Thank you Court, Dec 1 I weighed 160 and Feb 23rd I was 150 #. But now stuck and cannot get below 150...I know I know, smash the scale.
Are you saying I am NOT eating enough? Could that be why my body is holding on to the weight?
Is any one attending the FAME competition in Cobourg? I am going to watch my first ever competition, so excited about it.
I should mention I am taking the EAS Chocolate protein drink or the EAS Myoplex Shake as a meal replacement.
Also I picked up some CLA to take along with the Hydroxycut. What are your opinions on that?
These are my very unqualified opinions:
1. If you aren't eating enough, your body is basically in starvation mode and holding onto your fat because it isn't sure if you're going to give it enough food to operate tomorrow.
I don't disagree with your trainer's limiting of your carbs to only the am. However, if you add in fish oil, it will increase your calories and it is very healthy fat. That, or when you cook your chicken, use some Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO). Speaking of chicken... are you only spicing it right now. Are you adding any sauces to it??
2. I used CLA back in January when I was dropping weight for my powerlifting meet. I WAS in a caloric deficit so I'm not really sure how much I can attribute to the CLA, but when I got my bf% done 3 weeks into that specific meal plan (which I followed 100%), my tummy pinch had decreased by the most.
3. I have never ever heard anything positive about hydroxycut. People who I know have used multiple kinds always prefer the one sold on this site - HOT-ROX. I've used HOT-ROX myself and enjoy it, however I haven't used anything else. However, if you choose not to order the HOT-ROX because of shipping costs, etc, I'm still not sure if I would stick with Hydroxycut.
4. How much water are you drinking in a day? The more water you drink the less water your body will hold onto (confusing, I know). Aim for at least 3L a day. When I'm bahaving myself and taking my own advice, I walk around with a 1.5L water bottle and just keep filling it up.
As far as your weight actually goes, people do hit plateaus for any number of reasons. Has your stress level increased? Have you been sleeping regularly? Also, I just did a quick google search and if you're using the EAS shake I looked at, they each have 24g of carbs.
That's the same amount of carbs PER SHAKE that you are getting with your morning meal. Can you try bringing in a serving of 'real food' protein into your afternoon shake at least?
I like your attitude with the scale. Yes, it's one measure but if you're tracking with measurements and BF% then the scale doesn't really matter. I've always said that personally I'd be okay if I was a size 6 and weighed 175lbs. Who cares. Just imagine the muscle on that frame