I came to the realization recently that I was grossly undereating in my zeal to lose weight. I’d been getting 1700 cals a dat at 240lbs, t-dawg II diet followed to the letter and I still wasn’t losing any weight.
I was lifting 3 times a week, martial arts twice a week, and walking with my golfbag on Sundays and still not losing.
So a few weeks ago I started jumping the calories up. Now I’m getting average about 2600 calories a day or just a little more. Until this week, there had been no weight gain even with adding an extra thousand cals a day! Now I’m starting to gain a little bit, but my strength and muscle size are also increasing for the first time in over a year.
So things are on the right track, but WHEN should I start cutting again? At what point have I “reset” my body, so to speak? I’m dying to lose the 40 pounds of fat I’m still carrying.
All help appreciated.