So about a week ago, I decided that I wanted to lose about ten pounds before spring break (March 14th). After basically training for strength since september, and putting on around 4lbs of mass during the winter holidays (about 2lbs muscle, 2lbs fat, I’d estimate), I thought I would just gradually peel away some of this weight.
I multiplied my body weight (192) by 15 and then subtracted 350 to come up with 2530 as my caloric needs for the day. Given a BF of approximately 13% (visible 2 pack… some days a 4pack) Assumably, I am in a caloric deficit at this point. Yet strangely, my weight has gone up by 4 lbs in the past week!
I am stumped. Usually I drop weight like the dickens when I undereat - What perplexes me is I eat every 3-3.5 hours, high protein, high healthy fats, and carbs come from oatmeal and veggies, occasionally brown rice. As best I can, I eat ‘massive eating’ style, but not always.
Mathematically, this type of gain in weight does not seem to make sense. I am not eating a surplus of calories that would promote this type of increase, and as far as I know, am not sensitive to oatmeal so much that i would be retaining extensive amounts of water.
My training consists of Rest-Pause for 10x1 on Bench and Seated Row, then Barbell hang-clean and press for 4x8 on M and F. Wednesday I do deadlifts, good mornings, bent press, and calve work. Saturdays, I am incorporating Roadwork using 1/6th mile laps with Bent Press, Dumbell Clean and press, Dumbell swings, crunches, hindu squats, and pushups. The roadwork is, by the way, brutal!
Hopefully, someone who is more experienced with dieting for weight loss can pinpoint a weakness or mistake in my diet that will clear things up.