I’m not sure if this is the right place to post this, so I apologize if it’s not. I’d like to ask a question for those of you who are really lean but haven’t always been - that is, those who have dieted down to become very lean.
I’ve been dieting since June of last year. It’s been a slow process but I’ve managed to go from somewhere around 20-25% bodyfat to 12-13% (Fat Track II calipers say 10.4% but I don’t believe it). I’m as lean or leaner than I’ve ever been before, but I really want to take it further this time. I’m shooting for maybe 8% or so? I’m going for actually looking like a bodybuilder this time around.
Here’s my problem: I am losing all motivation. Given my size (160 lbs. at 5’6") and activity level, I’m only eating about 1700 cals per day right now and I’m starving all the damn time. I’ve not had a problem with motivation until the last month but I’ve hit a plateau and I can’t get past it. I need some advice on how to get back the hardcore motivation to get past this hunger issue and get back on track. I’m really having trouble with it.
If it matters, I’ve been lifting for about four years, always as a powerlifter until recently. I’m currently following a 5 day split of legs, chest, back, shoulders and arms. Like I said, I’m shooting for 1700 cals per day, following the carb backloading protocol.
Any advice would really be appreciated.