I have been very consistent with my diet for the past two months but unfortunately I hit a plateau (2 weeks without loosing ANY weight). This weekend through Tuesday I went off my diet - not BAD off my diet but at least one bad meal per day. I didn’t miss any workouts, but I expected myself to gain some weight or at least stagnate…but I lost 2 lbs.
Is this a common thing? Does this mean I’m restricting myself two much?
For the record, I’m maintaining a diet of 2000c - 2400c per day with around 200g/protein, 100g/carbohydrates, and 100g/fat per day (give or take). When I went off my diet, my calories were in the 3000-3300 range with my macros weighing heavier towards carbohydrates. I currently weigh about 220 (235 starting weight) consisting of 28%+ body fat.
Another thing…when I miss a workout for one reason or another I tend to come back significantly stronger than before. By significantly stronger I mean that I usually add more weight than normal to my big lifts (dl/squat/bench)
Obviously I’m gaining some muscle mass since I’m consistently adding weight to the bar. However I cannot believe the plateau is a result of gaining as much muscle mass as fat mass I’m losing.