 2 weeks. Minimal cardio, maybe once or twice a week.
Where should I go from here?