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bigeddy200
08-17-2009, 09:45 AM
Ok here it is ive been working out and weight training now for a year and have lost 80 pounds so far. Now after that great loss now i seem to have plateu'd and scale does not move. during the week its 2300 calories a day clean meals and protein shakes between meals cardio and weight training 5 days a week. But the weekend its no limits breakfast. denny's lumber jack slam, Lunch hamberger with fries,Dinner chinese food orange chicken,teriyaki chicken with fried rice you get the picture. ive lost all my weight doin this so far i guess ive reached my end what do i do can my whole week of excersize go to ***** for splurgn really sux.

ZenMonkey
08-17-2009, 10:28 AM
One meal a week isnt a big deal. 2300 calories a day seems very low, it sounds like your metabolism has crashed fmor the cut. Id recommend a carb cycle to finish the cut. Here's how to figure uot some numbers

This is where your weekly average is:
2300 x 7 (days a week) = X

This is a possibility: (imaginary example #s)
(1900 x4days) + (2700 x 3days) = X

Above is 3 WO days @ 2700 cals and 4 off days @ 1900 cals. If you play with those numbers enough you can get the weekly average of equation 1 to = the weekly average of equation 2.

2300cals x 7days (your current diet) = (Xcals x 4 days) + (Ycals x 3 days)

There ya go, a metabolism boost while on a cut

Unreal
08-17-2009, 11:02 AM
Yes a weekend of splurging can ruin a week or more of effort. Figure if you are 500 under maintence M-F that is 2500 calories, but if you overeat 3000+ calories over maintence on the weekend your going to pack on weight.

malkore
08-17-2009, 11:44 AM
Yes a weekend of splurging can ruin a week or more of effort. Figure if you are 500 under maintence M-F that is 2500 calories, but if you overeat 3000+ calories over maintence on the weekend your going to pack on weight.

what he said. daily deficit of calories means nothing if your weekly total isn't a deficit.

You need ONE cheat meal, not TWO full cheat days.

bigeddy200
08-17-2009, 02:03 PM
Thanx guys i guess your right, yea i need to stop doing this splurging weekends not helpin my weight loss anymore.Time to step my game into the weekends as far as food is concerned. i'd like to see myself under 300 Lbs. 315 now was 392

malkore
08-18-2009, 10:30 AM
don't feel too bad, I adhere to my routine easily during the week. then the weekend comes and I end up not eating until 11am, and then having a late 'fast food' lunch somewhere...

I too am stepping it back up though.