While I was trying to lose fat I hit a few stall points that got me pretty frustrated. Two things seemed to have been “the fix”. One was doubling the daily dose of Fish Oil (check out the new Flameout available here). The other was I starting adding 2 refeed days a week where I’d up my calories quite a bit. This was like a magic formula that kept the weight loss pretty steady and allowed me some “big eating” along the way.
For me it worked out to be 2600 cals per day Sunday through Thursday, then I’d pump it to 3000 on Friday and 3500 on Saturday. Occasionally I’d eat out on Saturdays and have pizza or some other kind of cheat, other than that I ate super clean.
I also tried to get one of those refeed days to be a surplus day, where I’d actually eat more than I was burning even after factoring in workouts. (I checked my log and only had 2 surplus days from Jan 1- Feb20, when I stopped cutting… oh well)
Good luck. I hope you find your “fix”. [/quote]
tiger - thanks for the response.
first off, i have just started flameout and have been on it for about a week. doubling the dosage, from what i’ve read, seems to have diminishing returns and is costlier. but if it worked for you, i’m not disputing that. do you have any theory of why that helped?
as far as “cheat” days, interesting theory. i’ve certainly heard it before, but i thought that by eating different amounts on training/non-training days, i would effectively zig zag day to day, acheiving the same effect (which is to keep my metabolism “guessing” and fired up). you seemed to eat the same # of cals (2,600) every weekday. did you not vary this for training/not training?