I’m trying to cut (at least 2 lbs/week), I’m on 1500 calories per day, roughly 20-30% carbs, 20-30% fat, and 40-60% protein, ALL carbs are complex and the majority of them are consumed early in the day
(the later in the day it gets, the less the meal will consist of carbs–last meal of the day is almost always just tuna and mayo at 160 cals, 90 of which are fat and 70 protein). I lift twice a week, and do a 30 minute SEPA-style walk EVERY day,
I’ve calculated that I’m burning over 3000 calories per day, I lost 2.8 pounds last week when I first started this, this week I’ve lost nothing, JUST like the last two times I tried!!! WTF?!!?
The time before that was the same deal, except 1800 calories–same results (2-4 pound loss the first week, nada after that). I also tried 2300 calories, everything else the same, and what was interesting about that was that I gained 2 pounds BUT my scale said my bodyfat dropped 0.5%,
HOWEVER you need to keep in mind that this was a Tanita scale that does the electrical resistance thing method which supposedly has an error of like 3-5% so that 0.5% drop could mean nothing (although I’m extremely consistent about the conditions under which I measure and as a result the scale tends to give very consistent results, sooo…??)
All I want to do is get my bodyfat down to 5-7%, this could be at 170 pounds and I’d be happy with that (I’m 25 years old, 6’1", 194 and the Tanita scale I’ve got says about 18.5% bodyfat),
I’m concerned about looks not performance, so if I could look like Brad Pitt in Fight Club or Snatch (dude was MAYBE 160-170 in those) I’d be friggin’ ecstatic.
Please help, what the hell is going on here??
Oh, and I settled on 1500 calories because 1800 and 2300 hadn’t seemed to really work, and when I put my info into the Velocity diet calculations it said I should be taking in around 1400-1600 calories per day and those guys were dropping insane amounts of weight like 3-4 pounds per week and maintaining muscle…