I just weighed myself this week and I am back up to 265lbs from 259 about a month ago. I have no idea how to explain this. I have been following 5/3/1 with a calorie restriction (2600 on off days, 3000 on workout days) at a height of 5’9". I dont know what I am doing wrong or if I should be concerned. I generally avoid bread and sugar to begin with because 1, sugar makes me sick if I eat too much of it, 2, I dont like bread that much and it doesnt fill me up. I also avoid processed meats, fruit juices, regular milk (I drink almond milk though) and low quality chicken and beef since those give me stomach problems.
I have been writing down every fucking piece of food I eat and counting calories too…and nothing to show for it. I feel like this medication I took years ago screwed up my metabolism because I haven’t been able to get below 260lbs despite significant gains in strength and a change in diet over the last year. I did lose some weight very fast when I was sprinting, but that isnt usually possible between school being on, the cold, and the darkness. I suppose I could include it for my cardio, but then I would have to cut back more on the lifting which is limited to just 3 movements already. I have been taking a probiotic, digestive enzymes, and I usually drink chamomile tea with turmeric before I go bed every night.
Sorry, Im ranting, I am just frustrated because I feel like I am doing everything right and not getting any place. Im frustrated because I gained all this weight due to some meds I took and havent been able to get it down despite dieting and exercise. Im even more frustrated because I did a similar strategy years ago and went from 220 (no muscle) to 185 (too lean for me but good looking) in about a year. I dont remember it being this difficult when I was 20-21 (im 25 now).
I dont think low-t is the problem because I pop boners like 5 times a night and they wake me up. I also dont have a problem gaining strength or muscle (Im pretty big for my size and strength level without doing body building style lifting). I also dont feel like I have problems with sex unless I watch too much porn.
So, any ideas? Is there something I can do to reset my equilibrium weight in a healthy (no bullshit unsustainable diets or methods)? Should I see a nutritionist?