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    My cut has reached a brick wall...

    I lost 10 lbs, went from 196 to 186... but the same strategy I used to get me these results doesn't seem to be working anymore. I've hit a major plateau, the more I exercise and try to eat less, the more I seem to stay the same weight...

    What causes a plateau? Do I need to change my diet? Do I need to eat even less? Or possibly more?

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    Yes you probably need to eat less or increase your workouts to burn more. Are you tracking your calories?
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    How long have you been dieting for and what kind of diet are you following?

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    I started this cut about 2 months ago, and I've lost 10-11 lbs so far...

    My typical day of eating:

    1 bowl of cereal with skim milk
    granola bar
    1 protein shake
    1 cup of vegetables with pieces of chicken
    yogurt
    bowl of cottage cheese
    banana and glass of skim milk

    That is a typical day, and I'd say that has gotta be about 1000-1300 calories, very low for me cause I usually eat about 3000 calories on a bulk..

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    My recommendation would be to eat at maintenance for a week or two if you are not in any hurry... if so then just simply do a 2-3 day refeed and up the carbs. Eat over maintenance for 2-3 days (make up the most of the calories from carbs and try to keep the fat on the lowish side and protein at about bodyweight.) then resume dieting.

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    Well I went from 186.5 to 186 this week, according to my scale... not much progress there... and I exercised a lot and barely ate anything...

    If this plateau continues, would it make sense to just bulk again, since this cut appears to be a waste of time?

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    Why not refeed like you were told? It could just be that you're slowing down or you're really not that great at tracking your cals.
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