I have been dieting seriously for about a month now and I think I’m starting to hit a plateau. I’m not sure if I need more calories or less calories. I have always “known” that you eat less to loose weight and eat more to gain weight. However, there are many here who suggest to people to eat 3000+ diets to lose fat and I have read articles on here stating that a fat loss plateau may be the result of to much calorie restriction. Needless to say, I’m completely confused.
Here is my fitday summary:
My stats are:
Caloric goal: 2000/day
Protein goal: 250 - 300g/day
Carb goal: <50g/day
Fat goal: none
Free weight circuit training using compound movements such as squats, deads, bench presses, military presses, & pullovers three times per week. I try to do cardio a few times per week as well. When doing cardio I try to spend half my time in an aerobic zone and have in an anaerobic zone (i.e. conversation zone & feel like I am dying zone).
Decrease BF% and maintain strength. Increase aerobic strength to run mini-marathons with friends.
Increase muscle mass while maintaining a low BF%.
As you can see from my fitday summary, I have been eating very clean and within my goals. I have the occasional cheat meal or cheat snack - but they are minimal. The first couple weeks I lost 10 lbs but I haven’t lost any weight in the last 2 weeks. I don’t know if I have slowed my metabolism down or if I haven’t created enough of a caloric deficit
Also, I have been steadily increasing the weight of all my exercises. I assume I am increasing my muscle mass a bit, but I also assume it’s not very significant.