Of course you may be right. I tend to think I’m still on the “newb gains” stage meaning currently rapid muscle growth. That could account for slower scale change. There is some evidence of that between physical body appearance, clothing fitment, lifting ability, and consistent % drop of BF.
I’ll do a scale and body fat check in the morning. It’s been a few weeks. My last check in was July 12, so I’m due. If I’m right, I would expect scale numbers to start picking up as muscle growth slows.
I wouldn’t be against a trial though as well. How long of a period would be required to give it a honest go at a higher level of intake? A month? 2500 isn’t much of a bump.
Also, still interested in form checks on the deadlift above. My physical therapist says it’s good but she’s not a lifter.