Hi guys im 160 pounds at the moment and i have stopped lifting for around 4 months now due to some chronic injuries that i am trying to fix once and for all before i pick up lifting again.
I aim to eat 130 grams of protein every day and on days i do some bodyweight exercises i might eat a little more.
I train Bjj 5 times a week and i'm pretty sure i eat less calories than i burn most of the days, especially when you include what i burn wth Bjj.
After years of counting every calorie i stopped and just focus on my protein intake.
Now the thing i dont get is my weight is remaining the same, first i thought the explanation could be that i ate enough protein to maintain muscle mass and that i was even gaining a little muscles in a couple of muscles that i normally underused due to activation problems, bad technique, tight muscles etc. (like glutes, lower traps) so while burning some fat i figured i also gained some beginnergain-muscle which made my weight stay the same.
But lately i have been noticing my fat % doesnt seem to get any less, so this theory doesnt really hold. After 4 months of undereating calorie wise and lots of exercise my fat% doesnt seem to change...
(Looking to get as lean as possible and maintain as much muscle as possible and i dont mind everything going a little slower than say if i were to eat say 200 grams of protein i understand that would be more optimal)