Greetings - Thanks in advance for any opinions on this subject.
I have been dieting down to lose fat. Started 12 weeks ago at 206 lbs and approximately 15 percent body fat. I am 6ft 2in. My goal is to reach 9 to 10 percent body fat. After this I plan to reverse diet to a small caloric surplus and train for muscle gain.
Currently I am 196 lbs (still 6ft 2in ) and approximately 12 percent bf.
After estimating my maintenance at ~3500-3600 calories, I began the diet at 3200 kcals per day with a macro percent breakdown of 40c/30p/30f. Halfway in I felt I was stalling and dropped down to 2900 kcals per day with a current macro percent breakdown of 31c/37p/32f (like many of us I am anal and use a spreadsheet with exact numbers).
Currently weight train 5x per week plus one day of cardio.
Advise requested: I cannot tell if I am stalling out again or not. Do you recommend simply staying the current course or do you have any recommendations for change?
ps - bf calculations self-administered with caliper. Take with a grain of salt. #'s seem reasonable as 10lb loss with 3% fat loss translates to 7.38 lbs bf and 2.62 lbs 'other' loss.