Mistake or just a period of ¨the suck¨ ?

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    Mistake or just a period of ¨the suck¨ ?

    I am working towards shedding about 10kgs off my body. This not my first process for losing a bit of weight, but unlike the previous undergoings, something´s not working out this time around.

    I´m 1.75m 86kg, athletic build.

    My daily regimen consists of 1800kcal, with 20% fats 45% carbs and 35% protein. This allows me to get about 140gr of protein / day.

    I am doing the 30 Days of HIIT Advanced and the Total Abs programmes, with added running (5km and 10km respectively) on the weekends.

    I´m 12 days into the programmes and the mirror shows me a bit leaner, but the scale hasn´t moved a bit.

    Normally with this regimen, I used to shed about 0.75 to 1 kg a week. Am I missing something?

    #2
    Originally posted by SidMax View Post
    Normally with this regimen, I used to shed about 0.75 to 1 kg a week. Am I missing something?
    Muscles weigh more than fat, the last few extra pounds are the hardest to lose but if you continue, sooner or later you can unlock the last stretch of the road
    And anyway, if the mirror tells you that something is happening it means that there is a positive effect
    Here are some interesting articles in the guides if you haven't read them yet:
    How to lose weight
    How to build muscle
    Losing Weight / Losing Fat
    How to Get Rid of the Belly

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      #3
      Great article on "How to Get Rid of the Belly"! I would add that in addition to smaller food portions, switch out your simple carbs for more complex ones; e.g., instead of white rice switch to brown (or a 50/50 combo); instead of refined pasta try a whole grain one. Another thing that has helped me is to weigh and measure everything I eat at least once per week. It's amazing how much pasta I put on my plate if I don't measure!! Having visual cues of appropriate portion sizes has enabled me to maintain my weight loss for over a year.

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        #4
        I am weighing all the food I eat and track calories. I will keep going for another week, see if any changes happen. So far, the scale hasn't moved, which hasn't happened before.

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          #5
          I'd personally try taking measurements instead of weighing yourself The scale is unreliable because your goal probably isn't to lose the overall weight, but the fat. And if you're exercising and eating a lot of protein, you will not just lose fat, but also gain muscle, which, as Fremen said, weights more than fat – so the scale will not tell you much. I am taking my measurements in several places once every few months in the morning, and I see so much more difference and progress in these numbers than on the scale! My weight doesn't change much these days, but the measurement numbers still do change (and so does my mirror reflection), so my goal has become to lose centimeters instead of kilograms. It's a slower method because you take measurements way less often than you'd weigh yourself, but it's also fun in a way – looking forward to the "measuring day" and seeing the numbers go lower month by month. Then you weight yourself out of curiosity too and see almost no difference... Maybe try it for a while and see?

          Good luck with all your goals.

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