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CaptainMorgan
04-15-2010, 02:00 PM
So I recently started a moderate way of low carb dieting about 3 or so months ago where I mostly ate red meat/chicken, green vegetables, fruit (just apples or blueberries), almonds, protein shakes, and some dairy. On off days I'd eat at my calorie deficit of 2400 calories, training days I'd try to eat at maintenance. I always kept carbs under 100 grams a day, except maybe on training days, but I never really kept track of my fat intake. On cheat days I eat whatever I want as long as I get all my protein in, and I don't track calories.. but I'm sure they don't exceed 3500.

I've been keeping track and measuring the area around my gut and lovehandles every week with measuring tape, and I noticed I lost about 2 inches off my gut, and my weight on the scale dropped from 200 to 196, but for about a month now I've been stuck at 41 inches around the stomach/lovehandles area.

I do the original WBB weight routine 3 times a week and try to get in at least 30 minutes of light cardio a day, on top of 20 minutes of HIIT interval training cardio 3 times a week on non-lifting days.

So.. to recap; been stuck with a 41 inch gut for about a month. Any advice? Should I tweak my diet or train harder?

Mercuryblade
04-15-2010, 02:27 PM
Nice work on the weight loss thus far!

You may find this article relevant to your interests: http://http://www.wannabebig.com/diet-and-nutrition/cheat-your-heart-out-eat-what-you-want-and-lose-fat/ (http://www.wannabebig.com/diet-and-nutrition/cheat-your-heart-out-eat-what-you-want-and-lose-fat/)

I would try eating at maintainence for a week or two to jumpstart your metabolism again.

VikingWarlord
04-15-2010, 06:04 PM
The liquid metal man covered it. Try boosting to maintenance for a little bit and take advantage of the extra calories to bust your ass as hard as possible in the gym.